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Interview
January 25th, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist: Hockey From NY To Sochi

2014 may be the last time that the NHL allows its athletes to compete in the Olympics. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will represent Sweden, and he joins Bill to discuss ice hockey and Sochi.

Only a blog
January 23rd, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Olympic Dreams Run In The Family

Siblings often grow up playing the same sports, but just how common is it for them to make it to the Olympics together? Canada’s Dufour-Lapointe sisters are the most recent trio of siblings to make it to the pinnacle competition of athletics.

Commentary
January 22nd, 2014

Concerns Mount As Sochi Olympics Draw Near

In just over two weeks, the Winter Olympics will begin in Sochi, Russia. Bill is among those hoping for the best, having been prepared for the worst.

Interview
January 18th, 2014

Tracy Barnes Gives Up Olympic Spot For Sister

After the U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee announced its roster for the Sochi Games, Tracy Barnes surprised everyone — including her twin sister — by giving up her spot. Barnes joins Bill Littlefield to explain why she stepped aside.

Interview
January 11th, 2014

The Quad Jump: 1440 Degrees Of Controversy

At the 2010 Olympic Games, American Evan Lysacek won the gold in men’s figure skating without attempting the sport’s most difficult move. The controversy between artistry and athleticism continues. The Washington Post’s Liz Clarke joins Bill to explain.

Profile
January 4th, 2014
By Ken Shulman

Yasmin Siraj Is On The Brink Of Sochi

Aban Makarechian rarely ice skated while growing up in Iran. Now her daughter, Yasmin Siraj, is on the brink of competing in Sochi for the U.S. women’s figure skating team. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has our story.

Interview
December 21st, 2013

U.S. Delegation To Sochi Includes Two — Now Three — Openly Gay Athletes

Instead of sending the usual dignitaries to the Olympics, President Obama has named 3 openly gay athletes to the U.S. delegation to Sochi. Bill speaks with Christine Brennan, who called the move a “stroke of genius” in her column for USA Today.

In Depth
November 23rd, 2013

Panthers’ Goalie Tim Thomas Makes Olympic Bid

Tim Thomas, 39, is making a NHL comeback with the Florida Panthers. But some believe his bigger goal is to be named to the U.S. Olympic team. Kevin Woodley of NHL.com weighs in.

Profile
October 26th, 2013

U.S. Olympic Hockey Hopeful Tries To Leave Concussions In The Past

Josephine Pucci’s third concussion was so bad that the Harvard senior had to not only leave the ice, but also had to withdraw from college. But Pucci is playing hockey again and has a shot at going to the 2014 Olympics. Bill Littlefield reports.

Interview
October 5th, 2013

The NHL Is Back On The Ice

The NHL returns with some new rules intended to keep players safer and make games more entertaining. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times weighs in on this and more.

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