2018 Winter Olympics: When are the Opening Ceremonies?

The opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 9, 2018. The ceremonies will begin at 8:00 p.m. KST (Korea Standard Time), which is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET). It will be 6:00 a.m. ET when the Olympic ceremonies begin … Continued

Winter Olympics 2018: Meet the US Women’s Singles Team

The 2018 Winter Olympics are just around the corner. As one of the most popular sports in the Games, figure skating is on people’s minds; fans are itching to learn more about the figure skating, and which figure skaters will be representing the US. Many fresh faces will be taking the ice with high hopes … Continued

What Is Big Air Snowboarding in Winter Olympics 2018?

The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature four brand new games. Each features either more elaborate rules or bigger spectacle, presumably to capture the awe of today’s audiences. One of these exciting events is Big Air Snowboarding. Spoiler alert: it’s exactly what it sounds like. Of course, it will probably be fun to watch the spectacle … Continued

When Did Adam Rippon Come Out As Gay?

Adam Rippon recently became the first openly gay United States athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics. The figure skater finished fourth in the U.S. figure skating championships; he’ll compete alongside Vincent Zhou and Nathan Chen on behalf of the U.S. in Pyeongchang. Of course, it’s not like the talented performer just came out. He’s … Continued

Things Just Got Worse for Swimmer Ryan Lochte

[DIGEST: NPR, USA Today] Today, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming has decided to punish Olympian Ryan Lochte for the scandal which erupted after he alleged that he––and fellow Olympic swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen––were the victims of a violent robbery in Rio de Janeiro after leaving a party on … Continued

Karma Is Quickly Catching Up With Ryan Lochte

[DIGEST: CBS, BBC] Swimmer Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his major endorsements after admitting he’d lied about being robbed at gunpoint during Rio’s Olympics. Speedo USA, the biggest sponsor of the four, said it would not tolerate his behavior. “While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and … Continued

Ryan Lochte’s “Apology” Gets Low Marks

[DIGEST: CNN, New York Times] Swimmer Ryan Lochte issued a formal apology for the controversy surrounding an incident at Rio’s Olympics this week, but for many, especially in the host city of Rio de Janeiro stung by the allegations, it fell far short. In a message posted on Twitter, Lochte stated that he wanted to apologize … Continued

Apartheid Kept Her From Competing, But Her Son Just Won Gold

[DIGEST: Huffington Post, Daily Maverick] Odessa Swarts cheered from the sidelines as her son, Wayde van Niekerk, won South Africa’s first gold medal of the Games and set a world record in the Men’s 400-meter in Rio yesterday. Thanks to his victory, Swarts finally gets to taste Olympic glory. Swarts was also a champion runner … Continued

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