For Snowboarders, the Music Matters as Much as the Gear

For Snowboarders, the Music Matters as Much as the Gear

Sports February 20, 2018 0

The Norwegian snowboarder Silje Norendal, who finished fourth in the slopestyle competition and also competes in the big air event, said she leans toward dance music and songs that “you would only listen to when you were 10 years old.” One of her favorites is “Doctor Jones” by the... Read more

Olympic Curling Rocked by Russian Doping Case

Sports February 20, 2018 0

Krushelnytsky stands out because he does not ski, skate or soar off banks of halfpipes seven stories high — athletic pursuits here that are among the most physically demanding. No, he curls, sweeping a broom to guide a granite rock across a sheet of ice. Photo The Russian curler... Read more
The 22nd-Largest Team at the Olympics: Zamboni Drivers

The 22nd-Largest Team at the Olympics: Zamboni Drivers

Sports February 20, 2018 0

They work for the three ice managers (often called the chief of ice or the ice meister) at four competition venues — two arenas for hockey, one for long-track speedskating and one for both figure skating and short-track speedskating. There are also two practice rinks for hockey, a training... Read more
German Olympians Drink a Lot of (Nonalcoholic) Beer, and Win a Lot of Gold Medals

German Olympians Drink a Lot of (Nonalcoholic) Beer, and Win a Lot of Gold Medals

Sports February 19, 2018 0

Scherr conducted a double-blind study which he gave runners in the 2009 Munich Marathon nonalcoholic beer every day for three weeks before and two weeks after the race. These runners suffered significantly less inflammation and fewer upper respiratory infections after the race than runners who had been given a... Read more
N.B.A. All-Star Game Shows Some Toughness After a Makeover

N.B.A. All-Star Game Shows Some Toughness After a Makeover

Sports February 19, 2018 0

In the end, it was the swarming defense of James and Durant that proved decisive. With Team Stephen down by 3 in the final seconds, the two former league M.V.P.s cornered Curry and prevented him from getting a clean look at the basket. “The new format was great,” James... Read more

Gus Kenworthy Wins Without Making the Podium

Sports February 19, 2018 0

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Gus Kenworthy was nursing a hip hematoma, a broken right thumb and a bruised ego after a 12th-place finish in the men’s ski slopestyle final, the same event where he won the silver medal four years ago. Speaking on Sunday while the ceremony introducing the... Read more
Scott Hamilton Was Demoted as an Olympic Broadcaster. Don’t Feel Sorry for Him.

Scott Hamilton Was Demoted as an Olympic Broadcaster. Don’t Feel Sorry for Him.

Sports February 19, 2018 0

It couldn’t be possible for him to have taken this demotion lightly, considering he wrote a book called, “Finish First: Winning Changes Everything,” which was published this month. Hamilton laughed off my assumptions. In the past 21 years, he has faced Stage 4 testicular cancer, followed by three brain... Read more
Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

Sports February 18, 2018 0

The Russians allowed to participate in South Korea were subjected to what Olympics officials described as a rigorous testing regimen , and have found themselves under scrutiny from testers as the event has progressed. “On the one hand it is extremely disappointing when prohibited substances might have been used,... Read more
Olympic Curlers Are Buff Now, and Have the Calendars to Prove It

Olympic Curlers Are Buff Now, and Have the Calendars to Prove It

Sports February 18, 2018 0

Brian McWilliams, the head trainer for U.S.A. Curling, said that when he joined the organization in 2006, he discovered that he was responsible for conditioning players who were still smoking cigarettes during fifth-end breaks, which is the equivalent of halftime. Photo The Norwegian curling team appeared in the 2018... Read more

What’s Inside Johnny Weir’s Hotel Room at the Olympics

Sports February 18, 2018 0

They have been in the public eye more than half their lives, and they take the attention in stride. “I grew up lower-middle class in the middle of Pennsylvania,” said Weir, who is from Coatesville and is now based in Philadelphia. “My parents always talked about the importance of... Read more