Sports

Why Do Speed Skaters Use Such Weird Ice Skates?

William Herkewitz

If you watch the speed skaters during this year’s Winter Olympics, you’ll certainly notice something strange about the footwear they’re sporting.

9 Other Mascots Who Were Given a Facelift

Hannah Keyser

Pierre the Pelican isn't the first mascot to get a facelift (or total transformation).

8 Winter Olympics Demo Sports

Kate Erbland

The Olympics have long made both room and time to include “demonstration sports” during their run. These sports are played for promotional purposes and some eventually become official Olympic events.

4 Curling Controversies

Hannah Keyser

For anyone who has ever accused curling of not being a real sport, take a look at the controversies that the curlers' competitiveness breeds.

A Brief History of The Olympics, According to 13 Wheaties Boxes

Jennifer M Wood

Little Mikey may not like it, but Wheaties has got game

9 Crazy Moments from Winter Olympics History

Orrin Konheim

With the Sochi Olympics underway in Russia, we thought we'd take a look back at some of the Winter Games' wildest and most unpredictable moments. Each of these wins gold for insanity.

12 Events That Will Debut at This Year's Winter Olympic Games

Rudie Obias

These additions bring the total number of events to 98 overall in 15 disciplines in 7 separate sports.

No Thanks: Why Denver Turned Down the 1976 Olympics

Ethan Trex

What could be cooler than spending two weeks as the center of the world's attention? If you lived in Denver in the 1970s, your answer would have been "all kinds of things."

What Happens to the Losing Team's Championship Shirts?

Matt Soniak

Manufacturers and retailers produce and stock two sets of t-shirts, hats and other merchandise, declaring each team the champ. Who gets the losing team's stuff?

19 Super Facts for Your Super Bowl Party

Jason English

The Super Bowl is a really long game. If there's a lull in the conversation, you can toss out some of these facts.

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