One of the saddest stories of the 2014 NFL preseason was the forced retirement of New York Giants running back David Wilson. The 23-year-old had to hang up his cleats after re-injuring his neck during training camp. Well, now Wilson has his eyes on a new career and he’s still going to try and be an athlete.
Last week Krakow, Poland withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after its residents overwhelmingly rejected the prospect of hosting the games in a citywide referendum. Earlier this year Stockholm, Sweden, like Krakow a finalist to host the 2022 games, canceled its bid after political leaders there determined that lobbying for, and potentially hosting, the Olympics was a poor use of taxpayer money.
As with any great sporting event, the Sochi Olympics had a mix of both triumph and tragedy over the course of the Winter Games. Here’s a look at the top 10 storylines – in no particular order – that came out of Russia over the past few weeks.
Maria Lamb didn’t perform how she wanted to at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and afterwards she unleashed a tirade against U.S. Speedskating as an organization.
Finally the Americans broke through on the Alpine skiing slopes of Rosa Khutor at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Veteran Ted Ligety completely blew away the field to win the men’s Giant Slalom and earn the United States its first Alpine gold of the Sochi Games.
Three-time U.S. figure skating national champion Johnny Weir described his sport as “theatrical, artistic; it’s elegant, it’s extremely athletic.” World-class skaters are paragons of grace and refinement, always aware that every aspect of their appearance matters.
Despite being one of the world’s best snowboard cross racers, American Lindsey Jacobellis has had high-profile failures in the Olympics. That trend continued on Sunday, as Jacobellis missed out on a medal thanks to a late fall in the semifinal race.
Want to know when a ski race course is too hard? When only 31 of the 49 racers who start actually make it though the event.
The speedskating uniforms Under Armour made for the United States team to use at the Sochi Olympics were supposed to be the fastest and best ever developed. As it turns out, they might be the reason the U.S. has been struggling so badly on the ice. The United States squad hoped to take home a […]
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will start in net for the United States men’s hockey team on Thursday. The Americans will square off against Slovakia and Quick has gotten the call between the pipes though it is unclear if he will start on Saturday against Russia.
President Barack Obama made a big statement about what he thinks regarding Russia’s treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is sending as the United States’ representatives to the Sochi Olympics.
The greatest sprinter who has ever lived may be ending his career in just a few short years. Usain Bolt says he plans to retire “on top” after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt is now the most decorated athlete in the history of the Track and Field World Championships. On Sunday he capped off a remarkable run at the 2013 world championships in Moscow by anchoring his country’s 4×100-meter relay team’s gold medal run.
Earlier this year the International Olympic Committee announced that it would be dropping wrestling from the 2020 Summer Olympics program. Yesterday the IOC revealed that the one of the candidates to replace wrestling in the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is, well, wrestling.