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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Olympics

Phil Kessel pounded Powerade during USA’s win over Slovakia (Video)

Those of you who crawled out of bed early on Thursday to watch the US men’s hockey team take on Slovakia in the Winter Olympics were treated to a complete blowout. The Americans dominated play from the opening face-off and won 7-1, scoring six goals in the second period alone. But don’t worry, Slovakia, a…Read More

Vladimir Putin hugs gay Olympic speedskater Ireen Wust (Video)

A lot was made about Russia’s anti-gay laws leading up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Fortunately, it does not seem like there have been any issues for athletes and visitors during the first week of the Games. In fact, Russian president Vladmir Putin even hugged an openly gay competitor earlier this week. Dutch speedskater…Read More

Danny Davis: Shaun White losing is good for snowboarding

Shaun White turned in a disappointing performance in the men’s halfpipe event at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday. The stage was set perfectly for the gold medal favorite, as he was the last boarder to ride in the final round. White’s score of 90.25 was not enough to earn a medal. Switzerland’sĀ Iouri Podladtchikov took home…Read More

What is the Yolo Flip? I-Pod’s halfpipe trick explained (Video)

Just like many of you, I’m not an expert on snowboarding much less halfpipe tricks. But I first heard about Iouri Podlatchikov (known as I-Pod) and his “Yolo Flip” trick that helped him win gold in the halfpipe at Sochi a few weeks before the Olympics. The Yolo flip is something new that he created…Read More

Shaun White suffered a nasty black eye in training before Olympics

Shaun White has made snowboarding look pretty easy over the past several years, but we’re starting to see that it’s not all that simple. White finished fourth in the halfpipe during the Winter Games in Sochi, and the US failed to medal in the event for the first time since it was introduced to the…Read More

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