1. X Games Athletes Still Fighting for Respect While Racking Up Medals for USA

    Given the way snowboarders have carried the U.S. team in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it's downright comical to look back and remember how they were originally ridiculed as interlopers who would tarnish and perhaps even trash Olympic integrity...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 2 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. Skating Gold Goes to Upstart in Fierce Duel Between Russian Teen Superstars

    For figure skating devotees, the long-awaited showdown between Russian superstars Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva for Olympic gold probably felt like a once-in-a-lifetime event...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 2 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Making Sense of the Disappointing Winter Olympics Medal Count for Team USA

    It's often said there's nothing sadder at the Winter Olympics than finishing fourth, but that appears to be the American team's destiny in Pyeongchang ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 2 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. In Downhill Finale, Lindsey Vonn Shows the Grit That's Made Her Golden

    The tears came rolling down Lindsey Vonn 's cheeks, though not quite so fast as Vonn roared through what almost certainly was her final Olympic downhill...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. What's Gone Wrong with USA Ladies' Figure Skating?

    Bradie Tennell , Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen. For American fans, those are the names to remember when the world's foremost female figure skaters take the ice in hopes of prevailing ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 5 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. Veterans Mirai Nagasu, Adam Rippon Earn Redemption with Medal-Clinching Skates

    Many people had their doubts when figure skating adopted a team event for the Olympics, and for good reason...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. Teen Sensation Red Gerard Keeps His Cool to Deliver Surprising 1st Gold for USA

    In sports, you can never go wrong with a guy named Red: Red Auerbach, architect of the Boston Celtics dynasty; Red Grange, NFL pioneer and college football legend; Red Holzman, who coached the New York Knicks to their only two NBA titles...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 14 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  8. Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Are Ready to Rule the Winter Olympics Again

    Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have had such instant impact as figure skating analysts for NBC that it's easy to forget the two broadcasting rookies were no more than a B team when they stole the show at the Sochi Olympics four years ago...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 15 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. Mikaela Shiffrin Can Go from Teen Phenom to Winter Olympic Legend in Pyeongchang

    Remember how much you saw of Michael Phelps during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? Prepare to be similarly inundated with a nonstop blizzard of news about Mikaela Shiffrin, ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 16 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  10. Meet Bradie Tennell, US Figure Skating's Steely Star on a Meteoric Rise

    Editor's Note: Tennell's breakout continued in Pyeongchang as she finished fifth in the ladies short program in the team event on Day 3, helping Team USA unexpectedly advance to the finals ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 17 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  11. Nathan Chen's Cheat Code to Win Olympic Gold in Figure Skating

    No one ever tells Steph Curry to quit shooting threes, nor would anyone suggest Roger Federer cut back on serving aces...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  12. 4 Years After Heartbreak, Mirai Nagasu Is at Her Best and an Olympian Again

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — If ever an athlete were entitled to immerse herself in bitterness and carry a glacial-sized chip on her shoulder, it was figure skater Mirai Nagasu ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  13. There's Still a Lot of Work to Do to Hold Russia Accountable for Doping Scandal

    With its integrity at stake like never before, the International Olympic Committee successfully navigated the slippery slope of whether to allow athletes from Russia's disgraced sports system to compete on the ice and snow at the 2018 Winter Games...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  14. Tiger Woods Enters New Era of Optimism After Strong Play at Hero World Challenge

    Before celebrating how Tiger Woods amazingly flashed back to his long-lost era of dominance Sunday, let's flip the calendar back to Thursday's opening round at the Hero World Challenge...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  15. 100 Days Out from the Winter Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin Aiming Higher Than Ever

    The time was about 3 a.m. and Mikaela Shiffrin was fatigued and running on fumes at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics . But the afterglow of the alpine skier's stunning gold medal victory at the age of 18 was still burning brightly...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  16. Jordan Spieth on Track to Be One of Golf's Greatest with Gutsy British Open Win

    The list of golfers who have won three major championships runs 45 deep now that Jordan Spieth has added his name to that not-so-exclusive club...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 7 months ago 51,076 reads 0 comments

  17. There's No Fanfare, Excitement or Hope as Tiger Woods Finally Returns to Golf

    Unless he bolts at the last second again, Tiger Woods ' return to golf is finally upon us. Not surprisingly, the ever-elusive Woods will launch his latest of many comebacks at an offshore event, in the Bahamas...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 year ago 87,400 reads 86 comments

  18. Who's the Greater Olympian, Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt?

    Michael Phelps vs. Usain Bolt. It’s a matchup we’ll never see in the pool or on the track, but it makes for an Olympian battle in the court of public opinion...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 1 year ago 99,398 reads 338 comments

  19. Usain Bolt Unleashes More Lightning While Winning the 200M for the 3rd Time

    On the night that the man with the lightning-bolt pose won yet another historic Olympic gold, let’s remember these appropriate words from famed American author and humorist Mark Twain: “Thunder is good...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 1 year ago 63,016 reads 56 comments

  20. Decathlon Pro-Athlete Dream Team Debate: What-Ifs for LeBron, Cam, J.J., Others

    Watching the Olympics with its global mix of athletes competing in events many of us see only once every four years inevitably stirs up a number of what-ifs among those who love sports...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 1 year ago 62,623 reads 106 comments

  21. Rio Report Card: Olympics Aren't as Carefree as They Appear on TV

    For anyone watching the Rio de Janeiro Olympics from the comfort of their couch, the Games so far have appeared to be the enthralling spectacle that was promised in all of those NBC promotional ads...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 1 year ago 93,415 reads 32 comments

  22. In Testament to U.S. Sports Progress, Women Lead Rio Medal Count for Team USA

    Have you enjoyed seeing so many Americans stand atop the podium at the medals ceremonies during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics? Yes? Then give a big thanks to the American women...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 1 year ago 55,872 reads 195 comments

  23. Madison Kocian's Near-Miss Shows Gold Is Not Routine for U.S. Female Gymnasts

    No, the USA's female gymnasts won't sweep every gold medal in their sport at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. But it speaks volumes about how far gymnastics has come in the United States that a silver can sometimes be viewed as a disappointment...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 1 year ago 66,423 reads 8 comments

  24. An Open Letter to Michael Phelps: Let's Think Twice About Your Retirement Plan

    Dear Michael Phelps , Uh, about this retirement thing. I get it. It's been a long career, most of it spent stroking up and back, over and over again, chasing that long black line on the bottom of the pool...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 1 year ago 115,643 reads 47 comments

  25. Breaking Down USA's 1,000 Summer Olympic Gold Medals

    The United States became the first nation to win 1,000 Olympic gold medals Saturday night, and the four women who put America over the top by claiming the 4x100-meter medley relay in swimming couldn't have been any more appropriate...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 1 year ago 47,771 reads 10 comments