Winter Olympics

Vladimir Putin

Putin’s election boast: I ordered a passenger plane shot down

“I told them: act according to the plan.”
David Gilbert
Winter Olympics

Winners and Losers from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue gave sexual intercourse detectives a big win at PyeongChang.
Dave Lozo
The VICE Guide to Right Now

If the Olympics Had a Streaking Category, This Guy Would Win Gold

The tutu-wearing man broke onto the PyeongChang ice Friday morning and put on a 10/10 performance.
River Donaghey
The Treachery of T-Shirts

Russian Sledder in "I Don't Do Doping" Shirt Busted for Doping

Olympic athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a banned heart medication. This is a huge surprise. She had the shirt and everything.
Sean Newell
Winter Olympics

Four Winter Olympic Sports City-Dwellers Do Daily

Walking in New York City Is the real Winter Olympics.
Beckett Mufson
Women of Winter

The Women at the Winter Olympics Convinced Me that Sports Are Good

While watching the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, I was surprised to find myself engaged by ice hockey and curling, sports I would’ve previously dismissed as “boring” or “not my thing.”
Eve Peyser
pyeongchang 2018

What It’s Like to Represent a Tiny Country With No Snow at the Winter Olympics

"One day, I got a message on my personal Facebook account from the Togolese federation saying they wanted to build a team."
David Cox

USA Men Sweep Canada to Play for Curling Gold

Mr. T watched on from home, as Team Shuster took out rival Canada at PyeongChang 2018 for USA's first-ever shot at gold.
Liam Daniel Pierce
usa hockey

USA Wins Gold in Shootout, Canada Is *Pissed*

Team USA's Lamoureux twins score a goal each, with Jocelyne netting the game-winner in a shootout, and Canada's Jocelyne Larocque took off her silver medal as soon as she got it.
Sean Newell
Pyeongchang Olympics

Noriaki Kasai is the World's Oldest Ski Jumper and a Goddamn Legend

Kasai, 45, just competed in his eighth Winter Olympics. In Poland, a rap song has been recorded about his feats, while in Finland, a punk band has dedicated a track to him.
David Cox

North Korea bailed on Mike Pence two hours before a secret Olympic meeting

"Perhaps they were never sincere about sitting down.”
Tim Hume
open thread

I Love The Olympics Even Though They’re Bad

Nothing gets me excited—and conflicted—like the olympic games.
Danielle Riendeau