Tag archives for sochi olympics

Sochi Olympics: An Ode to Bode

At the top of his final super-g run on Sunday, Bode Miller leaned into a gate and his skis skipped over a depression in the snow. Already low in the turn, Miller’s weight shifted and his right shoulder touched down briefly while his edges chattered to find purchase. Miller’s skis quickly found what they were…

Ice is a slippery place to ply your trade. As the Sochi Olympics reached their midway point on Saturday, the U.S. stood tied with the Netherlands for second in the overall medal standings with 14, behind only host Russia’s 15. But these results are striking as much for the country’s shortcomings in its favored events,…

The U.S. has more qualifying athletes at this year’s Winter Games than any other competing country. But as of Wednesday evening, they were falling behind much smaller countries in the overall medal count. With 230 total athletes, the U.S. has more representatives than host Russia (226) and Winter Games mainstay Canada (221), with Germany (153),…