"olympics" tag

What Happens After Countries Finally Start Sending Women to the Olympics // VICE Sports

Has the growing female participation in the Olympics from countries like Saudi Arabia and Brunei had a meaningful impact at home, or it is just a gesture for a global audience? Sarah Attar…

A New Contender for Dirtiest Race in History // VICE Sports

Shannon Rowbury stepped to the starting line of London’s Olympic Stadium four years ago with one goal: to win a medal for the United States at the 2012 Summer Games. It was the…

The Top 10 Women of the Olympic Trials Marathon // Outside Online

The City of Los Angeles is preparing to host the country’s fastest marathoners at the U.S. Olympic Trials on February 13. With eight women running sub-2:30 entry times and 244 total qualifiers, the…

From Gold Medal Favorite to Sochi Underdog // Women’s Adventure

  When freestyle skier Kaya Turski realized that she had torn the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in her left knee—again—she was devastated. The Winter Olympics were just six months away, and Turski knew this…

Olympic Sports Psychology with Kelly Clark // Mammoth Times

When three-time Olympian Kelly Clark fell on her first run of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic snowboard halfpipe finals, she instantly relived the 2006 Torino Olympics, where a fall put her in fourth place….

Freeskiing’s Olympic Debut // Active Times

In addition to racing down icy slopes and through gates in competition for the fastest times, elite skiers will also be boosting high out of the halfpipe, spinning off big jumps, and sliding…

5 Things: Olympian Kelly Clark // The Active Times

The U.S. Olympic Snowboard half pipe and slope style teams were announced at Mammoth Mountain this weekend. Olympic Gold medalist Kelly Clark was named to her fourth Olympic team. MAMMOTH LAEKS — Kelly…

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