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SNOWBOARD Preview: Will Ledecka ride at Rogla?

The fourth Parallel Giant Slalom of the FIS Snowboard World Cup season is on for Saturday in Rogla (SLO), with qualifying and the final...

GLOBETROTTING: Hanyu, Ledecká rise above it all in a year when world sport needed...

by Phil Hersh (For 28 years the Olympic Games specialist for the Chicago Tribune, Hersh is one of the true experts in the field and...

LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but...

As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the most gut-wrenching over the course of the year. We’ve identified our top 10 stories of the year in Olympic sport, with today’s edition profiling nos. 10-6: 10. Cycling: Britain sweeps the […]
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SNOWBOARD: Ledecka second and first in PGS openers

The “alpine” events in Snowboard opened in Carezza and Cortina d’Ampezzi (ITA) and Czech sensation Ester Ledecka was in the thick of the fight for in both places. The Olympic gold medalist in 2018 – who also won a shock victory in the Alpine Super-G – lost in the opener in Carezza to unheralded Nadya […]
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SNOWBOARD Preview: Three days of Parallel Giant Slaloms in Italy

The Snowboard World Cup in Slalom and Giant Slalom will have a three-day opening this week in Carezza (13th) and Cortina d’Ampezzo (15th) in...

Endgame: Abused gymnasts asking for USOC & USA Gymnastics takeover

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 5, 2018: The legal entanglements concerning the Larry Nasser sexual abuse scandal will go on for years. But two of the highest-profile filings, for U.S. gold-medal-winning gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, ask for an unusual remedy. Sure, the normal requests for compensatory damages are in there, as well as […]
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Endgame: Abused gymnasts asking for USOC & USA Gymnastics takeover

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 5, 2018: The legal entanglements concerning the Larry Nasser sexual abuse scandal will go on for years. But two of the highest-profile filings, for U.S. gold-medal-winning gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, ask for an unusual remedy. Sure, the normal requests for compensatory damages are in there, as well as […]
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U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics. Plenty. But a closer examination of how the U.S. did as a team, based on our own exclusive analysis showed that the American squad hardly failed at the Winter Games. Taking […]
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U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics. Plenty. But a closer examination of how the U.S. did as a team, based on our own exclusive analysis showed that the American squad hardly failed at the Winter Games. Taking […]
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EXTRA: PyeongChang Games close: Norway on top, Russia not

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 25, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, but will not soon be forgotten, for both good and bad: Norwegian domination, with the most medals in a single Winter Games; First time ever that an athlete won medals in two different sports … in one Games! First time an athlete won […]
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EXTRA: PyeongChang Games close: Norway on top, Russia not

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 25, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, but will not soon be forgotten, for both good and bad: Norwegian domination, with the most medals in a single Winter Games; First time ever that an athlete won medals in two different sports … in one Games! First time an athlete won […]
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EXTRA: Topsy-turvy Games continue: U.S. wins Curling, no vote on Russia

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 24, 2018: The PyeongChang Games have been an exercise in patience and unpredictability. The weather has been alternately perfect and perverse and the carefully-planned schedule has been thrown – literally – to the wind. Now the International Olympic Committee is having its own scheduling issues, unable to come up with […]
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EXTRA: Topsy-turvy Games continue: U.S. wins Curling, no vote on Russia

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 24, 2018: The PyeongChang Games have been an exercise in patience and unpredictability. The weather has been alternately perfect and perverse and the carefully-planned schedule has been thrown – literally – to the wind. Now the International Olympic Committee is having its own scheduling issues, unable to come up with […]
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Give NBC a silver medal for consistent quality in a bad time zone

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 23, 2018: NBC spent a reported $963 million on the right for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, but didn’t know where it would be held. When PyeongChang was selected, the network knew it was going to have some issues with the time zone. But it did quite well and its […]
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Give NBC a silver medal for consistent quality in a bad time zone

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 23, 2018: NBC spent a reported $963 million on the right for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, but didn’t know where it would be held. When PyeongChang was selected, the network knew it was going to have some issues with the time zone. But it did quite well and its […]
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EXTRA: Dutch skater ter Mors beats Ledecka to the history books

TSX EXTRA– for Feb. 20, 2018: The shock of Ester Ledecka’s victory in the women’s Super-G race led many to think she would become the first to win medals in two different sports in the same Winter Games. After all, she’s the favorite in the Parallel Giant Slalom in Snowboard. But it was 28-year-old Dutch […]
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EXTRA: Dutch skater ter Mors beats Ledecka to the history books

TSX EXTRA– for Feb. 20, 2018: The shock of Ester Ledecka’s victory in the women’s Super-G race led many to think she would become the first to win medals in two different sports in the same Winter Games. After all, she’s the favorite in the Parallel Giant Slalom in Snowboard. But it was 28-year-old Dutch […]
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EXTRA: Time for a breather, but there is more history to be made...

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 18, 2018: As the second half of the Games starts, the pace is a little slower. Only six finals on Sunday and just three on the schedule for Monday. But there is history to be made at these Games and we note five events to watch to see if the […]
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EXTRA: Time for a breather, but there is more history to be made...

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 18, 2018: As the second half of the Games starts, the pace is a little slower. Only six finals on Sunday and just three on the schedule for Monday. But there is history to be made at these Games and we note five events to watch to see if the […]
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EXTRA: The Olympics is just different than any other event

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 17, 2018: If look closely at the aerial shots from PyeongChang, you’ll often see quite a few – or a lot – of empty seats. This is not a sold-out Games. But for the athletes, even those who are battle-hardened by years of World Cup experience and World Championships in […]
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