Race and the Winter Olympics: Is this a joke?

Slate took the odd step this week of re-running an odd piece from 2006: “White Snow, Brown Rage: The racial case against the Winter Olympics.” It’s a laundry list of stereotypes. Snowboarders are stoners who aren’t doing a re...

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Best of the Games: Feb. 6

U.S. favorites Jamie Anderson and Hannah Kearney passed through snowboard slopestyle and freestyle moguls qualification in commanding form. Continue reading →...

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Sochi recap: Figure skating, team event, Day 1

For the first time ever trying out the team figure skating in the Winter Olympics, Russian Federation, Canada, China and Japan hold the top four places needed to advance, respectively, while the USA trails in a tie for fifth. Date: … Continue ...

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Sochi recap: Freestyle skiing, moguls (women’s qualification 1)

American Hannah Kearney breezed through moguls qualification into the final, leading a field of 10 qualifiers that also included all three Dufour-Lapointe sisters. Date: 6- Feb Sport: Freestyle Skiing Event: Women’s Moguls, Qualification 1 How the ...

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Sochi recap: Snowboarding, women’s slopestyle, 2nd heat

A couple of favorites struggled, and American Ty Walker did the bare minimum to keep going. But Jamie Anderson lived up to her favorite status. Date: 6- Feb Sport: Snowboarding Event: Women’s slopestyle qualifing, second heat How U.S. fared:...

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Sochi recap: Snowboarding, women’s slopestyle, 1st heat

Torah Bright and Isabel Derungs posted the top scores, while contender Kjersti Buaas had a painful accident. Date: 6- Feb Sport: Snowboarding Event: Women’s slopestyle qualifying, first heat How U.S. fared: They’re in the second heat, co...

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Sochi recap: Snowboarding, men’s slopestyle, 2nd heat

Max Parrot put up the best number, Mark McMorris missed out on direct qualifying, and Sage Kotsenburg objects to the judges. Date: 6-Feb Sport: Snowboarding Event: Men’s slopestyle qualifying, second heat How U.S. fared: The United States did n...

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Sochi recap: Snowboarding, men’s slopestyle, 1st heat

Staale Sandbech shook off a first-run fall to take the top spot, while American Chas Guldemond barely missed direct qualification to the final. Date: 6-Feb Sport: Snowboarding Event: Men’s slopestyle qualifying, first heat How U.S. fared: Charles (...

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