Esports legitimizes itself — it doesn’t need the Olympics

GUEST: When table tennis was added to the Olympic Games in 1988, its proponents had spent 57 years pushing for its inclusion. But what may surprise you is that a major roadblock was internal from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), not external from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). There had always been disagreement as […]

North Korea will take part in next two Olympics

KCNA/via Reuters International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Saturday. Bach says North Korea will take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China. BEIJING (Reuters) – North Korea will take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, International […]

Zakharova reminds Johnson of top-tier Brits at 1936 Nazi Olympics after Putin-Hitler innuendo

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has rebuked Boris Johnson’s comparison between the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany – with a list of British dignitaries that attended the 1936 event. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson earlier agreed with an MP who said that “Putin is going to use […]

Figure skating worlds offer 2nd chance to shine after Olympics

It was a lucky day today at the World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, not just for the skaters but for me too. Why you ask? Redemption. There is nothing more captivating than a story where people capitalize on a second chance. Coming into this event, I tried to wrap my brain around where skaters […]

Should Olympics, Paralympics be showcased on same stage?

Is it time to change the timing of the Paralympic Games? The word Paralympic stems from the Greek preposition “para” meaning “beside,” “beyond” or “side by side” and Olympic. Yet, for some reason, it doesn’t quite play out that way. The Paralympics always happen after the Olympic Games.  “It might be time for the next […]

Ivanka Trump posts glamorous 2018 Winter Olympics video after Hope Hicks resignation

Ivanka Trump visited the 2018 Winter Olympics this year as an ambassador for the United States. The oldest daughter of President Donald Trump stunned as she attended various sporting events including the curling and speed skating. The mother-of-three, who is married to millionaire Jared Kushner, met with Korean officials and Olympians during the visit. She […]

WWE star suffers nip slip on LIVE TV to follow TWO Winter Olympics wardrobe malfunctions

Asuka was appearing to promote the Elimination Chamber when she was blindsided by opponent Nia Jax. Mia stormed into the ring, flipped Asuka over causing her costume to fail on her. The incident was noticed by eagle-eyed fans taking to Twitter to discuss what had just happened. “Did you spot that nip slip or was […]

2 of the youngest medal winners from the Winter Olympics are also among the biggest rivals in sport

Getty Images Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva mesmerised audiences with elite figure skating routines last week. Medvedeva’s brilliance is no surprise — she had been dominating the ice rink for years. But Zagitova is the new kid on the block. The teenaged Russians both won medals at the 2018 Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang. Their […]