| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:55 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The snow report. Ticket sales. Train times. Terrorist threats. Construction problems. Civil rights.
In this Olympic winter, there's plenty to talk about here. But if your host is translator and guide Anna Trotsenko, those topics...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:12 AM
The United States racked up a record 37 medals, including nine gold, at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
With the pre-Olympic World Cup and world championship winter sports season over for U.S. athletes, it’s a good time to look at the U.S. chances for...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 AM
BOYNE CITY — On a cold and snowy morning this past Sunday, 68-year-old Ellis Boal of Charlevoix reached a combined 75,000 lifetime miles for running and cross-country skiing, finishing the amazing feat at Young State Park in Boyne City.
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:34 AM
By winning the world title Sunday in the team sprint at the world championships, Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins gave the United States its first gold medal ever in cross-country skiing at either the worlds or Olympics.
A few hours later, four...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Kikkan Randall of Anchorage and partner Jessie Diggins of Afton, Minnesota combined to give the United States its first gold medal in a World Championship nordic ski competition on Sunday, skiing to the victory in the team sprint title in Val Di Fiemme,...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 2:10 PM
From the top of the jumping tower at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, the view is of a new season, with yellow and orange tints in the trees marking the change.
For 8-time U.S. champion Jessica Jerome and the other women who will see that...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Not a clue what do to this weekend? Read on for the editors’ top picks. Friends of the Des Plaines Library Book Sale The Friends …...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The music of Tim Heidecker and Davin Wood flows into your ears like a clump of lard melting in the iron skillet of your soul. Or something like that. The duo, which just released the absolutely spot-on soft rock parody......
| Dec 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
So here we are, at the end of another year, finding ourselves looking back at an Olympics with tragedy and triumph, with good sports and sore losers (you know who you are, Evgeny Plushenko), a year with stirring achievements and......
| Sep 7, 2010
Attention Olympic hopefuls: If you want to minimize your risk of injury, you're better off competing in a Summer Games sport than a Winter Games event.
That's the conclusion of a new study that analyzed 287 injury reports from the 2010 Winter Games in...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 6:27 PM
The ski jumping program in Anchorage got a running start this summer, as the Karl Eid Ski Jumps near Hilltop Ski Area received a much-needed makeover thanks to thousands of dollars in donations and hours of work by local volunteers.
"The 40-meter jump,...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:54 AM
Nordic combined world champion Todd Lodwick says he has a new thing to love about France. The old one was French wine. The new one is the size of the cars many French drive. That may have saved Lodwick's life......