| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:38 PM
SOCHI, Russia — It was 2:30 a.m. and the stranger on the other side of the door wanted into my hotel room.
"How many cards do you have?" he kept asking in broken English.
The lock rattled and eventfully broke. Still hazy from sleep, I did all...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:05 AM
If you're launching a new sport in this country and hope people will watch, there's one thing you definitely don't want: its biggest potential star to drop out just before the competition begins.
And there's one thing you definitely do want: big wins...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Winter Olympics are pushing snowboarding and other extreme sports as a way to boost the audience, but ladies figure skating remains one of the biggest draws on TV. Competition is as intense as ever this year, but it will be hard to top the days of...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Stamford, Conn, - February 5, 2014 - NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi begins Thursday, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC with men’s and women’s snowboard slopestyle and team figure skating, which are both debuting in...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
As the torch is extinguished on another Winter Olympics, it's time for organizers to sit back, sip an expensive vodka and reflect on their accomplishments:
Athletes and journalists from around the world can now fluently say, "Why does my room contain...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:05 AM
For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Whether you want to call the recent cold snap a polar vortex, a winter plunge or chalk it up to an La Nina or an El Nino, it's cold outside.
But unlike the hot days in summer that are called the dog days, the cold days in winter are called the fun...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:32 PM
(Philippe Desmazes / AFP/Getty Images My new favorite sports to which I’ll pay absolutely no attention for the next four years are snowboard cross and ski cross racing. They’re both basically hell-for-leather, side-by-side dashes down a...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Adrian R. Huber
Madrid, 5 feb (EFE).- Un total de 88 países competirán en los Juegos Olímpicos de invierno más caros de la historia, los de Sochi (Rusia), donde mañana, jueves, arrancará la competición y el viernes se celebrará la Ceremonia Inaugural de...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bobsled, skeleton or speed-skating?
Maybe your gang gets more excited about the jumps and twists snowboarders execute or watching ski racers bomb down the mountain.
This year, do a lot more than just watch the Olympians as the Winter Games get under way...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
STOWE, Vt. — The secret to happiness is perspective, and that's particularly true when skiing.
For instance, should you be intimately familiar with the mighty mountains of the American West, East Coast skiing might seem tame, if not short, icy and...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:00 PM
This post has been updated below.
Snow was falling in Southern California mountain areas Thursday night as cold air was expected to drop snow levels to 3,500 feet.
The National Weather Service said that six to 12 inches of snow was expected to fall in...