sochi olympics

Why Olympic Mascots Are Always So Goddamn Creepy

Every two years, the world takes part in a figurative dance that’s been decades in the making. First, it’s the iconic passing of the torch. Then, an epic, national-pride-filled opening ceremony. And, finally, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The holiest and most timeless of Olympic traditions: It’s…

The Most Unusual Sports In Winter Olympics History

Everybody gets the gist of the Winter Olympics. Skiing, hockey, figure skating, various sled races — we’re all familiar with the classics. But did you know that dogs once competed in the Winter Olympics? Have you heard of the sport that’s a cross between hockey and soccer? The Olympics used…

Sochi’s Olympic Village Is Half-Built And Full Of Trash

Sochi’s in bad shape. With two weeks to go before the most expensive Olympic Games ever, the sleepy city on the Black Sea sort of looks like a giant garbage dump. All it needs now is a giant torch to start a giant tire fire.