Olympics

For the LGBT Community, Gus Kenworthy’s Olympics Loss Is Still a Big Win

The moment, when it happened, felt routine to American slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who along with figure skater Adam Rippon is the only openly gay male Winter Olympian to ever compete for the United States. Matthew Wilkas, Kenworthy’s boyfriend, gave Kenworthy a good-luck kiss before a qualifying run on Sunday in South Korea. “That was(…)

‘There Was Nothing I Could Lose.’ Nathan Chen Redeems His Dismal Olympics and Makes Skating History

You can say what you want about the new figure skating system, but its rigid by-the-numbers scoring means even vaunted medal favorites can fall to 17th. And climb back up to fifth. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu repeated his Olympic feat from 2014 by skating to another men’s figure skating title at the 2018 Winter Olympics, while(…)

Snowboarder Chloe Kim, 17, Wins Gold in Women’s Halfpipe at the Winter Olympics

Chloe Kim, 17, won gold in the women’s halfpipe event at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday, February 12, giving the U.S. its third gold medal in PyeongChang, South Korea. Chloe Kim: 6 Things to Know About the Teen Snowboarder The teen from Southern California, who was competing in her first Olympic games, is the(…)

Leslie Jones Melts Down Over Luger Chris Mazdzer at the Winter Olympics

Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones live-tweeted the Men’s Luge competition during the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, February 10, and melted down over Team USA’s Chris Mazdzer. Meet Team USA: These Athletes Are Representing the United States at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang The comedian, 50, whose commentary during the 2016 Summer Olympics went(…)