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  • Passage of Riverfront Park bond puts new ice rink on front burner

    With the approval of a tax by voters in last week’s election, the future of the Riverfront Park’s Ice Palace is short. But many skaters gliding on the ice last …


  • Chess on ice: Curling requires strategy and skill

    While channel-surfing during the past Winter Olympics, you may have come across it – a game of shuffleboard on ice, where skippers yell in various languages at their teammates sweeping …


  • Olympic report: Ukraine wins rare gold

    Ukraine gets over misses to win gold Ukraine’s team of twins Vita and Valj Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, and Olena Pidhrushna missed five targets but avoided penalty loops to finish in …


  • Olympic report

    Russian snags gold away from Kim Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating with a stunning upset of defending champion Yuna Kim of South …


  • Olympic report

    Thousandths determine gold Zbigniew Brodka won Poland’s first gold medal in the men’s 1,500 meters speedskating, finishing 0.003 seconds ahead of Koen Verweij of Netherlands.


  • Olympics report

    Christensen leads sweep for U.S. For only the third time in Winter Games history, a U.S. team swept the podium. Joss Christensen led the way with an amazing performance during …


  • Canada makes stuttering start in men’s curling; Norway creates usual buzz with crazy pants

    Maybe the men’s Olympic curling tournament won’t be such a procession for Canada, after all. After becoming the first team in Canada’s storied curling history to go through Olympic trials …


  • Newcomers find their niche in sport of curling

    The Canadians are famous for it. The Norwegians did it in loud checkered pants. The Scots and the Dutch still argue about who invented it some 500 years ago, though …


  • Game plan for 2014: Curl up on couch again for the action

    I’m sitting here in front of my TV, mesmerized by the red-hot curling action. Yes, I am referring to the lamest of Olympic sports (or so I once thought), with …

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