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  • All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any

    All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any
    As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games, summer or winter, provide the benefits that they (at least partly) used to, let alone whether this is truly some grand exercise in international understanding.
  • Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore

    Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore
    What if they held the Olympic Games and no one came? Or, more to the point, why exactly are we still bothering with the Olympics anyway? Because right now, you’d get no argument from me that the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, seem to be far more...

    Orcas at the Winter Olympics: A combo that's hard to watch

    Orcas at the Winter Olympics: A combo that's hard to watch
    For the Winter Olympics, Russian hosts are planning a grand display of two recently captured killer whales. And we’re supposed to say what, exactly? It’s all in the name of international sports and so we won't make a fuss? Let’s all...

    With Billie Jean King's help, U.S. takes right stand at Sochi Games

    With Billie Jean King's help, U.S. takes right stand at Sochi Games
    In hockey terms, appointing openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to the presidential delegation that will represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics is a face wash — that quaint, queasy custom of rubbing stinky gloves in...

    Clippers dealing with injuries

    Clippers dealing with injuries
    All the injuries are starting to become an issue for the Clippers. It has affected their depth, made them smaller and forced players to play out of position. Backup small forward Matt Barnes was the first to go down on the three-game trip. He has been...