Bobsled Is the Easiest Olympic Sport

We would never deign to call an Olympic sport "easy." Eating muffins is easy. Sports at least require some motion. But if you, the average non-Olympic athlete, really needed to make the Olympic team in a pinch, you would clearly choose bobsled as your "sport." » 2/19/14 1:50pm 2/19/14 1:50pm

The Inside Story of How Olympic Photographers Get Such Stunning Images

Every single moment of the Sochi Olympics is documented in minute detail. Here's how the AP and Getty Images, two of the biggest photo agencies on the scene, get their incredible photos from the Olympics to the United States, faster than you can microwave a bag of popcorn. » 2/17/14 1:00pm 2/17/14 1:00pm

Nightmare Bear Struggles To Fit Gigantic, Creepy Head In Car

Nightmare Bear needs to get in the car, but it can't fit its huge head through the front door. The struggle continues for over a minute until everyone gives up and makes Nightmare Bear sit in the back. » 2/16/14 3:15pm 2/16/14 3:15pm

How BMW Finally Built An Olympic Contender (That Isn't A Car)

The American two-man bobsled team didn't do so hot on the track at the last Winter Olympics. While the four-person crew took home the gold medal, the shorter sled only came in sixth. And one reason was because their sled was nearly two decades old. » 2/15/14 1:00pm 2/15/14 1:00pm

Lotus F1 Apologizes For Tweeting Two Dudes Kissing Before Olympics

As the world's eyes are trained on the Winter Olympics, Russia has come under a tremendous amount of fire for its treatment of LGBT people. On Friday, everyone's favorite deadbeat F1 team was the latest to say "In your face, Russia" with a tweet supporting the gays. Until they took it down. » 2/11/14 10:00am 2/11/14 10:00am

Audi Needs To Make This Fake Sochi Olympic Ring Fail Ad A Reality

Things have been a little, um, rough around the edges at the Winter Olympics in Sochi thus far. After one of the five Olympic rings failed to light at the opening ceremony, one clever prankster found a great way to tie it in with Audi's logo. » 2/10/14 1:45pm 2/10/14 1:45pm

The Cars of the Sochi Opening Ceremonies

Wes Siler has a great article about the sidecars on the motorcycles used in the Opening Ceremonies. But what of the cars? All Ladas? Hardly! » 2/08/14 7:20am 2/08/14 7:20am

How Much It Costs To Get Around The Sochi Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have been a bit, shall we say, expensive. The equivalent of $51,000,000,000 in public funds was spent to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. This includes the most expensive road in the world. But if you want to get from the opening ceremony to the ski slope, it'll… » 2/08/14 1:07pm 2/08/14 1:07pm

What Were Those Awesome Sidecars In The Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony

What are those crazy three-wheeled contraptions rolling around the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony? Why, nothing less than the result of technology sharing between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The best part? You can still buy one brand-new today. » 2/07/14 5:05pm 2/07/14 5:05pm

The Ten Car Sports That Belong In The Winter Olympics

Snow and ice are the most fun conditions to go nuts in a car. If kids flying around with BMXs can participate in the summer Olympics, these ten car sports should be staples of the winter games. » 2/07/14 11:00am 2/07/14 11:00am

VW Brings Guinness World Record-Owning Monster Trucks To The Olympics

VW solidified their bid to be the official vehicle of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics five years ago, and have spent the time since assembling a 3,000 vehicle fleet that includes some insane Volkswagen Amarok monster trucks. » 2/04/14 12:09pm 2/04/14 12:09pm

What Events Should Go In An Automotive Winter Olympics?

The 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia this upcoming week, and still, despite my constant stream of strongly worded letters, they've ignored all of my pleas to include some car-based events in the festivities. Clearly, this is an outrage that should not stand. » 2/01/14 1:46pm 2/01/14 1:46pm

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

The Olympic Games are always proceded by a furious amount of building as host cities construct arenas, pools, ski jumps, Olympic villages, and anything else the games demand. While some of the buildings are repurposed after the athletes depart, others are left to rot. » 5/12/13 1:00pm 5/12/13 1:00pm

Of Course Those German Minis At The Olympics Are Advertising

No advertisements or logos are allowed in the Olympics, yet big-time sponsor BMW gets to hustle Minis all through the throwing events with their R/C retriever cars. The Olympic Committee claims this isn't advertising, which is total bullshit. » 8/09/12 3:30pm 8/09/12 3:30pm

Mini-er MINIs Driving All Over The 2012 Olympics

You know how every Olympic sport isn't boomerang-based? That's a problem for many reasons, but the most obvious of which is the fact that when something gets thrown, eventually it has to be retrieved. » 8/07/12 2:30pm 8/07/12 2:30pm

Meet The Ultra Badass Qatari Skeet Shooting, Olympic Medal Earning,…

Nasser Al-Attiyah isn't a name known by millions of adoring fans. People don't scream when he gets off a plane in a new city. He has an Olympic medal but his poster isn't on the walls of children everywhere. He doesn't have the paparazzi following him everywhere he goes. » 8/02/12 2:00pm 8/02/12 2:00pm

Ten Car Sports That Should Be In The Olympics

The Olympics already has yachting, cycling, shooting, bobsled, luge, skeleton, kayaking, rowing, and horse riding. Jalopnik readers think it's time to include cars, and they've picked out ten motor sports to add to the games. » 7/27/12 11:00am 7/27/12 11:00am

Jeremy Clarkson 'May Do Some Burglary' As Police Guard Olympics, Arrest…

Scotland Yard is hot on the tails of a handful of Rupert Murdoch's journalists. London-based reporters from the Mirror, Daily Star, and Sun were arrested, two for alleged illegal payments to officials, and one for an alleged criminal breach of privacy. » 7/19/12 10:00am 7/19/12 10:00am

Ask Olympic Gold Medal Sharp Shooter And Gearhead Kim Rhode Anything…

Olympic shooter Kim Rhode is into shiny things, but not how you might think. Her shiny things include the barrel on her Perazzi shotgun, the shimmering medals she's picked up at the last four Olympic games, and the polished stainless steel on the Shelby Cobra kit car she hand-built herself. » 7/12/12 10:00am 7/12/12 10:00am

London Cops Explode Illegally Parked Car

A business student with car trouble in central London learned an expensive lesson when his broken-down Ford Mondeo had its hatch opened via a controlled explosion, then ticketed, then towed. Nobody likes to see a person's car so mistreated like this, but there is a bit of idiocy at work here. » 6/14/12 4:30pm 6/14/12 4:30pm