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.
The Winter Olympics already involves people competing on vehicles constructed by car companies. Why not go whole hog and start racing cars?
Motor racing in the 1930s was scary. Now remove the tires, add banked corners and ice, and you get bobsleighing. How scary can that be? Consider: contemporary racing drivers wore no helmets. Unlike bobsleighers.
Pictured is Kalevi Häkkinen, one of the earliest proponents of speed skiing, the fastest non-motorized sport on land. Kalevi himself hit 125 MPH at the 1992 Olympics (at 64 years old), likely much faster than his practice car.
To celebrate winning gold in flamboyant skating, Evan Lysacek is buying a $269,000 Aston Martin DBS. "Aston Martin all the way, baby," he told Yahoo! in the most over-compensating way possible.
Despite a decades-long letter-writing campaign by Jalopnik, the International Olympic Committee still hasn't included motor-driven sports in the Winter Olympics. That just means we'll have to apply our driving skills to skiing, skating, snowboarding and the bobsled. Here's how.
High speeds, daring passes, and spectacular crashes — it's not NASCAR, it's the Winter Olympics. How is Apolo Ohno like Kyle Busch? Which death-defying speed contests are best viewed while drunk? Jalopnik's Olympics guide is here to help.
The electric Zambonis — part of Canada's attempt at a green Vancouver Olympics — failed multiple times this evening, causing a massive delay in in the middle of the Men's 500-meter speedskating event. Hmm, wethinks it needs more internal combustion!
Until they allow nitro’d Icelandic 4×4’s to compete at the Winter Olympics, speed skiing is the next best thing for petrolheads: straight downhill, 150+ MPH, faster than a man dropping from an airplane.