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

How I Accidentally Became Part Of The Anti-Russia Conspiracy

Here is a report from a Russian news site (Google translated version here) that claims I intentionally damaged my Sochi hotel room, and as a result have been stripped of my credentials to cover the Olympic games. This was news to me, because I've never been to Sochi in my life. » 2/10/14 3:20pm 2/10/14 3:20pm

What Car Sport Belongs In The Winter Olympics?

The Winter Olympics already involves people competing on vehicles constructed by car companies. Why not go whole hog and start racing cars? » 2/06/14 11:30am 2/06/14 11:30am

Vintage Bobsleighing: Like The Nürgburgring, But On Ice

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. » 3/01/10 8:30am 3/01/10 8:30am

Before Wind Tunnels, This Is How They Practiced Speed Skiing

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. » 2/23/10 8:30am 2/23/10 8:30am

Evan Lysacek Swaps Leotard For $269,000 Aston Martin Beard

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. » 2/22/10 12:00pm 2/22/10 12:00pm

Olympic Sled Truck Surfing At Its Best

Here are members of the U.S. Olympic bobsledding team doing what they do best (not bobsledding): surfing in the back of the boxtruck used to haul sleds up the track in Vancouver. Wait, "bobsled" isn't a trademark, right? [@SteveMesler] » 2/19/10 4:00pm 2/19/10 4:00pm

Zamboni®©℠™ Takes Winter Olympics Ice Resurfacer Controversy Way Too…

The failure of an electric ice-resurfacing machine (like Kleenex, colloquially known as a Zamboni®©℠™) at the Vancouver Olympics has the builders of actual Zamboni®©℠™ machines seriously freaked the world is going to think their machines aren't awesome. Silly Zamboni®©℠™. » 2/18/10 5:15pm 2/18/10 5:15pm

How Car Racing Can Help You Win The Olympics

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. » 2/18/10 3:15pm 2/18/10 3:15pm

Canadians Cave, Bring In American-Made Zamboni For Olympics

The three Canadian-made Olympia electric ice-resurfacers that failed miserably last night are being replaced by one good o'l American-made Zamboni. USA! USA! USA! » 2/17/10 8:30am 2/17/10 8:30am

Why The Winter Olympics Are Like Car Racing

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. » 2/16/10 1:30pm 2/16/10 1:30pm

Winter Olympics Electric Zamboni FAIL!

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! » 2/15/10 11:00pm 2/15/10 11:00pm

Speed Skiing: A Jalopnik-Worthy Winter Sport

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. » 2/15/10 3:30pm 2/15/10 3:30pm