If you saw that video of a robot skillfully opening a door yesterday, you might think that the robot uprising is just around the corner. But this new video of skiing robots falling on their faces might help you sleep at night. Or at least give you a good laugh.
Nearly three thousand athletes have made their way to the Winter Olympic this month, and probably at least a couple are cursing the day they ever decided to become world-class bobsledders: Reports out of Pyeongchang list the temperature at or around a murderous subzero, putting this year’s games on track to be the…
The Olympics are fun. They’re a time when we can sit at a TV, pretending we like other humans as well as our country, all while cheering for athletes whose names we learned 10 minutes ago on Google. The Olympics will be even more fun when Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs around with a microphone on the broadcast.
The Olympics are over, and if you’ve ever wondered what the games would be like if each country was represented by the cars it manufactures, then here you go. Just don’t count on America’s cars taking home as many medals as the real American Olympians.
You don’t mix cars and bicycles. If you break this rule, bad shit will happen. Word on the street is Karl Benz only started working on the automobile in 1886 after he saw someone ride by on a bicycle and decided he needed to invent something to run it over with. There is, however, one place where bikes and cars…
British track cyclists have thus far dominated the velodrome at the Rio Olympics. They have 11 medals, while no other country has more than two. The women’s sprint gold medal was one of the few that got away, as Germany’s Kristina Vogel defeated Rebecca James this afternoon to take the win.
I’ve never thrown a discus before, nor have I attended a discus throw, but I would imagine there is a lot of retrieving the said discus. Luckily, the Rio Olympics have these cute little remote controlled trucks to speed up the task.
The idea of all the security we put up with at airports—the lines, the scanners, the bullshit—is so that when there’s an attack, we’ll all be orderly protected. On Sunday night at JFK Airport, we found out how wrong that is. Cheering for Usain Bolt at the Olympics appears to have been mistaken for gunfire and complete…
Keirin is a track cycling event where racers start behind a motorized pace vehicle, then more or less sprint it out for two kilometers. During the final lap of heat two at the women’s keirin this morning, French rider Virginie Cueff tried to budge her way into the outside lane so she could try and swing over for the…
Brazil may be hosting the Olympics this year, but one of their greatest sporting triumphs is in a discipline not eligible for the Olympics at all: Formula One. That doesn’t mean that Brazilians won’t use Senna’s retelling of his incredible drive from the 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix as motivation to win, though.
Guess not everyone’s in the Olympic spirit down in Rio.
There has been a great deal of controversy this year about cyclists using illegal, hidden electric motors in their bicycles, a practice goofily known as “moto-doping.” Currently, any cyclist found to be doing this is considered cheating, because moto-doping is very much against the rules of Union Cycliste…
You get a fucking boat.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are here, and the world’s greatest athletes are ready to show us what they’re made of. If you want to catch all the suspense, drama, and victory, but you don’t have cable, here’s how you can medal in streaming for free.
For top runners, like the elite specimens competing in the Olympics, every last thing you wear needs to be engineered for comfort and speed. So Nike and Zeiss took inspiration from human anatomy for a new pair of sunglasses that wrap around an athlete’s head.
If you were looking to create an object that was the perfect physical manifestation of the Summer Olympics’ contradictory relationship with the partially invented history they sprang from, you could do a lot worse than the Olympic Torch.
The US Olympics Committee has gone off the deep end, when it comes to intellectual property. It’s willing to sue anyone to protect their trademarks, even when the use is no real threat. But the committee’s latest claim is an entirely new level of absurdity.
Will Rio de Janeiro be ready for Team USA with the countdown showing just 100 days to go today? Probably not! But what is sure is that the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Team will be fast there no matter what, thanks partly to BMW’s carbon fiber know-how creating one hell of a badass wheelchair.
In an attempt to battle boredom and possibly circumvent traffic, some off-road enthusiasts in Russia have created a new "sport" in which SUV drivers see how long they can balance their vehicles on the rails of train tracks. It's a full-scale international affair, complete with a panel of judges and running commentary.