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Reese Witherspoon and U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon Are Now BFFs and We’re Here For It

Reese Witherspoon, like most Americans, was really into the Winter Olympics this year, sending out lots of encouragement and cheers for Team USA. Reese appeared on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and met her “Olympic hero” and champion figure skater Adam Rippon. Upon first meeting him, Reese says, “This is meant to be– this is the … Read more

Canadian Hockey Player Refused to Wear Her Silver Medal and Then An Olympic Official Made Her

As the final days of Olympic competition wrap up in South Korea, the humanity of the athletes competing is still on full-display. After the women’s gold medal hockey match between the United States and Canada, which needed overtime and a shootout to be decided– Canada lost. For the first time in 20 years, they were … Read more

Lindsey Vonn’s Emotional Interview After Winning the Bronze Medal in Her Last Downhill Race Will Make You Cry (And Proud to Be An American)

It’s been a long journey down the mountain(s) for US Olympian Lindsey Vonn and after securing a bronze medal in what was likely her last downhill ski race in Pyeongchang, Vonn broke down in tears reflecting on her Olympic career. Vonn was back at the Olympics for the first time since 2010, when she became … Read more

Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi Tried to Teach Normal People Ice Skating Jumps and It Was Hilarious

I grew up in the South with maybe a couple of snow days a year, but have spent almost no time skiing, ice skating, snowboarding or anything else featured in the Winter Olympics. That’s why it’s super fun to watch winter sports– because I know if I tired most of the stuff I would die, … Read more

Carrie Underwood Dreamed of Being an Olympic Figure Skater Growing Up (Like Every Little Girl in Oklahoma?)

Carrie Underwood and I grew up about 90 miles down I-40 from one another, just a few months apart in age. Because of this, I’ve always assumed we had several things in common just because of proximity and all. Obviously, Carrie has the voice of an actual angel and seven GRAMMYs, so our paths ended … Read more

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Just Asked The Question About Olympic Figure Skating Costumes That People Have Been Pondering For Decades

I grew up in South and have spent my entire life in the South, so I didn’t grow up knowing anybody who did any winter sports competitively. Like, there wasn’t even hockey where I grew up. And even though I’ve been religiously watching the Olympics my entire life, I still have a lot of questions … Read more

This Dad Just Captured the Country and Internet’s Heart After His Daughter Won Gold in Snowboarding

At the age of 26, in 1982, Kim Jong-Jin emigrated to the United States from South Korea to finish his engineering degree and start a life. Eventually, he got his daughter, Chloe Kim, involved in the sport of snowboarding and quit his job to drive her to practice and competitions because she was that talented. … Read more

A Breakdown of All the Good, Bad and Ugly Winter Olympics Official Mascots

If you’re anything like me, you don’t just watch the Olympics— you go full-fledged, 24/7, all-in during the Olympics. For me, this means following athletes and broadcasters on social media, reading about the economy where the Games are being held, looking up the history of every athlete ever and yes, trying to figure out where … Read more

Bermuda’s Olympic Team Showed Up to the Winter Olympics in Shorts and The Shirtless Guy is Back Too

It’s currently around 20 degrees in PyeongChang, where the 2018 Winter Olympics are taking place, but athletes from Bermuda don’t care– they wanted to rock their…wait for it– Bermuda shorts during the Opening Ceremony. Let’s remember– Team USA has special heating mechanisms built into their parkas. Even Team Canada mentioned the team on its official … Read more

Purchasing a Team USA Olympic  Outfit from Ralph Lauren Will Cost You Over $2375

If I made a list of things I truly love and look forward to, the overlap in the Venn Diagram where the Olympics meet Ralph Lauren would be staggering. I love the Olympics and I love that Silver Fox up in New York City. (When you add in how much I love sports and America … Read more

8 Movies You Should Watch to Get Pumped for the Winter Olympics

The only thing in the world better than 3 weeks straight of Winter Olympics coverage is 3 weeks straight of Summer Olympics coverage. Officially, the 2018 Games kickoff on February 9 in Pyeongchang, Korea. And since we’ve still got a couple of weeks to get ready, it’s probably time to start watching some movies to … Read more

Winter Olympics Are Just Around The Corner So Let’s Revisit The Time P-Diddy Curled For a Liquor Ad

The Winter Olympics are just around the corner (just two months away) so, of course, we are reliving some of our favorite moments before the games begin. One of the best, and most unexpected Winter Olympic moments came from a Ciroc ad in which P Diddy/Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/Diddy/Puff curled, sliding down the ice to lay … Read more