01:55 PM EDT 02/27/2014
Originally posted 02/24/2014 08:00AM
We knew the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were going to be a mixed bag when we watched the opening ceremony and saw dazzling displays alongside some unfortunate mishaps.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 01:00PM
Have there been more falls this year than ever before at the Sochi Winter Olympics? It seems likely – in skiing, women are competing on courses built for men, while figure skating changed its scoring rules to encourage more risky quad jumps.
But we're not here to speculate about the causes. We're here to gawk at nasty crashes. Because although these Winter Olympic athletes possess the speed, strength and endurance to shame us normal humans, when they fall, they're just like the rest of us.
See the 17 most wince-worthy wipeouts of the 2014 Winter Olympics below. We separated them out by sport, so you can find your favorite flavor of failure.
Originally posted 02/11/2014 03:45PM
(Warning: This post contains spoilers. If you want to watch the broadcast Tuesday on NBC, don't read any further.)
Was third time the charm for charismatic U.S. snowboarder Shaun White?
Going for his third gold medal in the Winter Olympics, White, 27, sought to make history Tuesday on the halfpipe at Sochi.
In the end, he fell on a difficult jump and wound up in fourth place.
Originally posted 02/09/2014 05:00PM
There's a new sport at the Winter Olympics this year.
The world's most talented and celebrated athletes are putting their physical and mental skills to the test in a competition that requires coordination, determination and a sizable social media following.
Yeah, we're talking about selfies.
When they're not going for the gold, Team USA's finest bobsledders and skiers alike are snapping self-portraits, tagging them #SochiSelfie. And if we could give out medals, these selfies would take the top prize.
Originally posted 02/07/2014 11:00AM
For most of us, our best chance at any kind of medal is making it past 10 pipes in Flappy Bird.
Originally posted 02/05/2014 07:40AM
Olympic snowboarding star Shaun White has announced that he is bowing out of the slopestyle event at the Sochi games, citing the risk.
Originally posted 01/17/2014 06:30PM
Shaun White wiped during an Olympic slopestyle snowboarding qualifying run on Thursday, falling face-first into the snow.
Originally posted 01/07/2013 09:15AM
Shaun White is off the hook, following a September arrest.
Charges against the Olympic snowboarder, 26 – who issued an apology days after being cited for public intoxication and vandalism during the weekend he attended musician Patrick Carney's wedding – have been dropped, the athlete's lawyer confirms to PEOPLE.
The vandalism charge was previously dropped and the public intoxication charge was dropped on Friday.
Originally posted 12/20/2012 07:00AM
The Olympic snowboarder donates several inches of hair to Locks of Love
Originally posted 09/18/2012 12:25PM
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White issued an apology Tuesday after his arrest for public intoxication and vandalism.
"I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests," he says in a statement, which he posted on his Facebook page. "I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior."
White, 26, a two-time gold medalist, was arrested early Sunday morning in Nashville, where he was attending musician Patrick Carney's wedding.
Police say White pulled a hotel fire alarm, causing evacuations, then attempted to flee the scene while being pursued by a citizen, who had alerted police. The chase ended when White fell backwards and hit his head against a fence, according to police.
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