Before the Olympics began all the talk surrounding the men’s figure skating was about the quad. Consisting of four full rotations in the air, this mega jump was supposed to decide the winner. Pull it off and the gold is yours. Fail to land it and settle for second.More »
If you missed the men’s figure skating short programs last night you missed quite a show. In 2006 Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko ended the first stage of competition with a big lead that would only increase. But last night, as he sought to defend his gold, it was clear his competition has caught up. Chief among those competitors is Evan Lysacek of the United States who sits in second place just a fraction of a point behind Plushenko. SI Kids sat down with Lysacek, the current World Champion, before the Olympics. Here’s what the gold medal contender had to say.More »
Just in case there wasn't already enough coolness streaming across television screens this weekend (NBA All-Star Weekend, 2010 Winter Olympics), Nike has decided to make all of our viewing choices even more complicated with a new commercial. It's not supposed to air until tonight... but this is the internet age! Who waits to see commercials on TV nowadays?
This one's called Human Chain, and is meant to showcase the determination and drive that can be found in all great athletes, regardless of sport.More »
The 2010 Vancouver Olympics open tonight and save sports fans everywhere from the annual post-Super Bowl boredom. The only bummer is that there are so many things happening, it’s hard to know what to watch. Here’s a quick guide to the biggest stories, the best action and the top stars, and when you can catch them competing.More »