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  1. The Plunge

    Carl Schreck

    Shavarsh Karapetyan trained his eyes on the asphalt as he rounded the corner. He had 45 pounds of sand strapped to his back, facing the final push on a 13-mile run fueled by the fury he'd been nursing ever since Soviet coaches dropped him from t...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Men in Blazers: Manchester City and Rebecca Lowe

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog reports from Cyprus to talk about Manchester City's League Cup triumph with Davo, who welcomes Rebecca Lowe back from Sochi. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To sub...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. From Sochi to Lillehammer, and Back Again

    Louisa Thomas

    Back then, their names weren't Julia Lipnitskaia, Sidney Crosby, and Ireen Wust. Instead, they were Oksana Baiul, Peter Forsberg, and Johann Olav Koss. I suppose I was different back then, too. I was 12 years old. Still a child, though bare...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. Come in From the Cold

    Katie Baker

    The finest book on Russia I've ever read is Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia, in which Frazier explains, and then indulges in, what he refers to several times as his "dread Russia-love." Frazier penned a profile of an artist who h...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  5. We Went There: The High Drama of the U.S. Figure Skating Champion...

    Katie Baker

    There was no line for the men's room, but the one for the ladies' snaked way around the TD Garden corridor. It looked more like intermission at a Broadway musical than a Bruins game. The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, though, contained eleme...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  6. NHL Grab Bag: Even When He's Not Playing, Ben Scrivens Wins

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. Th...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. Sochi Olympic team trades

    Sean McIndoe

    At the (completely fake) deadline, can we fix Team USA? (Without adding Bobby Ryan.) (Sorry, Bobby Ryan.)

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  8. About Last Night: The Perfect Pacers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy telling one of your employees to hit another one of your employees to settle an interpersonal workplace dispute, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: A fourth-quarter surge from the Pacers' reserves turned a close...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  9. Is It Time for Canada to Freak Out About Its Olympic Hockey Team ...

    Sean McIndoe

    Canada is generally a fairly calm nation. As long as our beer is cold, our bacon is crisp, and somebody doesn't try to order a breakfast sandwich in the Tim Hortons drive-through and make the entire neighborhood 45 minutes late for work, we're a pret...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  10. Team USA Takes to the Ice (Sorta)

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane is only 24 years old, but he's basically approaching middle age. The puckish puckhandler for the Chicago Blackhawks already has two Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe to his name, giving him a level of experience that very few NHL players sh...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  11. Gay rights and the Sochi boycott movement

    Dave Zirin

    Russia's crackdown on gay rights and the increasingly loud calls to skip the Winter Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  12. Ranking the Top Tournaments in Olympic Hockey History

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL players' association, the league, the International Ice Hockey Federation, and the International Olympic Committee met last week in an attempt to decide whether professional players will be competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. And ...

    Blog | February 18, 2013