5 Things

Thinking about … the Olympics

    • Memorable moments

      The Olympic Games always supply high drama, but it will be impossible to forget the images of runners Oscar Pistorius, the South African double amputee, and Tahmina Kohistani, the only female Olympic athlete from war-torn Afghanistan. —Brock Radke, web & food editor

    • Im-Perfection

      I’ve loved the Olympics (Summer and Winter) since childhood, so—when did gymnastics become so confusing? Athletes can score 15.345? Bring back 9.5s and 10s. Please. And don’t get me started on “tiebreakers.” —Don Chareunsy, contributing editor

    • No shame

      Swimmer torso. All. Day. Long. And I’m not even sorry. —Erin Ryan, staff writer

    • Pack your bags

      The 2014 World Cup is in Brazil. The 2016 Summer Olympics are in Rio. So when we’re done crushing on Spanish kayak sprinters and cheering for U.S. volleyballers, here’s the plan: Move south. —Sarah Feldberg, editor

    • You've been warned

      Okay, social media. Here’s the deal: You spoiled too many event results for Olympics junkies such as myself, and thus I fully expect a filter button by Rio 2016. I’m even giving you a pass on the upcoming Sochi games, come on! —Mark Adams, associate web editor

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    Erin got her first newspaper job in 2002 thanks to a campfire story about Bigfoot. In her award-winning work for ...

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