February 25, 2010 Corporations spend millions to attach themselves to the Olympics, getting exclusive rights that they hope will boost the corporate image in return. But they also provide behind-the-scenes perks, like doing athletes' laundry, providing free food and handing out diapers for their children.
February 24, 2010 The Winter Olympics are basically a TV show — and a successful one. Lindsey Vonn and other U.S. medal winners even helped NBC's telecast win a ratings battle with American Idol. But Frank Deford says the whole spectacle could shift to ESPN by the time we get to Sochi in 2014.
February 23, 2010 U.S. hockey has been a dominating force at the Vancouver games. The men's team upset Canada earlier this week, forcing the home team to compete for a spot in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the women have blown apart their competition thus far, giving up only two goals versus the 40 they have scored.
February 23, 2010 Slalom skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe is 51 years old and competing in his fifth Winter Olympics. But that's not all that makes him distinctive: He's also the only athlete at this games representing Mexico. And he's a descendant of a German royal family.
February 23, 2010 At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, every medal given out has a unique design. Co-designer Corrine Hunt shows off the artwork that was used in the medals' creation. She also demonstrates her art: engraving gold and silver to make jewelry and accessories.
February 22, 2010 Ever give yourself a headache trying to figure out how the scoring works in figure skating? Get a breakdown of the rules and requirements in the three figure skating events: men's and women's individual; pairs; and ice dancing. And then find out how the skaters' points are awarded and how their total scores are calculated.