Belated U.S. Curling championship preview

The U.S. Curling Championships are underway, and though I neglected to do a preview (in part because I was curling myself on Saturday — literally, in one case I think I threw myself farther down the ice than the rock), it’s actually a good time to look at the stats coming into the tournament and see how the curlers’ form is holding up. On the men’s side, we’ve had a couple of surprises. Heath McCormick, by pretty much any metric, has had the best season of any U.S. skip aside from the occasional inexplicable loss. Then it’s a tough call … Continue reading Belated U.S. Curling championship preview

How to and how not to host the Olympics

For the 15th anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Deseret News has a nice package of stories, including a look at the still-viable venues. Winter sports athletes train and compete there on a regular basis, and they have a few fun features to draw tourists and local recreational athletes as well. Meanwhile, in Rio … ugh. Continue reading How to and how not to host the Olympics