Josh Martin

    Josh Martin

  • Recapping North Korea's epic fail of a Winter Olympics in PyeongChang

    If sports didn’t matter at the Winter Olympics, North Korea could count its time in PyeongChang as a raging success. In a matter of weeks, Pyongyang managed to launch King Jong-un’s sister into international celebrity, engage in kimchi diplomacy with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, turn a crop of creepily synchronized cheerleaders into a heavily covered curiosity and make United States Vice President Mike Pence look like a goober (not that he needs any help with that). As far as actual athletic competition is concerned, though, the North, which wrapped up its schedule on Thursday, made falling flat on one’s face seem like a glorious outcome compared to what its entrants achieved.

  • How U.S. women's hockey hero Maddie Rooney plans to spend her gold-medal winnings

    Maddie Rooney is a real American hero who’s likely to spend money earned in South Korea on a German car. After stopping an attempt from Canada’s Meghan Agosta to seal Team USA’s 3-2 shootout victory in the women’s hockey gold-medal game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the 20-year-old goalie revealed on teammate Amanda Kessel’s Instagram story that she would put her winnings toward a new BMW. “I’ve had this dream for a while,” Rooney said.

  • This Russian Olympic figure skater has a full 'Sailor Moon' routine

    Before she became a silver medalist in team figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Evgenia Medvedeva was “Sailor Moon”… sort of. Back in April 2017, Medvedeva, who’s competing in South Korea as an Olympic Athlete from Russia, concluded her brilliant showing at the ISU World Team Trophy in Tokyo with an exhibition routine from “Sailor Moon,” entitled “Moonlight Densetsu.” The then-17-year-old’s ode to her favorite anime didn’t count toward her record-setting scores in the short program or free skate, let alone Team Russia’s silver-medal finish, but it did inspire one YouTuber to stitch together this side-by-side comparison of her performance and the cartoon source material.

  • North Korea to troll South Korea, U.S. again at Olympics Closing Ceremony

    North Korea is gunning for that No. 1 spot among the world’s most petulant political trolls, with the 2018 Winter Olympics serving as its latest launchpad. After sending Kim Jong-un’s sister to PyeongChang for the Opening Ceremony, the North will kick things up a notch at Sunday’s Closing Ceremony with a delegation led by a man connected to the murder of dozens of South Koreans. The South’s Ministry of Unification announced on Thursday that Kim will join Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the “Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the country,” and six support staffers, who are scheduled to arrive in South Korea together by way of the Gyeongui rail line mere hours before the ceremony begins.

  • Here are the most right-swiped Winter Olympics athletes, according to Tinder

    The 2018 Winter Olympics have been a boon to Tinder in South Korea. According to Reuters’ Liana B. Baker, usage of the popular dating app in PyeongChang has spiked 348 percent since the Games began, with athletes using technology to help them make use of the record 110,000 condoms that have been dispersed around the Villages. It’s no surprise to see that snowboarders, per Reuters, are the most right-swiped female athletes at these Olympics.

  • While you were sleeping: ups and downs for U.S., history for Norway

    The more things change at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the more they stay the same. The United States did its part to keep pace, matching the Norwegians’ four medals on Wednesday with four of its own. Lindsey Vonn goes out toward the top: If Wednesday’s downhill ski race is, in fact, the final Olympic event in which Lindsey Vonn medals, it won’t go down as a fairytale ending.

  • Olympic darling Adam Rippon wants one thing from potential sponsors

    Adam Rippon figures to leave PyeongChang with much more than just a bronze medal in team figure skating from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

  • If you like Olympic curling, you're going to love baby curling

    At some point, the tiny Scottish island of Ailsa Craig will run out of the signature granite from which all curling stones for the Winter Olympics are made. Whenever that fateful day arrives, Ellen DeGeneres has a solution ready: babies. The beloved American comedian and host of NBC’s “Ellen” recently debuted the inaugural event of her “Baby Olympics” for all the world to see.

  • Meet the artist behind the coolest skeleton helmets in PyeongChang

    Bourgeault — "JBo" for short — is the Calgary, Alberta-based artist who airbrushed some of the most eye-popping helmets in South Korea.

  • Watch what it's like to downhill ski like Lindsey Vonn (video)

    If you’re reading this right now — and even if you’re not, though I’m not sure how exactly that would work — you’ll probably never know what it was like for Lindsey Vonn to win bronze in what may be her final Winter Olympics medal-worthy run ever. This first-person video will give you a gripping sense of the twists and turns that took Vonn and her fellow Olympic skiers from top to bottom of the legendary Mount Gariwang, on which South Korea spent untold sums to clear some 58,000 trees from a sacred forest for these Olympics. Lindsey Vonn celebrates her downhill skiing run at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

  • U.S. men's hockey lost in PyeongChang, but this fan definitely won

    One lucky fan used his cat-like reflexes to catch a loose puck with his left hand in the third period.

  • Sally Field is trying to set up her son with 'Olympic prince' Adam Rippon

    Sally Field is working on setting up her son with American figure skater Adam Rippon.

  • Canada, Germany tie for Olympic gold in two-man bobsleigh in PyeongChang

    The two nations tied for the fastest run in the two-man bobsleigh at the Olympic Sliding Centre, meaning each duo will go home with gold medals.

  • How to avoid norovirus in PyeongChang? Do what U.S. hockey players do

    The potent pathogen has officially struck 283 people in South Korea's host city, including the father of U.S. men's hockey player James Wisniewski.

  • This Aussie snowboarder almost qualified for medal round on one leg

    For Australian snowboarder Jess Rich, a torn ACL wasn't enough to keep her from pursuing a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

  • Olympic curler Matt Hamilton got Team USA an awesome gift for his birthday

    If you’re Matt Hamilton, a win over Canada for the U.S. men’s curling team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang should suffice. The mustachioed second for the Americans celebrated his 29th birthday in South Korea with sweet greetings from Becca Hamilton, his sister and mixed doubles partner, and an even sweeter Team USA onesie.

  • Analysis suggests Opening Ceremony cyberattack intended to disrupt Winter Olympics, not steal information

    The organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea confirmed that a cyberattack took place during the Opening Ceremony, but stopped short of revealing who was behind it or what the motives might have been. The research also notes that the seeds for these assaults may have been planted long before the festivities began in South Korea.

  • While you were sleeping: Greatness and regrettable moments on skates

    At the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea combined momentous achievements with some cases of the Mondays. Norway held steady atop the medal standings with eight total, but now has the Netherlands and Canada, with seven medals apiece, breathing down its neck on account of Dutch dynamism and Canadian glory in different forms of skating. Jamie Anderson extends US slopestyle dominance: If America is going to catch Norway in the all-time Winter Olympics standings, slopestyle snowboarding could provide the biggest boost.

  • Canada's Eric Radford becomes first openly gay athlete to win Winter Olympics gold

    The team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, was historic at almost every level. While Team USA’s Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon made headlines— Nagasu for becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, Rippon for landing the first medal for a red, white and blue LGBT athlete — it was a Canadian who left the most lasting mark on the ice. Eric Radford became the first openly gay Olympic champion in the history of the Winter Games, by virtue of his role among Canada’s gold medalists in team figure skating.

  • South Korea likely to lose more than $10 billion for hosting 2018 Winter Olympics

    Leave it to Andrew Zimbalist to throw cold water on an even colder Winter Olympics. The Smith College economics professor and long-time Olympics skeptic hopped on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to spill the beans on the pitfalls of the PyeongChang Games.