Speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen gets paid in cryptocurrency

(CNN)There are almost 3,000 athletes competing at the Peyongchang Olympics, but there is only one who is paid in cryptocurrency. It’s often not easy being a Winter Olympian, particularly in securing financial support to fund […]

Russia, North Korea, cold … condoms: The 2018 Winter Olympics are here

(CNN)It will be cold and colorful, dramatic and dangerous, exciting and emotional — the 2018 Winter Olympics is set to burst into life in South Korea. Nearly 3,000 athletes from 93 countries are set to […]

Russian athletes lose last ditch appeal to join the Winter Olympics

(CNN)Dozens of Russian athletes have lost an eleventh-hour bid to join the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected their appeal. It will be a crushing disappointment to the […]

Jamaica’s Crocs forging ‘Cool Runnings on grass’ tale

(CNN)It’s not a nation normally associated with rugby, but then Jamaica wasn’t known for bobsled before the 1988 Winter Olympics. Comparisons with the pioneering bobsledders — and the subsequent movie “Cool Runnings” — are obvious […]

Hamilton Sevens: Fiji overturns South Africa in final

(CNN)Four tournaments, four different winners — this year’s Sevens World Series continues to surprise and entertain. Follow @cnnsport Trailing 17-5 at halftime, three tries from Alasio Sovita Naduva and another score from Eroni Sau helped […]

Joost van der Westhuizen: Fearless rugby legend ‘broke the mold’

(CNN)A year ago Tuesday, Joost van der Westhuizen finally lost his brave battle with a body-wasting disease, but his powerful legacy lives on in modern rugby. Motor neurone disease had left him a shadow of […]

Eight elected in loaded Pro Football Hall of Fame 2018 class

Minneapolis (CNN)The Pro Football Hall of Fame has a large contingent heading to Canton, Ohio, later this year, as wide receiver Randy Moss, wide receiver Terrell Owens, linebacker Brian Urlacher, safety Brian Dawkins, linebacker Ray […]

17 most talked-about moments in Super Bowl history

(CNN)It may be a bloated, over-hyped spectacle, but the Super Bowl usually is good for a memorable moment or two. Fans had barely returned to their seats for the second half of Super Bowl XLVII […]

How to talk about the 2018 Super Bowl if you don’t know what to talk about

(CNN)It’s almost time for the Super Bowl or, if you’re not within the roughly 250-mile radius that comprises both team’s fanbases, the fancy football game you’re socially obligated to watch despite your deep and almost […]

Olympic downhill: How a gold medal is a badge for life

(CNN)It’s often viewed as the banner event of the Winter Olympics, and the epitome of daring downhill sports. Franz Klammer reflects on career “The pressure is enormous once you’re up in the starting gate. You […]