Olympics http://kgou.org en World Views: February 28, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-february-28-2014 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot wraps up a three week, two continent trip with a conversation from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with University of Oklahoma anthropologist and International Studies professor <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/erika-robb-larkins-.html">Erika Robb Larkins</a>.</p><p>Later, Suzette and Rebecca Cruise discuss the five Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film ahead of Sunday evening's <a href="http://oscar.go.com/">Academy Awards</a>.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:56:02 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 24252 at http://kgou.org World Views: February 28, 2014 SLIDESHOW: On The Road - Rio Ready? Brazil's Inequality Ahead Of World Cup, Olympics http://kgou.org/post/slideshow-road-rio-ready-brazils-inequality-ahead-world-cup-olympics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rio de Janeiro is known throughout the world for its Carnival celebration and an incredibly diverse and lively culture, but this vibrant image contrasts with striking examples of inequality.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:35:36 +0000 Nick Aguilera & Suzette Grillot 24251 at http://kgou.org SLIDESHOW: On The Road - Rio Ready? Brazil's Inequality Ahead Of World Cup, Olympics U.S. Loses To Canada 1-0; Will Play in Bronze Hockey Match http://kgou.org/post/us-loses-canada-1-0-will-play-bronze-hockey-match Canada beat the U.S. men 1-0 in Olympic hockey Friday, winning a tense game that saw strong goalie play and stout defensive work. Despite numerous chances, the Americans weren't able to challenge Canadian goalie Carey Price.<p>The game was a rematch between two teams that played for gold at the Vancouver 2010 Games. That contest went to overtime before Canada's Sidney Crosby scored an artful golden goal that dashed the Americans' dreams of repeating as gold medalists — something they haven't done since the famed 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympics.<p>It will be Team USA vs. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:28:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 23766 at http://kgou.org U.S. Loses To Canada 1-0; Will Play in Bronze Hockey Match Questions About Scoring Overshadow Women's Figure Skating http://kgou.org/post/questions-about-scoring-overshadow-womens-figure-skating It wouldn't be a Winter Olympics without a figure skating scandal, and the Sochi Olympics hasn't disappointed.<p>When defending gold medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea took to the ice in the women's long program Thursday night, there was much anticipation. The audience had already seen 23 great performances, and Kim was the last to skate.<p>She landed six triple jumps in what looked to be a flawless program, one she'd skated many times before. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 23763 at http://kgou.org Questions About Scoring Overshadow Women's Figure Skating Does The U.S. Lead The Winter Olympics — Or Does Germany? http://kgou.org/post/does-us-lead-winter-olympics-or-does-germany The countries that send large contingents to the Olympics love to watch the "medal count" tally. But as of late Tuesday at the Sochi Winter Games, the countries with the most medals didn't have the most gold medals. That's why by some counts, Germany and Norway were leading the way, while the Netherlands, U.S. and Russia all trailed.<p>In keeping with a trend that began early in Sochi, the U.S. had collected more bronze medals than any other country at the Winter Games. The U.S. was tied with the Netherlands for most medals, with 20 apiece. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 23542 at http://kgou.org Does The U.S. Lead The Winter Olympics — Or Does Germany? Olympic Photo Of The Day: Teamwork http://kgou.org/post/olympic-photo-day-teamwork Germany won the gold medal in the men's team ski jumping event Monday at the Sochi Games. It edged out defending champs Austria, which took silver. Japan won the bronze.<p>For more Olympics coverage, go to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/theedge/" target="_blank">The Edge</a>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Olympic+Photo+Of+The+Day%3A+Teamwork&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 03:12:09 +0000 editor 23462 at http://kgou.org Olympic Photo Of The Day: Teamwork Foggy Weather Throws Events Off Course In Sochi http://kgou.org/post/foggy-weather-throws-events-course-sochi The blue skies couldn't last forever.<p>A fog as thick as Russian borscht rolled into the mountains above Sochi on Sunday night. From the vantage point of the relatively low-altitude bobsled track, the gondolas heading up to the cross-country center and alpine venues disappeared into the clouds.<p>The weather is creating all sorts of problems for Olympic planners. A men's biathlon race was postponed Sunday because of low visibility. It was postponed again Monday. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:51:50 +0000 Robert Smith 23432 at http://kgou.org Foggy Weather Throws Events Off Course In Sochi Germany's Hoefl-Riesch Wins Women's Super-Combined Skiing http://kgou.org/post/germanys-hoefl-riesch-wins-womens-super-combined-skiing <em>As always, if you're among those who don't want to know who's won what until NBC-TV's primetime show is on the air, stop reading now. For those who do like to know what's happening, here's a quick look at the medals already awarded today and some of what's coming later on:</em><p>Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch won the gold medal in the women's super-combined Alpine skiing event Monday. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/sports/olympics/mancuso-super-combined.html?_r=0" target="_blank">As <em>The New York Times</em> reminds us</a>, it's her third career gold. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:56:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 22936 at http://kgou.org Germany's Hoefl-Riesch Wins Women's Super-Combined Skiing How To Watch All Of The Games: Step 1, Prove Yourself Worthy http://kgou.org/post/how-watch-all-games-step-1-prove-yourself-worthy Now that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/theedge/2014/02/06/272391325/olympic-events-kick-off-under-shadow-of-security-concerns" target="_blank">the Winter Games have begun</a>, it's time to remind fans in the U.S. about how to watch them.<p>As NPR TV critic Eric Deggans <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/02/03/271128013/a-viewing-guide-for-the-overwhelmed-olympic-fan" target="_blank">said earlier this week</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"You can just sit back and watch the good stuff in prime time, edited by NBC into familiar stories just like they've always done. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22692 at http://kgou.org How To Watch All Of The Games: Step 1, Prove Yourself Worthy 'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes http://kgou.org/post/mariachi-olympic-prince-takes-glamour-sochi-ski-slopes In Sochi, Russia, Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will compete in his sixth Winter Olympics. The 55-year-old downhill skier and German prince won't be skiing under the flag of his royal heritage, however. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:31:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 22195 at http://kgou.org 'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes