Short Stops

Whistler's Bobsled Ride Delivers Bone-Rattling Realism

Cue the Olympic fanfare and climb in behind a real athlete to live out all your Cool Runnings dreams at Whistler Sliding Centre.

01/30/2023 By Allison Williams

In the Medal Hunt

The Locals Going to the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2022

These Washingtonians have qualified for the games in everything from figure skating and cross-country skiing to short-track speed skating and, yes, hockey.

02/23/2022 By Malia Alexander

International Locals

Washingtonians in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Jordan Chiles, Sue Bird, and many more.

07/23/2021 By Stefan Milne


Four Seattle Stories. Four Historic Artifacts.

Souvenirs of the past.

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 25–27

A roller rink disco night, Canadian comedy in the U District, and fall in Fauntleroy.

10/25/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Courtney Cummings

Viral Sensation

10 Things to Know About Washingtonian Katelyn Ohashi

Ten facts, plus her perfect-ten routine.

01/14/2019 By Haley Gray

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Olympianly Styled

These Olympic-inspired goodies will keep you in the game until the closing ceremonies.

08/10/2016 By Colleen Williams

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Dischord Records and Art Theory with Malcolm Gladwell

Plus, Team USA singalongs, Tacocat GIFs, and Werner Herzog's Pokémon.

08/01/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld


Is It Ethical to Enjoy the Rio Olympics?

Wrestling with the morality of a troubled edition of the Summer Games.

07/20/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Happy Hour

This Week in Happy Hour: Sochi Opening Ceremony Edition

Where to get cheap food and booze before watching the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

02/06/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

Hunger Games

5 Russian Restaurants to Eat Like You're in Sochi

The Olympics start today. Here's where to dine like the athletes.

02/06/2014 By Chelsea Lin

The Sporting Life

Washington State 2014 Winter Olympics Viewing Guide

Follow home state athletes like J.R. Celski as they compete in the Winter Games in Sochi.

02/05/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

The Legendary Banked Slalom Takes on the Olympics

The 29-year-old snowboarding event will go on—and attract some of the biggest names in the sport—no matter what.

02/01/2014 By Heather Hansman


Jog Like a Track Star

University of Washington track coach Greg Metcalf’s advice for would-be distance runners.

09/19/2012 By Derek Tsang

Wine Wednesday

Wines to Pair with Seattle Olympians

With some 30-plus athletes in this summer’s Olympic games, there's a pairing for everyone.

08/01/2012 By Julie H. Case

London 2012

When Art Was an Olympic Event

If the Games hadn't changed, Chuck Close could have been on Team USA next to Michael Phelps.

07/27/2012 By Allison Williams

Sports Drinking

Seattle Bars Showing the Olympics

You may not be able to go to London, but that doesn't mean you can't watch Michael Phelps from a comfy bar.

07/27/2012 By Allison Williams


Inside Seattle’s Unsuccessful Bid for the 2012 Olympics

How Seattle’s bid for the 2012 Olympics went up in flames.

06/20/2012 By Matthew Halverson