Media fail to give REAL first Asian American Olympic gold medalist her due

Vicki Manalo Draves was the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. But once again, the media was ready to give a man credit for something a woman did.
Dec 15, 2016
The iconic "Christ the Redeemer" statue stands over Rio de Janeiro. (Photo from Flickr by Geraint Rowland)

Watching Rio: Brazil’s political turmoil touches Seattle

Olympic controversy, Zika, and impeachment proceedings: Brazilians living in Seattle share their views on the turmoil in their native land.
Aug 10, 2016
Orcas Island artist Anthony Howe's olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo from Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

Orcas Island artist steals the show at Rio Olympics opening

That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.
Aug 9, 2016

Syrian athletes’ Olympic dreams

The country torn by civil war will send seven athletes to the Rio Olympic games, but some Syrian top athletes won't get a chance to represent their country.
Aug 4, 2016
A statue of the Buddha from Seattle's Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist temple bearing the Buddhist swastika. (Photo by Tim Gruver)

Should Buddhism reclaim the swastika?

Earlier this year, the Japanese government recommended replacing the swastika on maps because tourists mistook the Buddhist manji for the Nazi symbol.
May 9, 2016

Was Sochi the original Crimea?

Now that the glimmer of gold medals in Sochi has faded, we take a step back and examine what we didn't—but should have—learned about Sochi and Russia during the Winter Olympics.
Mar 14, 2014

Where to learn Winter Olympic sports in Seattle

Thinking about dropping everything to become an Olympic champ? Start here!
Feb 20, 2014

The face-kini fad, robot Olympics, and a phone booth facelift

Face-kini sweeps China beaches as world’s most awkward fashion fad This almost certainly beats out Jnco jeans and the piano key necktie as one of the most awkward (and somewhat terrifying) fashion trends. The simple, stretchy face mask seems to be more for utility than fashion, as women try to preserve a pale complexion on […]
Aug 24, 2012

NBA dreams deferred, Seattle players look overseas for court time

As the Seattle city council ponders a vote approving bonds for a new arena that could bring back men’s professional basketball, the summer Olympics proved the game’s popularity is still growing quickly overseas. The U.S. men’s basketball team sped past Spain for a gold medal in the summer Olympics, but other countries showed burgeoning strength. […]
Aug 22, 2012

As Saudi women make history, local Olympian recalls struggles of US female athletes

For the first time in Olympic history, women are sporting Saudi Arabia’s flag at the Olympic games. Just two weeks before the start of the games, this Middle Eastern country known for the restrictions it places on women announced that it would send two female athletes to the Olympics. Neither athlete has been favored to win […]
Aug 8, 2012

Northwest women hope to make an Olympic impact in London

Olympic fever begins today! Our partners at the Seattle Times have unleashed an awesome info-graphic to help you track how our local athletes are performing at the games. As you might expect, one big Northwest impact at the games will be in Soccer – with four Seattle Sounders Women, including Tri-Cities native Hope Solo, joining […]
Jul 27, 2012