There seems to be an epidemic of “tone deafness” going around. Chrysler’s Martin Luther King Super Bowl commercial? Tone deaf: “Even by the standards of the dream merchants who work in advertising and marketing, Chrysler’s use of King’s speech to sell their trucks was dishonest and tone deaf,” wrote Salon magazine. Grammy Awards? Tone deaf: “The 2018 Grammy Awards was a tone-deaf, out-of-touch mess,” said the Daily Beast. Want to know the granddaddy of tone deaf? The Olympics
SALT LAKE CITY -- When you spend your entire career making films about the Olympics, I guess it's understandable if you develop an Olympic-like ego, which would at least explain Bud Greenspan's opinion of his place in history.
"When my wife was alive, many times we would say to each other, 'We have no children, what will we leave behind?' She would say the films will be our children. They will be very good films, and they will be very good children," Greenspan said. "They
If you see some people walking around the area today with clipboards, asking questions and taking notes, do all of us a favor - stop them and tell them please, please take their Olympic orgy elsewhere.
A group from the U.S. Olympic Committee is visiting the area to review the bid the Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition made for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
During this process, I'm sure, you'll hear and read stories about how much money the Games will bring to
SYDNEY, Australia. - I hate to say I told you so, but . . .
"The torch may have been burning brightly, but darkness is descending rapidly on the culture of the Olympics, so much so that it is even difficult to embrace such moments of glory like Jones and Greene brought us without wondering if you really saw someone just run faster, jump higher or be stronger simply as a result of their hard work, talent and heart -- which is why we become emotionally involved in such moments
SYDNEY, Australia - It seems like such a simple event. You walk up to a barbell and pick it up. Whoever lifts the most weight wins. But weightlifting at the 2000 Olympics has been anything but simple. It is the Marx brothers on steroids.
It's a bombardment of chaos and comedy. You don't know where to laugh first. You might want to get out your atlas, though, and find a little oil-rich country in the Middle East called Qatar. Its story will be coming to a theater near you so
NAGANO, Japan - Natalie Granato stood in the hallway of the 13th floor penthouse of the Metropolitan Hotel, waiting for her Olympic hero to arrive. "This night was so special," she said. "It's everything Cammi ever dreamed of."
Daughter Cammi Granato is an Olympic gold medal winner, the captain of the women's hockey team that defeated Canada 3-1 in the final game Tuesday at Big Hat arena in Nagano - the first time women's hockey has been played in the Games.
"I'm so happy
NAGANO, Japan - Last year Picabo Street skied down the Happo'one Olympics course to get an idea what she would face in the 1998 Winter Olympics. That wasn't as easy as it sounds. She rode down on the back of her coach, Andreas Rickenbach. After all, she had a cast on her left leg.
"We stopped at strategic points and checked them out so I would be able to visualize it," Street said.
Street's scouting mission, though, didn't include what turned out to be the most strategic
Japan, baby. I'm heading for Japan. The land of Godzilla, karaoke and fat guys who are treated like gods. In other words, I'm going home.
I'm supposed to be covering the Winter Olympics in Nagano, but I'm really on a mission to fulfill my destiny, to find a proper place for my ample space, where my girth may have some worth.
Japan, where the bigger you are, the bigger you are.
I'm a big guy. Not Samoan Sumo-big but big enough to fill out one of those thongs.