the olympics

  • The Winter Olympics As We Know Them Could Be Over

    The Winter Olympics As We Know Them Could Be Over

    Maddie Phaneuf, an Olympic biathlete (she does a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting) from Upstate New York has watched this year’s Winter Games with mixed enthusiasm. She’s saddened — but not surprised — that the event has had to use fake snow, as snowfall is becoming harder to predict around the world.


  • What’s the Oldest Sport?

    What’s the Oldest Sport?

    Hello and welcome to the third instalment in Giz Asks’ ongoing investigation into Firsts. Having opened with the first recreational drug, progressed to the oldest disease, and moved from there to the earliest music, we now turn our attention to the oldest sport. Unlike drugs, diseases, and music, sports are not something I have much…