Author Archive for Amanda Doyle


After a near-death experience, Torin Yater-Wallace takes aim at Olympic gold

There’s adversity and there’s the near-surreal run of misfortune the American freestyle skier has survived to make it back to the OlympicsTorin Yater-Wallace persevered through family tragedy, life-threatening illness and devastating injury to earn a s…


Lindsey Vonn: ‘There’s nothing special about me. I just ski fast’

The American has never held back, whether with her aggression on the piste or her criticism of the US president. Now she is set for what is likely to be her final OlympicsOn Saturday, Lindsey Vonn will return to the Olympic stage for the first time sin…


Glitter and grit: Jessie Diggins is one of America’s best hopes for Olympic gold

One of America’s fittest athletes spends her downtime learning hip-hop dance routines from YouTube tutorials: an infectious cocktail of ferocity and fun that could deliver a historic firstFull schedule | Medal table | Sign up for The RecapThe LGBT athl…


Chloe Kim, America’s teenage snowboard prodigy, is ready for liftoff

The Korean-American halfpipe phenom is a gold medal favorite in Pyeongchang, where two nations’ hopes and the potential for crossover stardom hang in the balance. No pressure!The snowboarder Chloe Kim is making her Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, and, de…


‘I don’t have to peak to win’: the unstoppable Mikaela Shiffrin wants it all

The 22-year-old American sensation enters the Winter Olympics with a shot at a history-making medal haul, but her thorniest competitor remains perfectionThere are no sure things in the unforgiving world of alpine skiing, where the margins are infinites…


‘It’s a little bit cosmic’: Nathan Chen and the inevitability of greatness

The Salt Lake City teenager has pushed the boundaries of figure skating during a meteoric ascent that’s primed to peak with Olympic gold, but somehow it’s all felt preordainedThe best athletes of all time are so awe-inspiring that their greatness can f…