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D.C. Sports Bog Archive: Olympics

Olympic coaching made Caps appreciate Boudreau

Meeting with local reporters last week, Caps GM George McPhee had a harsh assessment of some of the coaching during the Olympic tournament. "I was surprised that there were only a couple of teams that were really well coached in the tournament," he said then. "I was surprised by the...

By Dan Steinberg  | March 8, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Caps, Olympics  
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Miracle on Ice was a WJLA Fail

One of the lasting storylines of these Olympics will be NBC, both for its tape-delay madness and for its delay in recognizing that the U.S. hockey team was going to generate a heckuva a lot of interest. By the end, of course, those things were solved for at least one...

By Dan Steinberg  | March 1, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Media, Olympics  
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D.C's Official USA Curling hotel

Brian Reymann's plans to transform his downtown D.C. hotel into a curling mecca began with the idea that he could maybe get a plastic curling set to put in his bar, allowing people to goof around while drinking a beer or two. And somewhere along the line, Reymann wound up...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 18, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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About Those Dutch Baseball Fans

Dutch baseball, on Mount Olympus. (By Andres Leighton - AP) I went to one baseball game at the Olympics. It was the U.S. vs. the Netherlands, and the U.S. won in controversial fashion after massive amounts of rain and sitting around. Currrent Nat prospect Shairon Martis took the loss....

By Dan Steinberg  | March 12, 2009; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Last Week's Top 10 WaPo Sports Stories

Last week's most popular sports topic. Seriously. (By Clive Brunskill - Getty) Redskins Redskins, blah blah blah blah, Olympics Redskins Redskins Redskins from here till February. With obvious exceptions for the first crazy thing Gilbert Arenas says, the first crazy thing Alex Ovechkin does, and anything lewd or lascivious...

By Dan Steinberg  | September 2, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Rock Paper Scissors Gold

The last medal ceremony I'll see in Beijing. "Whew," Matti Leshem said. "I'm nervous." It was a few minutes before 8 p.m., Beijing time. We were in Club Bud, a massive convention hall that, for this month, was serving as a shrine to beer and scantily clad dancers and...

By Dan Steinberg  | August 23, 2008; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Links: Sex, Drugs and Shameless Self-Promotion, Lindsay Applebaum , August 23, 2008
Iceland Handball's Final Opponent, Dan Steinberg , August 23, 2008
A Morning Jolt of Icelandic Team Handball, Dan Steinberg , August 23, 2008
Scenes From Iceland's Handball Triumph, Dan Steinberg , August 22, 2008
Links of the Day, Lindsay Applebaum , August 22, 2008
Icelandic Handball's Finest Moment, Dan Steinberg , August 22, 2008
Getting By in Beijing, Dan Steinberg , August 22, 2008
Women's Soccer Gold Medal Quotes, Dan Steinberg , August 21, 2008
A Few Words About Olympic Parties, Dan Steinberg , August 21, 2008
Amaechi, Kobe and Being Uncomfortable, Dan Steinberg , August 21, 2008
U.S. Beats Brazil, 1-0, For Gold, Dan Steinberg , August 21, 2008
Iceland Handball Trumps Croatian Water Polo, Dan Steinberg , August 21, 2008
Ozzy Osbourne, Satan and Oly Hoops, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
Argentina's Football Party Bus, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
Bolt Quotes: Ridiculous and Sublime, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
Yet Again, Folks Eat Scorpions on Sticks, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
Olympic Link Roundup, Lindsay Applebaum , August 20, 2008
Usain Bolt Runs Fast, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
USA 89-61 After Three, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
USA 55-43 at the Half, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
USA 25-24 After One Quarter, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
Fredonia Gets Silver, Dan Steinberg , August 20, 2008
Argentina-Brazil and the Super Bowl, Dan Steinberg , August 19, 2008
Athletes and Their Medals, Dan Steinberg , August 19, 2008
Swedish Handball Journey Ends, Dan Steinberg , August 19, 2008
On Water Polo and Drowning, Dan Steinberg , August 19, 2008
Argentina Beats Brazil, 3-0, Dan Steinberg , August 19, 2008
Inflatable Kangaroo Aussies on TV, Dan Steinberg , August 19, 2008
The Final Week of the Olympics, Dan Steinberg , August 19, 2008
Inside Heather Mitts's iPod, Dan Steinberg , August 18, 2008
Meet the Lopez Family, Dan Steinberg , August 18, 2008
The Many Olympic Coaching Hugs, Dan Steinberg , August 18, 2008
Vaguely Inappropriate, Olympics-Related Links, Lindsay Applebaum , August 18, 2008
Olympic Athletes Having Fun, Dan Steinberg , August 18, 2008
Women's Soccer: U.S. 4, Japan 2 , Dan Steinberg , August 18, 2008
U.S. Meets Japan in Women's Soccer Semis (Live), Dan Steinberg , August 18, 2008
Croatian Mustaches Unveiled, Dan Steinberg , August 18, 2008
Swedish Women Handballers Make History, Dan Steinberg , August 17, 2008
Badmintoner Channels NBA Styles, Dan Steinberg , August 17, 2008
Only One of These Links Is Related to Michael Phelps, Lindsay Applebaum , August 17, 2008
On Usain Bolt's Magical Yams, Dan Steinberg , August 17, 2008
Well, This Was Inevitable, Dan Steinberg , August 17, 2008
Phelps Wants to Relax, Then Stop Relaxing, Dan Steinberg , August 17, 2008
This Week's Top 10 WaPo Sports Stories: Oly Wins, Dan Steinberg , August 16, 2008
Athlete Falls, Media Pounces, Dan Steinberg , August 16, 2008
Bolt: Happiness Trumps Time, Dan Steinberg , August 16, 2008
Jenn Stuczynski is the Pride of Fredonia, NY, Dan Steinberg , August 16, 2008
Kobe is Beijing's Borf, Dan Steinberg , August 16, 2008
Links Only a Mother Could Love, Lindsay Applebaum , August 16, 2008
Judo's Mark Mangino, Dan Steinberg , August 16, 2008
Signs of the Games: Forget it, Jake, Dan Steinberg , August 16, 2008
Olympic Athletes Bartering for Knock-Off Clothes, Dan Steinberg , August 15, 2008
Getting Meta With Scorpions on Sticks, Dan Steinberg , August 15, 2008
A Night of Travel in Beijing, Dan Steinberg , August 15, 2008
Olympic Links of the Day, Lindsay Applebaum , August 15, 2008
Reese Hoffa's Parlor Trick, Dan Steinberg , August 15, 2008
Healthy Tourism, Dan Steinberg , August 15, 2008
What a Chinese Olympic Rain Delay Feels Like, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
Touching a Silver Medal, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
Olympic Link Field Trip, Lindsay Applebaum , August 14, 2008
Fans Invite Craig Sager to Karaoke Night, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
Singing Dutch Fans: The Video, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
USA Beats Greece, 92-69, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
USA 74-54 After Three Quarters, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
USA 51-32 at Halftime, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
USA 20-16 After One Quarter Against Greece, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
USA Baseball Wins, Bizarrely, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
These Olympic Stands Sure Are Full, Dan Steinberg , August 14, 2008
Evander Holyfield at Club Bud, Dan Steinberg , August 13, 2008
Live From the Heineken House, Dan Steinberg , August 13, 2008
Olympic Linkfest, Lindsay Applebaum , August 13, 2008
America's Vegan MMA Judo Sweetheart, Dan Steinberg , August 13, 2008
Dutch Fans Invade Judo Venue, Dan Steinberg , August 13, 2008
Judo Fans Get Creative, Dan Steinberg , August 13, 2008
Olympics Get Thunderstuck, Dan Steinberg , August 12, 2008
Chinese State Humor Writers Rule, Dan Steinberg , August 12, 2008
Lucky Mustaches, Lucky Hair, Dan Steinberg , August 12, 2008
Searching for the Redeem Team at Block 8, Dan Steinberg , August 12, 2008
The Objective German Media, Dan Steinberg , August 12, 2008
Carmelo Met Some Archers, Dan Steinberg , August 12, 2008
Lloy Ball, Tattoos and Capricious Youth, Dan Steinberg , August 12, 2008
Tix Scam and Coach K on Treadmill, Dan Steinberg , August 12, 2008
Gilbert on the Street Corner, Dan Steinberg , August 11, 2008
Sampling Yak Cheese at the Olympics, Dan Steinberg , August 11, 2008
Olympic Links of the Day, Lindsay Applebaum , August 11, 2008
Why Americans Like Women's Gymnastics, Dan Steinberg , August 11, 2008
LeBron Addresses Bush 41, Dan Steinberg , August 11, 2008
China Dominates Shaved Head Race, Dan Steinberg , August 11, 2008
Chris Kaman is Germany's Barber, Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
Olympic Basketball vs. NBA Basketball, Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
Links That Will Make You Proud to Be an American*, Lindsay Applebaum , August 10, 2008
USA Beats China in Mother of All Games (Updated), Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
USA 74-48 After Three, Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
USA 49-37 at Halftime, Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
USA 20-16 After One Quarter, Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
The Loudest Cheer?, Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
USA-China Approaches, Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
Lithuania's Fans Are Balling, Dan Steinberg , August 10, 2008
Sports Blog Fans in Beijing, Dan Steinberg , August 9, 2008
Handball Cheerleaders and Thunderstix, Dan Steinberg , August 9, 2008
Scalping Tix With Swedish Women's Handball Fans, Dan Steinberg , August 9, 2008
Signs of the Games: Olympic Popcorn, Dan Steinberg , August 9, 2008
Kids Protect Kobe With Human Wall, Dan Steinberg , August 8, 2008
Beijing Embraces Hibachi Lifestyle, Dan Steinberg , August 8, 2008
This Week's Top 10 WaPo Sports Stories: Olyhuh?, Dan Steinberg , August 8, 2008
Man the Olympics Are Weird, Dan Steinberg , August 8, 2008
Olympic Linkage, Lindsay Applebaum , August 8, 2008
Dave Barry Discusses Fencing, Cheese, Dan Steinberg , August 8, 2008
Amanda Beard Talks About Being Naked, Dan Steinberg , August 8, 2008
Chinese Kids Stalk Dream Teamers, Dan Steinberg , August 8, 2008
Beltway Traffic and Spanish Language Reporters, Dan Steinberg , August 7, 2008
Inside the Athletes Village Internet Cafe, Dan Steinberg , August 7, 2008
These Games are All About DeShawn, Dan Steinberg , August 7, 2008
Gary Williams Discusses the Olympics, Dan Steinberg , August 7, 2008
Links That Aren't About Brett Favre, Lindsay Applebaum , August 7, 2008
Why You Should Never Go to a Gymnastics Presser, Dan Steinberg , August 7, 2008
Jogging in the Smog (With Sally Jenkins), Dan Steinberg , August 7, 2008
Signs of the Games: Potty Talk, Dan Steinberg , August 7, 2008
Men's Volleyball Team and Back Hair, Jon DeNunzio , August 6, 2008
The Food in Beijing, Jon DeNunzio , August 6, 2008
Chinese Olympic Athletes Embrace Hair Craze, Dan Steinberg , August 5, 2008
Watching the Redskins in Beijing, Dan Steinberg , August 5, 2008
Olympics on the Interweb, Lindsay Applebaum , August 5, 2008
These Games Sound Like a Lot of Fun!, Dan Steinberg , August 5, 2008
These Games Are All About Gilbert, Dan Steinberg , August 5, 2008
Smog Returns, No Comments, and Other Updates, Dan Steinberg , August 5, 2008
Signs of the Games: Smiling Coppers, Dan Steinberg , August 5, 2008
SmogChat: Tuesday at 11 a.m., Dan Steinberg , August 4, 2008
These Games Are All About the Wizards, Dan Steinberg , August 4, 2008
These Games Are All About the Caps, Dan Steinberg , August 4, 2008
Introducing the Beijing Cheese Society, Dan Steinberg , August 4, 2008
Video: Olympic Athletes and Their Weird Dreams, Dan Steinberg , August 4, 2008
Olympic Linkage, Lindsay Applebaum , August 4, 2008
A Gift For Frisky Sports Writers, Dan Steinberg , August 4, 2008
Now Here Are Some Olympic Fans, Dan Steinberg , August 4, 2008
Signs of the Games: Foot Massage Club, Dan Steinberg , August 4, 2008
Cover Your Mouth! Smog!, Dan Steinberg , August 3, 2008
Beware Pandas With Guns, Dan Steinberg , August 2, 2008
Welcome To Beijing!, Dan Steinberg , August 2, 2008
Misty May-Treanor: Into Chinese Food, Jon DeNunzio , August 1, 2008
Off to China: Meet the Beijing Sports Smog, Dan Steinberg , July 31, 2008
Watch Me Twitter, Dan Steinberg , July 31, 2008
Morning Look: Olympians in the Streets, Dan Steinberg , June 17, 2008
Natasha Kai Should Join the Wizards, Dan Steinberg , May 8, 2008
Bizarre Olympic Dreams, Dan Steinberg , April 16, 2008
Lisa Leslie Goes Obama, Dan Steinberg , April 16, 2008
I Got Biffed, Dan Steinberg , April 16, 2008
Olympic Wrestlers Like Challenges, Dan Steinberg , April 16, 2008
Davey Johnson vs. Coach K, Dan Steinberg , April 16, 2008
An Olympic Faux-Hawk, Dan Steinberg , April 15, 2008
The Gilbert Arenas of Paddling, Dan Steinberg , April 15, 2008
Olympic Style Watch, Dan Steinberg , April 14, 2008
Women's Soccer Team Likes Dylan, Dan Steinberg , April 14, 2008
Soccer Players on Olympics and Politics, Dan Steinberg , April 14, 2008
I'm in Chicago, Dan Steinberg , April 14, 2008
Badminton Star Comes to D.C., Dan Steinberg , February 27, 2008
 
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