WATCH: A chat with gold-medal Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin

Published Feb. 17, 2020

It may be snowing right now, but soon enough it'll be summer - and in 2020, that means the Tokyo Olympics will ignite two weeks of global games. But before they head off to Japan, some of the world's best gymnasts will head to Milwaukee.


Perfect isn't real

Published April 7, 2019

If there's one thing I've learned from being an Olympic athlete, it's that being "perfect" isn't all it's cracked up to be. It sounds silly now, but the majority of my childhood was spent pursuing perfection. I was so enamored with the idea of success and feeling "good enough" that I was like a drug addict. Good results and praise fed a part of my brain that filled me with a sense of validation.


Olympic curler from Wisconsin Matt Hamilton gets his own bobblehead

Published March 12, 2018

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has created the first official curling bobblehead, and it commemorates a Wisconsin athlete. On Monday, the Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an exclusive bobblehead of Matt Hamilton, the Madison native who helped the U.S. win the curling gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


A guide to watching the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on TV

Published Feb. 23, 2018

For those who love crashing on the couch in front of the TV, decked out in their patriotic best, here's when and where you can catch everything for the next several weeks of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.


There are 10 Wisconsin players in tonight's USA-Canada gold medal game

Published Feb. 21, 2018

The biggest event in women's hockey is tonight as Team USA goes against Canada in the gold medal game. The contest features a lot of familiar faces, as there are five athletes from each team with ties to the state (and especially the University) of Wisconsin.


Embrace debate: The Winter Olympics are dumb

Published Feb. 20, 2018

Look, I'm all for jingoistic flag-waving, but the Winter Olympics are dumb and not sports. My coworker, Matt Mueller, disagrees because patriotism, pageantry, practice, etc. Who is right? Nobody, but probably Norway wins. Anyway, embrace debate.


3 Wisconsin-connected speed skaters you should root for in the Olympics

Published Feb. 15, 2018

There's no shortage of national patriotism during the Winter Olympics, but there are also reasons for local pride. The U.S long-track speed skating team has some interesting state connections; here are three athletes you should be rooting for in PyeongChang.


Konnecting through Kimchi, South Korea's national dish

Published Feb. 9, 2018

Do you think about kimchi as a condiment? Wonder how to eat it? Or even how to make it? We've gathered numerous facts about South Korea's national dish from a Milwaukeean whose life and business has been built around making connections through kimchi.


The Forum: The 10 biggest stories of 2016

Published Dec. 21, 2016

Merriam-Webster recently selected "surreal" as the 2016 word of the year. Sounds about right. From pop culture to politics, from the unprecedented to the unbelievable, here are columnist Sherwin Hughes' 10 biggest stories from the year that was.