Ryan Quinn

Contributor, Outsports.com

NCAA Champion and All-American (Skiing, Univ. of Utah, 2003), and author of The Fall: A Novel. Learn more at www.ryanquinnbooks.com.


It's Time To Stop Treating The Olympics Like A Reality TV Show

The The NBC TV Olympics model is outdated and shortchanges the athletes. It's time for a new approach.

Is Decathlon Gold Medalist Ashton Eaton Now The World's Greatest Athlete?

U.S. Olympians Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee might be the best decathletes, but they're mediocre at each individual event.

It's A New Golden Age For American Distance Runners At London Olympics

New golden age for American Olympic distance running. The sport is being treated to a shock in London in the form of medals — yes, medals — won by Americans.

Running Is The Ultimate Olympic Sport And Winning A Gold Means More Than Any Other

Running has been in the Olympics since ancient times and is the one most accessible to anyone in the world. No medal means more.

With 'Rule 40,' Greedy IOC Shows It Cares More About Its Sponsors Than Olympic Athletes

Athletes are banned from mentioning their sponsors on Facebook, Twitter or other social media during the Games under the IOC's absurd Rule 40. For many, it's their main source of income and they are protesting.

Olympics Cat And Mouse, As Dopers Try To Stay Step Ahead Of Sophisticated Tests

More than 150 anti-doping scientists are in London for the Olympics, and they’re bringing some new technology with them. But doping will continue to be pervasive.

NBC's Online Olympics Coverage Won't Win A Medal After Shaky Weekend Debut

Full of promise, NBC’s live, online viewing experience debuted to disappointment over the weekend. It was far from what was promised.

Who Will Light The Olympic Flame Friday Night In London?

Headed into the Olympic Opening Ceremony Friday night, speculation heats up about who will like the Olympic torch. We have our best guesses.

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