Winter Olympics

Hate the Winter Olympics? Here’s why you’re wrong

25 February 2018 11:00

Despite the best efforts of this column (and the BBC), too many Brits regard the Winter Olympics with the same…

The Spectator Podcast: Germany’s nightmare

22 February 2018 16:01

On this week’s episode, we look at Germany’s political nightmare, speak to one of the world’s most eminent psychologists, and…

Mike Pence missed a diplomatic opportunity at the Winter Olympics

11 February 2018 10:18

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea was a miraculous site.  The lights.  The fireworks.…

Cut funding to sport (which we’re no good at) and give it to the arts (which we are)

22 October 2015 14:57

This morning Art Review announced its ‘Power 100’, a list of movers and shakers of the international art world. Last year the…

Is the curling still on…?

19 February 2014 16:50

The Winter Olympics have been going on for over a week now, and we’ve been treated to a good ten…

Enjoy the Winter Olympics but remember – and listen to – Pussy Riot as well.

4 February 2014 11:05

And so to the winter Olympic Games which should not be hosted by Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Sure, Putin’s Russia is…

The Winter Olympics should never have been awarded to Vladimir Putin’s Russia

14 January 2014 11:49

Last month’s terrorist attacks in Volgograd were doubtless an attempt to warn foreigners off the Winter Olympics in Sochi next…