A helpful guide for misunderstood winter Olympic sports

By: Robert Jamieson ~Staff Writer~ While the sport of curling gets a steady stream of admiration from its viewers, it also comes with much confusion as to what is actually happening during the event. Lucky for you, the resident expert on curling is here to explain its scoring, rules and lingo. The name curling comes from the stone’s ability to curl — or spin — when thrown. Curling is played between two opposing teams with the objective of scoring more points than the other team. In the most basic sense, you get points when you get your stone closer to … Continue reading A helpful guide for misunderstood winter Olympic sports

Winter Olympics 2014: Newswire’s Sochi Coverage: Newswire Staff Writer Robert Jamieson gives an Olympic Sports Satire

By: Robert Jamieson ~Staff Writer~ Welcome, everyone, to your 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics official coverage. Over the next several weeks, we here at the Newswire, like many of you, will pretend to be experts of Olympic sports where we have no idea what the heck is going on. This, of course, is why we love the Olympics. The athletes, events and ceremonies keep us glued to the television as we wonder over non-commercial sports like the biathlon. With the Olympics just starting this past weekend, we still have ample time to catch up on what has happened so far. In … Continue reading Winter Olympics 2014: Newswire’s Sochi Coverage: Newswire Staff Writer Robert Jamieson gives an Olympic Sports Satire