Olympics

  • Usain Bolt Wins 200m Race, Gets Leveled by Man on Segway (Video)

    Usain Bolt Wins 200m Race, Gets Leveled by Man on Segway (Video)

    Usain Bolt has had a long road back since his dominance around 2012-2013. He’s had hamstring issues, doubters, increased competition from the field…but he appears to have gotten his act together to the point that he’s back in form. He ran the fastest 200M of the year yesterday in Beijing at the World Athletics Championships, winning the […]

  • American Distance Runner Celebrates in Home Stretch, Gets Overtaken (Video)

    American Distance Runner Celebrates in Home Stretch, Gets Overtaken (Video)

    There’s a couple things about this that bug me more than the usual “celebrates too early, then loses” story. Ok. So really there’s just one. But we’ll get to it in a second. First, the background. During the 10,000 meters competition at the World Athletic Championships in Beijing, distance runner Molly Huddle celebrated about five […]

  • Beijing Will Host 2022 Winter Olympics

    Beijing Will Host 2022 Winter Olympics

    Beijing emerged victorious in a tight vote against Almaty, Kazakhstan (44-40), earning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. It marks the second time in 14 years that the Chinese capital will host the Olympic Games, having also hosted the Summer Olympics back in 2008. It also marks the third consecutive Olympics that will […]

  • This Might Be the Worst Competition Dive Ever (Video)

    This Might Be the Worst Competition Dive Ever (Video)

    I feel sort of bad about calling out this diver for their terrible dive. I mean, I know they did it publicly and everything, but no one, not even athletes, are immune from having their brain lock up in a big moment. And when you’re diving, it’s just you out there. It’s likely this isn’t […]

  • Volleyball Player Saves Point with Last-Ditch ‘Scorpion Kick’ (Video)

    Volleyball Player Saves Point with Last-Ditch ‘Scorpion Kick’ (Video)

    The Pan-Am games are underway in Toronto, and while there isn’t a lot to discuss, considering it’s only a handful of nations competing, there was one pretty great highlight from the Canada-Mexico men’s volleyball game. A dug spike careened off a Canadian volleyball player and went into the stratosphere, leaving another Canadian player chasing it. […]

  • Oh, Man, This Dive at the Pan-Am Games Went Very Wrong (Video)

    Oh, Man, This Dive at the Pan-Am Games Went Very Wrong (Video)

    The Pan-Am Games are known for being a distant, distant second to the Olympics, but still a viable venue for practicing, and, most importantly, setting records. Diver Frandial Gomez from the Dominican Republic didn’t exactly look like he was on his way to setting any sort of record (no good ones anyway) when he lined […]

  • The USA Also Beat Japan in the World Cup of Softball on Sunday (Pic)

    The USA Also Beat Japan in the World Cup of Softball on Sunday (Pic)

    Hey, did you watch the USA beat Japan in the finals of the World Cup yesterday? Not the soccer World Cup. The other one—the World Cup of Softball. No, of course you didn’t watch that! It wasn’t on TV, and quite frankly you probably didn’t know the tournament exists, let alone that it also featured […]

  • Filipino Divers Earn Zeros For These Hilariously Awful Dives (Video)

    Filipino Divers Earn Zeros For These Hilariously Awful Dives (Video)

    The Filipino diving team almost certainly won’t win any medals or respect for their performance at the 2015 Southeast Asia Games, but I’ll be damned if they’re not going to have some fun out there, executing their perfect back-flops in an attempt to see who can invoke the biggest splash… Okay, so they’re probably not […]

  • ESPN Defends Choice of Caitlyn Jenner for Arthur Ashe Courage Award

    ESPN Defends Choice of Caitlyn Jenner for Arthur Ashe Courage Award

    A lot of folks were outraged this week when ESPN announced they would award their Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner. Seriously. Outraged about an ESPY award, something ESPN invented to give themselves something to talk about during the MLB All-Star break. Ostensibly, the reason for this outrage was that there were at least […]

  • Fan Tries to Join Cycling Race, Ends Up Causing Giant Crash (Video)

    Fan Tries to Join Cycling Race, Ends Up Causing Giant Crash (Video)

    Non-cycling-fans might not be familiar with the Giro d’Italia, but it’s regarded as the second-biggest race of the year, behind the Tour de France. Only the elite get to give it a go. But that didn’t stop one idiotic fan from trying to roll right in with his own bike to become part of the action in […]