Olympics

  • Meet William Bell, the 90-Year-Old Pole Vaulter (Video)

    Meet William Bell, the 90-Year-Old Pole Vaulter (Video)

    Earl Bell is a former American Olympian. He held the world record for pole vaulting (19′ 0¼”) for one month in 1976, and he won a bronze medal in the event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Today, Earl is one of the top American pole vaulting coaches, operating a training facility in […]

  • Ryan Lochte: Great At Swimming, Terrible At Giving Interviews (Video)

    Ryan Lochte: Great At Swimming, Terrible At Giving Interviews (Video)

    Coming into the 2012 Summer Olympics, a lot of attention was paid to the rivalry in the pool between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. The two USA swimmers are the same age, but Phelps monopolized the spotlight in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. So nobody really noticed that Lochte had won 6 Olympic […]

  • The Mexican Diving Coach Is One Funny Dude (Video)

    The Mexican Diving Coach Is One Funny Dude (Video)

    Ivan Garcia Navarro and German Sanchez Sanchez of Mexico’s Olympic synchronized diving team are pretty damn good. They proved that much when they earned the silver medal in the men’s 10-meter platform event on Monday. As for there coach, we aren’t quite sure if he is responsible for helping Ivan and German achieve such a […]

  • Swiss Soccer Player Michel Morganella Sent Home From Olympics For Racist Tweet

    Swiss Soccer Player Michel Morganella Sent Home From Olympics For Racist Tweet

    Last week, Greek triple-jump champion Voula Papachristou was banned from participating in the Olympics due to a racist Tweet that read, “with so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat homemade food.” Now, Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella has become the second athlete to be sent home from the 2012 Summer […]