Olympics

  • 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 […]

  • Legally Blind Olympic Archer Has Already Broken Two World Records

    Legally Blind Olympic Archer Has Already Broken Two World Records

    The 2012 Summer Olympics are only a day old (and the Opening Ceremonies haven’t even taken place yet), but we’ve already had a number of firsts. Yesterday we told you about the first controversy of the Games, which sprang up when organizers running the women’s soccer match between North Korea and Colombia put the South […]

  • Jonas Valanciunas With The Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop (Video)

    Jonas Valanciunas With The Off-The-Backboard Alley-Oop (Video)

    As a Toronto Raptors fan, I wasn’t all that impressed when the team used their fifth-overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft to pick Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas.  After all, there were still some big-name NCAA players on the board, like Kentucky’s Brandon Knight and UConn’s Kemba Walker. But then Valanciunas averaged an impressive 23 points, […]

  • Check Out This Footage of the 1992 Dream Team Scrimmaging (Video)

    Check Out This Footage of the 1992 Dream Team Scrimmaging (Video)

    This story is about a basketball scrimmage. Wait, don’t leave. It’s not about just any scrimmage. It’s about a scrimmage between members of the 1992 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team—the original Dream Team.  The one Kobe Bryant thinks the 2012 version could beat with “athleticism.” Apparently, in the final days leading up to the 1992 […]