Olympics

  • Ski Jumping Through the Lens of a GoPro Cam (Video)

    Ski Jumping Through the Lens of a GoPro Cam (Video)

    GoPro cameras can provide stunning footage of many athletic activities, like snowboarding, mountain biking, and cliff jumping. And now you can add ski jumping to that list, thanks to the following promotional video from GoPro, which features an incredible look at Norwegian ski jumper Anders Jacobsen during a training run in Lillehammer. Check it out:

  • Here’s Michelle Jenneke Breaking a Hurdle in Half on Game Show (Video)

    Here’s Michelle Jenneke Breaking a Hurdle in Half on Game Show (Video)

    In case you were wondering, no, the 15 minutes of fame awarded to Australian track athlete Michelle Jeneke are not yet up. At least, not in some parts of the English-speaking world. The 20-year-old hurdler became an internet sensation when a video of her pre-race warmup dance went viral back in 2012, and she somehow […]

  • Russia Women’s 4×400 Relay Members Kiss on the Podium in Protest (Photo)

    Russia Women’s 4×400 Relay Members Kiss on the Podium in Protest (Photo)

    With the Winter Game in Sochi, Russia, less than seven months away, and the country’s anti-gay laws drawing plenty of ire from around the world, many athletes have used sports as a platform to voice their displeasure with Russia’s lack of concern for the safety and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals […]

  • Tyson Gay Tests Positive: You Think Sprinting Has a Doping Problem? (Image)

    Tyson Gay Tests Positive: You Think Sprinting Has a Doping Problem? (Image)

    Over the weekend it was reported that US sprinter Tyson Gay had pulled himself from next month’s world championships in Moscow after testing positive for a banned substance. At some point late last week, Gay was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that his May 16 out-of-competition test had come back positive.  He will have […]

  • Sochi 2014 Olympic Medals Unveiled (Gallery)

    Sochi 2014 Olympic Medals Unveiled (Gallery)

    In less than one year, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will take place.  During the 22nd edition of the Winter Games, gold, silver and bronze medals will be handed out to competitors in 98 events across 15 different sports.  Athletes all over the world have been preparing for this marquee event for some […]

  • Kenyan High Jumpers Sure Can Jump High (Video)

    Kenyan High Jumpers Sure Can Jump High (Video)

    Throughout the entire history of the Olympic men’s high jump competition, not one single athlete from Kenya has ever finished on the podium.  That’s right.  From 1896 to 2012, 28 Olympic men’s high jump competitions have taken place, and not one single Kenyan has won a medal.  Not gold.  Not silver.  Not even bronze. At […]