Olympics

  • How Much Is Each Olympic Medal Worth? (Infographic)

    How Much Is Each Olympic Medal Worth? (Infographic)

    Athletes who win an Olympic medal are often rewarded with a cash prize from their country (depending on the country and the color of the medal), along with the possibility of earning some additional money through endorsement deals and public appearances following the Olympic Games.  So yes, earning a medal at the Olympic Games is […]

  • Yet Another Awesome Kick Save From Olympic Volleyball (Video)

    Yet Another Awesome Kick Save From Olympic Volleyball (Video)

    Last week we told you about the incredible kick save made by Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Oliveira. Well, apparently Don Suxho of the USA men’s volleyball team didn’t want to be outdone, so he provided a brilliant kick-save highlight of his own. During the first set of the USA’s match against Russia this past Saturday, […]

  • Russian Synchronized Swimsuits Pay Trubite To Michael Jackson (Photo)

    Russian Synchronized Swimsuits Pay Trubite To Michael Jackson (Photo)

    No, your eyes have not deceived you.  Yes, that is Michael Jackson on the front of the Russian synchronized swim team’s swimsuits! Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina paid tribute to the “King of Pop” by wearing swimsuits with MJ’s image on them and performing their technical duet routine on Sunday to a mix of several […]

  • Ethiopian Steeplechase Fail At The Olympics (Video)

    Ethiopian Steeplechase Fail At The Olympics (Video)

    Ethiopians have a reputation for being great long-distance runners, but when you throw a few hurdles into the mix, as the steeplechase event does, suddenly, they don’t appear to be so great anymore. For evidence of that, look no further than Birhan Getahun, who slammed hard into the final hurdle during the second heat of […]

  • This Venezuelan Boxing Fan Knows How To Pump Up The Crowd (Video)

    This Venezuelan Boxing Fan Knows How To Pump Up The Crowd (Video)

    The Olympics are always exciting on television, because the main networks really only show you the best events. But you have to remember that for every swimming final featuring Ryan Lochte or every track event featuring Ivet Lalova, there’s a team handball match between Angola and Croatia, or a rhythmic gymnastics event featuring a bunch […]

  • TNT Should Hire Irish Basketball Announcer Timmy McCarthy (Video)

    TNT Should Hire Irish Basketball Announcer Timmy McCarthy (Video)

    It sure would be nice to be at the 2012 Summer Olympics in person, but let’s face it.  Not many people have the time or money to fly halfway around the world to watch sports for two weeks. For this reason, the announcers are especially important when you watch the Olympics on television. They need […]

  • USA’s Alex Morgan Knees New Zealand Keeper In The Face (GIF)

    USA’s Alex Morgan Knees New Zealand Keeper In The Face (GIF)

    Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux scored goals in the 27th and 87th minutes, respectively, to give the USA women’s soccer team a 2-0 quarterfinal victory over New Zealand, ending the Kiwi’s hopes for an Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games. Despite being outplayed for much of the match, the Kiwi’s still had a shot […]

  • Nigerian Basketball Player Breaks James Harden’s Ankles With Crossover (Video)

    Nigerian Basketball Player Breaks James Harden’s Ankles With Crossover (Video)

    The USA men’s basketball team didn’t even come close to losing it’s first two games at the 2012 Summer Olympics. However, they’ve still received some criticism for their slow, sluggish starts. On Thursday, however, they silenced their critics by blitzing Nigeria right from the get-go, en route to a record setting 156-73 victory. What records […]

  • LeBron James Flops With 30-Point Lead Over Nigeria (Video)

    LeBron James Flops With 30-Point Lead Over Nigeria (Video)

    Talk about having no mercy! We already knew that LeBron James was more than willing to flop all over a basketball court in order to get a foul call, but is he capable of doing that sort of thing with a 30-point lead against a far inferior Nigerian men’s basketball team? He sure is! At […]

  • 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 […]