Tag Archives: 2012 Summer Olympics

  • Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murdering His Girlfriend

    Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murdering His Girlfriend

    You know how you’ve read all those moving, inspirational stories about double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, and what a hero he is? Yeah, well, never mind. All that stuff has been undone. The fact that this guy became the first double-amputee in history to compete in the Olympics against able-bodied athletes doesn’t really matter any […]

  • Watch Double-Amputee Oscar Pistorius Race a Horse (Video)

    Watch Double-Amputee Oscar Pistorius Race a Horse (Video)

    This summer, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius captured the world’s attention when he became the first ever double-amputee to compete in the men’s 400m and 4x400m events at the Summer Olympics in London. So what’s be been up to since then? Well, right after he competed in the regular Olympics, he competed in the Paralympics. And […]

  • 25 Best GIFs From The 2012 Summer Olympics

    25 Best GIFs From The 2012 Summer Olympics

    The 2012 Summer Olympics may be gone forever, but their greatest (and worst…not to mention their most hilarious) moments will live on forever. In what form will these moments live on forever? Well, it won’t be in video, that’s for sure. The IOC has already begun scouring the world wide web, looking for illicitly uploaded […]

  • The 15 Best Stories From The 2012 Summer Olympics

    The 15 Best Stories From The 2012 Summer Olympics

    The Olympics always give us a wide variety of stories to tell—stories about legendary performances, human perseverance, or athletes overcoming adversity. And the 2012 Summer Olympics were no different. We saw athletes playing through injuries, inspiring nations, making entire stadiums laugh, and, of course, making entire stadiums erupt with deafening cheers. So today we take […]

  • 11 Sexiest Countries at the 2012 Summer Olympics

    11 Sexiest Countries at the 2012 Summer Olympics

    Well, after two solid weeks, the 2012 Summer Olympics are starting to wind down, with just a couple more days of action before the closing ceremonies on Sunday. And I don’t know about you, but I always find it a little sad when the Olympics are over. After all, they give us so many interesting […]

  • US Gymnasts Are Hitting The Town Now That Their Events Have Concluded (Video)

    US Gymnasts Are Hitting The Town Now That Their Events Have Concluded (Video)

    Now that the women’s gymnastics competition has finally concluded at the 2012 Summer Olympics, the American gymnasts—so successful this year—can finally relax and have some fun in one of the world’s greatest cities. So what does relaxing and having fun entail if you are gold medalists Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, and […]

  • 50 Hot Beach Volleyball Photos from the 2012 Summer Olympics

    50 Hot Beach Volleyball Photos from the 2012 Summer Olympics

    The women’s beach volleyball competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics wrapped up yesterday with Team USA defeating Team USA for the gold medal—Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh Jennings beat April Ross and Jennifer Kessey, earning their third consecutive gold medal. Of course, now that beach volleyball is all done, there’s pretty much no reason to […]

  • More Video and Pictures of the Olympic Bottle Thrower Surface

    More Video and Pictures of the Olympic Bottle Thrower Surface

    Remember the other day when we told you about Usain Bolt‘s historic victory in the men’s 100m final, and how some guy threw a bottle out onto the track right before the starter fired his pistol? Well, the bottle-thrower’s name is Ashley Gill-Webb. He’s a vending machine repair man from South Milford in North Yorkshire, […]

  • 15 Olympians And Their Celebrity Look-Alikes

    15 Olympians And Their Celebrity Look-Alikes

    The Olympics have a way of radically transforming the lives of athletes. One month a 17-year swimmer can walk down the street and nobody knows who she is. The next she’s a bona fide celebrity appearing on cereal boxes and doing interviews on the Today Show. Of course, not every Olympian needs success at the […]