Tag Archives: Olympics

  • Aussie Swimming Legend Ian Thorpe Reveals He Is Gay

    Aussie Swimming Legend Ian Thorpe Reveals He Is Gay

    Yesterday, five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpse, 31, revealed that he is gay during an interview broadcast on Australia’s Channel 10. For years there had been speculation about Thorpe’s sexuality, and for years he insisted he was straight. In fact, just two years ago, in his autobiography This Is Me, he wrote, “I am […]

  • 11 Most Heartbreaking Losses in USA Sports History

    11 Most Heartbreaking Losses in USA Sports History

    American sports fans are pretty bummed today after watching the USA got eliminated by Belgium yesterday  at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (In retrospect, those hype videos kind of make things worse, don’t they?) However, this is hardly the first time we’ve had our hearts ripped on the international stage. It’s happened before, and it will […]

  • Watch This Interview With 15-Year-Old Michael Phelps (Video)

    Watch This Interview With 15-Year-Old Michael Phelps (Video)

    When I was 15 years old, my major aspirations in life were to lose my virginity and get my driver’s license, both of which I eventually managed to accomplish thanks to the poor judgment of the other respective parties involved. According to a recently unearthed video, when Michael Phelps was 15, he was excited about […]

  • 9 Things We Won’t Miss About the 2014 Winter Olympics

    9 Things We Won’t Miss About the 2014 Winter Olympics

    Normally when the Olympics are over I get a little sad because I’m going to miss watching sports 12 hours a day. However, that’s not the case with the 2014 Winter Olympics. I still enjoyed them, because, all-in-all, they were decent. But there was just something missing this year. Sochi just didn’t have the same […]

  • What 25 Countries Will Pay for Their Medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    What 25 Countries Will Pay for Their Medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    With the 2014 Winter Olympics now officially in the bag, a lot of sports experts are talking about the final medal standings and what it all means. Were the games a success for Russia even without a medal in hockey? Did the U.S. choke? Will the Netherlands just win all the speed skating medals the next time? […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 21st) — Kristi Yamaguchi

    This Day In Sports History (February 21st) — Kristi Yamaguchi

    It was on this day in 1992 that Kristi Yamaguchi won an Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating. It would be the first, and only, Olympic medal won by Yamaguchi during her figure skating career. Going into the ’92 Albertville Games, USA’s Tonya Harding and Japan’s Midori Ito held the advantage of being able […]