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  • Canadian Paralympics Curler Jim Armstrong Banned For Dopping

    Canadian Paralympics Curler Jim Armstrong Banned For Dopping

    The life of Canadian curler Jim Armstrong can best be described as a wild roller-coaster ride.  The 61-year-old dentist had represented British Columbia at six consecutive Brier curling tournaments during the 1980s.  In 2003, he suffered a car accident, which forced him to sell his dental practice and has placed him in a wheelchair ever […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 23rd) – Albertville ’92

    This Day In Sports History (February 23rd) – Albertville ’92

    It was on this day in 1992 that the closing ceremonies were held for the 16th Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France.  The Germans took home the most medals with 26 (10 gold, 10 silver, 6 bronze) and their 10 gold’s were more that any other country.  This would be the final time that the […]

  • J.J. Jegede Jumps Over Three MINI Coopers (Video)

    J.J. Jegede Jumps Over Three MINI Coopers (Video)

    J.J. Jegede will be looking to earn his country a gold medal during the 2012 London Games, and if there is a competition that involves jumping over MINI Coopers, we like his odds of doing just that. In an effort to promote the all new London 2012 MINI Cooper models – which feature the symbol […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 4th) – Carl Lewis

    This Day In Sports History (August 4th) – Carl Lewis

    It was on this day in 1984 that American Carl Lewis won the men’s 100 meter race to capture his first gold medal.  The race took place at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. This race marked the beginning of a wonderful Olympic career for Lewis that saw him win nine gold medals and […]

  • 9 Olympic Flash-In-The-Pans

    9 Olympic Flash-In-The-Pans

    It’s hard to call any Olympic athlete a “flash in the pan.” First off, they clearly had a lot of success to get to the Olympic games. Secondly, the inability to achieve Olympic success doesn’t necessarily mean that one hasn’t achieved lot of success in other venues. However, there have been plenty of athletes that […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Take That Beijing!

    Picture Of The Day: Take That Beijing!

    I hope your sarcasm detector was on while reading that. Drawing/creating a perfect circle is not an easy feat to accomplish.  China came close during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics (right).  As for the performers on the field during Sunday’s halftime show at Super Bowl XLV (left), it appears as though they […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Can I Get In On That Hug?

    Picture Of The Day: Can I Get In On That Hug?

    You simply have to love the camaraderie that is often on display during team sports.  Whether it is a high-five or a slap on the ass, there may be nothing better than seeing a team come together and take on the challenges placed in front of them.  And speaking of team’s coming together, wouldn’t it […]

  • Picture Of The Day: You Just Did What?

    Picture Of The Day: You Just Did What?

    Meet Takeshita.  Daughter of Gottapissa and sister of Wannacrapa. Talk about a name that gives us too much information.  I think this female’s bowel movements is something I could have gone without knowing about.  But I guess for some, when you gotta go, you gotta go.  Hopefully she doesn’t run into Soilmypantsa on her way […]

  • Picture Of The Day: The Finest Olympic Moment?

    Picture Of The Day: The Finest Olympic Moment?

    If I asked you what your finest Olympic moment was, what would you say?  Would it be Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10 at the 1976 Montreal Olympics?  How about Sidney Crosby’s overtime game-winning goal during the gold medal hockey game at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver?  Or perhaps it was Muhammad Ali’s lighting of the […]