Tag Archives: Olympics

  • Usain Bolt Almost Runs Over Flower Girl at Track Meet in Norway (Video)

    Usain Bolt Almost Runs Over Flower Girl at Track Meet in Norway (Video)

    I think maybe the folks in charge of the Samsung IAAF Diamond League and the organizers of the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, might want to review their policies regulating who is allowed on the track after a race before their next meet. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100-meter race yesterday in a solid […]

  • 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Olympic Torch Relay

    9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Olympic Torch Relay

    In case you hadn’t noticed, the official countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London began a few weeks ago. They lit the Olympic flame over in Greece on May 10, then transported to the United Kingdom on a special addition gold-painted British Airways jet on May 18. Since then, the torch has been making […]

  • 11 Female Athletes Caught Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

    11 Female Athletes Caught Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

    Women’s sports have come a long way since trailblazers like Wilma Rudolph, Billy Jean King, and Althea Gibson. Today, women’s sports are more popular than ever, and female athletes are making more money than ever—both good things. But, as with everything in life, there’s also a downside. Namely, with all that glory and money at […]

  • 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 […]