Tag Archives: Olympics

  • Sochi Is Hilariously Unprepared to Host the Winter Olympics (Photos)

    Sochi Is Hilariously Unprepared to Host the Winter Olympics (Photos)

    Let’s start with the good news: the main athletic complex and all the venues for the 2014 Winter Olympics seem to be sparkling and ready to go, and they certainly look impressive. From there, however, it’s all downhill. The Athlete’s Village? That’s ready. But the Olympians had better not be expecting deluxe accommodations. The rooms […]

  • The 13 Biggest Scandals in the History of the Winter Olympics

    The 13 Biggest Scandals in the History of the Winter Olympics

    The 2014 Winter Olympics haven’t even gotten underway yet, and already it is looking like they might be amongst the most controversial and scandal-ridden games of all-time. First it was the vague Russian law outlawing “gay propaganda,” which is fairly upsetting for the countries of the world that value free speech. Then came word that the […]

  • The 20 Most Gorgeous Olympic Figure Skaters of All-Time

    The 20 Most Gorgeous Olympic Figure Skaters of All-Time

    With the 2014 Winter Olympics now just two weeks away, it’s time to once again become an avid figure skating fan. Sure, you don’t care a lick about the sport for 206 straight weeks. But for the two weeks that the Olympic figure skating competition is going on, you know all about axels and lutzes […]

  • The 12 New Events at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    The 12 New Events at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    Pretty much every time the Olympics roll around there seem to be a few new events. However, at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi there will actually be a record 12 new events, making them the biggest Winter Games ever. What are these new events? Well, there are three new mixed events, four new […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 24th) – Ben Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (September 24th) – Ben Johnson

    It was on this day in 1988 that Ben Johnson set a new world record and won Olympic gold in the men’s 100 meter race at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.  However, Johnson was stripped of his medal when his urine sample tested positive for stanozol, a substance on the banned list of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 19th) — Greg Louganis

    This Day In Sports History (September 19th) — Greg Louganis

     It was on this day in 1988 that US diver Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board during the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Louganis suffered a concussion after hitting his head on the springboard while performing a reverse 2 1/2 pike during the preliminary round.  However, the injury would not keep […]

  • Russia Women’s 4×400 Relay Members Kiss on the Podium in Protest (Photo)

    Russia Women’s 4×400 Relay Members Kiss on the Podium in Protest (Photo)

    With the Winter Game in Sochi, Russia, less than seven months away, and the country’s anti-gay laws drawing plenty of ire from around the world, many athletes have used sports as a platform to voice their displeasure with Russia’s lack of concern for the safety and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals […]

  • Sochi 2014 Olympic Medals Unveiled (Gallery)

    Sochi 2014 Olympic Medals Unveiled (Gallery)

    In less than one year, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will take place.  During the 22nd edition of the Winter Games, gold, silver and bronze medals will be handed out to competitors in 98 events across 15 different sports.  Athletes all over the world have been preparing for this marquee event for some […]