Tag Archives: Olympics

  • 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 […]

  • Kenyan High Jumpers Sure Can Jump High (Video)

    Kenyan High Jumpers Sure Can Jump High (Video)

    Throughout the entire history of the Olympic men’s high jump competition, not one single athlete from Kenya has ever finished on the podium.  That’s right.  From 1896 to 2012, 28 Olympic men’s high jump competitions have taken place, and not one single Kenyan has won a medal.  Not gold.  Not silver.  Not even bronze. At […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 21st) – Sweden Men’s Hockey

    This Day In Sports History (May 21st) – Sweden Men’s Hockey

    It was on this day in 2006 that the Swedish men’s hockey team won gold at the World Hockey Championships.  Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 4-0 in the championship game played in Riga, Latvia. Sweden became the first country in history to win gold at both the Olympics as well as the World Hockey Championships […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 22nd) – Miracle On Ice

    This Day In Sports History (February 22nd) – Miracle On Ice

    It was on this day in 1980 that the United States Men’s Olympic hockey team shocked the world by beating the heavily favored Soviet team.  Mike Eruzione scored the winner with ten minutes to go in the third period for a 4-3 victory. What most people do not realize is that this game did not […]

  • Michelle Jenneke: 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Photos & Video

    Michelle Jenneke: 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Photos & Video

    Michelle Jenneke became a hit over the summer with her sexy pre-race dance routine, and now she’s bound to turn even more heads following her appearance in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The Australian hurdler shed her track & field uniform for an even sexier outfit, as she posed in a skimpy little bikini […]