Tag Archives: Olympics

  • 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 […]

  • Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murdering His Girlfriend

    Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murdering His Girlfriend

    You know how you’ve read all those moving, inspirational stories about double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, and what a hero he is? Yeah, well, never mind. All that stuff has been undone. The fact that this guy became the first double-amputee in history to compete in the Olympics against able-bodied athletes doesn’t really matter any […]

  • Brazilian Prostitutes Are Getting Ready for the World Cup by Learning English

    Brazilian Prostitutes Are Getting Ready for the World Cup by Learning English

    Prostitution is legal in Brazil, as it is in many western nations. However, unlike some other countries, where certain laws have been enacted to keep prostitution very discreet and secretive, in Brazil the government almost encourages it by providing a number of helpful resources for prostitutes. For a while, the government even had a website […]

  • 25 Most Memorable Sports Moments Of 2012

    25 Most Memorable Sports Moments Of 2012

    Events such as LeBron James’ first championship, the Kings winning the Stanley Cup, and the London Olympic games might seem like distant memories now that we’re focused on the NFL, but all of it went down in 2012. It just goes to show that a lot can happen in a year, and it’s easy for […]

  • Will This Video Help Make Squash an Olympic Sport?

    Will This Video Help Make Squash an Olympic Sport?

    Golf and Rugby Sevens are the two most recent sports to be added to the Summer Olympics (they are set to debut at the 2016 Games in Rio), and now it appears as though the sport of squash is attempting to follow in their footsteps. In an attempt to help them achieve that goal, two […]

  • Watch Double-Amputee Oscar Pistorius Race a Horse (Video)

    Watch Double-Amputee Oscar Pistorius Race a Horse (Video)

    This summer, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius captured the world’s attention when he became the first ever double-amputee to compete in the men’s 400m and 4x400m events at the Summer Olympics in London. So what’s be been up to since then? Well, right after he competed in the regular Olympics, he competed in the Paralympics. And […]

  • Meet Carlin Isles, the Fastest Rugby Player in the World (Video)

    Meet Carlin Isles, the Fastest Rugby Player in the World (Video)

    Apparently when you’re an extremely gifted athlete, you can pick up new sports pretty quickly. Take American sprinter Carlin Isles, for example. He didn’t make the cut for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track Team, so he missed out on London. However, his personal best for the 100m is 10.13 seconds, which would have put him […]