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  • Meet Russia’s Lone Olympic Golfer, Maria Verchenova (Pics)

    Meet Russia’s Lone Olympic Golfer, Maria Verchenova (Pics)

    There will be a lot fewer Russians at the 2016 Summer Olympics. To date over 110 of their athletes have been banned for doping, including the entire rowing, weightlifting, and track and field teams. That works out to just over 25% of their contingent. Fortunately the list of banned Russian athletes does not include golfer […]

  • Pats Safety Nate Ebner Makes the U.S. Olympic Rugby Team

    Pats Safety Nate Ebner Makes the U.S. Olympic Rugby Team

    After taking the off-season to focus on rugby, it seems that Nate Ebner’s Olympic dream is coming true. The lifelong rugby player got permission from the Patriots to take a leave from the team to focus on training for the Rio Olympics, and he’s just received word that he’s made the team. Ebner’s been a […]

  • Rivaldo, Brazilian Soccer Legend, Urges People Not to Attend Brazil Olympics

    Rivaldo, Brazilian Soccer Legend, Urges People Not to Attend Brazil Olympics

    Citing crime and political unrest (but not mentioning the ecological messes abundant in the country), soccer legend Rivaldo has urged all foreigners planning on attending the Brazil Olympics this summer to just stay home. He said publicly: “Things are getting uglier here every day. I advise everyone with plans to visit Brazil for the Olympics […]