Tag Archives: Olympics

  • 15 Olympians And Their Celebrity Look-Alikes

    15 Olympians And Their Celebrity Look-Alikes

    The Olympics have a way of radically transforming the lives of athletes. One month a 17-year swimmer can walk down the street and nobody knows who she is. The next she’s a bona fide celebrity appearing on cereal boxes and doing interviews on the Today Show. Of course, not every Olympian needs success at the […]

  • Here’s The Worst Olympic Dive You Will Ever See (GIF)

    Here’s The Worst Olympic Dive You Will Ever See (GIF)

    If this were a “who can make the biggest splash” competition, Stephan Feck of Germany would have easily earned a perfect score.  Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t a “biggest splash” competition.  It was a 3-meter springboard diving event at the 2012 London Olympics, and it earned him a last place finish in the competition and […]

  • Usain Bolt Wants To Try Out For Manchester United

    Usain Bolt Wants To Try Out For Manchester United

    So apparently the World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, thinks he could cut it as a professional soccer player on one of the best teams in the greatest league in the world. Nobody ever said the guy lacked confidence. On Monday, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 100m sprint told UK paper The […]

  • 40 Funny Names from the 2012 Summer Olympics

    40 Funny Names from the 2012 Summer Olympics

    The 2012 Summer Olympics feature 10,500 athletes from 204 nations competing in 302 events in 26 sports. With that kind of diversity, you’re bound to come across some really interesting characters. But today we’re not looking at Olympic athletes with fascinating personal lives, hobbies, or appearances. We’ve done that already. Today we’re looking at Olympians […]

  • How Much Is Each Olympic Medal Worth? (Infographic)

    How Much Is Each Olympic Medal Worth? (Infographic)

    Athletes who win an Olympic medal are often rewarded with a cash prize from their country (depending on the country and the color of the medal), along with the possibility of earning some additional money through endorsement deals and public appearances following the Olympic Games.  So yes, earning a medal at the Olympic Games is […]

  • Yet Another Awesome Kick Save From Olympic Volleyball (Video)

    Yet Another Awesome Kick Save From Olympic Volleyball (Video)

    Last week we told you about the incredible kick save made by Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Oliveira. Well, apparently Don Suxho of the USA men’s volleyball team didn’t want to be outdone, so he provided a brilliant kick-save highlight of his own. During the first set of the USA’s match against Russia this past Saturday, […]