Tag Archives: Olympics

  • 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, […]

  • The 11 Dumbest Sports at the Summer Olympics

    The 11 Dumbest Sports at the Summer Olympics

    One of the best things about the Olympics is that you get to watch sports you don’t normally see. One of the worst things about the Olympics, however, is that some of these sports are just straight up dumb. What makes an Olympic sport dumb, you ask? Well, it could be any one of a […]

  • Russian Synchronized Swimsuits Pay Trubite To Michael Jackson (Photo)

    Russian Synchronized Swimsuits Pay Trubite To Michael Jackson (Photo)

    No, your eyes have not deceived you.  Yes, that is Michael Jackson on the front of the Russian synchronized swim team’s swimsuits! Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina paid tribute to the “King of Pop” by wearing swimsuits with MJ’s image on them and performing their technical duet routine on Sunday to a mix of several […]

  • This Venezuelan Boxing Fan Knows How To Pump Up The Crowd (Video)

    This Venezuelan Boxing Fan Knows How To Pump Up The Crowd (Video)

    The Olympics are always exciting on television, because the main networks really only show you the best events. But you have to remember that for every swimming final featuring Ryan Lochte or every track event featuring Ivet Lalova, there’s a team handball match between Angola and Croatia, or a rhythmic gymnastics event featuring a bunch […]

  • TNT Should Hire Irish Basketball Announcer Timmy McCarthy (Video)

    TNT Should Hire Irish Basketball Announcer Timmy McCarthy (Video)

    It sure would be nice to be at the 2012 Summer Olympics in person, but let’s face it.  Not many people have the time or money to fly halfway around the world to watch sports for two weeks. For this reason, the announcers are especially important when you watch the Olympics on television. They need […]