Tag Archives: Olympics

  • 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 […]

  • USA’s Alex Morgan Knees New Zealand Keeper In The Face (GIF)

    USA’s Alex Morgan Knees New Zealand Keeper In The Face (GIF)

    Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux scored goals in the 27th and 87th minutes, respectively, to give the USA women’s soccer team a 2-0 quarterfinal victory over New Zealand, ending the Kiwi’s hopes for an Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games. Despite being outplayed for much of the match, the Kiwi’s still had a shot […]

  • 15 Biggest Summer Olympics Scandals

    15 Biggest Summer Olympics Scandals

    When you gather 10,500 athletes from 205 nations together for a major international sports competition, you can expect a good scandal or two. But the 2012 Summer Olympics are just one week old, and we’ve already seen four fairly historic controversies—two regarding the outcomes of events, and one that almost kept an event from happening […]

  • Nigerian Basketball Player Breaks James Harden’s Ankles With Crossover (Video)

    Nigerian Basketball Player Breaks James Harden’s Ankles With Crossover (Video)

    The USA men’s basketball team didn’t even come close to losing it’s first two games at the 2012 Summer Olympics. However, they’ve still received some criticism for their slow, sluggish starts. On Thursday, however, they silenced their critics by blitzing Nigeria right from the get-go, en route to a record setting 156-73 victory. What records […]