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  • 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 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 3rd) – 1980 Summer Olympics

    This Day In Sports History (August 3rd) – 1980 Summer Olympics

    It was on this day in 1980 that the closing ceremonies were held for the 22nd Summer Olympic Games.  The games were held in Moscow, U.S.S.R., marking the first time ever that the Olympics were held in Eastern Europe. The 1980 Summer Olympic Games are most remembered for being boycotted by the United States and […]

  • LeBron James Flops With 30-Point Lead Over Nigeria (Video)

    LeBron James Flops With 30-Point Lead Over Nigeria (Video)

    Talk about having no mercy! We already knew that LeBron James was more than willing to flop all over a basketball court in order to get a foul call, but is he capable of doing that sort of thing with a 30-point lead against a far inferior Nigerian men’s basketball team? He sure is! At […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 8/2/12 — Team USA Basketball

    Stat Line Of The Night — 8/2/12 — Team USA Basketball

    I was going to award the “Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, August 2, 2012 to Carmelo Anthony after his 37 points and 10 three-pointers helped him break the Team USA single-game scoring and three-point records in under 15 minutes of action, but it was almost impossible to overlook the incredible statistical performance put […]

  • Meet William Bell, the 90-Year-Old Pole Vaulter (Video)

    Meet William Bell, the 90-Year-Old Pole Vaulter (Video)

    Earl Bell is a former American Olympian. He held the world record for pole vaulting (19′ 0¼”) for one month in 1976, and he won a bronze medal in the event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Today, Earl is one of the top American pole vaulting coaches, operating a training facility in […]

  • Ryan Lochte: Great At Swimming, Terrible At Giving Interviews (Video)

    Ryan Lochte: Great At Swimming, Terrible At Giving Interviews (Video)

    Coming into the 2012 Summer Olympics, a lot of attention was paid to the rivalry in the pool between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. The two USA swimmers are the same age, but Phelps monopolized the spotlight in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. So nobody really noticed that Lochte had won 6 Olympic […]

  • 20 Gymnastics Fail GIFs

    20 Gymnastics Fail GIFs

    Yesterday we told about American gymnast McKayla Maroney and her jaw-dropping vault during the team all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was so good that it literally left the judges flabbergasted, and yet they didn’t award it a perfect score. Of course, losing a few tenths of a point didn’t hurt the USA […]

  • 20 Hottest Olympic Gold Medalists (Summer Edition)

    20 Hottest Olympic Gold Medalists (Summer Edition)

    Two weeks ago we brought you a list of the hottest female athletes Olympians at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Then, last week, we brought you a list of the greatest female Olympians of all time. So what do we have for you this week? How about a combination of the two. That’s right. Today we […]