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OLYMPICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

L.A. mayor would want Caitlyn Jenner to light Olympics torch

The city of Los Angeles is trying to land the 2024 Summer Olympics, and mayor Eric Garcetti has the perfect candidate in mind to light the torch, should his city win the bid. In an exclusive interview with TMZ Sports, Garcetti revealed his choice to light the torch would be none other than Caitlyn Jenner, who won the men’s decathlon when she was a man in 1976. “I think...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caitlyn Jenner may face manslaughter charges for crash

According to a report by the New York Times, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner—Olympic gold medalist—could face a manslaughter charge for her part in a fatal car crash that occurred in February. Los Angeles Sheriff’s investigators are expected to provide evidence that could support a manslaughter charge, per the report. The fatal car accident took place in Malibu...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn shares nasty picture of broken ankle

Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles preparing $4 billion bid for 2024 Olympics

The dream of bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston is dead. But there’s still a chance the Games could be held in the United States. Los Angeles is preparing an approximately $4 billion bid and is close to reaching a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee to become the country’s new candidate for the 2024 Olympics, officials told the Los Angeles Times on Monday. L.A....
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kardashian sisters still call Caitlyn Jenner 'Bruce'

Anyone following the transformation of former Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn knows it has been a long process and an emotional one for the Kardashian/Jenner family. courtesy: USA Today During a recent interview, Khloe Kardashian expressed support for her stepdad and talked about the issues she dealt with when Caitlyn shared her decision to transition. Khloe...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Trump rips Boston mayor over failed Olympic bid

Boston’s brief dream of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics died Monday, and an outspoken New Yorker is rubbing it in. The United States Olympic Committee officially pulled the city’s bid to host the 2024 Games on Monday, shortly after Mayor Marty Walsh announced he wouldn’t sign the Olympic host contract until financial concerns regarding taxpayers were met. Polarizing businessman...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Mayor Walsh refusing to sign Olympic host contract

The chances of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games coming to Boston took a hit Monday. Boston mayor Marty J. Walsh is refusing to sign an Olympic host contract at this time, he revealed at a press conference. Financial concerns are among the main issues for Walsh, who doesn’t want taxpayers to be at risk. Boston Mayor Walsh says even if it means losing games he will not sign Olympics...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin community considering changing Bruce Jenner St. name

Residents of a community in Austin, Texas, are debating whether they should rename a street that is named after former Olympian Bruce Jenner. An area of South Austin called Olympic Heights has streets named after famous Olympians, so naturally there is a street called “Bruce Jenner Lane.” In light of Jenner’s identity change that was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Three French athletes perish while filming reality show

The phenomenon of reality shows is not just limited to the United States, it’s a worldwide phenomenon.  We usually don’t associate real human tragedy with them, though.  In a shocking and saddening story, three French athletes – sailor Florence Arthaud, boxer Alexis Vastine, and swimmer Camille Muffat – were killed while filming the French reality show Dropped.  The...
Via Awful Announcing
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Olympian walking again after ATV accident

Back in June, former Olympian and Fox Sports Radio host Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an ATV accident in which her spinal cord was severed. It was a very scary situation, but Van Dyken-Rouen kept a sense of humor about the situation and vowed to walk again, despite what seemed to be impossible circumstances. This week, the impossible seemed possible as Van Dyken-Rouen stood...
Via Awful Announcing
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lolo Jones says she misses her 'bobsled butt'

Olympic bobsledder Lolo Jones says that one of the things she misses most from the Sochi Winter Olympics is the "nice bobsled butt" that she worked so hard to get while training for the event.Jones made the admission while speaking with The Post Game at Wednesday night's ESPY awards in Los Angeles. In the process of dropping the extra weight after the Sochi Olympics...
Via Holdout Sports
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympian Gracie Gold says 'Yes' to prom request

via Good Morning America/Getty Images United States figure skater Gracie Gold has accepted Dyer Pettijohn’s request to attend his prom. Gold, 18,  left Sochi with a bronze medal in the team figure skating event and will now be trading in her ice skates for a pair of heels. Pettijohn made a emphatic plea for Gold to attend the prom with him in a YouTube video and it has paid off...
Via Tireball.com
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 stories that defined the Sochi Olympics

As with any great sporting event, the Sochi Olympics had a mix of both triumph and tragedy over the course of the Winter Games. Here’s a look at the top 10 storylines – in no particular order – that came out of Russia over the past few weeks. 1. #SochiProblems Before the Games actually began, the talk was all about #SochiProblems and the various calamities that visitors, namely...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: The complete Johnny Weir Sochi Collection

After being the darlings of the Sochi Olympics, we wondered whether NBC would find a way to keep Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir in our lives until the next Winter Olympics in 2018.  Four years is a long time to reconvene and with figure skating events happening only periodically on television, fans of Tara & Johnny's wit, wisdom, and wardrobe were left worried that they may not...
Via Awful Announcing
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stakes are higher than ever in US-Canada semifinal game

This "Loser Keeps Bieber" billboard bet has been placed in Illinois. It's Team USA vs. Canada in hockey for all the marbles.
Via Gamedayr
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The craziest moments from Sochi (so far)

Prior to the Sochi Winter Olympics there were plenty of concerns swirling around the Games of the XXII Olympiad. Whether it was melting snow, stray...
Via Athlon Sports
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun apologizes for racy topless photo shoot (SFW pics)

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun, scheduled to race in the women’s slalom and giant slalom next week in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, was forced to apologize after a behind-the-scenes video surfaced from a racy photo shoot she participated in where the skier appears topless. The shoot was for a calendar released last year and […]The post Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia's Olga Graf celebrates with near wardrobe malfunction

Olga Graf of Russia celebrated her bronze medal win on Sunday by unzipping her suit a bit. Graf forgot that the tight suit prevented her from wearing a t-shirt and exposed some skin. Fortunately for the Russian her lady bits were covered still. RESULTS: Ladies 3000 m “I totally forgot,” Graf said through a translator. “We have very good suits and they are very tight. … You...
Via Tireball.com
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Five crazy things to watch for in Sochi

The Sochi Winter Olympics are the Games of the XXII Olympiad. They are also shaping up to be a potential dumpster fire on all fronts —...
Via Athlon Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Snowboarder puts number on helmet, gets photos from females

Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev is quickly emerging as one of the more polarizing athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. During the slopestyle qualifying round on Thursday, Sobolev decided to write his cell phone number on the back of his helmet. He had received more than 2,000 text messages by Friday morning. The 22-year-old said that […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White pulls out of slopestyle event, gets called out by rival

US snowboard star Shaun White, one of the few TV-ready stars of this year’s Olympics, will put his first appearance on hold. The half-pipe champion of the Vancouver games was scheduled to compete in a new event in Sochi, the slopestyle. He has opted to pull out, citing concerns about injuries. There have been concerns […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi Olympics Biathlon Center has 'bi-toilets'

Russia has spent $50 billion dollars on the Sochi Olympics — much of it making sure everyone is safe from the global threats of in-country terrorism and foreign gay athletes. But this just might be taking security and team unity to new levels.Here’s the restroom at the Sochi Winter Olympic Biathlon Center, as photographed by BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg and retweeted by...
Via The Other Paper
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women's hockey goalie forced to remove Constitution from mask

A goalie for the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team has been forced to repaint her new mask by the International Olympic Committee this week. Jessie Vetter was forced to change her mask by the IOC because she had a copy of the U.S. Constitution on the back plate. That ruling is bound to upset plenty of people. Artist Ron Slater told InGoal Magazine the following regarding the reason...
Via Rumors and Rants
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olympic ski jumper hospitalized after frightening crash

Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria was hospitalized with skull injuries and a bruised lung on Friday after crashing during training for this weekend’s ski flying World Cup.“Thomas Morgenstern is conscious and well responsive,” the Austrian ski federation said in statement hours after the incident, adding the athlete’s condition would be monitored...
Via The Other Paper
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: U.S. women’s ski team lip-synchs Katy Perry medley

Julia Mancuso published a YouTube video of the U.S. women's ski team lip-synching a medley of Katy Perry songs.
Via Gamedayr
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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