OLYMPICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lochte to be summoned to appear in Rio, charged with making false report

The Ryan Lochte saga is not over quite yet. The U.S. swimmer will be summoned to appear at a hearing in front of Brazil’s Justice Department regarding the incident from the Olympics, according to ESPN. ESPN reports that Lochte will not be permitted to give his testimony in the United States, as Decetive Clemente Braune stated. Braune was responsible for the investigation in the...
Via The Comeback
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Olympian auctions off medal to help young cancer patient

Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but was not interested in hanging on to the medal. Instead, he chose to auction the medal off, hoping to raise funds for Olek Szymanski, a three-year-old boy battling eye cancer. The auction was a success. On his Facebook page, Małachowski excitedly announced that the medal had been bought...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ledecky turning down $5 million per year to go to school

At 19 years old, Katie Ledecky has an opportunity most people can only dream of. Believe it or not, she’s turning it down. For now. Ledecky dominated the Summer Olympics in Rio by winning four gold medals. She became a household name in the process, which has led to a number of endorsement offers. Ledecky could be earning up to $5 million annually in endorsements, but she has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Majority of Olympic streaming was done on laptops, not mobile

We know from NBC’s many press releases that streaming was a big deal for the Rio Olympics. Despite lower ratings, NBC called the 2016 Summer Games “The Most Successful Media Event in History” stating that the online consumption for the Olympics was the the largest ever with over 3.3 billion minutes (live, replays and highlights combined). In addition, NBC cited that there...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Team Great Britain's matching Olympic luggage, caused issues

Filed under great ideas in theory but not quite in practice: matching luggage for Great Britain’s Olympic team. Sure, it’s cool and a nice show of solidarity at first, but then you get to baggage claim and you realize that you have a pretty big problem. Just ask members of Team GB who arrived back in London and went to claim their bags, only to find that there was no real way...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Swimmer says Brazil officials tried to extort him for over $46K

U.S. Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen, one of the four athletes who were involved in the gas station incident in Rio, says Brazilian officials tried to get him to pay a fine of more than $46,000 before he left the country. In a statement he released late Tuesday night, Feigen gave his account of what happened during the infamous incident and in the days after. After it had been determined...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman going on date with Raiders tight end?

Olympic gymnast star Aly Raisman recently opened up about what it takes to date her, and she turned some heads in doing so. “Dating Aly Raisman” went viral, and the star revealed that she’d like to date an athlete. Raiders tight end Colton Underwood must’ve seen the clip, because he sent a video pitch regarding how badly he wants to take Raisman out. It looks like his...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: Olympics experience ‘therapy for me’

Kevin Durant won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics — an experience he feels was healing therapy. The newest member of the Golden State Warriors received no shortage of criticism after making the decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer. Pundits all over the nation as well as fans felt like he abandoned them relentlessly lobbed shots his way, including...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy: Usain Bolt would 'scare' people as NFL receiver

Speed kills in today’s NFL. So, why not strap pads on the fastest human in the world? That human would be Usain Bolt, who completed his “triple-triple” by capturing three more gold medals at the 2016 Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter has left everyone in awe of his talent, including ex-NFL head coach Tony Dungy, who stopped by NBC’s set in Rio de Janeiro to discuss Bolt. ...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

American wrestler wins bronze after controversial finish

After an arduous week and half of hard fought competition in Rio, American wrestler J’Den Cox earned a bronze medal in the Olympics on Saturday, though it came in perhaps one of the oddest endings yet in this international competition. Matched up against Reineris Salas Perez of Cuba in the 86kg weight class, Cox was holding his own. Both were, for the most part, evenly matched...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Neymar lifts Brazil to first Olympic soccer gold over Germany

Brazil is one of the most accomplished men’s soccer nations in the world, but it still managed to do something for the first time ever Saturday at the Olympics. Brazil and Germany played in a thrilling Olympic men’s soccer final, and Brazil eventually came out on top with a 5-4 advantage in penalty kicks to earn the nation’s first soccer gold medal ever in front of the hometown...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Caitlyn Jenner: 40 years since becoming the 'World's Greatest Athlete'

1976 lives in a special part of the American psyche. The United States celebrated its bicentennial, Apple was formed as a company, football was dominated by the Black and Gold and the Black and Silver, the ABA and the NBA combined forces, and Caitlyn Jenner took the 1976 Olympics and the world by storm.The Vietnam War had officially ended about a year before the 1976 Olympiad and...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The immortality of Usain Bolt

It’s hard to imagine anything keeping Usain Bolt from winning. He’s mechanically engineered to run faster than everyone else in the world for incredibly short periods of time. Even though his speed rivals anyone in the existence of the human race, he still hasn’t been perfect. He’s notoriously slow off the blocks, and he’s notoriously slow to finish when he knows he has...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt finishes with gold medal in 200m

Another day, another gold medal for the fastest man alive. Usain Bolt blew past the competition in the 200-meter final Thursday night en route to his second gold medal of the 2016 Rio Games and his eight Olympic gold overall. The Jamaican sprinter finished with a time of 19.78 seconds, which as you can tell in the photo below, was far better than any of his opponents. It wasn...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pole vaulter breaks silence on embarrassing disqualification

Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita became an unfortunately comedic footnote to the Rio Olympics when footage surfaced that appeared to show his manhood was the primary cause of his disqualification. And now he’s trying to clear the air, denying the alleged circumstances that caused things to go so awry in his Olympic experience. As Ogita attempted to clear the bar set at 5...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things to fix before the 2018 Winter Olympics

Though not as widely viewed as the Summer Olympics, the Winter Games bring their own set of excitement, heartbreak and sociopolitical turmoil that captures worldwide attention. While commentators end the Rio edition and speak of anticipation of the Tokyo Games in 2020, the International Olympic Committee will actually hand off the Olympic torch to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brazilian judges order Ryan Lochte passport seized after he ‘lied’ about robbery

There has been no small amount of controversy over Ryan Lochte’s claim that he and others were robbed at gunpoint at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Lochte has never wavered about his version of the story. He says they were pulled over while riding a taxi by men wearing police badges, made to lay down on the ground with guns pointed at them. “And then the guy pulled out his gun, he...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympians craving McDonald's so much there's now order limit

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has found where he can get his Chicken McNugget fix in Rio, and apparently he is not alone. The McDonald’s in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro has been selling plenty of food to its international visitors, but in order to keep customers happy, it has had to start restricting how much food customers may order. According to a report from...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Former Olympic gold medalist has worst dive ever

Russian diver Ilya Zakharov attempted to defend his title in the  3-meter springboard event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but things didn’t go as planned. The qualifiers were held on Tuesday, and the former 2012 Olympic gold medalist didn’t advance, because the dive he attempted was one of the worst you’ll ever see. He splashed face-first into the water, and that’s probably...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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