OLYMPICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

Reporter nearly caught up on Sochi human trafficking ring by accident

One of the stranger stories to come out of the Olympics was the accidental discovery of an Olympics human trafficking ring. It involved a man posing as a talent agent who was booking reporters to work for a major network covering the Sochi Games. Brittney Cason, a TV/radio personality based out of Charlotte, NC was approached by this man through her website. Cason says she and...
Via Awful Announcing
February 26, 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...
Via Awful Announcing
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold medalist gets surprise visit from family on 'Ellen'

American snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the first ever slopstyle gold medal while competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It earned her instant fame, a first-class seat upgrade, (probably) a few more endorsement deals and — most importantly — a guest appearance on “Ellen.” Anderson, 23, showed Ellen DeGeneres her bling in what was her first public appearance since...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 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

Five not-so-inspirational Olympic moments

Sometimes it's fun to take a great athlete down a peg.
Via Gunaxin Sports
February 12, 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

Gallery: The best photos from the Sochi games

Since the start of the Opening Ceemony over 10.1 million Tweets have been sent out by athletes, brands, media personnel and fans at home regarding the Olympics. Over 1.8 came in the last 24 hours alone. Amongst all those Tweets are some incredibly fascinating and popular photos. Twitter has been nice enough to share with us the most popular Olympic photos from each day of the games...
Via The Roosevelts
February 10, 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

Gallery: The lovely ladies of curling

Curling is kinda hot, trust us.
Via Gunaxin Girls
February 09, 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

WATCH: Indian luger wipes out, manages to get back on, finish run

Shiva Keshavan, a 31-year-old Indian luger, fell off his sled but miraculously managed to regain control and get back on his sled to finish his practice run. India is currently suspended by the IOC so Keshavan is racing under the Olympic flag. Pretty impressive by this dude. I would’ve curled up in a ball and screamed, “why me?” The post Indian Luger Falls But Completes Run...
Via Ride The Pine
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Toilets at Sochi Olympics sites have bizarre warning about toilet paper

The facilities at the Sochi Olympics continue to get weirder. First, there were two-toilet stalls. Then, three-bunked rooms. Now, Sochi’s bathrooms are kindly asking users not to flush away their poopy toilet paper, but throw it in a nearby bin instead. Yes, a bin filled with dirty toilet paper. That must smell great. I’m hoping for the sake of everyone at the Olympics that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 04, 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

23 openly gay athletes from the London Olympics

Putting a face on the implications of Russian homophobic legislation.
Via Gunaxin Sports
August 13, 2013  |  1 Comment
WORKING GIRL

Former Olympian working as escort

Suzy Favor Hamilton, a U.S. distance runner in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics, has been working as an escort in Las Vegas under the alias “Kelly Lundy."

Via Los That Sports Blog
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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