OLYMPICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Spanish Olympic sailors assaulted in Rio de Janeiro

As we continue to inch our way closer and closer to the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it feels as though the host city cannot help but avoid staying out of the negative headlines. While most of the turmoil has been focused on the state of the facilities and conditions for athletes expected to compete in the summer games, this latest story from Rio is perhaps...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

IOC to hand out 450k condoms to athletes during 2016 Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics are trying to get Olympic athletes to practice safe sex while at the games. According to the Associated Press, the International Olympics Committee says that more than 450,000 condoms will be handed out during the 2016 games. That’s more than three times the number of condoms given out during the London Games in 2012. So why the big increase in condom distribution...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Director of Russian anti-doping lab alleges state-run doping during 2014 Olympics

Hosting an Olympic games can bring pride to a city and country. It can also bring tremendous pressure for the athletes and teams to perform at the highest level. Now, a report from The New York Times alleges that there was a large-scale doping effort in place by the Russian state ahed of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. The report indicates that Russian anti-doping expert and...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Caitlyn Jenner rips report about 'sex change regret'

Caitlyn Jenner says she is not contemplating transitioning back to a man. A representative for the former Olympian told the New York Daily News on Thursday that there is no truth to the “idiotic” report about Jenner having second thoughts about becoming a woman. “Not worth commenting on such an idiotic report,” Jenner’s rep said. “Of course it’s not true.” Ian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Caitlyn Jenner considering transitioning back to a man?

Caitlyn Jenner has reportedly been having a difficult time with her transition to a woman and has considered transitioning back into a man. Ian Halperin, who wrote a book about the Kardashian family called “Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family,” told The Wrap on Wednesday that he was told by multiple sources Jenner has been “miserable” and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn's Twitter photo hints she has no issues with Nordegren

Lindsey Vonn tried to make it quite clear on Tuesday that her relationship with Tiger Woods’ ex-wife is just fine. Vonn, who supposedly got along very well with Elin Nordegren while the Olympic skier was dating Tiger, shared a photo from the Kentucky Derby that was clearly a response to a Page Six report. Great to se Elin and friends at the #kentuckyderby last weekend. She...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Snapchat, BuzzFeed team up to deliver video highlights of Summer Games on social

Olympic video rights to highlights are highly important, and NBC has long been very stingy with them; ESPN and others have been forced to rely on still images instead of video for their own Olympic coverage. NBC has finally decided to give an outside platform some video rights, though, and it just happens to be…Snapchat? Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier reports that Snapchat has struck...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Why sports media need to spotlight Rio's huge Olympic issues

Four months from the start of the Rio Olympics, there are an incredible list of issues facing the Games. As Bruce Arthur writes in The Toronto Star, between the economic crisis, spending cuts, massive political corruption investigations that have Brazil’s president under fire, the Zika virus and the sewage-filled waters that will host the open-water events, things look bad even...
Via Awful Announcing
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski has ‘every intention’ of coaching Team USA in 2016 Rio Olympics

Mike Krzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo issued a joint statement Thursday confirming the Duke basketball head coach’s desire to coach the United States National Team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. There was a report that indicated Krzyzewski’s status for the Olympic Games this summer could be in jeopardy. Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com reported Colangelo as saying he was considering...
Via Sportsnaut
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones dresses up as injured Derrick Rose for Halloween

Lolo Jones has no chill. She decided to have some fun at oft-injured Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose’s expense and dressed up as him for Halloween, but the way that she did it was in poor taste. Jones donned a Bulls jersey, shorts and sneakers, which is normal. But she also wore a protective mask and stood on crutches on a basketball court in an attempt to mock Rose. ...
Via The Sports Daily
October 31, 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

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

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

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

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

U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn is stuck again, this time in an elevator

Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn just can't win. He's now stuck in an elevator in Sochi.
Via Gamedayr
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

Report: US, Russian figure skating judges accused of collusion

It just wouldn’t be the Winter Olympics without a little figure skating drama. According to allegations in a report from French sports magazine L’Equipe on Saturday, judges from the United States and Russia conspired to help one another out during the Sochi Games. The magazine’s unidentified Russian coach reportedly said American judges would help the Russians win gold in the...
Via NESN.com
February 08, 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

Mexican skier rocks Mariachi band-themed Olympics garb in Sochi

He probably won’t come close to the medal stand, but Mexican downhill skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe will most certainly make an splash at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  At 55 years of age, von Hohenlohe is the second-oldest Winter Olympian ever, and his resume reads like something out of an action movie. He was born in Mexico City and competes under the Mexican flag, but...
Via NESN.com
January 27, 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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