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Suzy Favor Hamilton, Three-Time Olympic Runner, Worked as Las Vegas Call Girl in 2012

There have been any number of cases of athletes finding themselves in dire financial straits after their playing careers, but this incident may take that to a whole new level. Suzy Favor Hamilton is a three-time Olympic runner, and one of the NCAA’s most decorated tracks stars ever. And, in 2012, she spent time working as a $600-per-hour call girl in Las Vegas, according to reporting...
Via NESN.com
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss
PRETTY MUCH A NO-BRAINER

Hamilton removed from Disney event

Disney has canceled an upcoming scheduled appearance at Disneyland by Suzy Favor Hamilton in light of the former Olympian being outed as a high-priced escort.

Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

German biathlete disqualified for pointing rifle at own face (Video)

German biathlete Florian Graf was disqualified from a World Cup biathlon race last weekend for pointed his small-bore rifle at his own face. Graf admitted to having a "blackout" moment during the race while at the shooting range when he paused to blow some moisture from the barrel of his rifle between shots. It is a scary moment to watch, and it goes without saying...
Via Holdout Sports
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss
REMEMBER HIM?

Report: Armstrong stripped of medal

The International Olympic Committee reportedly has sent a letter to Lance Armstrong asking that he return the bronze medal he won in 2000.

Via The Victory Formation
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss
SWEET SASSY MOLASSEY

Is this the worst ski jump attempt ever?

The adorable banner at the beginning of this video reads FLY UP HIGHER OUR JUMPERS. Little did they know they’d be witnessing a Daiki Ito fly lower than any man in history.The YouTube description doesn’t do it justice:The japanese ski jumper Daiki Ito slips on the jump from the beam and head down the ramp track. Fortunately, he is stopped just before takeoff.Firstly, it doesn’t...
Via With Leather
January 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

Does Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps have a new girlfriend? (Photos)

Retired Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is set to tee off at the Phoenix Open Pro-Am this week after reportedly spending a romantic vacation in the Bahamas with stunning 22-year-old waitress and aspiring model Sarah Herndon. Phelps, 27, is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals — 18 of them gold. But it looks like Herndon was the prize. RadarOnline.com reports...
Via Speleb
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps hangs out with Phoenix Suns dancers (Photo)

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps hung out with the Phoenix Suns dancers at the US Airways Center after Wednesday night's 92-86 Suns victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Phelps was in town to take part in the Annexus Pro-Am day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament, where he was paired with Bubba Watson. After the Suns win, this was a great way for...
Via Holdout Sports
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss
END OF AN ERA?

Olympics to drop wrestling in 2020

The International Olympics Committee announced that wrestling, one of the oldest Olympic sports, has been cut from the program beginning in 2020.

Via Bush League Chronicle
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss
QUESTIONABLE DECISION

Show starring slain girlfriend to air

A South African television network will not postpone a reality show featuring Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend, from its planned broadcast on Saturday.

Via The Other Paper
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
DOTH PROTEST

Olympic wrestler returns gold medal

In light of the news that the Olympics is considering dropping wrestling from the Games, Bulgarian wrestler Valentin Yordanov decided to return the gold medal he won in Atlanta.

Via The Victory Formation
February 21, 2013  |  11 Comments
THUMBS UP

McKayla Maroney is finally impressed

U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney has just signed an endorsement deal for the new 7-Up Ten soda, and she recently gave an interview with Business Insider to discuss the deal. Maroney also talks about the "not impressed" face, returning to the gym after some surgeries, and her acting role in an upcoming episode of the CW network series "Hart of Dixie". ...
Via Holdout Sports
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney not impressed by Guillermo's gymnastic skills (Video)

Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney was not impressed with the gymnastic skills of Jimmy Kimmel sidekick Guillermo, but was impressed with his taste in soda as he presented her with the new 7-Up Ten. Now if Guillermo could just get her last name right. It's Maroney, not "Macaroni" or "Maraca". Video via JimmyKimmelLive. H/T SCP. Related Posts:...
Via Holdout Sports
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Leryn Franco's Facebook page a treasure trove

Long before Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke shimmied her way into our hearts and minds with her sexy pre-race dance routine, there was Leryn Franco, the absolutely stunning javelin-throwing goddess from Paraguay. An Athena armed with a javelin instead of a spear, if you will. In fact, her reign as the exotic female athlete that rules the interwebs dates all the way back to 2009...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

French cyclist crashes into street sign during race (Video)

French cyclist Yoann Offredo crashed into a street sign during the 2013 Paris-Roubaix race this past weekend. Offredo took a peek to see what was behind him while following the pack, but when he turned around, he wasn't able to react in time to avoid hitting the sign at full speed. Offredo was treated for some cuts on his arms and his chin, but was very fortunate not to have...
Via Holdout Sports
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Corruption At The 2014 Winter Olympic Games

The Huffington Post is reporting that there's corruption [on a big scale] at the Sochi Olympics. Russian officials and businessmen have stolen billions of dollars during the years of preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a prominent Russian opposition figure claimed on Thursday.According to Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime-minister-turned-Kremlin critic, and...
Via The Juicy Online
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Colangelo hopes to bring USA Basketball to Tempe

According to a report at AZCentral.com, Arizona State University and the city of Tempe is working on an awesome deal: Jerry Colangelo is trying to bring USA Basketball to Tempe. 
Via One is the Loneliest Number
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsay Graham’s call for Olympic boycott is looney toons

When Edward Snowden leaked classified information on NSA snooping, many people were angry. Some were angry at the NSA, some were angry at Snowden, some were angry at those who were angry, and at least one person is now angry at Russia. Angry enough to boycott the Olympics. Lindsey Graham (R, S.C.) is calling for the U.S. to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, due to concerns...
Via The Victory Formation
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss
OUT OF THIS WORLD

Sochi medals to include pieces of meteor

In the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, organizers have apparently realized that they may need to spice things up a bit to keep viewers interested.  Especially for events like the Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Relay.  So, on February 15th (the one year anniversary of the meteor that streaked across the sky before crashing into Earth in Chelyabinsk), all medals awarded...
Via The Victory Formation
July 26, 2013  |  3 Comments

Michael Phelps continues to hint at return in 2016

He has been improving his golf game for the past year while being featured on the Haney Project, and currently is walking around in a walking boot due to a stress fracture, but Michael Phelps remains coy on whether he will be back in the Olympic pool when the Summer Games take place in Rio in 2016. While visiting with Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines during NBC’s broadcast of the World...
Via The Victory Formation
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Bear in the Room

You may or may not be aware of Russia’s new anti-gay laws (anti-propaganda for nontraditional sexual relationships, as it is worded) and you may or may not be aware that the 2014 Winter Games will be taking place in Russia. There is a growing awareness of both of these facts around the country and around the globe that is setting up a bit of a collision course. Some are calling...
Via The Victory Formation
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones makes fun of Ryan Braun while being drug tested

Lolo Jones always is making jokes on Twitter. Most of the time, they end up backfiring on her, but this time around we need to give her props for her joke about Ryan Braun when drug testers showed up to give her a random test. Jones was heading out to her own birthday party when she was greeted by drug officials. Obviously, the timing sucked, but this is what random is all about...
Via The Victory Formation
August 06, 2013  |  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

Russian Women’s Relay members kiss on medal stand in protest

As we get closer and closer to the 2014 Sochi games in Russia, the controversy swirling around the Russian “Anti-Gay Propaganda” laws is ramping up.  US Athletes, Swedish Athletes, and now Russian Athletes have joined in the open protests against the governments’ new laws. This latest protest is the most visible, by far, as Russian Athletes had so far remained fairly quiet...
Via The Victory Formation
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Team USA Sochi Olympics uniforms are ‘Made in the USA’

Team USA’s clothing for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games this February will be labeled with “Made in the USA.” Each article of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Winter Olympic athletes in Sochi, including their opening and closing ceremony uniforms and their Olympic Village gear, has been made by American craftsman and manufacturers, reports The Associated Press. Julie...
Via Sports-Glory
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

All clothing worn by U.S. Olympians in Sochi will be made in the USA

Ralph Lauren did not want themselves another controversy after all the criticism the company received during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. A year and half ago, there was outrage from American because the clothing worn by the United States…Read more →
Via The Victory Formation
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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