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Russian beer can features funny image of hockey players

If there’s a worse thing that could happen to a member of the Canadian national hockey team during the Winter Olympics than losing to the Russians, it probably would have to be having a slick Russian player stealing his girlfriend after being vanquished by the Ruskies. That’s about the most creative beer can that features […]The post Beer can features Russian hockey player...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 07, 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

Heidi Kloser marches in Opening Ceremony on crutches

U.S. skier Heidi Kloser had her 2014 Winter Olympics end before they started after she suffered a horrific injury during a practice run on Thursday. Despite that, Kloser didn’t miss out on marching with fellow American athletes during the Opening Ceremony in Sochi Friday night. In a touching display of defiance and heart, Kloser opted to walk into the Olympic Stadium on crutches...
Via Rumors and Rants
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA opening ceremony sweaters selling for big bucks

While some spectators were poking fun at the Team USA outfits, others were purchasing them. The Ralph Lauren ensemble that Team USA fashioned during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony is now sold out, according to the company’s website. Buyers paid a pretty penny for these limited edition items – the cardigan sold for $595 while the pants were $195. Anyone looking to grab a...
Via NESN.com
February 08, 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

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

Lolo Jones back with teammates after being 'quarantined' with flu

American-hurdler-turned-bobsledder Lolo Jones was battling cold and flu-like symptoms, and she was briefly quarantined from her teammates on Monday.According to the Associated Press, Bobsled spokeswoman Amanda Bird confirmed that it was just a precautionary move, but that didn't stop Jones from posting on Twitter while she was isolated from her teammates.Just released... been in...
Via The Other Paper
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Canada has cool beer fridge in Sochi Olympic house

Molson Canadian beer has had crazy success with a video released in December where two Canadian friends take a big red fridge into…
Via Busted Coverage
February 10, 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

WATCH: U.S. luger Kate Hansen busts a move during warmups

U.S. olympic luger, Kate Hansen, was warming up today prior to her Olympic luge run and it reminded us of a certain Michelle Jenneke.  The above video got the remix treatment courtesy of Chris Mottram, which is just fantastic. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White finishes a disappointing fourth in halfpipe

Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland won the gold in men’s snowboard halfpipe on Tuesday with a score of  94.75 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Ayumu Hirano took silver and Taku Hiraoka won the bronze. American Shaun White, who was trying to win his third consecutive gold, finished in fourth, while Danny Davis finished in tenth and Gregory Bretz finished 12th after falling in...
Via Sports-Glory
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Norwegian snowboarder Silje Norendal arguably the most beautiful Olympian in Sochi (38 photos)

While her performance in women’s slopestyle over the weekend garnered her only an 11th place finish in the highly competitive field, Norway’s Silje Norendal arguably may be the Olympic athlete who will see their profile rise the most from an appearance in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Heading into Sochi, Silje Norendal was coming […]The post Norwegian snowboarder Silje...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White to take break from snowboarding, tour with band

Shaun White’s disappointing run in Sochi has prompted the Olympic snowboarder to pursue other interests. After failing to medal in the men’s halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday, Shaun White announced he will be taking a break from the sport to tour with his band, Bad Things. Shaun White: "I need a little break from snowboarding for a while." Says he's going to go on tour with...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cross country skiing races can feature spectacular crashes?

Cross country skiing is not the easiest sell for American audiences. For starters, we’re not very good at it, so unless you’re into Scandinavian success stories there isn’t much rooting interest. And then there’s the sport itself — a bunch of people skiing, but not really quickly down a giant hill. There are more exciting things out there, such as just about anything you...
Via Rumors and Rants
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Skiers share gold medal in first ever tie in Winter Olympic history

An Olympic gold medal was awarded to two women in the same event on Wednesday, after Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze, from Slovenia, recorded the identical time of 1min 41.57 in the women's downhill.It is the first gold medal tie in the history of the Winter Games.Another Swiss, Lara Gut, won bronze. There was no silver medal awarded.NBC's overlapping replays of the...
Via The Other Paper
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi stray dogs saved by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has built a dog shelter north of Sochi to house any strays and provide adoptions.
Via Gamedayr
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...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovenian gold medal-winning skier Tina Maze has a hit pop song

Tina Maze was among the favorites to take home gold in the alpine skiing events in Sochi. Today, she did just that as the Slovenian made history as she tied Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin for the gold medal. They each ecorded the identical time of 1min 41.57 in the women’s downhill. It is the first gold medal tie in the history of the Winter Games. Maze is the current world champion...
Via The Sports Bank
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Even Bob Costas' son has eye infection jokes

Bob Costas and his pink, gross, infected eyes has become the butt of jokes all over the nation.  From social media memes to late night routines, nearly everyone has had their swing at the face of the Olympics.  The infection was so bad, Matt Lauer had to sub for Costas and break his streak of 157 consecutive nights in the primetime anchor chair. The major question has been what...
Via Awful Announcing
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Anderson: Tinder app is ‘next level’ in Olympic Village

The Olympic Village in Sochi was stocked with a shipment of 100,000 condoms for a reason. Hooking up at the Olympics is a tradition unlike any other, with many athletes having openly admitted over the years that sex is everywhere. US snowboarder Jamie Anderson says the popular dating app Tinder has taken things to the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Plushenko injured during warmups, withdraws from Games

Video of Russian figure skating Evgeni Plushenko injuring his back during warm-ups for the short program in Sochi.
Via Gamedayr
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russian curler Andrey Drozdov slips, smacks head on ice

All of those who say that Curling isn’t a contact sport, just ask Russian curler Andrey Drozdov. Check out the Russian who took a little spill on the ice during the Olympics and face-planted in the process. It ended just fine as the Russians knocked off Switzerland by a score of 7-6. You can also see video of the fail RIGHT HERE courtesy of NBC. [.GIF via Deadspin] Article found...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Norwegian cross country skier races in short, short sleeves

While most competitors in the Winter Olympics choose to bundle up, Norwegian cross country skier Chris Jesperson went against the grain in the men's 15km classic final, as he sported shorts and a short-sleeve shirt.The unconventional approach helped lead Jesperson to a respectable sixth place finish in the race. He came within 22 seconds of Sweden's Daniel Richardsson for bronze...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Al Roker, Matt Lauer don spandex, give luge a shot

Matt Lauer and Al Roker are an unlikely luge team duo, but that won’t stop them from getting on the track and making fools of themselves. Check out the two Today Show hosts having some fun and giving the Luge track in Sochi a try. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashley Wagner sends out great Valentine's Day card

Ashley Wagner Tweeted out a great Valentine’s Day card today, and you have to love the fact she can engage in a little self-deprecating humor.  The Olympian and her emotional faces have quickly become an Internet meme, and it is good to see she can laugh at it also. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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