OLYMPICS NEWS

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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas joining judges for Miss America pageant

Gabby Douglas is used to judges determining her fate in competitions, and now the 20-year-old gymnast will get an opportunity to see what it feels like to be on the other side. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Douglas has joined the panel of judges for the upcoming 2017 Miss America pageant, which will take place on Sept. 11. The three-time gold medalist’s fellow judges will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte reportedly loses four endorsements, $1 million

Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his major commercial sponsors as part of the fallout from his dishonesty over an incident that happened in a Rio gas station. According to Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post, Ralph Lauren, Airweave, Gentle Hair Removal, and the previously reported Speedo all severed their ties with Lochte on Monday. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Lochte...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five biggest controversies from 2016 Summer Olympics

Even prior to the opening ceremonies at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, the worldwide event was covered by a dark cloud and cast into controversy due to both the Zika virus and heavily polluted waters. Several major athletes from across the globe opted to drop out of the Games for one reason or another, but most directly cited Zika as their primary reason. When the Games...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte won’t rule out alcohol rehab

Ryan Lochte says he will not rule out going to rehab in the wake of the incident that took place at a gas station in Rio during the Olympics. TMZ caught up with Lochte in Los Angeles Monday, and the six-time gold medalist was asked if he has given any consideration to going to rehab for alcohol abuse, such as Alcoholics Anonymous. “I don’t know. I can’t answer that question...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte loses endorsement deal with Speedo

As Ryan Lochte waits to see what disciplinary action U.S. Swimming will take against him and his three teammates, his wallet just got a little lighter. On Monday, Speedo announced that the company is terminating its endorsement deal with Lochte because of the Rio gas station incident. “While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and he has been an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC would ‘love’ to hire Michael Phelps as Olympic analyst

Michael Phelps may actually be retiring from swimming after he added to his collection of gold medals at the Rio Olympics, but that does not mean we won’t see him in Tokyo four years from now. Phelps recently said he was interested in getting into broadcasting, and NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus told Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch that he is open to bringing Phelps on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt caught cheating on girlfriend Kasi Bennett?

Usain Bolt had plenty to celebrate after he won another trio of gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Rio, but did he party so hard it could cost him his relationship? Bolt, who celebrated his 30th birthday over the weekend, told reporters he planned to have some fun in Brazil after winning the 4x100m relay with his Jamaican teammates. He appeared to do just that, as Hollywood Life...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

31 memories from the XXXI Olympiad

With the Games of the XXXI Olympiad winding down, here are 31 memories that we will take from Rio.
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut rips officiating after Australia's loss to Spain

Australia was denied a medal in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament by the narrowest of margins, and center Andrew Bogut was about as pleased as Ayesha Curry after an NBA Finals game. After Australia’s 89-88 loss to Spain in the bronze medal game on Sunday (a contest that featured a questionable foul call against Patty Mills with 5.4 seconds remaining, sending Sergio Rodriguez...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Amazing throwback photos of Olympians

  Back before they were stars and famous athletes, those who competed at the Olympics and won gold medals for their country were just aspiring dreamers. Maybe they one day wanted to win gold. Maybe they one day wanted to be like their hero. But they all had dreams and began training at an early age to achieve them. We know what these successful athletes look like now, but let’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

USOC says Lochte, other swimmers will face discipline

Ryan Lochte and his fellow U.S. swimmers aren’t out of the woods yet. U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun told the Associated Press that Lochte and his three teammates — Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen — would be subject to further discipline. “They let down our athletes,” Blackmun said. “They let down Americans.” There was no indication as to what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off clothing in protest

A pair of Mongolian wrestling coaches ripped off their clothes and refused to leave the mat over what they felt was unfair scoring that cost their man a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. Mongolia’s Mandakhnaran Ganzoring was facing off with Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov in Sunday’s bronze medal bout and appeared to have won, 7-6, according to Adam Kilgore of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lochte says he was still drunk when he repeated lie on TV

We know now that Ryan Lochte was not telling the truth when he confirmed on NBC last Sunday that he had been the victim of an armed robbery in Rio. What was unclear was why he stuck to the story for so long. The answer, according to Lochte himself, is that he was still drunk from the night before. Lochte told Brazil’s Jornal Nacional program on Saturday that he was still intoxicated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. women capture sixth straight Olympic basketball gold medal

Heading into the Rio Olympics, the U.S. women were the overwhelming favorite to win the gold medal in basketball and they did not disappoint. On Saturday, the U.S. was victorious over Spain by a final score of 101-72 to capture the gold medal, their sixth consecutive in the event, to continue a dominant run in Olympic competition that dates back to 1996. SIX. STRAIGHT. GOLDS...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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