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WATCH: Lolo Jones says she misses her 'bobsled butt'

Olympic bobsledder Lolo Jones says that one of the things she misses most from the Sochi Winter Olympics is the "nice bobsled butt" that she worked so hard to get while training for the event.Jones made the admission while speaking with The Post Game at Wednesday night's ESPY awards in Los Angeles. In the process of dropping the extra weight after the Sochi Olympics...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

#ESPYnominationforlaurynwilliams

Recently, I was made aware I had not been selected as a nominee for the BET awards or the ESPY's and members of #TeamLauryn are livid. It is hard to stand firmly on the idea that I decide what a job well done means to me when I am constantly being bombarded by family, friends and complete strangers who tell me I should feel cheated. Disappointment started to...
Via Lane 9.
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

GoT’s ‘The Mountain’ can deadlift 994 pounds (video)

Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson is no joke. The 6′ 9″, 421 pound giant, who plays Sir Gregor Clegane aka “the Mountain” on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ (you may have seen him last week digging his thumbs into Prince Oberyn’s eyes and crushing his skull like a tomato) is also an Icelandic strongman competitor. Here’s a little video making the rounds of Bjornsson at the 2014...
Via Low Brow Sports
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2016 Rio Olympics a logistical nightmare?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a group of elected members that oversee all things related to the Olympics and the Olympic legacy.  The IOC — which is a non-profit, non-governmental organization — is believed to really, really like profit and other similarly shady dealings. (The “profit” link focuses only on the Sochi Winter games.) Meanwhile, Brazil, despite...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 29, 2014  |  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

Russian skier still paralyzed from waist down after breaking spine

Maria Komissarova, the Russian freestyle skier who was severely injured during a training accident in Sochi, says she still  has no feeling in her body from the waist down.The 23-year-old Komissarova crashed and dislocated her spine on Feb. 15 during a training run. She fractured the 12th dorsal vertebrae, located in her lower back. During emergency surgery that lasted more than...
Via The Other Paper
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

Fox Sports Live releases Dan and Jay's Sochi blooper reel (Video)

Fox Sports Live have released an extended blooper reel of Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole's coverage of the Winter Olympic games from Sochi.  As if these guys weren't funny enough on the air to begin with, these outtakes are hysterical.Onrait would say it best: WATCH IT!!! WATCH IT!!!Video via FOX Sports Live. H/T AA.Related posts:Jay Onrait enthusiastically promotes Colts...
Via Holdout Sports
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

The 10 best announcers from the Sochi games

The 2014 Winter Olympics have come and gone so it now gives us the chance to take a look back at the fortnight from Sochi and examine the best parts of NBC's coverage.  The peacock employed a small army of announcers, hosts, analysts, and reporters in Sochi but by the laws of internet lists, there are only 10 that can make the final cutdown of those most worthy of praise. ...
Via Awful Announcing
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi Olympics closing ceremony playfully mocks opening ceremony ring failure (Video)

Russia displayed their sense of humor to the world during Sunday's closing ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Rather than try to wipe the opening ceremony's ring failure from the history books, they made reference to it with a "delayed opening" of the fifth ring during the closing ceremony.GIF via TheBigLead. H/T LBS. This post appeared first on Holdout...
Via Holdout Sports
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikaela Shiffrin sets big goals for 2018 Winter Olympics

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin lived up to her billing Friday evening in Sochi as she smashed the competition to become the youngest slalom gold medalist in Olympic history. The 18-year-old didn’t waste any time laying out an ambitious plan for her trip to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Shiffrin told reporters that she is dreaming of doing the unprecedented and...
Via Rumors and Rants
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist David Wise gets the Morgan Freeman treatment

David Wise has arrived. He just won gold in the men’s freeskiing halfpipe, now he gets to sit back and watch a Visa commercial with Morgan Freeman narrating it. “David, you knew exactly where you wanted to be, whether you were on the playground or just playing around, raising the bar, or taking the time to raise something far more important, you always knew exactly how to make...
Via Low Brow Sports
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian women’s hockey team left inspirational note for men in dressing room (photo)

Fresh off the glory of winning the gold medal and riding high after beating Team USA on Thursday in an overtime classic the Team Canada’s women’s hockey squad wanted to pass along some of the good mojo they were feeling and left an inspirational note for the men’s team in advance of its semifinal showdown […]The post Canadian women’s hockey team left inspirational note...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. men's hockey fan rocks impressive 'USA' beard

There are Americans who claim to love their country and there are Americans who do whatever it takes to prove they love their country. Via facial hair. One U.S. hockey fan was spotted at Hurricane O’Reilly’s sports bar in Boston during a meet-up party for the Canada-U.S. semifinals matchup in Sochi and he was sporting a beard so patriotic Uncle Sam would tear up. Check it out...
Via NESN.com
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Armour CEO defends his company's speedskating suit

Much of the blame for the United States failing to medal in a speedskating event has fell upon the suit designed by Under Armour.However, CEO Kevin Plank recently defended his company's design in an interview with USA Today, and announced that Under Armour is not backing down from the humbling experience. In fact, Plank says the company will renew its sponsorship of the U.S....
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ford jumped for joy as Canada women's hockey team tied U.S

Toronto mayor Rob Ford excitedly jumped up and down on the floor of city hall to celebrate the Canada women's hockey team scoring the tying goal with less than a minute left in Thursday's Olympic gold medal game against the U.S.Canada went on to win the game 3-2 in overtime. Can't imagine what Ford did then. Hopefully he kept himself out of trouble.H/T Sports Grid....
Via Holdout Sports
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Loser of USA-Canada hockey game to suffer terrible fate: Country will have to keep Justin Bieber (pic)

Team USA and Team Canada face off on Friday in the semifinals of men’s ice hockey at the Sochi Olympics. Given the rivalry that exists between these two counties — further established by the gold medal game at the Vancouver Games in 2010 — the game is sure to be a hard-fought affair. To say […]The post Loser of USA-Canada hockey game to suffer terrible fate: Country will...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 20, 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

Maria Lamb blasts US Speedskating after poor Olympic showing

Maria Lamb didn’t perform how she wanted to at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and afterwards she unleashed a tirade against U.S. Speedskating as an organization. Lamb finished in last place (16th) in the 5,000 meters and did not hold back on the U.S. team’s leadership after the American skaters have failed to medal in Sochi. Most of the focus has been on the failure of the high-tech...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

USA’s Maddie Bowman wins gold in women’s halfpipe ski

NBC Olympics American Maddie Bowman became the first ever Olympic champion in women’s halfpipe freestyle skiing with a final run score of 89.00. Gold: Maddie Bowman (USA) Silver: Marie Martinod (FRA) Bronze: Ayana Onozuka (JPN) .@maddiebowman wins the 1st ever #Olympic GOLD in women’s #ski halfpipe! #GoTeamUSA pic.twitter.com/gNaD8Xvt9Y — US Olympic Team (@USOlympic) February...
Via Sports-Glory
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Obama bets Canada prime minister beer for hockey games

President Obama has upped the stakes of the USA-Canada hockey games by betting Prime Minister Stephen Harper a case of beer for each match.
Via Gamedayr
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crash results in amazing Ski Cross quarterfinals finish

The quarterfinals of the men’s Ski Cross created one of the most amazing photos of the Olympics following an epic crash on the final hill. On Thursday, Russia’s Egor Korotkov, Sweden’s Victor Norberg and Finland’s Jouni Pellinen all went down after the final jump, allowing Switzerland’s Armin Niederer to easily take the win. Niederer was obviously pleased, but the video...
Via Diehardsport
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kate Hansen spies ‘wolf’ wandering halls of her Sochi hotel

On Wednesday, American luger Kate Hansen spied what she believed to be a wolf wandering the halls of her Sochi hotel.
Via Gamedayr
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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