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Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Michael Phelps was reportedly arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence in Maryland on Monday night. While details of the arrest are not yet known, TMZ reports that police are preparing a statement and are expected to address the media at some point on Tuesday. Phelps was already arrested for DUI in Maryland […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Olympian walking again after ATV accident

Back in June, former Olympian and Fox Sports Radio host Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an ATV accident in which her spinal cord was severed. It was a very scary situation, but Van Dyken-Rouen kept a sense of humor about the situation and vowed to walk again, despite what seemed to be impossible circumstances. This week, the impossible seemed possible as Van Dyken-Rouen stood...
Via Awful Announcing
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 17, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Report: IOC says no to Ukranian skiers wearing black armbands

In light of the fiery violence in Kiev, Ukrainian skiers asked the International Olympic Committee if they'd be allowed to wear armbands as a "sign of mourning" for their homeland.On Wednesday, the IOC had a firm answer for the athletes competing with heavy hearts: No."Sharing deep pain over the loss of fellow countrymen, the Ukrainian Olympic committee appealed...
Via The Other Paper
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Fallon unveils Sochi superlatives for Olympic athletes

Jimmy Fallon unveiled his Sochi superlatives for Olympic athletes on his first episode as host of "The Tonight Show."
Via Gamedayr
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Norwegian skier celebrates early, almost loses gold medal

Two years ago in London, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was fast enough to celebrate before the finish line and still cruise to victory. That’s not a skill all Olympians possess. Premature celebration almost cost Norwegian cross-country skier Emil Hegle Svendsen the gold medal Tuesday in the 15km mass start at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Svendsen had a sizable lead over France...
Via NESN.com
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The craziest moments from Sochi (so far)

Prior to the Sochi Winter Olympics there were plenty of concerns swirling around the Games of the XXII Olympiad. Whether it was melting snow, stray...
Via Athlon Sports
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Russian fans protesting outside US Embassy over disallowed goal

It’s been said by some that if Russia was to have only won one gold medal at these Olympics, it better be in men’s hockey. Hockey has always been the countries proudest sport, and the men’s hockey team has always been their ace-in-hole. Of course, they haven’t won a gold medal since they were Unified […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

British skier knocked unconscious tweets pic of battered face

British halfpipe skier Rowan Cheshire spent Sunday night in hospital after the perilous Sochi ski course snared another victim.The 18-year-old was knocked unconscious for a few minutes when she fell heavily on her face during a training run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. The British Olympic Association confirmed she had concussion and that her condition would be monitored overnight...
Via The Other Paper
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamaican bobsled team has a catchy new theme song

The return of Jamaica to the Winter Olympics bobsled competition has inspired a new theme song. The Jamaican Tourism Board is promoting the song "Bobsled Time", performed by Sidney Mills and Jon Notar. The song is designed to sync perfectly with the rhythms of the bobsled track, so fans are encouraged to download the song at bobsledsong.com press play at the exact moment...
Via Holdout Sports
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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