Oscar Pistorius is one of the fastest sprinters on the planet. This is evidenced by the fact that the South African sprinter competed in the London Olympics not too long ago. Oh, and the South African native also proved his mettle by beating a horse in a head-to-head race.What makes Pistorius so unique is the fact that he has neither legs or feet which to use when running. He uses...
The U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team (a.k.a. 'Fierce Five') made a guest appearance on Monday night's episode of "Dancing With The Stars" as part of fellow Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson's dance routine.
McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross were part of the All-Star Finale routine with Johnson and partner...
Nineteen-year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke appeared on an Internet TV show called “What’s Trending,” to demonstrate how to do the warm-up routine that made her an Internet sensation. She also danced to “Gangnam Style,” “Single Ladies,” “Crank Dat,” and “The Dougie.” Check out the video:
November 22, 2012
U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney makes her acting debut on this week's episode of Hart of Dixie, which stars Rachel Bilson. In the episode, McKayla plays the best friend of the character Rose, played by (ironically enough) McKaley Miller.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at McKayla filming the episode "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me", which airs Tuesday night...
On Thursday, the gold medal U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team (a.k.a. "The Fierce Five") reunited for an overdue trip to the White House in Washington.
McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross had a meet-and-greet with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
Not much video, if any, has been made available. However, the ultimate...
In her bobsled debut, converted U.S. Olympic track and field athlete Lolo Jones won a silver medal with driver Jazmine Fenlator in the two-woman sled event at the FIBT World Cup competition at Lake Placid on Friday.
With such a fantasic start to her new career, if she can make it to Sochi, Jones may end up with an Olympic medal after all.
Video via. H/T Buzzfeed.
NEED FOR SPEED
Lolo Jones was picking games as a guest for ESPN, and while making her selection in the Michigan-Minnesota game, she boasted.
IT'S A MAJOR AWARD!
Paralympian Josh Sundquist wins the best Halloween costume for 2012 and also, forever. Game over everyone. Thanks for playing.
loLolo Jones may be back at the Olympics. Jones is training for the U.S. bobsled team and she is doing surprisingly well. Todd Hays, the U.S. bobsled coach, invited several track Olympians to speak to potential team members. When prompted Jones took a chance to push a bobsled. Her two-run time of 1:57.01 is currently second best and only 0.05 seconds behind Jamie Greubel and Aja...
Michael Phelps is just really awesome at life. At least it sure seems that way, doesn’t it? He is already the greatest swimmer of all-time, the greatest Olympian of all-time, he sinks 159ft putts, and has the most legendary picture of an athlete smoking pot of all-time. He has one more notch to add to [...]
GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE
Jamaican sprinter (and Olympic gold medalist) Usain Bolt made a cameo appearance on the opening sketch of Saturday Night Live this weekend, appearing in two sketches. Bolt appeared as himself during SNL's opening sketch, which was a recreation of Thursday's Vice Presidential debate. Bolt was asked by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (played by cast member...
Whether it’s in the swimming pool or on the golf course, it seems like Michael Phelps can’t go wrong. The Olympic gold medalist is playing at St. Andrews in Scotland this week and drained an estimated 153-foot putt during the second round of the Dunhill Links Championship on Friday. That was just Phelps’ second shot on the par-4 sixth hole, and it was by far the best putt of...
World-class swimmer Michael Phelps, who acquired Olympic medals in the same effortless manner in which people collect Happy Meal toys (just me?), apparently has turned away from the world of competitive swimming (if we can believe what he says is true) and moved on to a new challenge: the game of golf. So much so, [...]
As has been documented in the past, Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte is not the best at carrying himself in a professional manner during interviews. Saturday Night Live brought it’s own satirical view to Ryan Lochte’s interview demeanor at the hands of Seth MacFarlane. Check it out below.
During the Weekend Update segment of NBC's season premiere of Saturday Night Live this past weekend, guest host Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy played Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte, with some pretty funny results.
MacFarlane's Lochte character tried to discuss some of the new shows in the upcoming fall TV lineup with Seth Meyers, but had a bit of trouble with the...
Former figure skater Michelle Kwan announced that she is engaged to marry Clay Pell, a member of the White House's national security staff.
"It was a simple decision and it made sense," Kwan, 32, told People magazine.
Wow, that sounds so romantic.
Kwan, 32, won nine U.S. figure-skating championships, five world championships and two Olympic medals before retiring...
USA! USA! USA!
American Athletes thank their country for the amazing support.
While the world for some reason waits for Ryan Lochte to find a girlfriend, we may finally have a contender. The NY Daily News recently reported that Lochte was at a party hosted by shoe designer Brian Atwood at the Four Seasons restuarant last Wednesday where he met Miss USA Olivia Culpo. As you can see, the two posed for a couple of photos together. Lochte also stopped for a picture...
McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman were both hurt during the second night of the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. The gold medal winners were performing along with the rest of the “Fierce Five” in Ontario, Ca., when they hurt themselves on the uneven bars Sunday night.
At around the 1:25 mark in the video above, you can see Maroney hurt herself on her dismount from the...
GET WELL SOON
Gold-medal winning gymnasts Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney suffered injuries during the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions Monday night.
The U.S. gold medalist women's gymnastics team (a.k.a. "The Fierce Five") continued their promotional tour with an appearance at Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards. Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber were all on stage to introduce a performance by Alicia Keys and her new song "Girl on Fire". As an added bonus...
We are well into the second week of the 2012 Paralympics in London.
Though the Paralympics are so named because they take place alongside, or parallel to, the Olympic Games, they don’t receive parallel media coverage.
Which is a shame, because it means that many incredible moments are not seen by the majority of sports fans.
Basic cable subscribers here in the States only...
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s intra-national roadtrip is still in full swing. On Tuesday, they were visiting Chavez Ravine to throw out first pitches before the Padres-Dodgers games. Gabby Douglas (left), Kyla Ross (right) and McKayla Maroney (center) all took to their respective spots on the mound to heave the cowhide in the direction of home plate.
Maroney showed a...
BEATS A GOLD WATCH
Michael Phelps didn’t labor too hard over the holiday weekend. The swimming wizard continued his post-Olympics world traveling tour by spending some time in Las Vegas.
We’re told Phelps partied at Encore Las Vegas with training partner Allison Schmitt and poker player Phil Hellmuth on Friday, even taking his turn spinning records along with Afrojack (pictured below). Fellow...
GOING BIG TIME
Hopefully you're not sick of Ryan Lochte because you'll have the chance to see plenty of him on TV in the near future.