OLYMPICS NEWS

Mother of Gabby Douglas says gymnast bothered by bullying

U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is suffering because to social media bullying, according to her mother. Natalie Hawkins told Pritha Sarkar of Reuters that the criticisms, including the “Crabby Gabby” nickname, have hurt her daughter. “She’s had to deal with people criticizing her hair, or people accusing her of bleaching her skin,” Hawkins said. “They said she had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Katie Ledecky wins gold in 800m freestyle by 11 seconds

Heading into Friday, Katie Ledecky had already claimed two individual gold medals at the Rio Olympics. In the women’s 800m freestyle final, she put on one of the more dominating performances you’ll ever see in the pool for her third. Not only did the 19-year-old win the gold medal in world record time, she finished over 11 seconds ahead of Jazz Carlin, who took home the silver...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Hope Solo after loss to Sweden: 'We lost to a bunch of cowards'

Hope Solo, the United States women’s soccer goalkeeper, already wasn’t the most popular athlete down in Rio after her Zika-related social media posts this summer. Her comments after her squad’s loss to Sweden on Friday aren’t going to help. After her team’s crushing loss to Sweden, which ensures the United States won’t medal in this year’s Olympic games for the first...
Via College Spun
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

It's time to give Ryan Lochte the respect he deserves

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps are representing the United States swim team in the 2016 Olympics for possibly the last time in their decorated swimming careers. Dating back to the 2004 Olympics, the two have endured a friendly rivalry that has continued to this day. The hoarders of gold medals have pushed each other to the apex of their abilities, and the competitive nature between...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: IOC set to investigate Egyptian judoka

After failing to shake hands with Or Sasson, an Israeli judoka who beat him on Friday, Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby faces an investigation into his conduct. TMZ reports the International Olympic Committee has set up a Disciplinary Commission to look into the snub. Sasson defeated El Shehaby after registering two takedowns during their judo match. He then bowed and went to shake El...
Via Sportsnaut
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

USA Basketball still on the path to gold in Rio

Through three games of play in Rio, both the men's and women's USA basketball teams have made it through the first three games of group play at the 2016 Olympics unscathed. However, the paths that they've taken to their respective 3-0 starts have been markedly different, and that's mainly due to the level of competition that each team has faced so far.On the men's side of things...
Via Yardbarker
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

What Summer Olympics sports should move to the Winter?

Are you enjoying the Olympics so far? The die-hard fans have been watching NBC all week, plus their sister channels, live streams on their computers, tablets and phones while discussing it all on social media. The Rio Games are full of a variety of events that it is so hard to keep up with it all.Of course, there is so much going on during the Summer Games that a lot gets lost amidst...
Via Yardbarker
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Diving pool in Rio closed due to green water

Something in the water at the Rio Olympics has caused two outdoor pools to turn green. While officials have maintained that there is no risk associated with the unsettling color, the diving pool was closed on Friday morning. British diver Tom Daley tweeted the news and expressed concern over the fact that he and other athletes had been swimming in the green water. Diving pool...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas under fire again after video emerges

Gabby Douglas already heard criticism for being the only member of the US women’s gymnastics team not to hold her hand over her heart during the playing of the national anthem after the team won the gold medal on Tuesday. Now she’s dealing with a similar line of criticism about her comportment. Many on social media were rubbed the wrong way by Douglas’ seeming lack of enthusiasm...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Simone Manuel emotional after making history in Rio

Simone Manuel made United States’ swimming history on Thursday night. The Houston, Texas native became the first African-American female swimmer to win an individual medal at the Olympics. She won the gold medal, too. Manuel, 20, won the gold medal in the 100m freestyle. She tied for gold, actually. Both Manuel and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak swam an Olympic record time of 52...
Via College Spun
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: CBC announcer mixes up Phelps and Lochte during meet

One of the worst nightmares for any announcer is misidentifying key players at a sporting event and getting a game-winning, championship-winning, or gold medal-winning call dead wrong.  Unfortunately for the CBC announcer Elliotte Friedman, that’s exactly what happened in the highly anticipated 200 meter IM gold medal race featuring Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. On Thursday...
Via Awful Announcing
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Getting acquainted with the USA Track & Field Olympians

The Summer Olympics are a showcase of many talents, but no discipline commands the spotlight quite like track and field. And over the years, the United States has shined in many track events.This year in Rio should be no different, with a host of Team USA track and field stars expected to reach the medal stand. Let's take a look at who will represent the United States in some of...
Via Yardbarker
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Phelps vs. le Clos: When poking the bear goes wrong

Sometimes you poke the bear, other times the bear beats you in a race and wags his finger afterwards. Michael Phelps shut down the 200-meter butterfly final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, reclaiming the gold medal that he lost to South Africa’s Chad le Clos in 2012. The two swimmers have been locked in a rivalry that has added a little steam to the Olympic pool. Le Clos shadowboxed...
Via Yardbarker
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Independent Olympic Athletes win their first-ever gold medal

Independent Olympic Athletes have been competing under the Olympic flag for a plethora of reasons since the concept was instituted in 1992. Yugoslav athletes competing in Barcelona in 1992 won a silver and two bronze medals during those games competing under the flag, and no Olympian has ever won a medal in this situation since… until today. Fehaid Al-Deehani is a Kuwaiti athlete...
Via The Comeback
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps tied a nearly 2,200-year-old Olympic record?

It might be time to stop comparing Michael Phelps to the athletes of today. The elite American swimming phenom is on a planet of his own. And following what has already been a stunning Olympic performance during the 2016 games in Rio, Phelps has etched his name into the record books. It’s a record book that dates back to Leonidas of Rhodes some 2,168 years ago. You read that...
Via Sportsnaut
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Serena Williams won’t win gold in Rio, so what happens next?

The 2016 Olympics tennis tournament has seen its fair share of shocks in the early rounds, though none were bigger than Elina Svitolina’s straight-sets upset of world No. 1 and top-seeded Serena Williams in the women’s singles. The upset leaves a lot of questions now, including — but not limited to — who is in prime position for the gold in women’s singles, and what happens...
Via The Comeback
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Chad le Clos crushed on social media after losing to Michael Phelps

On Monday, some were introduced to South African swimmer Chad le Clos as the man in the photo of Michael Phelps' death stare. On Tuesday, le Clos was the subject of ridicule after the final of the men's 200m butterfly. NBC cameras honed in on le Clos staring down Phelps prior to Monday's semifinal and then again on Tuesday. The tension between the swimmers was also brought up on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gives finger wag after winning 200m fly

Michael Phelps hauled in his 20th Olympic gold medal when he won the 200m butterfly on Tuesday night at the Summer Games in Rio. Winning the medal was nice, but it was Phelps' celebration that was legendary. Phelps, who posted a time of 1:53:36, delivered the finger wag that made Dikembe Mutombo famous after winning the race: 20 Golds for Michael Phelps: pic.twitter.com/I8f26GaR5o...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic diving pool water in Rio mysteriously turns green

The Olympic diving pool has turned a snotty shade of green and nobody can figure out why. Athletes and members of the media have taken to Twitter to show how one of the diving pools at the 2016 Rio Olympics has turned green. The clean pool side-by-side with the dirty pool shows the stark color difference.  It’s just a bit unsettling. Can anyone explain why the water's turned...
Via The Comeback
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Seven of the best Olympic rivalries of all time

The Rio Olympics have seen some great rivalries reborn. Already we have seen swimmers Lilly King and Yulia Efimova get into it before their 100-meter breaststroke meet. Russia's Efimova, who has twice previously been popped for performance enhancers yet was allowed to swim, defiantly shook her finger as she won her qualifying race. American King shook her finger back at her, called...
Via Yardbarker
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Explaining Michael Phelps' rivalry with Chad le Clos

Michael Phelps’ “rivalry” with Chad le Clos was on full display on NBC last night. Prior to the 200-meter butterfly semifinals, Michael Phelps, 31, and the South African swimmer, 24, were both in the green room, getting ready for their heat. As the greatest Olympic swimmer of all time listened to music, le Clos danced around, seeming to taunt Phelps a bit. Phelps’ wasn’t...
Via College Spun
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps' game face can melt granite

Michael Phelps won his 19th gold medal on Sunday night at the Olympics in the 4x100m freestyle relay event. On Monday night before the semifinal of the 200m butterfly, Phelps showed his viral game face while watching rival Chad Le Clos warm up. Le Clos won a silver medal earlier in the evening in the final of the 200m freestyle event and is hoping to repeat his heroics of London...
Via The Comeback
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Weightlifter's grandmother dies watching him compete in Rio

Jubilation quickly turned into grief for the family of one Olympic medalist. The grandmother of Sinphet Kruaithong, a weightlifter from Thailand, collapsed and died Sunday while watching a live broadcast of her 20-year-old grandson competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to multiple reports. Kruaithong’s grandmother, Subin Khongthap, whose age has...
Via NESN.com
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Brazilian soccer coach David Dos Santos reflects on Rio Olympics from America

The 2016 Rio Olympics officially opened on Friday night with an extravagant opening ceremony — a series of ceremonies, really, highlighting different aspects of Brazilian culture and history. While watching this on television, I was talking to my former club soccer coach David Dos Santos. Dos Santos, 34, coached my club soccer team while I was in high school. He incorporated his...
Via Yardbarker
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Tonga flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua dominating social media

The star of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony came from an unexpected nation on Friday, and the taekwondo competitor has since gone viral. Pita Nikolas Taufatofua proudly held the Tongan flag and led his country into Maracana Stadium. Unlike other flag-bearers, Taufatofua is jacked out of his mind and got himself all oiled up for the special occasion. He immediately set the internet...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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