Archive for the ‘Olympics’ Category

SNOWBOARDER USES HIS BRONZE MEDAL TO TROLL FOR CHICKS

February 21, 2010

SCOTTY LAGO

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has an article today detailing how American snowboarder Scotty Lago was kicked out of the Olympic Village and sent home by the USOC after mildly suggestive pictures of him appeared on the Internet. The pictures, first published on TMZ.com, apparently show Lago using the bronze medal he won in the halfpipe to pick up chicks in Vancouver.

JOHNNY WEIR: MARKED FOR DEATH

February 14, 2010

 

JOHNNY WEIR’S “TO DIE FOR” FOX-LINED OUTFIT

Flamboyant Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has apparently been targeted for assassination. No, it’s not by some anti-gay group.

Instead, radical anti-fur animal rights protesters are furious at Weir and have actually threatened his life. They’re angry that Weir not only continues to wear fur, but actually had a dead fox draped over his shoulder in a recent routine.

Olympic officials have apparently taken the threats seriously enough that Weir has refused to leave of the Olympic Village for security reasons. Several columnists have penned “Let-Johnny-wear-what-he-wants” articles.

DEATH OF LUGE PARTICIPANT MARS START OF WINTER OLYMPICS

February 13, 2010

The death of 21-year-old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvil has “cast a pall” over the Winter Olympics. He was killed during a practice run Friday.

NBC showed video of Kumaritashvil’s death three times, including in slow motion. They lingered on a shot of his dead body and even showed video of paramedics attempts to revive him.

The hometown Vancouver Sun called repeated showing of the video by media outlets “death porn.”

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WARDROBE MALFUNCTION FOR BOBSLEDDER GILLIAN COOKE

January 20, 2010

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AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC SPRINTER GETS BREAST IMPLANTS REMOVED

January 5, 2010

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JANA RAWLINSON: BEFORE

JANA RAWLINSON: AFTER

STEPHEN COLBERT MAKES S.I. COVER

December 16, 2009

   In this magazine cover released by Sports Illustrated, TV personality Stephen Colbert is shown on the Dec. 21, 2009 cover of "Sports Illustrated" magazine, available nationwide on newsstands on Dec. 14.

CHINA AUCTIONING OFF LEFTOVER OLYMPIC CONDOMS

November 7, 2009

A lot of 5,000 leftover condoms is among the Olympic memorabilia being auctioned off by the Chinese government. The condoms are individually wrapped and feature the motto from the Beijing games stamped on them in English and Chinese: “Faster, Higher, Stronger.”

ACTUAL OLYMPIC CONDOM

WORLD DISSES OBAMA: NO CHICAGO OLYMPICS

October 2, 2009

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 THE AUDACITY OF NOPE

Chicago is out as a potential host of the 2016 Olympics.

Despite President Obama’s flying to Copenhagen to personally deliver an impassioned plea to the IOC for his hometown, Chicago was the first city voted out. The Chicago bid was apparently doomed by politics and the city’s refusal to pony up guaranteed tax money.

Rio de Janeiro was awarded the games in voting Friday afternoon.

FINALLY, A FEMALE FIGURE SKATER WHO’S A BIGGER LOSER THAN TONYA HARDING

July 7, 2009

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FORMER OLYMPIC SKATER NICOLE BOBEK IS ARRAIGNED IN NEW JERSEY VIA CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION (PHOTO FROM THE JERSEY JOURNAL)

Former U.S. Olympic figure skater Nicole Bobek has been arrested in connection with dealing meth. Authorities in New Jersey say she was  “actively involved” and played a “significant role” in dealing the drug.

Bobek won the U.S. figure skating title in 1995. That was one year after famed skating bad girl Tonya Harding, the most controversial figure in skating history, won the same title. Harding is famous for her run in with Nancy Kerrigan. Bobek and Harding have often been compared. Bobek was once called “a poor man’s Tonya Harding.” She was arrested in Detroit for a home-invasion in 1994.

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner once paid part of Bobek’s Olympic training expenses but she finished a disappointing 17th at the Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998.

Bobek’s bail in the current meth case is $200,000. She faces up to 10 years in prison.

 

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NICOLE BOBEK

CALEB CAMPBELL TO THE OLYMPICS?

July 4, 2009

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CALEB CAMPBELL ON ICE

Fanhouse.com has been way ahead of other websites and media organizations in covering the travails of former Army football player Caleb Campbell. The government completely screwed Campbell of a chance to play for the Detroit Lions. Sure, they spared him the embarrassment of going 0-16, but the Army also denied Campbell a chance to make a living and play in the NFL.

Yesterday, Fanhouse had the story of Campbell’s attempt to make the U.S. Winter Olympic bobsled team in 2010.

 

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CALEB CAMPBELL


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