Posts tagged "2012 olympics"

Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp: 9 Things To Know About The Couple

Oscar Pistorious, 26, a Paralympian and Olympian and inspiration to athletes around the world, was arrested today — Valentine’s Day — and charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 11:15 am

Gabby Douglas Was “Isolated” At Gym, Called A “Slave”

In her upcoming interview with Oprah, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas says she was “bullied” and “isolated” at her Virginia Beach gym for being black and was even called…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2012 - 10:20 am

Stephen Colbert Hires The Fab Five To Intern For Him, No Big Deal

“Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert knows probably better than anyone that in order to succeed you have to work with the best. That’s why on his show Wednesday night he…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Frisky Q&A: Rower Esther Lofgren Talks About Winning Gold At The London Olympics

The first thing you notice about gold medal winning Olympic rower Esther Lofgren is her smile. The next thing you notice is her height — at 6’2″ Esther towers over…

Julie Gerstein | August 14, 2012 - 2:00 pm

16-Year-Old Saudi Arabian Olympian Called “Prostitute” For Competing

Two women made history at the 2012 Olympics for being the first-ever female Saudi Arabians to compete in the Games.

But one of those young women, Wojdan Shakerkai,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Unlikely Style Icon: Annie Lennox’s “Sweet Dreams” Look

Annie Lennox totally killed it during last night’s Olympic closing ceremony. The singer, who got her start as one half of The Eurythmics, performed a rousing, pirate-y rendition of her…

Julie Gerstein | August 13, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Watch The Spice Girls At The Olympics!

It finally happened: the Spice Girls reunited for Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics to sing a medley of “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” atop bling-covered black cabs.

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2012 - 9:59 pm

“There Are No Feminists On My Team,” Says U.S. Women’s Basketball Coach

The U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team coach Geno Auriemma has said that “there are no feminists on my team … we’re not running around burning our bras trying to…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Old Sexist Dude Concerned Olympic Athletes Are Unfeminine

“Broad-shouldered, flat-chested women with small hips; [they are] totally indistinguishable from men. Their breasts – the symbol of womanhood, motherhood – flattened into stubs as they were seen as mere…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2012 - 3:20 pm

The Spice Girls Are Back And They’re Straddling Bedazzled Cabs!

You guys, look, it’s actually happening! This right here is photographic proof that the Spice Girls are hard at work rehearsing for their triumphant reunion performance at the Olympics closing…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 10, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Frisky Q&A: Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas’ Mom Natalie On Raising An Olympian

Natalie Hawkins is the mother behind gold medal Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. Sixteen-year-old Douglas managed to capture the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around, and helped lead the U.S.

Julie Gerstein | August 10, 2012 - 9:00 am

25 Types Of Olympic Athletes And The Reasons To Have Sex With Them

So here we are, approaching the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics. What a wild ride it’s been, eh? From the Queen parachuting out of a helicopter, to Jordyn Wieber’s…

Sara Barron | August 8, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Did The U.S. Gymnasts Do Their Hair In Solidarity With Gabby Douglas?

Gymnast Gabby Douglas was (preposterously!) criticized for her laid-back hairstyle while competing in the Olympics and it appears that three of her fellow U.S. gymnasts — Ali Reisman, Jordyn…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Women Box For The First Time Ever At The Olympics!

Women’s boxing is having its first time ever at the 2012 Olympics and I have half a mind to say “this is what feminism looks like.” Right here we have…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2012 - 2:20 pm

13 Amazingly Over-The-Top Photos Of Women’s Duets Synchronized Swimming At The Olympics

One of the more … dramatic Summer Olympic events, in my opinion, is synchronized swimming. There’s something so weird and flamboyant about it. Just look at the ferocious enthusiasm on…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 6, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Live From London: Behind The Scenes At P&G’s Welcome House For Olympians And Their Families

I’ve spent the last few days in London, soaking up all the city and all the 2012 Summer Olympics has to offer. From a boat tour of London on the…

Julie Gerstein | August 6, 2012 - 10:40 am

Live From London: The Olympic Rings Lord Over The Thames

I’m officially in London on behalf of The Frisky and P&G Beauty. Above, the Olympic rings over the Thames River. Check out another scenic pic after the jump!

Julie Gerstein | August 3, 2012 - 1:20 pm

U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Gets One Direction Parody Song

Earlier this week, the folks at NOC composed a Ryan Lochte-themed parody of that inescapable Carly Rae Jepsen song called “Call Me Lochte.” Well, now the gold medal winning U.S.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 2, 2012 - 11:20 am

8 Gratuitously Hot Photos Of Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Nathan Adrian

Yesterday afternoon, my friend texted me the following: “Two word: Nathan. Adrian.” Huh? I figured it had to be swimming related, as her husband used to be a competitive swimmer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 2, 2012 - 8:00 am

15 Climactic Olympic O-Faces

Sports photographers are in heaven during the Olympics, having the opportunity to capture athletes at the peak of their careers — and, if we didn’t know better, the peak of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 1, 2012 - 2:00 pm
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