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. Police responded to a 3 a.m. call about gunshots in Pistorius' upscale neighborhood of Silver Woods in Pretoria, South Africa, where Steenkamp, 30,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2013

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 a "slave." But her gym, Excalibur Gymnastics, denied the claims and called Gabby's comments "hurtful" and "without merit." Err, I think she would know what happened…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2012

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 said goodbye to his latest crop of interns, and brought on a new, shall we say, more qualified set: the gold medal-winning women'…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2012

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 nearly everyone she meets, but she's warm and will happily stoop to accomodate those around her. The Harvard grad took home the gold during the…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 14, 2012

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, who competed in judo (and lost), has paid dearly for being a trailblazer: the 16-year-old girl has been lambasted as a "prostitute" by misogynists back…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2012

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 hit "Little Bird," which stood out against the four (four!) Jessie J performances and Fat Boy Slim's faux DJ-ing. We were reminded of Annie's super…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 13, 2012

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. Everyone appears ... well-preserved. Baby Spice Emma Bunton ditched the kinderwhore look of 1998 and looks decidedly more grown up in her hot pink dress.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2012

“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 make people believe in our team." I guess he is trying to say talent wins out above all?  But way to not understand feminism at all,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2012

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 hindrances to speed. I am not even talking about female javelin throwers, shot-put athletes, weightlifters, wrestlers and boxers. Their appearance is just pathetic." You know how…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2012

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 ceremonies on Sunday. Titled "A Symphony of British Music," the show will also include Adele, Muse, and members of The Who, The Kinks, and Pink…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 10, 2012

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. women's gymnastics team to the gold medal in team competition. But Gabby couldn't have done it without the love and support of Natalie, who sacrificed…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2012

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 heartbreak, to Ryan Lochte’s tacky grill, perfect bod, and one-night stands. I have a rough time when any big sporting event rolls around, and that’…
By: Sara Barron / August 8, 2012

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 Wieber, and McKayla Maroney -- all did their hair in a similar way last night in solidarity. Cute! [BuzzFeed] Medical groups in Texas are…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2012

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 Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen of Australia, left, socking Anna Laurell of Sweden right in the kisser! (I chose this image because it's an action shot, not because…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2012

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 the faces of Austrian duo Nadine Brandl and Livia Lang, who competed in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary today. Also, what kind…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2012

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 Thames, to amazing seats at the gymnastics competition, this has been the trip of a lifetime! For more Olympics coverage, follow @pgbeauty.
By: Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2012

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!
By: Julie Gerstein / August 3, 2012

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. women's gymnastics team has scored their own parody tribute, this time to One Direction's "That's What Makes You Beautiful" called "That's What Makes You Flexible."…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2012

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 and, like, the Olympics are very important around their house. Sure enough, I did a quick Google and it turned out that Nathan Adrian is A) HOT…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2012

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 orgasm. If these aren't the faces of a big finish, then I don't know what is! It's photo ops like these that have us wondering: orgasm…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 1, 2012
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