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
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