Posts tagged "2012 olympics"

Ryan Lochte Is A Great Looking Man Of Very, Very Few Words

I've always found the phrase "Shut up and look pretty" awfully offensive, but then I started listening to swim god Ryan Lochte speak in interviews and had a change of heart. Ryan Lochte is Jeff Spicoli and should definitely just shut up and swim. [Buzzfeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 1, 2012

Get It, Girls! Team USA Competes In The Women’s Team Gymnastics Finals!

We are a littttttle obsessed with Team USA's women's gymnastics team so we kept one eye on the live-stream of the team finals competition today (which airs tonight on NBC). Click through to see Gabby, McKayla, Jordyn, Kyla, and Aly competing -- but be warned: we reveal whether they won any medals at the end!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2012

“Downton Abbey” Left The Manor For The Olympics

The cast of "Downton Abbey" -- both upstairs and downstairs -- attended the Olympic Opening Ceremony last Friday. They posed for a group shot in front of the stadium, with Mr. Bates in something of a compromised position. But! Where's the Dowager Countess? You know she wouldn't dare mingle with the hoi polloi. And…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

Ryan Lochte Gets All “Jeah” In Your Face

Gold medal Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is kind of the Brody Jenner of the sport. Which is to say, he's a total bro, right down to his hella ugly American flag grill, and ubiquitous use of the made up word, "Jeah." In this helpful video, Lochte explains all the many uses of "Jeah," and cement…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Described As A “Mean Girl”

Today, The Washington Post ran a column praising 17-year-old Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin as a tenacious athlete. In fact, you could describe columinist Sally Jenkins' piece as gushing. So it's unfortunate in an otherwise awe-filled piece that Jenkins' made a poor choice of words (emphasis mine): This was her first Olympic gold medal attempt…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2012

The Philosophical Twitter Ramblings Of Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Are Amazing

Ryan Lochte is an Olympic gold medalist. He's also an inveterate Twitter user/abuser. And man, does he ramble some strange shit. His Twitter paints him as the Olympics' very own Brody Jenner. A bro of extreme magnitude whose love of Mountain Dew and the word "Jeah" (which signifies everything from "my…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

10 Completely Gratuitous Photos Of French Swim Babe Camille Lacourt

We were a little distracted while watching the men's swimming this weekend -- after we caught sight of total hottie Camille Lacourt. Twenty-seven-year-old Lacourt says on Twitter that he is "Cool, simple and always ready to party: this is what I am." Sounds pretty great, right? He also happens to be a total…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2012

The Independent Olympic Athletes Are The Cutest Olympic Athletes

There's really no question about who was having the most fun at the Olympics' Opening Ceremony on Friday: It was clearly the three adorable people representing the Independent Olympic Athletes. Liemarvin Bonevacia, Reginald De Windt and Philipine van Aanholt are all from the Netherlands Antilles, a collection of Caribbean islands that lost its independent statehood…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2012

“Call Me Lochte”: Swimming’s Golden Boy, Ryan Lochte, Gets The Carly Rae Jepsen Treatment

Speaking of Ryan Lochte ... the dude is such hot shit at the 2012 Olympics that he's the inspiration for the latest "Call Me Maybe" spoof. In "Call Me Lochte," the comedic geniuses at NOC remixed Carly Rae Jepsen's inescapable tune into an ode to Lochte stealing Michael Phelps' thunder as the United States' favorite…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2012

Let’s Ogle U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte As He Wins His First 2012 Olympic Gold Medal

On Saturday in London, U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte -- a gorgeous man of very, very few words -- swam his way to his first Olympic Gold medal in the 400m Individual Medley (teammate Michael Phelps, who reigned supreme in 2008, came in a disappointing 4th). I wonder how the notorious ladies' man celebrated? Click through to see the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2012

Adorable Chris O’Dowd Promotes Tourism To Ireland Adorably

Hottie Irish actor Chris O'Dowd from "Bridesmaids" (and "Girls") wants to help Brits looking to escape to the 2012 Olympics. He's got an idea. Hop over to Ireland! Give them some tourism dollars! Find out what "Guinney Guinney blum blum chappy chappy kilos" means! (Um, does it actually mean anything?) I'm down. But only if…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2012

That’s A Lot Of Look: Spain’s Olympic Uniform

Apparently Spain didn't have the money to provide new uniforms for its Olympians this year because the country is on the brink of bankruptcy (hey, who hasn't been there lately, amiright?), so it accepted some complimentary uniforms from a Russian designer. The freebie duds are, well, a lot of look, and the Spanish Olympic team…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 29, 2012

Take This British Slang Quiz!

The Summer Olympics in London have begun, which means fast-talking British reporters using words like daft, dodgy, slag, and snog. If this is all codswallop to you, brush up on your Brit lingo so you don't end up looking like a prat watching the big event! If you're barmy … A) You're drunk. B) You've…
By: Tres Sugar / July 29, 2012

Darling, Don’t You Just Love The Olympics?

Okay, so this is pretty awesome: Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, stars of the amazing British show "Absolutely Fabulous," carried the Olympic torch for a moment on Friday. The pair star as the boozy, bruisey Patsy and Adina on the show, and while it's unfortunate that they didn't show up in character, it's probably for…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 28, 2012

4 Hot Olympic Power Couples

When it comes to the 2012 London Olympic Games, there are a few things we're really looking forward to – and one of them is seeing the sexy couples that will be competing together or cheering one another on! Shooters Russell and Lauryn Mark: While some may think competition interferes with a relationship, here are…
By: YourTango.com / July 28, 2012

The Guinea Pig Olympics Are Almost As Riveting As The Real Thing

Tonight, the Olympics Opening Ceremony will kick off two weeks of elite competition from the most incredible athletes in the world. But amidst all the glitz, glory, and excitement, let's not forget about the guinea pig athletes who have been training just as hard. Want proof? Check out these pictures from the amazing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 27, 2012

Australian Newspaper Asks If Swimmer Leisel Jones Is Too Fat

Australian newspaper the Herald Sun posted a poll asking whether Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones was too fat alongside pictures of Jones in her swimsuit. A caption read, "The Olympic veteran's figure is in stark contrast to that of 2008." The poll has since been removed from the website and her teammates, as well as other…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2012

The 15 Hottest Female Olympians

We spent a good amount of time objectifying the hot male Olympians competing in this year's summer Olympic games, so we thought it only fair that we focus our attentions on the ladies of the games, too. The 15 women (and there are countless others we couldn't fit into this slideshow) featured here are…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2012

Must Haves: 8 Totally Patriotic Olympics-Ready Pieces

Oh come on, you know you wanna show your jingoistic American pride here. It's the friggin' 2012 Olympics, after all! Is there a better time to wear your American-themed clothes? We've selected an array of not-horrible patriotic wear for you to spice up your Olympic Games-watching style. For more Olympics coverage, follow @pgbeauty…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2012

26 Olympic Sports We’d Excel At

Look, I'm a little intimidated about heading to the Olympics next week to hang out with a bunch of people who are Really Good At Sports. I'm not good at sports and typically only play them when I've been unassumingly tricked into them by a friend who says that it's faster to ride bikes someplace…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2012