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 isn’t exactly pleased. Field hockey player Alex Fabrega tweeted this picture of himself sporting the red and yellow ensemble along with the description, “There aren’t enough adjectives.” [NPR]
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 gone mad or crazy.
C) You’re confused.
D) You’re angry.
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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 the best. Patsy might’ve tried to light her cigarette with the torch.
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 four couples who show that love and championships can indeed go hand-in-hand. Australian Shooters Russell and Lauryn Mark have been making headlines recently as they are heading to the Olympics together, but apparently in separate rooms. The two—who married in 2004—were told they are not allowed to room together, while many same-sex couples are allowed two. Russell has two Olympic medals and two Commonwealth Games’ medals; Lauryn has four Commonwealth Games’ medals. Read more …
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 2012 Guinea Pig Games calendar, which imagines the squeaky pets competing in a range of Olympic events from track and field to show jumping (trust me, your life is not complete until you’ve seen a guinea pig riding a horse). Click on the gallery above to check ‘em out! [Stylist UK]
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 hot not just because of their gorgeous faces and fit bodies, but also because they’re fierce competitors who have climbed to the top in their respective fields. Click through to see what we’re talking about.
And don’t forget to follow The Frisky on Twitter and Facebook as we report live from London, starting August 3.
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.
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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 than to drive a car. And yes, I treat my body like a decommissioned Orange Julius machine.
But that doesn’t mean that me and the rest of the mostly-sedentary Frisky staff aren’t gold medalists at other things in life. That’s why I asked everybody to tell me what they’d likely win a gold medal in. After all, if competitive race walking is an actual Olympic sport, can competitive closet organizing — in which my Virgo soul would easily get the gold — be far behind?
Tell us: What would you win a gold medal for? And if you need me, I’ll be polishing my Olympic gold medals for Eating All The Tacos and Being Able To Discern What Song Sampled What Other Song.
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Go ahead, take a peek. This gallery has all the sweaty abs, pecs and thighs you can handle. We’ve done the tireless (exhausting!) research, and found all the hottest dudes you’ll be salivating over during the 2012 Summer Olympics. And while we’ll be rooting for the American team, natch, we felt it only right and diplomatic to share the buffet of fine dudes from around the world. Enjoy, and tell us who you’ll be rooting for during the London Olympic Games.
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