Posts tagged "olympics 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 speaking…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

Woman Leaks Half-Naked Pics Of U.S. Olympic Gymnast Danell Leyva (NSFW)

An anonymous lady decided to share these pics of USA Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva with the world because he allegedly "sorta played" her. She has a fully nude pic of the 20-year-old Miami native as well, but wants to "see how it goes" with these pics first. We're sorry for this woman's pain, and we…

By: The Frisky / 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 taxes are astronomical" to…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

18 Olympic Athletes Compete In The Battle Of The Bulge

You know what I love about the Olympics? (Besides the brawn, the insane mastery of skill, and the bringing together of so many countries in a peaceful display of healthy competition, of course.) The clingy, tight, flesh-grazing, aerodynamic fabrics of so many of the uniforms. Yes, that's what it is... For more Olympics coverage, follow

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / 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 whiz at…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2012

Did This German Dignitary Use A Nazi Salute At The Olympic Opening Ceremony?

This is a picture of an unidentified German dignitary greeting his country's athletes during the Olympic opening ceremony this past weekend. "Tell me that guy wasn't doing a Nazi salute when the German team came out," tweeted BBC broadcaster, Richard Gordon. Whether it was a a left-handed Nazi salute (typically done with the right hand…

By: Ami Angelowicz / 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

Gymnast Aly Raisman’s Parents Are Amazing

On Sunday, U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman gave such an amazing performance on the uneven bars that she scored one of two spots competing for the all-around medal. But it's her parents that stole the spotlight. Watch Ricky and Lynn Raisman contort themselves as they cheer their daughter on from the stands.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / 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

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

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

Win This! A Beauty Gift Pack Worth More Than $100

We all love free stuff -- especially free beauty products! So in honor of the 2012 London Olympic games, we're especially thrilled to give you the opportunity to win this amazing gift basket full of P&G Beauty products. Click through to see what it contains and how to enter!

By: Julie Gerstein / 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 hot…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2012

9 Books By Inspiring Female Olympians On Age, Body Image, And More

With the opening ceremonies approaching this Friday, we're celebrating the 2012 Olympics with must reads by some of our favorite female athletes. Inside stories, inspirational tips — these books offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of some of the most popular Olympians. Jennifer Sey writes about controversial issues in gymnastics, swimmer Dara Torres offer…

By: Tres Sugar / 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

Make Waves With P&G Beauty’s Make Waves App

With the Olympics around the corner, we're really excited to share a new way to show your support. The P&G Beauty Make Waves App is a virtual "wave" (you know, like the ones you do a ballgame) to show your support for your favorite Olympic athletes. It's simple! All you do is submit two photo…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2012

The Dumbest Olympic Moments

In its humble beginnings, the Olympic games were more like a glorified high school track and field get-together than a respected world event. And it wasn't that unusual for some people to just walk in off the street and sign up to compete in the Olympics, pretty much in the same way you sign u…

By: TruTV / July 22, 2012