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 swimmer. Sample lyrics: “More gold than Mark Spitz / Strange pecs, taking bong hits / Stay smooth, shave your armpits / Where you think you’re swimming, Mikey? / Hey, I’m not Michael, don’t eat at Subway / But this is my year, so call me Lochte / It’s hard to swim right, by Phelps baby / But this is my year, so call me Lochte.” Indeed it is — but let’s not forget that, as of now, Phelps still holds the all-time record for most gold Olympic medals. Ryan Lochte just happens to make my teeth sweat a little harder. [Popdust]
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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 swimmer in action…
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]
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.
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! Keep reading »
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.
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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 offers tips for getting ahead, and Serena Williams touches on her childhood influences. Read all that and more with these nine inspiring books by female Olympians.
In Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics’ Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympics Dreams, gymnastics champion Jennifer Sey gives a behind-the-scenes look at anorexia, injuries, and coaching drama. Read more …
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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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 photos of yourself making a motion — either a wave or a kiss — and upload it to the app. Your pics will be a part of a virtual endless animated wave for the U.S. Olympic team.
The idea behind the wave is to make an easy breezy way for fans who can’t attend the games feel like they’re part of the events. So get in games and make waves! [P&G Beauty]
P.S. And don’t forget to follow me and @TheFrisky when we head to the Olympics next week! For more Olympics coverage, follow @pgbeauty
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 up for flag football. So if you thought you’d heard about some dumb Olympic moments before, read on, because these blow the others out of the water. Read more…