The Sochi Olympics have been slightly anti-climatic compared to the surrounding controversies: slain puppies, cameras in bathrooms, next level Tinder hookups, still there is one aspect we can’t get enough of. It’s those terrifyingly weird faces. Any activity that exerts that much energy is going to require a lot of funny faces mid twirl, jump or splash. The Winter Olympics are supposed to be elegant, graceful and poised yet even the best Olympians can’t resist making scrunchy, disgusted and frightful faces during the competition. To be honest, it’s their greatest feat aside from precise athleticism. Check out all 15 photos on College Candy…
Yesterday was a big day for Alpine skier Bode Miller — he won the bronze medal in the Super-G competition at the Sochi Olympics, giving him six career Olympic medals, more than any other skier. It was also a bittersweet moment, as Bode’s brother Chelone “Chilly” Miller, who died last year from an apparent seizure, was on his mind. Interviewed post-race by NBC, Miller broke down in tears after the reporter, Christin Cooper, repeatedly asked him questions about Chilly, prompting many on Twitter to call out Cooper and NBC for being “insensitive.” Keep reading »
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new favorite Olympic athlete: Gus Kenworthy. Not only is the 22-year-old skier super talented on the slopes (and in possession of a pair of adorable pink cheeks that I kind of want to pinch — does that make me old?), he’s also a lifelong animal lover who has been using his downtime in Sochi to rescue stray puppies. Total dreamboat status, right? Kenworthy lost his beloved dog Mack just last year, so when a friend in Sochi texted him about a litter of strays living underneath a media tent, Kenworthy rushed over to see how he could help. After locating the puppies and tweeting some seriously cute photos, Kenworthy set to work figuring out how to bring the homeless pups back to the states with him. Keep reading »
I feel that the Olympics are best viewed while eating greasy foods and questioning the life choices that kept you from being an Olympian, which is why I’m now at a sports bar eating parmesan garlic fries. I rarely go to sports bars or eat fries in my normal life, but this is a special occasion. It’s my duty to my country. I wonder how these fries would taste dipped in mayonnaise. Oh my God. So good. I can’t believe I used to judge the mayo fry kids in elementary school. Those kids knew what was up.
Yay! Commercials are finally over and we’re back to the games. Ooh it’s the bumpy skiing race! I know it has a different, more official-sounding name, but I don’t even really want to know it. “Bumpy skiiing race” sums it up so nicely. Keep reading »
…it might look something like this. Plushenko is favored to win the individual men’s gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, but I’m pretty sure he could up his chances even more by just skating to “Pony” live. Ride it, my pony! [YouTube]
I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Beyonce and Jay Z’s collab “Drunk In Love” any more than I already do, but then I saw U.S. Olympic ice-dancing duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate to it (by which I mean, the music was synced and dubbed over their routine) and, well, my love increased tenfold. Is it that Beyonce makes ice dancing better or that ice dancing makes Beyonce better? Hard to say. Regardless, this routine is ***flawless.
Russian speedskater Olga Graf earned herself a bronze medal in Sunday’s women’s 3000 meter race, and then celebrated with what’s being heralded as a massive “wardrobe malfunction.”In what turned out to be the least revealing flashing of all time, Graf unzipped her suit after winning, and flashed a bit of chest. At this point, I can’t even remember what she won or who she is because all I can think about is the possibility of seeing a bare chested woman. Read more on The Gloss…