olympics

Russian hackers leaked four female Olympians’ medical records, giving female athletes all the attention for the first time

It seems like an unlikely coincidence that it was all women (and mostly black women) targeted. More »


Hope Solo Is Suspended From The U.S. National Team, Which Is Becoming A Pattern

Because she’s been suspended before and apparently didn’t learn her lesson, her punishment was even worse this time around. More »


British Runner Lynsey Sharp’s Comments About Gold Medalist Caster Semenya Are Just Racist And Sexist

Message to the haters: Semenya won because she’s an amazing runner. Deal with it. More »


Simone Biles Is Teaching Americans That Adoptive Parents Are Just Parents

The 4-foot-9 all-star gymnast dominating the Olympics isn’t just racking up medals in Rio and making an international name for herself as potentially the best gymnast of a generation. More »


Two Olympic Boxers Are Sitting In Rio Jails For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Housekeepers

Perhaps athletes should attend a How to Not Sexually Assault Women at the Olympics class before traveling across the world for the games. More »


A Refugee Team Will Compete At The 2016 Summer Olympics For The First Time Ever

They’ve made it all that way and have been training for the Olympics, which are two huge things that the vast majority of people never achieve. More »


Caitlyn Jenner Will Pose Naked With Her Gold Medals For Sports Illustrated, Because You Can’t Keep A Good Kardashijenner Woman Clothed For Long

Caitlyn Jenner is set to be a cover girl yet again — this time in a lot less clothes than in her famous Vanity Fair photo. According to Us Weekly, Caitlyn Jenner will appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated in “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal.” Jenner has yet to publicly comment on the alleged cover or the racy… More »


SXSW Organizers Apologize After Asking Muslim Olympian To Remove Hijab

The U.S. Olympian said the volunteer working the check-in table forced her to remove her hijab even after she explained it was for religious reasons. More »


Muslim-American Olympic Fencer Asked To Remove Her Hijab At SXSW Registration

Muslim-American Ibtihaj Muhammed is set to become the first U.S. Olympian to wear a hijab while competing this summer in Rio, Brazil. And as she was stepping up to get her picture taken for her ID at SXSW, she was asked to take off her hijab. Muhammed is at the festival as a speaker for… More »


The IOC Has Improved Their Guidelines For Transgender Athletes

Reassignment surgery is no longer required, and trans male athletes have no restrictions on competition. More »


10 Reasons Gabby Douglas & Simone Biles Have Me Pumped For The 2016 Olympics

If you hear the names Simone Biles or Gabby Douglas and your first response is “who dat?” I have words for you. Who are they? Why, only most kick ass chicks in the world gymnastics. They have both tumbled, flipped, vaulted and balanced their way to multiple titles and gold medals, making them two of… More »


The Daily Squee: Olympian Gus Kenworthy Finally Brings Home His Rescued Sochi Puppies

Freestyle skiier Gus Kenworthy rescuing a litter of stray puppies off the streets of Sochi was one of our favorite stories to come out of this year’s Winter Olympics. And now, after a ton of red tape, bureaucratic wrangling, uncertainty, and a little bit of tragedy, those puppies have finally arrived at their new home. More »


Johnny Weir In Court For Biting His Husband

Olympic skater Johnny Weir allegedly bit his husband during a domestic dispute about a month before the 2014 Sochi games. Johnny and Victor Voronov appeared in a New Jersey courtroom yesterday to address the incident. Voronov asked the judge to dismiss the case and his request was granted. Oh no, Johnny, no. [RadarOnline]
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The 15 Most Terrifying Faces Of The Sochi Olympics

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… More »


Pussy Riot Tweets Paddy Wagon Selfies After Sochi Olympics Arrest

The two members of Pussy Riot arrested outside the Sochi Olympics tweeted selfies from inside a police wagon today. Authorities still haven’t explained why members of the group, who were planning to perform a new protest song, have been detained. [Daily Dot, Queerty, New York Times]
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Everyone Is Mad At NBC For Making Olympic Medalist Bode Miller Cry

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,… More »


Swoon: US Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Is Rescuing Stray Dogs In Sochi

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… More »


Watch Olympic Figure Skater Jason Brown Fart His Way To A Bronze Medal

It’s hard to boycott the Olympics when the flatulence coverage is so riveting. Figure skater Jason Brown helped the United States win a bronze medal in Sochi, so you know what amazing feats he can accomplish with his body. But you might not have known what he can do with his butt. The geniuses over… More »


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