Posts tagged "olympics"

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 14, 2014

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]…

Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2014

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, jum…

College Candy / February 18, 2014

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]
How evangelical university Patrick Henry College (also called…

Jessica Wakeman / February 18, 2014

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2014

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 14, 2014

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…

Ami Angelowicz / February 13, 2014

6 Sex Positions Inspired By Olympic Ice Dancers

It’s hard to understand the allure of certain winter Olympic sports. Like curling, for instance. We’d like to have a serious conversation with the person who invented the least eventful ice sport of all time (not including the funny pants they wear, which are sort of great). Ice dancing, on the other hand, is a…

The Frisky / February 13, 2014

An Inner Monologue While Watching The Olympics At A Sports Bar And Eating Parmesan Garlic Fries

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 11, 2014

If Russian Figure Skater Evgeni Plushenko Did A Routine To Ginuwine’s “Pony”

…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]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2014

Watch Olympic Ice Dancing Duo Meryl Davis & Charlie White Skate To Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love”

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2014

Female Olympian’s ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ Proves We’re All Still A Bunch of Prudes

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…

The Gloss / February 10, 2014

13 Of Your Fave Figure Skating Legends: Then And Now

The winter Olympics are almost upon us. In celebration of this year’s event, let’s take a look at all of our favorite figure skaters from Olympics past. Check out all 13 on HLN…

HLN / February 7, 2014

Sisterly Sacrifice: American Athlete Forfeits Olympic Spot For Her Twin

As a twin, news stories about “my kind” always hold a special place in my heart, but this latest one is a real doozy.

This past weekend, Lanny and Tracy Barnes, 31-year-old twin sisters from Colorado who both participated in the 2006 Winter Games, were to compete in their final qualifying races to…

Katie Oldenburg / January 15, 2014

The Olympics Thought Ski Jumping Was Bad For Your Delicate Lady Uterus

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the first time ever that women’s ski jumping will be a sport. Previously, women were only allowed to test the courses for the men. The International Olympic Committee has long said women were excluded from competition because the category does not have enough elite female competitors, a charge actual wome…

Jessica Wakeman / January 11, 2014

Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out In YouTube Video

There has long been speculation — perhaps hopeful speculation — that British Olympic diver Tom Daley, 19, is gay. This weekend, the bronze metal winner, who’s very popular with the hormonal, Bieber-loving set in his home country, decided to take control of the rumors and posted this candid confessional to YouTube, in which he says for the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2013

Female Olympic Athletes Come In All Shapes And Sizes

125 Olympic athletes were photographed by Howard Schatz to exemplify body diversity in even the most fine tuned of human forms. A woman’s body is a personal thing that has historically been made public. Whether that objectification comes from the male gaze or the mainstream media, many times our bodies can feel like they’re constantly under…

College Candy / November 16, 2013

Subway Riders In Moscow Can Now Pay For Their Rides With Exercise

Russia is gearing up to host the winter Olympics in 2014, and as preparation, the organization Olympic Changes installed a very special ticket machine in one of Moscow’s subway stations. Rather than accept monetary payment in exchange for a ride, the machine requires that customers do 30 leg squats or lunges to obtain a ticket.

Style Caster / November 14, 2013

Kickass Women Of The Day: These Two Ladies Are DIY-ing The Summer Olympics

In case you were looking for some inspiration for your morning run, two British women have dedicated themselves to trying out all 114 summer Olympic events available to women in the 2016 Brazil Olympic games.

Claire Hannum / October 31, 2013

Russian President Vladmir Putin Says Gays Are Welcome At The Olympics

“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation…”
Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted that gay participants and attendees of the upcoming 2014 Olympic festivities in Sochi will be welcome. Given Russia’s harsh anti-gay laws and the…

Claire Hannum / October 28, 2013
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