Posts tagged "olympics"

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

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

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

Pole Dancing Champ Natasha Wang Skeptical Sport Can Vault Into 2016 Olympics

If the International Pole Sports Federation has its way, pole dancing will be an Olympic sport by 2016. But even some of the sport's top competitors doubt that will happen. "My stance has always been that while I support the pole community's efforts to get pole into the Olympics, I don't think the general public is ready for…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / July 29, 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

The Guinea Pig Olympics Are Almost As Riveting As The Real Thing

Tonight, the Olympics Opening Ceremony will kick off two weeks of elite competition from the most incredible athletes in the world. But amidst all the glitz, glory, and excitement, let's not forget about the guinea pig athletes who have been training just as hard. Want proof? Check out these pictures from the amazing 2012 Guinea

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 27, 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

Must Haves: 8 Totally Patriotic Olympics-Ready Pieces

Oh come on, you know you wanna show your jingoistic American pride here. It's the friggin' 2012 Olympics, after all! Is there a better time to wear your American-themed clothes? We've selected an array of not-horrible patriotic wear for you to spice up your Olympic Games-watching style. For more Olympics coverage, follow @pgbeauty

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

Must Haves: Union Jack Fashion For Olympics Fans

We've got Olympic Fever here at The Frisky, and the only prescription? More Union Jack! Yep, the original red, white, and blue is back in style in a big way thanks to the upcoming London games, showing up on everything from purses to dresses to sunglasses. Click through to check out 10 crazy awesome piece…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 21, 2012

The 22 Hottest Olympic Athletes From Around The World

Go ahead, take a peek. This gallery has all the sweaty abs, pecs and thighs you can handle. We've done the tireless (exhausting!) research, and found all the hottest dudes you'll be salivating over during the 2012 Summer Olympics. And while we'll be rooting for the American team, natch, we felt it only right and…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 18, 2012

Ralph Lauren Unveils The Uniforms He Designed For The U.S. Olympic Team

Today in Things That Aren't Cute: these uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for the U.S. Olympic Team. Blazers, berets, knee-length skirts — the company's statement says the outfits aim to "embody the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship," but I think they're more "Phillips Exeter Academy, sailing, affected accents from a place that doesn't exist, that…

By: Rachel Krause / July 10, 2012

UK Mayor Accidentally Dresses As A Penis For Olympic Parade

Let's be frank here, this doesn't look like a sausage costume, does it? Jill Makinson-Sanders, mayor of the English town of Louth, miscalculated when she took to the streets in this 8-foot-tall banger (that's Brit speak for sausage) costume for the Olympic torch parade. And rightfully so, everyone mistook Sanders for a giant penis. "She…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 30, 2012

Watch Natalie Morales Do A Face Plant In Front Of Gymnastics Coach Bela Karolyi

So, Amelia isn't in the office today, because she's at the Olympic gymnastics trials! How cool is that? She'll be bringing us coverage from the trials in San Jose, CA, as the men's and women's Olympic teams are decided (go Alicia!). And as we've probably mentioned before, I'll be covering the Olympics from London later…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 27, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Allowed To Wear Shorts

Female beach volleyball players at the 2012 Olympics will be allowed to wear shorts and sleeved tops during their games or they can wear the traditional bikinis, according to new rules from the International Volleyball Federation. The allowance has been made to be culturally sensitive to some countries who may have reservations about women competing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2012

Top 10 Reasons The Olympics Needs The Spice Girls

News recently broke that the Spice Girls are considering a reunion at the Olympic Games in London this summer. I think this is the best idea in the history of the world. In fact, I'm not sure the Olympics should happen at all if the Spice Girls' appearance falls through. Why? Because there are 10…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 24, 2012

Morning Quickies: Sarah Burke, Skiier, Dies At 29

Top Canadian freestyle skiier Sarah Burke died yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah, at age 29. The athlete, who lived in British Columbia, and had been training at a resort, had an accident on the slope and hit her head. Sarah Burke was a four-time gold medalist at the Winter X Games and had been campaigning…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2012

The 10 Athletes We Were Most Excited To See Kick Butt In The Olympics

The Olympics are over, and many of the athletes are already getting emo about it all over Twitter. Since those nubile athletes gave their all for their countries, it's only fair that we show them the proper gratitude. So, we've rounded up the 10 athletes we are most proud of for kicking butt this year,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 1, 2010