olympics

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,…

Julie Gerstein | June 27, 2012 - 11:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 24, 2012 - 4:10 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 20, 2012 - 10:40 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 1, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Canadian Women’s Hockey Team Reprimanded For Partying And Other Olympic Fun-Crushing

I don’t know when someone decided that athletes were supposed to be virtuous role models, but apparently athletes didn’t get the memo. The International Olympic Committee got pissed off at…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 26, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Olympic Figure Skaters Follow Fashion Trends, But Do They Set Them?

Whenever we watch Olympic figure skating, we get pretty caught up in analyzing the athletes’ outfits. While the men wowed us with their theatrical getups, the women followed current fashion…

Catherine Strawn | February 26, 2010 - 6:10 pm

5 Claws-Out Athlete Cat Fights

Catfight alert! U.S. skier Julia Mancuso (right) has had it with teammate Lindsey Vonn (left), and is letting the press know all about it. “People are having a hard time…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 26, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Quotable: Johnny Weir Responds To Homophobic Haters

“Every little boy should be so lucky as to turn into me. And that’s all I have to say.”– Ice skater Johnny Weir’s response to homophobic haters in an…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 26, 2010 - 12:20 pm

6 Olympic Tearjerkers And Heart Warmers

The 2010 Winter Olympics has some heart-wrenching stories. The games started off on a tragic note when the 21-year-old Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, died on impact during a training run,…

Kelli Bender | February 24, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Evan Lysacek’s Feelings Are Hurt (We’ll Comfort Him)

U.S. Olympic gold medal figure-skating hottie, Evan Lysacek, went on “Larry King” last night where he was asked about some of the controversy surrounding his rival, Russian silver medalist…

Wendy Atterberry | February 24, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Olympic Lovahs: Evan Lysacek & Nastia Liukin, And Other Medal-Wearing Sweethearts

Cute couple alert! Turns out that gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and gold medal gymnast Nastia Liukin have been dating since the summer, when they met at a “Skating…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 23, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Is It Fair To Have Women Test Olympic Ski Jumps, But Not Let Them Compete?

I was interested to find out that before men compete in the Olympic ski jump competition and the Nordic combined, that women are testing out the hills for them. This…

Ami Angelowicz | February 23, 2010 - 4:30 pm

No Fancy Nails, Dyed Hair, Or Earrings For Some Japanese Athletes

Dang, athletes in Japan have some serious dress code rules to contend with in order to participate in their sport. First, we told you about snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo, who was…

Annika Harris | February 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Pole Dancing And Other Sports That Lobbied To Be Part Of The 2012 Olympics

If you have been scratching your head trying to figure out the finer points of curling, perhaps you’d be more interested in watching Olympic pole dancers compete for the gold?

Ami Angelowicz | February 22, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Scotty Lago, Sexting Olympian-Style

Perhaps Olympic snowboarder Scotty Lago should have paid more attention to the media frenzy that occurred after Michael Phelps was photographed smoking pot at a party last year? On Thursday,…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 22, 2010 - 5:40 pm

What Your Favorite Ice Dancing Team Says About You

Tonight brings the conclusion of my favorite sport in the Winter Olympics, ice dancing. I love everything about ice dancing—the flashy costumes, the cheesy music, the ballroom dance moves done…

Ami Angelowicz | February 22, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Johnny Weir Pledges His Room And Other Olympic Pre-Performance Rituals

My favorite figure skater ever, Johnny Weir, prepared for his Vancouver Olympic performance by, um, cleaning his hotel suite. Weir told People, “I was nervous. So I Lemon Pledged everything…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 22, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Ice Dancing Is Sort Of Incestuous

Tonight, when you turn on the Olympics and watch the ice dancing competition, you’ll see couples look lustily at one another as they dance the tango. Some of these pairs,…

Catherine Strawn | February 19, 2010 - 8:00 pm

10 Reasons We Love Evan Lysacek

So if you weren’t able to stay up through the glitter and glamour of the men’s figure skating long program last night, I’ll just tell you that it was pretty…

Kelli Bender | February 19, 2010 - 5:00 pm