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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 pieces… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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,… More »


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 the Canadian women’s hockey team who won gold medals and promptly cracked open some beers and champagne right on the ice. So they’re chilling on… More »


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 trends. Well, a handful of them did.

In recent months, we’ve seen stars walk the red carpet in dresses with pieces missing. Cutouts figured… More »


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 reaching their potential because it’s such a struggle for attention,” said Mancuso. “You come to meetings after races and it’s like it’s a bad day… More »


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 interview with “Access Hollywood.” Weir also addressed the comments made by two French commentators, who made jokes questioning Weir’s gender, at a press conference –… More »


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, hours before the opening ceremony. Kumaritashvili’s death cast somewhat of a dark cloud over the Olympics, but there is a silver lining. As Morgan Freeman’s… More »


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 Evgeni Plushenko. Plushenko, you might have heard, has complained that he was robbed of the gold medal (because he landed a quadruple jump, which Lysacek… More »


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 & Gymnastics Spectacular.” Liukin came to Vancouver to support her beau. “To see his dreams come true was amazing. Even though we’re not in the… More »


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 is particularly noteworthy considering that women are barred from competing in these two events. And yet two women agreed to act as forerunners—the athletes that… More »


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 banned from the Olympic opening ceremony by the Japanese Ski Association because he was sporting a “hip-hop” twist on the national uniform. Now, we’ve learned… More »


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? This is not a joke … competitive pole dancers are lobbying for a spot in the 2012 Olympics. Due to rapid national and international growth,… More »


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, the adorable Scotty won the bronze medal in the men’s halfpipe. After standing on the podium and hearing the national anthem, he went out to… More »