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Olympic Snowboarder Kelly Clark Is No Kelly Clarkson

Last night, while watching the women’s halfpipe finals, we noticed a strange phenomenon: Each competitor had a distinct pre-run ritual. American Kelly Clark’s, however, stood out. Before each…

Catherine Strawn | February 19, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Which Winter Olympic Hottie Is Your Type?

Watching the Winter Olympics this week, I can’t stop thinking about how, whatever your type is, there’s a kind of athlete who will float your boat, if you know what…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 19, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Figure Skater Johnny Weir Was Robbed!

Have you seen “Be Good Johnny Weir,” the new Sundance reality show about the figure skating phenom who can do Lady Gaga and Victor Petrenko justice? Well, if your answer…

Simcha | February 19, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Quotable: Johnny Weir Is Just Like Us!

“She stayed out all day so I could run around naked and watch ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and just relax for the competition.”Johnny Weir, on his Olympic roomie, Tanith…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 19, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Quotable: Victoria Beckham Disses Men’s Figure Skating Wear

“There’s nothing good about those outfits. I wear the feathers in my relationship. If David came home dressed like that – could you imagine? Terrible.”Victoria Beckham on the hideousness of

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 18, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Could Have Been Worse: A Look At The Norwegian Curling Team’s Uniform Supplier

Curling? WTF is that? Did anyone ever care about this Olympic sport before the Norwegian team showed up with these blindingly loud pants? Either these kids got lost in Johnny…

Leonora Epstein | February 18, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Lindsey Vonn Wins Gold In Downhill Skiing—By 0.56 Of A Second

0.56 of a second is, quite literally, the blink of an eye. But that’s all the time it took Lindsey Vonn to win the Olympic gold medal in yesterday’s women’s…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: The American Boys Of The Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are upon us and though I don’t care enough to actually watch the events, I care just enough to imagine the contenders naked. But it’s sometimes hard…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 16, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Nancy Kerrigan’s Dad Dies And Her Brother Is Arrested

Poor Nancy Kerrigan. She became fodder for made-for-TV movies back in 1994, when six weeks before the winter Olympics, the ex-husband of her figure-skating rival, Tonya Harding, clubbed her right…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | January 26, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Wuh-Woh! Not Enough Snow For The Winter Olympics?

Everyone’s getting pretty excited for the Winter Olympics, which start in Vancouver on February 12th. Only one thing is missing. And unfortunately, it’s a big one—snow. None is in the…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | January 23, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Women To Watch At The 2010 Winter Olympics

As we settle into the sad realization that were only midway through winter, a few lucky ladies are getting in their last month of practice before the 2010 Winter Olympic

Kelli Bender | January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Chicago Loses The Olympics

Not even President and Michelle Obama, nor Oprah herself, could seal the Olympic deal for Chicago. Chitown’s biggest powerhouses flew to Copenhagen this week to lobby for Chicago to host…

Wendy Atterberry | October 2, 2009 - 4:40 pm

Women’s Boxing Is Now An Olympic Sport

I am a female boxer. A year ago, I was leaning against the boxing ring at my old gym in New York City, fully decked out in sparring gear and…

Nikki Dowling | August 14, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Cash-Strapped Olympian Opens A Brothel

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Logan Campbell, a cash-strapped Olympic hopeful, recently opened a gentlemen’s club in New Zealand so he could raise money and continue the intensive training that…

Catherine Strawn | July 13, 2009 - 3:50 pm

The 2010 Olympic Torch Looks Like A Joint

Remember when Michael Phelps got in trouble for smoking weed? Well, we think the Olympic people are toeing the hypocritical line because the torch they designed for the 2010 games…

Nikki Dowling | May 21, 2009 - 2:45 pm

The 15 Most Shocking Moments Of 2008

2008 is almost history, and it definitely made some. We saw plenty of highs — the election of the first African-American President — and lows — the stock market dip…

Simcha | November 25, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Pole Dancing To Become An Olympic Sport?

Apparently, a bunch of Mormon women in Utah — yes, Mormon women in Utah — are seeking to turn the fine art of pole dancing into a competitive

Susannah Breslin | November 21, 2008 - 6:30 pm

No More Playground Fun: Australian School Bans Cartwheels

If I could still do a cartwheel without hurting myself, I would. Just watching Shawn Johnson do those amazing gymnastic-tastic moves at the Olympics made me hearken back to a…

Simcha | August 26, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Monday Menage: Foursomes At The Olympics

This Monday, we’re upin’ our usual threesome to a foursome! To whom do we bestow this honor? Two American teams that each won the 4 x 400 races in their…

Simcha | August 25, 2008 - 7:00 pm

Slideshow: Stars Of Track And Field

We’ve moved on from ogling swimmers’ bodies to admiring those belonging to the men competing in track and field events. Since it can be difficult to take in their physical…

Catherine Strawn | August 22, 2008 - 4:00 pm