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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 »


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 on skates, the faux emotion. So are you rooting for Belbin and Augusto? Domnina and Shabalin? Davis and White? I’ve come up with this theory… More »


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 in my room. Some people eat, some people drink—but I Pledge everything.” [People]

It appears that many Olympians have their own rituals, from… More »


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, however, are siblings. Of the 23 ice-dancing teams competing in the Olympics, four are brother-sister duos. Ick.

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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 durn exciting when American Evan Lysacek skated a nearly flawless program and won gold, defeating Ruskie champion Evgeni Plushenko. (Unfortunately Lysacek’s teammate, the fantastic Johnny… More »


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 of her two tries, she put her iPod on a particular song and sang along to it. Kelly’s personal karaoke session helped her win the… More »


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 I mean. So, should you be macking on a snowboarder? Or a curler? Or an ice dancer? After the jump, I’ve created a handy guide… More »


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 is no, you need more glam and ice bling in your life! Nobody brings it like Johnny, the booty-shaking bad boy ballerina with a heart… More »


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 Belbin [Montreal Gazette] … More »


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 what male figure skaters have been wearing at the Olympics. Perhaps if they accessorized with a cap? … More »


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 Weir’s wardrobe on the way to the rink, or they thought they’d stand out with something different and, uh, attention-grabbing. Grab the world’s attention they… More »


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 downhill skiing competition, beating her rival, fellow American skier Julia Mancuso. What makes Vonn’s win even crazier? The news has been inundated with tongue-wagging about… More »


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 to see what’s going on under the layers—the goggles, the winter hats, and the frilly spandex figure skating outfits. This is why I’ve developed an… More »


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 knee with a police baton. Now, just two weeks from the 2010 Olympics, Kerrigan is back in the spotlight for another series of very unfortunate… More »


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 forecast and it’s too warm there to let snow machines do their usual work. The Vancouver Olympic Committee is busy figuring out a plan B—they’ll… More »


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 Games. The games kick off in Vancouver on Feb. 12, but this group of girls have been growing up and getting ready since they first… More »


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 the 2016 Summer Games, but the second city lost the bid today in the first round of voting by the International Olympic Committee. Tokyo lost… More »


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 waiting nervously to hop in and kick some serious butt. To distract myself, I asked my trainer, “When do I get to compete in the… More »


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 he needs to make it to the 2012 London Games. Campbell reportedly needs to raise about $190,000 over the next two years to prepare to… More »


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 looks unmistakably like a joint. It’s made of of stainless steel, aluminum, and sheet molding, but that hasn’t stopped many from calling it the “Olympic… More »