Olympic Games Articles

Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights

Google has a doodle up on its homepage throughout the world today celebrating the Olympic Games, but also making a statement in favor of gay rights. Not only does the doodle resemble a rainbow flag, Google has actually quoted the …

Tonya Harding Talks Nancy Kerrigan Assault, Claims ‘The Media Sank Her’

Yesterday marked 20 years since Tonya Harding’s infamous involvement in the assault of Olympic figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan. For those who aren’t aware of the astounding story that shocked the nation, Harding was actually a rival of Kerrigan’s. A premeditated assault on …

Lindsey Vonn May Compete 5-Weeks Ahead of Schedule

In non-squirrel-related, Lindsey Vonn-related news, the world-class skier is reconsidering the idea of competing in the alpine skiing, World Cup opener at the end of the month. During the US Olympic Committee media summit on Wednesday, Vonn reported, “I’m feeling …

Paralympic Games Begin Tomorrow in London

The 2012 Paralympic Games are set to kick off tomorrow evening in London. The 14th Paralympic Games will host around 4,200 athletes from 166 countries, including over 200 athletes from the U.S. Many of the U.S. athletes competing are military …

Olympic Torches on eBay

Apparently the Olympics are more than just a time to show pride in one’s country. British Olympic torchbearers are selling the torches for a profit of up to $237,000 on eBay. 8,000 people were chosen to be torchbearers because of …

IOC Surprised By Olympic Internet Censorship
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The International Olympic Committee now says that the media should have been informed by Chinese Olympic officials that they would not have free and open access to the Internet.

China To Sell Olympic Tickets By Lottery

Organizers of the 2008 Olympics have abandoned plans for online ticket sales after the ticketing system crashed last week due to heavy demand by Chinese sports fans.

Beijing Halts Sale Of Olympic Tickets

Ticket sales for next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing were temporarily suspended Tuesday for a week after the ticketing system crashed due to heavy demand by Chinese sports fans.