All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Olympics’

Gabby Douglas Intent On Reaching Elusive Olympic Feat

In the world of gymnastics, time is the undefeatable enemy. Gymnastics is hard on the mind and body, making longevity in the sport a difficult task. Gabby Douglas, however, wants to take on that task and become the first two-time winner of the Olympic all-around title in 50 years. Armour: Gabby Douglas hoping to make gymnastics history again in Rio http://t.co/kuyVGBOiq2 …

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Lindsey Vonn Aims to Come Roaring Back, Plans to Skip Aspen to Prep

Even after setbacks in November and December of last year in which she re-injured her knee during training, Lindsey Vonn had high hopes for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Alas, it was not to be. The Alpine skiing darling skipped the Sochi event as an official competitor and served as a corespondent for NBC News there. But don’t count Vonn out. …

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Michael Phelps Suspended After DUI Arrest

Michael Phelps was planning to make a comeback at the next Olympic games, but after his recent DUI arrest, he has been suspended by the USA swimming team and will not be allowed to participate in next year’s world championships or any USA Swimming-sanctioned meets through April 6, 2015. In addition to being banned from the sport, Phelps also lost …

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Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI In Baltimore

Michael Phelps, who has won more Olympic medals than anyone, was arrested for DUI in Baltimore on Tuesday morning. Phelps was arrested by the Maryland Transport Authority at around 1:43 a.m. in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95. “A Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Officer was operating stationary radar on southbound I-395 leaving Baltimore City when a White 2014 Land …

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Michael Phelps Arrested On DUI Charges

Gold Medal Olympian Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence. Authorities have reported that the swimmer was pulled over at 1:40 am for speeding. Phelps was driving 84 mph in a 45 mph zone. He also reportedly crossed over the double lane lines at the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 in …

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Katie Ledecky Smashes 400m Freestyle Record

It was a comparison of old versus young at this past week’s 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships of Swimming as Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, shared the pool with 17-year-old swimming phenom Katie Ledecky, the winner of the 800m freestyle event at the 2012 Olympics at only age 15. While one can argue the advantages …

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Oscar Pistorius Breaks Silence With Three Tweets

Just days after the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was adjourned, the Olympian broke his silence on Twitter. Ever since being charged with the murder of his girlfriend back in February 2013, with the exception of a single tweet, the South African runner has remained silent on the popular social media outlet. Pistorius, who has been out on bail, admitted to …

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Amy Van Dyken Stays Positive After ATV Accident

On June 6, former gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken’s life changed forever following an ATV wreck in which she severed her spinal chord. While doctors were able to perform surgery to save Amy’s life, she was left paralyzed below the waist, with no feeling at all in her legs or toes. Despite the huge setback for such a …

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Judo Champ Assault: Peter Seisenbacher Under Investigation For Sex Crimes

Austria’s Peter Seisenbacher, one of the best judo practitioners, is under investigation for purportedly sexually assaulting four of his minor pupils that he coached back in the 2000s. On Wednesday, the Vienna state prosecution confirmed the reports about the Olympic gold medalist. They said that the investigation on Seisenbacher started last year when the four pupils filed sexual assault charges …

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Amy Van Dyken Rouen Severs Spine in ATV Accident

Amy Van Dyken Rouen, six-time Olympic gold medalist, severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident near her Scottsdale, AZ home on Friday. Van Dyken, 41, and husband Tom Rouen were coming home from dinner Friday night when the ATV she was driving hit a curb in a restaurant parking lot and tumbled down a five- to seven-foot embankment. …

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Brazil Olympics Prep Off To A Bad Start

The Brazil Olympics are set to take place in Rio in 2016. While the Summer Olympics may be two years away, it’s only just enough time to make sure the city is ready to host people from all over the world. The only problem is that Brazil is hosting another huge sporting event this year and those plans are already …

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Mark Pavelich Auctions Olympic Gold Medal

Mark Pavelich was one of the most instrumental players in the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in 1980. Pavelich was a member of the “Miracle on Ice” team, who had an amazing win against the Russians. Their win is still, to this day, considered one of the biggest upsets in the US Winter Olympics history, and led them to win a …

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Michael Phelps: Olympic Champ Ends Retirement To Compete In Swim Meet

Michael Phelps, known to be the world’s most decorated Olympic athlete, will return to the pool on April 24-26 for the Arena Grand Prix, ending his retirement. The swim meet will take place at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, Arizona. Phelps is set to enter three events: the 100-meter butterfly, the 50-meter freestyle, and the 100-meter freestyle. It will …

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USOC 2024 Determining Potential US Olympic Bid

On Tuesday, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) expressed much interest in narrowing down its field of potential cities to make a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics. “The dialogue is really around which cities do we think can put together a bid that is going to be a fantastic bid and which cities do we think have the …

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Michael Phelps Making An Olympic Comeback?

After the 2012 London Olympics, and winning a total of 18 gold medals (22 medals in all) during his Olympic swimming career, Michael Phelps decided to retire at the age of 27. But has he changed his mind? Many began to wonder if Phelps would stay out of the competitive world of swimming after being vague about his future with …

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Harding On Kerrigan: She’s Not Worth My Time

During the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by a man with a pipe to the knee. The cameras which had followed her off the ice from practice that day also followed her through a blue curtain to the backstage area and then swung away; moments later, the damage was done. Now, 20 years later, a documentary …

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NBC’s Heroes Will Return With 13 New Episodes

For those people that were watching the Olympics at just the right time, some fans may already be aware of the big news involving NBC’s Heroes. The series has been a cult favorite for years, and previously ran for four seasons before getting cancelled. NBC teased the die hard fans of its old show with a new series that will …

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Historic Gold for U.S.

Mikaela Shiffrin has become the first U.S. Alpine women’s skier to win gold at the Sochi Olympics. She dominated the women’s Slalom with a combined time of 1:44.54. The victory is even sweeter for Shiffrin because the 18-year-old from Vail, Colorado is also officially the youngest women’s skier to ever win an olympic slalom, according to the Washington Post. Her …

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Johnny Weir Admits NBC Nixed One Wardrobe Item

Johnny Weir spoke in a recent interview about his Olympic Games style–which has been the talk of various blogs and news stories since the Sochi games began–and said there was one thing he isn’t allowed to wear while he’s working. The fashionable figure skating star has dominated NBC’s morning programming along with Tara Lipinski as they commentate for the athletes …

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Sochi Wolf Video Was a Jimmy Kimmel Hoax

Another day, another well-orchestrated Jimmy Kimmel prank. Yesterday, Team USA Olympic luger Kate Hansen posted this tweet: Wolf in my hall?!? #SochiProblems #SochiFail http://t.co/ZMqZFC40jp — Kate Hansen (@k8ertotz) February 20, 2014 Holy…shit. Right? We know that there have been a plethora of issues with the Sochi Olympics–one of them being stray dogs everywhere–but a wolf? In the dormitories? As you …

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Adelina Sotnikova Wins Women’s Figure Skating Gold

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in women’s figure skating in Sochi on Thursday. The win was a minor upset for South Korea, and a record setter for Russia. Sotnikova scored an overall 224.59 points, with 149.95 of those coming from Thursday’s free skate win. Sotnikova came in a close second to South Korea’s Kim Yu-na in …

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Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding Drama To Play Out Again

This year’s Olympic games have coincided with the 20th anniversary of figure skater Tonya Harding’s attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan, and the old story has been brought up several times throughout the games. The two women have already sat down for an interview with NBC’s Mary Carillo, and a documentary about the incident will air on Sunday night at 7 …

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Ashley Wagner Takes Sochi Olympics Internet Memes in Stride

Ashley Wagner doesn’t seem to be bothered by the internet memes that are circulating about her. The American figure skater has become well-known during the Sochi Olympics for her entertaining facial expressions. The first Wagner meme surfaced following her February 8 team short skate. Wagner quickly went from all smiles to a shocked and disappointed expression upon seeing her score. …

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For Ashley Wagner, Sochi Performances Have Been Redemptive

No one could blame American figure skater Ashley Wagner for wanting to prove her detractors wrong in Sochi. And Wagner is holding her own at the Winter Olympics. She finished sixth in the women’s short program on Wednesday. And she earned fourth place for her team short program on February 8, helping Team USA win the bronze medal in the …

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Ashley Wagner Says “You Can’t Just Be A Zombie”

Twenty-two-year-old U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner is a world-reknown athlete who knows how to thrill and entice a crowd. The talented skater coins herself as “Figure skater. Two-time US National Champion. Ice cream enthusiast” on her Twitter account. Wagner recently explained the importance of maintaining a unique balance in order to become a champion capable of performing memorable ice-skating routines. …

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Eve Muirhead And GB Curling Team Go For The Gold

Since watching Rhona Martin win gold for Great Britain in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Eve Muirhead has vowed to do the same in the sport. At just 12 years old, Muirhead knew winning the gold in curling was what she wanted to do. “From that moment, it was what I wanted to do. I wanted to be like …

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Ted Ligety Wins Gold Medal in Giant Slalom at Sochi Olympics

Alpine ski racer Ted Ligety won the gold medal in the giant slalom in Sochi on Wednesday, setting several Olympic records. The win made the 29-year-old Park City, UT native the first American male skier to win the Olympic giant slalom. He also became the first American male to win two Olympic gold medals in Apline skiing. Ligety previously won …

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Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue: Coach is to Blame

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue lost their chance at a gold medal in ice dancing to their rivals and training mates Meryl Davis and Charlie White. So, what’s next for the duo? Finger pointing, apparently. And the person at the focus of the pointing finger is the trainer of both couples and former soviet ice dancer, Marina Zoueva. Moir and …

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Brittany Schussler in Hot Water for Selfie With Vladimir Putin

Canada’s Brittany Schussler hasn’t won an Olympic medal yet, but if medals were given out for worst selfie, the speed skater would definitely win gold. Schussler found herself in hot water after posting a selfie with Russian president Vladimir Putin to her Twitter page. Putin has been the center of much controversy after defending his country’s new anti-gay law. The …

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White: Moms Helped Win Gold

Meryl Davis and Charlie White have just scored the ultimate goal and have brought home to the USA that coveted gold medal during Sochi’s winter olympics. This is an historic gold medal, as the US has never won for ice dancing before. The pair have been training together for seventeen years and have worked hard every day of their lives …

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