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Lolo Jones To Become Bobsled Champion Lolo Jones To Become Bobsled Champion

It’s not unusual for athletes to excel in one sport and then transfer their energies to either learn another sport or diversify themselves within the originating sport. After becoming the name in basketball, Michael Jordan moved onto baseball for a …

Haile Gebrselassie Gives Advice to Farah Before Race Haile Gebrselassie Gives Advice to Farah Before Race
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Haile Gebrselassie, the 40 year old former Olympic champion and 26 time world record holder, had some words of advice to Mo Farah, current champion of the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races at both the Olympics and World Championships, before …

Olympic Wrestling In, Base-/Softball and Squash Out Olympic Wrestling In, Base-/Softball and Squash Out

During this week’s International Olympic Committee meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Olympic wrestling won the privilege to return to the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games as an event. The reprieve comes seven months after the sport was recommended to be …

Host City 2020 Olympics Will Be Tokyo, Japan Host City 2020 Olympics Will Be Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo will be sports fans’ destination for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The International Olympic Committee selected Japan’s capital city today, home to over 36,000 people. Tokyo last hosted the games in 1964. This round they used the slogan, …

Michelle Kwan Joining Olympic Coverage Michelle Kwan Joining Olympic Coverage

Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan will be enjoying the ice again next winter. Fox Sports has hired Kwan to cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 Kwan currently works as a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs …

Michael Phelps Coming Back to Swimming? Michael Phelps Coming Back to Swimming?
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It may have just become even harder for future Olympians to break the record of most winningest Olympian. While meeting with the media in Barcelona on Monday for the world swimming championships, Michael Phelps was vague on whether or not …

LeBron James Likely Done With Team USA LeBron James Likely Done With Team USA

LeBron James, considered by many to be the best basketball player in the world, is unlikely to play for the United States basketball team again, at least on paper. LeBron is probably done playing for Team USA. Unless, of course, …

Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil
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A soccer match in Brazil has ended badly. Long story short: A referee flags a player; player gets ticked off and fights the referee; the referee breaks out a knife and stabs the player in self-defense; the player dies; the …

Lolo Jones Shows Off Her Paycheck For US Bobsledding Team Lolo Jones Shows Off Her Paycheck For US Bobsledding Team

If ever there was an athlete made to fully embrace the six seconds of glory that is Vine, it would be social media maven/Olympic athlete, Lolo Jones. The prolific Twitter user has gone all in with the mini video application, …

Oscar Pistorius In Hiding, Surrounded By Pics Of Girlfriend Oscar Pistorius In Hiding, Surrounded By Pics Of Girlfriend
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Oscar Pistorius has gone into hiding since he shot and killed his girlfriend, model and law school graduate Reeva Steenkamp. He now lives with his uncle in Pretoria, South Africa, and would be unrecognizable to anyone who knew him before …

Andrew Simpson Dead After Being Trapped Under Boat Andrew Simpson Dead After Being Trapped Under Boat

Gold medalist Andrew Simpson died on Thursday after being trapped beneath a capsized boat. Simpson won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and a silver medial in the 2012 Olympics in London, both in the Star …

Gold Medalist Dead After Boat Capsizes Gold Medalist Dead After Boat Capsizes

“Gold medalist dead” is something you don’t want to hear before the weekend starts, but it’s the unfortunate truth. The Atlantic Wire reports that British Olympic gold medalist Andrew “Bart” Simpson, 36, died in a boat accident on Thursday after …

Woods With Vonn In Public For The First Time Woods With Vonn In Public For The First Time
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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn made their couple debut last night at the Costume Institute Gala at the Met, grabbing headlines as they walked the red carpet together for the first time. Of course, the two made it official in …

2000 Gold Medalist Dies of a Heart Attack at age 35 2000 Gold Medalist Dies of a Heart Attack at age 35
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Olympic gold medalist Soraya Jimenez has died at the age of 35. Reuters is reporting that Jimenez died of a heart attack at her home in Mexico City. She reportedly had multiple health issues, and only one lung. Jimenez won …

Oscar Pistorius Charged With Valentine’s Day Murder Of Gf (BREAKING) Oscar Pistorius Charged With Valentine’s Day Murder Of Gf (BREAKING)

Oscar Pistorius, the first man to ever compete in both the Paralympics and the Olympics, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Police were called to the athlete’s home in the early hours of Thursday morning after a …

Olympics Drops Wrestling From Its Core Sports Lineup Olympics Drops Wrestling From Its Core Sports Lineup
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced its 25 “core sports” for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Notably absent from the list was wrestling – a sport that has been part of the olympic games since the very first olympics …

Double Gold Medalist James Cracknell Talks @ Google Double Gold Medalist James Cracknell Talks @ Google

In one of its recent @Google Talks, Google hosted rowing champion and double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell and his wife, TV presenter Beverley Turner. The two talked about their story before and after an accident, which threatened to damage …

Four Olympians Lose Medals Over Steroid Use Four Olympians Lose Medals Over Steroid Use
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that four athletes who competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens will be stripped of their medals after analysis of stored urine samples revealed “adverse analytical findings.” Yuriy Bilonog, Svetlana Krivelyova, Ivan …

Milt Campbell Dies at 78, First African-American Olympic Decathlon Winner Milt Campbell Dies at 78, First African-American Olympic Decathlon Winner

We mourn the loss of a historic figure in the life of sports (especially the Olympics) as we hear about the passing of Milt Campbell, who was the first African-American decathlon gold-metal recipient of the 1956 Summer Olympics held in …

Paralympic Games Begin Tomorrow in London 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 …

YouTube: 231 Million Total Olympic Streams, 500K+ Livestreams at Peak YouTube: 231 Million Total Olympic Streams, 500K+ Livestreams at Peak

Say what you want about the coverage of the 2012 London Olympics in the States (and I’m sure you have a lot to say), but YouTube and NBC’s partnership accounted for a lot of streaming hours over the two+ weeks. …