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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
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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
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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, 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
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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

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
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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

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

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. …

McKayla Maroney Is Somewhat Impressed By Her Meme

Team USA gymnast McKayla Maroney has been a pretty good sport about becoming the internet’s most-prevalent meme. In London, the vault expert was caught on camera with a rather prickly expression on her face shortly after being awarded the silver …

Facebook Sees 116 Million Olympic-Themed Communications Facebook Sees 116 Million Olympic-Themed Communications

The Olympics are over, and we can say, without a doubt, that this year was the first true “social media games.” And unprecedented amount of people took to social networks to not only discuss the action, but to follow athletes …

The Olympics Generated More Than 150 Million Tweets The Olympics Generated More Than 150 Million Tweets

Now that the London 2012 summer games have come to a close, Twitter is releasing some figures that shine a light on just how gigantic a role social media played in this year’s Olympics. 2012 is no doubt the first …

London 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Doodle Hits Google Homepage London 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Doodle Hits Google Homepage
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The latest in Google’s series of Olympics-themed doodles celebrates rhythmic gymnastics. The previous three were interactive, playable games, but Google appears to have gotten back to the more traditional doodle style. Perhaps they just couldn’t figure out a way to …

London 2012 Soccer Google Doodle is a PK Simulator London 2012 Soccer Google Doodle is a PK Simulator
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Google has unleashed yet another time-wasting Olympic Google doodle upon web browsers everywhere. While Google has created a different Google doodle for each day of the London 2012 Olympics, the past few days have featured an easy to learn, yet …

Twitter’s Been Buzzing About the Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC] Twitter’s Been Buzzing About the Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC]

During the Olympic games, there’s a good chance that somewhere, on some channel, there’s some coverage nearly all day long. The Olympic games are also a popular global event with a lot of built-in drama. Couple all of that with …

Zuckerberg’s Harvard Roomie Goes for Gold Today in the Triple Jump Zuckerberg’s Harvard Roomie Goes for Gold Today in the Triple Jump
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Samyr Laine is a triple jumper who holds both the indoor and outdoor records for his University. On Tuesday, he qualified for the finals in the Olympics games in said sport. Laine, who is competing under the Haitian flag, is …

London 2012 Slalom Canoe: Google Doodle Lets You Navigate the Rapids London 2012 Slalom Canoe: Google Doodle Lets You Navigate the Rapids
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Today, Google continues their run of Olympic-themed Doodles with their third straight interactive Doodle. Since the opening ceremony, Google has provided us with a different Doodle every day, showcasing one of the many Olympic sports. And for the last couple …

Watch Epke Zonderland’s Ridiculous Gold Medal High Bar Routine

There are good men’s horizontal bar routines. Then there is Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland’s horizontal bar routine. Yesterday, during the final day of gymnastics competition at the 2012 Olympics, the Dutchman wowed spectators and TV audiences alike with his high-flying …

London 2012 Basketball: Google Doodle Features Playable Hoops Game London 2012 Basketball: Google Doodle Features Playable Hoops Game
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Today, Google continues their run of Olympic-themed Doodles with another interactive game – this one involving basketball. Yesterday, you probably remember wasting plenty of time on Google’s homepage attempting to turn in the fastest hurdles time of your coworkers. This …

London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle Can Be Played With A Game Controller London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle Can Be Played With A Game Controller
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As you’ve probably seen by now, Google has a Google doodle up today, the latest in its series of Olympics-related doodle art. This one is for hurdles. The doodle is a fun, quick, playable game, which lets you run and …