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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 class of sailboats. He was in San Francisco training with the Artemis Racing team for the upcoming America’s Cup when …

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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 his catamaran capsized with him on it. He was underwater for 10 minutes as rescuers tried to get him out. …

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Woods With Vonn In Public For The First Time

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 March when they posted photos of themselves on Facebook to tell the world that they are, in fact, dating. But …

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2000 Gold Medalist Dies of a Heart Attack at age 35

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 gold for Mexico in the women’s 58 kg weightlifting competition at the 2000 summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. She …

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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 shooting was reported; when they arrived, they found that Pistorius’ girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, had been shot to death, suffering …

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Olympics Drops Wrestling From Its Core Sports Lineup

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 in 1896. That doesn’t mean that wrestling won’t be an event at the Olympics, however. The sport will now have …

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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 their lives. From Google’s description: In October 2011 James Cracknell, two-time Olympic gold-medal rower and one of the greatest endurance …

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Four Olympians Lose Medals Over Steroid Use

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 Tsikhan, and Iryna Yatchenko have all been ordered to return their medals and diplomas to the IOC “as soon as …

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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 Melbourne, Australia. Campbell’s athletic talents started while he was in high school when he got involved in track (as well …

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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 veterans who lost limbs or sustained other injuries during their service. Tonight a 24-hour torch relay will begin the countdown …

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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. Today, YouTube has released their statistics for the Olympic Games coverage and the immediately eye-popping number is 231 million total …

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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 medal in the women’s vault final. Subsequently, her “meh” face blew up on the interwebs, as photoshoppers decided to place …

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