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Former Olympian walking again after ATV accident

Back in June, former Olympian and Fox Sports Radio host Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an ATV accident in which her spinal cord was severed. It was a very scary situation, but Van Dyken-Rouen kept a sense of humor about the situation and vowed to walk again, despite what seemed to be impossible circumstances. This week, the impossible seemed possible as Van Dyken-Rouen stood...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lolo Jones says she misses her 'bobsled butt'

Olympic bobsledder Lolo Jones says that one of the things she misses most from the Sochi Winter Olympics is the "nice bobsled butt" that she worked so hard to get while training for the event.Jones made the admission while speaking with The Post Game at Wednesday night's ESPY awards in Los Angeles. In the process of dropping the extra weight after the Sochi Olympics...
Via Holdout Sports
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold medalist gets surprise visit from family on 'Ellen'

American snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the first ever slopstyle gold medal while competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It earned her instant fame, a first-class seat upgrade, (probably) a few more endorsement deals and — most importantly — a guest appearance on “Ellen.” Anderson, 23, showed Ellen DeGeneres her bling in what was her first public appearance since...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The craziest moments from Sochi (so far)

Prior to the Sochi Winter Olympics there were plenty of concerns swirling around the Games of the XXII Olympiad. Whether it was melting snow, stray...
Via Athlon Sports
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Five not-so-inspirational Olympic moments

Sometimes it's fun to take a great athlete down a peg.
Via Gunaxin Sports
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun apologizes for racy topless photo shoot (SFW pics)

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun, scheduled to race in the women’s slalom and giant slalom next week in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, was forced to apologize after a behind-the-scenes video surfaced from a racy photo shoot she participated in where the skier appears topless. The shoot was for a calendar released last year and […]The post Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia's Olga Graf celebrates with near wardrobe malfunction

Olga Graf of Russia celebrated her bronze medal win on Sunday by unzipping her suit a bit. Graf forgot that the tight suit prevented her from wearing a t-shirt and exposed some skin. Fortunately for the Russian her lady bits were covered still. RESULTS: Ladies 3000 m “I totally forgot,” Graf said through a translator. “We have very good suits and they are very tight. … You...
Via Tireball.com
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: The lovely ladies of curling

Curling is kinda hot, trust us.
Via Gunaxin Girls
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five crazy things to watch for in Sochi

The Sochi Winter Olympics are the Games of the XXII Olympiad. They are also shaping up to be a potential dumpster fire on all fronts —...
Via Athlon Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Snowboarder puts number on helmet, gets photos from females

Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev is quickly emerging as one of the more polarizing athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. During the slopestyle qualifying round on Thursday, Sobolev decided to write his cell phone number on the back of his helmet. He had received more than 2,000 text messages by Friday morning. The 22-year-old said that […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Toilets at Sochi Olympics sites have bizarre warning about toilet paper

The facilities at the Sochi Olympics continue to get weirder. First, there were two-toilet stalls. Then, three-bunked rooms. Now, Sochi’s bathrooms are kindly asking users not to flush away their poopy toilet paper, but throw it in a nearby bin instead. Yes, a bin filled with dirty toilet paper. That must smell great. I’m hoping for the sake of everyone at the Olympics that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olympic ski jumper hospitalized after frightening crash

Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria was hospitalized with skull injuries and a bruised lung on Friday after crashing during training for this weekend’s ski flying World Cup.“Thomas Morgenstern is conscious and well responsive,” the Austrian ski federation said in statement hours after the incident, adding the athlete’s condition would be monitored...
Via The Other Paper
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

23 openly gay athletes from the London Olympics

Putting a face on the implications of Russian homophobic legislation.
Via Gunaxin Sports
August 13, 2013  |  1 Comment

Leryn Franco's Facebook page a treasure trove

Long before Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke shimmied her way into our hearts and minds with her sexy pre-race dance routine, there was Leryn Franco, the absolutely stunning javelin-throwing goddess from Paraguay. An Athena armed with a javelin instead of a spear, if you will. In fact, her reign as the exotic female athlete that rules the interwebs dates all the way back to 2009...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps hangs out with Phoenix Suns dancers (Photo)

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps hung out with the Phoenix Suns dancers at the US Airways Center after Wednesday night's 92-86 Suns victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Phelps was in town to take part in the Annexus Pro-Am day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament, where he was paired with Bubba Watson. After the Suns win, this was a great way for...
Via Holdout Sports
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Does Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps have a new girlfriend? (Photos)

Retired Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is set to tee off at the Phoenix Open Pro-Am this week after reportedly spending a romantic vacation in the Bahamas with stunning 22-year-old waitress and aspiring model Sarah Herndon. Phelps, 27, is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals — 18 of them gold. But it looks like Herndon was the prize. RadarOnline.com reports...
Via Speleb
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss
PRETTY MUCH A NO-BRAINER

Hamilton removed from Disney event

Disney has canceled an upcoming scheduled appearance at Disneyland by Suzy Favor Hamilton in light of the former Olympian being outed as a high-priced escort.

Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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