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McDonald’s, Olympics partnership has ended

After decades of partnership, McDonald’s and the Olympics are cutting ties, despite having several years left on their deal, according to CNN.The sudden break-up comes not because anyone noticed the irony of a greasy fast-food chainShow More Summary

3-on-3 basketball headed to the 2020 Summer Olympics

There will be more basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee has approved the inclusion of 3-on-3 basketball as one of the new sports to be added when the Olympics arrive in Tokyo in 2020, as...Show More Summary

Los Angeles looks like it will concede 2024 Olympics to Paris

It looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer for the Olympics to come back to American soil. According to a statement on Wednesday, the committee leading the charge to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles is prepared...Show More Summary

Medals handed out at Rio Olympics literally falling apart

Though last summer’s Rio Olympics were not quite the disaster some predicted they would be, there were still plenty of problems, from athlete housing that lacked proper plumbing to a collapsing bike path to sickly green pools.And now,...Show More Summary

Schwarzenegger destroys troll denigrating Special Olympians

Arnold Schwarzenegger has inspired many of us. Whether through his meteoric rise as a an Austrian bodybuilder who became an international movie star or his pursuit of public office, he’s been one of those who managed to rise from difficult...Show More Summary

The best Halloween costume of 2012

I’m not sure what you’re going as for Halloween, but I’m pretty sure that your costume isn’t nearly as good as Josh Sundquist’s. Sundquist, a former Paralympic skier who lost his left leg to cancer as a child, is dressing up as the leg...Show More Summary

Gym responds to Gabby Douglas' bullying claims

Gabby Douglas has had a rather unique childhood. But strip away the gold medals and the global attention, and you'll see that she's just like any other 16-year-old. Douglas hasn't always been treated like such, though. The Virginia Beach...Show More Summary

U.S. Women's Hockey Team threatens championship boycott over wages dispute

Hilary Knight and the U.S. women’s hockey team are taking a stand against unequal pay.Knight announced Wednesday in a statement on Twitter that she and her teammates will not be playing in the 2017 IIHF World Championship unless “significant progress” is made to settle a dispute with USA Hockey over unfair wages. Show More Summary

LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes: Donald Trump more helpful lobbying for LA bid than Barack Obama

In September, the IOC will announce the host city for the 2024 Summer Olympics, with only Los Angeles and Paris as remaining candidates. President Donald Trump has taken a hard line stance on immigration, and it’s been speculated that...Show More Summary

Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris, which could ban some participants

Fewer and fewer cities are bidding for the Olympics these days, and now, the 2024 Summer Olympics has only two hopefuls: Los Angeles and Paris.Budapest announced Wednesday that it would be taking itself out of the running after 260,000...Show More Summary

Rio Olympic organizers on the hook for $3.7 million in debt

Oh, you thought we were done talking about how much of a disaster the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were? I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. Four months after the closing ceremonies and the official handoff to Tokyo, Olympic organizers in...Show More Summary

Russia says it was victim of extortion by International Paralympic Committee

You have to be a pretty low organization to be on the receiving end of extortion claims by Russia. Then again, we are talking about a branch off the Olympics, so anything is possible. The International Paralympic Committee has been accused of extortion by Russia. Show More Summary

Former Rio governor arrested for allegedly embezzling $65M from Olympic construction projects

Corruption continues to rear its ugly head in Rio. Former Rio governor Sergio Cabral was arrested on corruption charges Thursday after he allegedly embezzled away $65 million that was supposed to be allocated toward buildings in Rio,...Show More Summary

Obama does away with 'victory tax' on Olympic athletes

Read Barack’s lips: No more “Victory Tax” for America’s finest world-class athletes. President Barack Obama eliminated the so-called “Victory Tax” for Olympic athletes on Monday, which means Olympians winning medals and other prizes during Olympic competition will no longer be taxed for their winnings by the IRS. Show More Summary

Tokyo may move more 2020 Olympic events outside city

Still four years away, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics appear to be more of a Tokyo-Area Olympics. Despite winning the 2020 Summer Games on the promise of a compact event, the city of Tokyo is looking to move a few more events beyond the Tokyo...Show More Summary

Rome drops bid for 2024 Olympics, making Los Angeles the favorite

Los Angeles — which is one of the best cities this country has to offer, and one of the best that the world has to offer — is now the likely favorite to land the 2024 Summer Olympics. Rome, who was a strong contender to land the Games, is dropping their bid for the 2024 Games. Show More Summary

Biles defends taking ADHD meds after hackers leak files

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles released a statement on Tuesday defending herself over the medication she takes after Russian hackers managed to leak confidential files. The hackers, who are calling themselves “Fancy Bears,”...Show More Summary

NCAA to restrict Olympian student-athlete payouts?

The NCAA is walking on thin ice over a rule that it has no reason to want to change, other than to continue casting themselves as the bad guy, or the evil organization looking to rip the last ounces of joy from hard-working college athletes that they possibly can. Show More Summary

Team USA Paralympic athletes to watch for in Rio

They are referred to by many as “the superhumans.” It’s a noble and worthy moniker given this is bestowed on athletes who can do the semmingly impossible. By all accounts what they can do is considered impossible to many. Today marks the opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games at the massive Maracana Stadium in Rio. Show More Summary

Phelps vs. le Clos: When poking the bear goes wrong

Sometimes you poke the bear, other times the bear beats you in a race and wags his finger afterwards. Michael Phelps shut down the 200-meter butterfly final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, reclaiming the gold medal that he lost to South Africa’s Chad le Clos in 2012. Show More Summary

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