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IOC to Bring in Cheaper, Easier Bidding for Games

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Bidding for the Olympics will become cheaper, easier and more attractive while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting the biggest changes in decades in the way the Games are organised and run.

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

The proposal, announced today, is one of 40 recommendations the International Olympic Committee will vote on in December. read more

Madonna Songs Help Kindergarten Students Learn The Alphabet

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Cynics and misanthropes get ready because this video has the ability to melt even the most frozen of hearts. Kindergarten teachers Arturo Avina and Katey Bolanos, along with their classroom of child prodigies from the Olympic Primary Center in Los Angeles, have taken the alphabet to a whole new level by setting it to an all-Madonna soundtrack. Show More Summary

How Accurate Is Foxcatcher?

This post contains numerous spoilers about Foxcatcher. On Jan. 26, 1996, John Eluthère du Pont shot and killed Olympic gold wrestler Dave Schultz on du Pont’s Foxcatcher estate in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Schultz, along with other wrestlers, had lived on the estate with his wife and children for several years while coaching and competing. Show More Summary

IOC to Unveil Major Olympic Changes Next Week

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike.

'Foxcatcher' a gripping story of seduction, rejection, murder

"Foxcatcher" is a brooding, particularly American horror story of seduction, rejection, betrayal and murder set in the under-the-radar world of Olympic wrestling. A despairing, intentionally disturbing film that draws us into a maelstrom of desperate emotions, it holds up a dark mirror to the...

'Top Spin' Trailer Documents the Olympic Sport of Ping Pong

The first 'Top Spin' teaser trailer explores the prowess of the elite table tennis championships as the players strive for Olympic gold. [...]

Tiger Woods faces Olympic challenge

If Tiger Woods still harbors aspirations for representing the U.S. at the 2016 Summer Olympics, he has some work to do.

Suzy Favor Hamilton, the Olympian turned escort, to publish memoir

Olympic runner leads a double life as a high-priced Las Vegas escort.

How Insane Was the Real-Life Millionaire Murderer at the Center of ‘Foxcatcher’?

In Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher (out this Friday), Steve Carell turns in a haunted and harrowing performance as John E. du Pont, the millionaire heir to the du Pont fortune and amateur wrestling enthusiast who murdered Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz in 1996. … Read More

Spoiler Space: Spoiler Space: Foxcatcher

Thoughts on, and a place to discuss, the plot details that can’t be revealed in our review. On January 26, 1996, wealthy heir John Du Pont shot and killed his friend and star athlete, the Olympic wrestling champion David Schultz. Several...Show More Summary

Around Town - Australia Day at Sydney Olympic Park

Mon 26 Jan 2015 Cathy Freeman Park will be packed with food stalls, performance area and fairground rides. There’ll be a community bazaar, face painting and craft workshops...

Turkey vs. Brazil: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

Brazil stormed into Istanbul and defeated Turkey 4-0 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. Neymar opened and closed the scoring with goals in the 20th and 60th minutes, while Willian also contributed a strike right before the half-time whistle. Show More Summary

Early signing day: Northwestern is school for diver Olivia Rosendahl

Standout diver Olivia Rosendahl of Immaculate Heart could be competing in the Olympics one day. She had lots of college options, but on Wednesday she signed with Northwestern.

Turkey vs. Brazil: Score, Grades and Reaction from International Friendly

Neymar scored a brace and set up another goal as Brazil recorded an easy 4-0 victory over Turkey on Wednesday in an international friendly at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Serving as team captain, Neymar netted the opener in the 20th minute after latching on to a long pass from Fernandinho. Show More Summary

? Listen: death’s dynamic shroud.wmv - ????OLYMPICS

‘Member when the vaporwaves were suppose to be dead? When the whole thing was soooooooo over?! HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN?!?!?1?! How can something immaterial die? Ideas and practices are eternal. The conditional element of the equation is humanity and its ability to spread ideas. Show More Summary

Pregnant Kate Middleton Shows Off Her Tiny Royal Baby Bump

Kate Middleton spends some time with Olympic hopefuls as they try out tests during a SportsAid workshop at the GSK Human Performance Laboratory on Wednesday (November 12) in London, England. The 32-year-old pregnant royal is about four months along and is just barely showing off a bump! Check out the photos below. During the performance [...]

Kate Baby Bump: Olympic Hopefuls See Middleton’s Bump Up Close

Kate and her baby bump met some Olympic hopefuls in West London on Wednesday. According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the SportsAid Workshop, and greeted athletes who hope to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Games. Show More Summary

Nicklas Backstrom can't escape failed drug test

A failed drug test at the 2014 Sochi Olympics continues to shadow Nicklas Backstrom some nine months later.

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