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Sasquatch and the Steelhead

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Deep in the Olympic Peninsula rain forest wild steelhead still carve a small niche into the ecosystem. This is the unlikely story of an even rarer species who calls this remote corner of Washington State home.

Beijing given thumbs up by IOC for 2022 Winter Olympic bid

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Beijing is capable of hosting a successful Winter Olympic Games, a top official from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday. [ more › ]

Olympic fans flock to Sochi cultural performances

Over the last four years, approximately three million people have attended the more than 5,000 events – including concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions and festivals – that have been held throughout all 84 regions of Russia as part of the Cultural Olympiad, which has taken on a different theme for each year. Show More Summary

Kiprotich claims Marathon gold - London 2012 - Athletics

The 23-year-old burst past Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang around the 38km mark to leave his two rivals trailing and claim only Uganda's second-ever Olympic gold in Athletics. Kiprotich followed in the footsteps of his compatriot JohnShow More Summary

Estonian Sports Hero Condemning Fascism Told to Go Read Works of Hitler

In an op-ed for Estonian news portal, EKRE member and former Olympic champion Mait Riysman criticized his party's defense of an MP who had praised Nazi Germany and the "positive nuances of fascism."

Real Madrid’s Lucas Silva scores header for Brazil’s Olympic side [Video]

Real Madrid’s January signing Lucas Silva scored for Brazil’s Olympic side last night, in their 4-1 friendly win over Paraguay. With Rio hosting the 2016 Olympics, Brazil are busy building the side that they hope will bring home the gold. They made good progress on that path last night, and Silva showed that he carries […]

India's Nehwal to be ranked top badminton player

Olympic bronze medalist is the first female from the country to reach the top of the rankings.

Denver Nugget Jusuf Nurkic Asked A Special Olympics Athlete For An Autograph

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Jusuf Nurkic, the NBA’s rookie darling, recently met with about 150 Special Olympics athletes to give them some shooting and dribbling advice. That’s great, obviously. But then Nurkic also asked some to sign his shirt, which is unambiguously...Show More Summary

Aly Raisman 'not at 100 percent' heading into first competition since London

“When you’ve already had a fantastic Olympic experience, people remember you for the way you were.”

Bellator MMA: Ex-Olympian Joe Warren insists he will blow away rival Marcos Galvao in rematch

  Joe Warren insists that his Olympic pedigree and mental fortitude underpins all his actions and that he will blow Brazilian opponent Marcos Galvao away tonight in Bellator MMA’s event in Thackerville, Oklahoma.   The pair headline there in a rematch of their controversial first fight with Warren now Bellator bantamweight champion (record 12-3) with [...]

Hilton hotels 15-20% off – via a simple link click

Hilton hotels have long offered what they refer to as a “Gold Medal” rate: a 15% discount on hotels worldwide, to celebrate their support of the US Olympic team. It also had a similar 20% MVP rate that applied to the Americas and Caribbean has also been amended to a simple link, available here. Show More Summary

Former Olympic gold medal boxer retires at 43 with brain injuries

The boxer who won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics has retired from the sport, citing concern over brain injuries.

An Imperfect Dividing Line

When, at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials, Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix lunged across the hundred-metre finish line in a dead heat, officials turned to the rulebook for help figuring out which of the women should be awarded the third and final spot on the national team. Show More Summary

Can China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics?

Shutting down four coal-fired power plants by next year may not be enough

Olympic champ retires, cites brain injuries

5 days agoSports / Boxing : Espn: Boxing

Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries.

Better Off Dead: 7 People Whose Death Notices Improved Their Lives

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image credit: Flickr user Great Beyond) 1. Betty Robinson At the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, Betty Robinson, a 16-year-old student from Riverdale, Ill., won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash and a silver medal as part of the 100-meter relay team. Show More Summary

IOC Coordination Commission satisfied after fourth visit to PyeongChang

Staying for the first time in Gangneung – site of the venues for three of the seven Olympic winter sports in 2018 – the Commission’s trip coincided with the signing of PyeongChang 2018’s latest official Tier 1 partner and the first meeting...Show More Summary

Ray shines bright on the Olympic stage

Born and brought up in the Swiss town of Yverdon-les-Bains, Sandrine Ray has loved ice hockey for as long as she can remember. She first picked up a stick at the age of four and was only eight when she dreamed that she would one dayShow More Summary

Olympic Agenda 2020 - Changes to the IOC Administration

Pere Miro will become Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement. His new duties will include assisting the President and the Director General in strengthening relations with the Olympic Movement and providing strategic counsel to the President and Director General. Show More Summary

Olympic Movement mourns French athletes who died in tragic accident

"We are shocked by this sad news. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of these great athletes who have left us. With them, the world of sport and the Olympic family have lost three of their key members. They were all not only...Show More Summary

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