Boston's Olympic bid is getting disturbing. Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics has been met with notable resistance from local residents who are concerned that the events would come at a huge financial cost, an increased amount of surveillance, and further militarization of local police forces. Show More Summary
RIO DE JANEIRO — As Rio landmarks go, the bright yellow trams of Santa Teresa were one of the most visible in the Olympic city. For more than a century, they ferried tourists and residents up and down the steep hills from central Rio to the narrow, cobbled streets of this famous colonial neighborhood and the favelas above and around it. Show More Summary
Rumors are circulating that Vladimir Putin’s alleged girlfriend, former Olympic gold medal gymnast Alina Kabaeva, might be pregnant. Local media took notice when Kabaeva, 32, recently appeared at a girls gymnastics festival in Moscow, wearing a billowy red dress and was described by local media as looking overweight and tired. Show More Summary
As decision day looms for host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, officials in the Chinese capital boasted this week that they were finally making progress in cleaning up their city's notoriously polluted air.Read full article >>
Olympic gold medallist runs the sixth fastest 100m while Mo Farah could only finish second in the 3,000m.
WASHINGTON -- Kazakhstan is heading toward passage of an anti-gay law as it competes to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, and a group of athletes wants the International Olympic Committee to pressure the country to drop the legislation. Twenty-seven...Show More Summary
In case her Olympic medal in Judo and UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion title didn't make it clear enough -- Ronda Rousey is not interested in your sexist bullsht. The 28-year-old UFC fighter and actress spoke with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on May 13 about her new book My Fight / Your Fight. Show More Summary
Entire men's sprint relay team stripped of silver medal from London 2012
Brazilian Minister of Defense Jaques Wagner said that Brazil will accept Moscow’s proposal to share Russia’s experience in ensuring security during major sports events.
The Westboro Baptist Church is taking on Bruce Jenner, releasing a music video in which the group calls the Olympic hero turned reality television star a “tranny.” The group sent a preview of the music video on Twitter, showing an altered picture depicting Jenner in makeup. Show More Summary
Two-time Olympic pole vaulting champion Yelena Isinbayeva has signed a five-year contract with the Russian army for the military post of track and field instructor, and will work for the Moscow-based Central Sports Army Club, Russia’s largest sports club.
Russia’s sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russia has no plans to take part in the bidding for the Summer Olympic Games in 2024.
While Sarah Jessica Parker’s red-carpet look evoked thoughts of a Beijing Olympic mascot, Rihanna’s gown made others hungry.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lindsey Vonn says she and Tiger Woods have decided to end their three-year relationship. Vonn said Sunday on Facebook that the Olympic ski champion and 14-time major golf winner lead "incredibly hectic" lives that forced them to spend most of their time apart. Show More Summary
Olympic champion and reality television star Bruce Jenner was sued for negligence and wrongful death on Friday by relatives of a woman killed in a car crash involving the former athlete on a Southern California highway in February. The complaint was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by two...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist on Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages. The six-page lawsuit doesShow More Summary
It turns out the Beijing Olympics were about more than just spectacle. A new analysis that examined the lower levels of air pollution leading up to the weeks-long event suggests that the global games also benefitted an unlikely group...Show More Summary
Imagine an international event sometime in the near future known as the Apology Games. It is held every four years and features teams of professional diplomats, politicians, and conflict resolution specialists (with a few actors thrown into the mix). Show More Summary
Lack of pollution during 2008 Games linked to heavier babies for mothers in late stages of pregnancy, US study finds.