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Michael Phelps to compete for first time since London Games

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.

Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Olympic great Phelps ending retirement

Twenty-two-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps could return to swimming at Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Arizona.

Israeli and Palestinian running battles?

Israel prevents an Olympic athlete from the Gaza Strip from competing in a marathon in the occupied West Bank.

Woman Interviewed On The Street About The Crime Wave In Rio . . . And Is Promptly Mugged On Television

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

As many have been discussing, the rampant crime in Brazil has led many to avoid the country as tourists and many others to criticize the selection of Rio de Janeiro for the next summer Olympics, the Soccer World Cup, and other huge venues. The local media was covering the growing crime wave in interviewing this […]

Prosecutor Says Pistorius Was a Selfish Boyfriend

“It’s all about Mr. Pistorius. That’s what your relationship was all about,” claims prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel as the former Olympic sprinter takes the witness stand, accused of murdering his girlfriend

Alarms sounded on Brazil's readiness to host 2016 Olympics

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — With sports federations demanding a "Plan B" because of the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it was "premature" to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from Brazil.

Prosecutor demands Pistorius view graphic image of dead girlfriend

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Joe Brock PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African prosecutor forced Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday to look at a forensic photograph of the head of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after it was destroyed by a gunshot fired by the Olympic and Paralympic track star. Show More Summary

Back on stand, Pistorius sobs as he recalls girlfriend's shooting

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius broke down and sobbed in the witness stand on Tuesday when he described the moment he realized he had shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a locked toilet door at his home. (Reporting by David Dolan; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

Watching the Oscar Trial Channel

last weekNews : News Desk

It was 9:30 A.M. on the twelfth day of proceedings in the trial of the Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic sprinter charged with murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The Oscar Trial Channel was about to go on air, but there was a hitch. Show More Summary

“GMA” is #1 for First Quarter 2014

Outperforming NBC’s “Today” by Largest Demo Margin During Any Quarter in Nearly 20 Years  “GMA” Wins Demo First Time Since Electronic Records Began When NBC Broadcast the Olympics  “GMA” Delivers Most-Watched Quarter in Over 22 Years   ”GMA” Wins 7th Consecutive Quarterly Win Over “Today” in Total...

Rob Ford votes 'no' on congratulating Olympians

TORONTO (AP) — What could be controversial about the city of Toronto congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes?

Ai Weiwei Plays Vaguely Steampunk Water Smuggler in New Sci-Fi Movie

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has staged shows in just about every major metropolitan city in the world (his latest just opened in Berlin). He designed Beijing's iconic "Bird's Nest" stadium for the 2008 Olympics -- then proceeded to denounce it. Show More Summary

Putin To Use Olympics Profits To Restart Joseph Stalin Program

Vladimir Putin plans on utilizing Olympics funds to revive a program initiated under Joseph Stalin during the 1930s. The Russian president recently announced that money left over from hosting the Sochi Winter Olympics will be used to relaunch a Soviet fitness regimen to foster military preparedness. Show More Summary

Trinidad & Tobago Loses First Olympic Medallist

Repeating Islands notes the passing of Trinidad and Tobago's first ever Olympic medallist, weightlifter Rodney Wilkes. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter · googleplus · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious

Olympic Figure Skater: Internet Meme Was 'Big Eye Roll for My Family'

3 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Ashley Wagner knew that 2014 would be a whirlwind year. In February, she made her Winter Olympics debut in Sochi, Russia. After a month stateside, Wagner jets to Tokyo this week for the World Figure Skating Championships. Following its conclusion, the 22-year-old heads back to the U.S. to perform in "Stars On Ice," which begins April 4 in Fort Myers, Florida.

Warmer Winters Will Limit Olympic Snow

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network By the 2080s two thirds of the cities which have hosted the Winter Olympics since 1924 are likely to be too warm to be able to do so again.

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