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Video Games Should Be An Olympic Sport, Insists ‘Warcraft’ Creator

Competitive video gaming should be an Olympic Sport, according to the creator of World of Warcraft. Speaking to the BBC, Rob Pardo, who previously worked as the chief creative officer at Blizzard Entertainment, explained that “sport” is now a much broader term. Show More Summary

Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI in Baltimore

6 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested in September for speeding and crossing the double yellow line while driving in a tunnel

The Family a Cuban Defector Left Behind

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

After Olympic boxer Guillermo Rigondeux defected, his family suffered a form of domestic exile. You couldn’t even find a cab driver who’d go down their street.

Antoine Chartier’s tragic death and funeral held at the Sports Club he built in Lebanon

Antoine Chartier, the former Lebanese Olympic Committee president, was laid to rest at the age of 77 in Ain Saade, Lebanon. Family, loved ones and prominent politicians bid farewell in the enchanting setting of the Mont La Salle Sports Club that Mr. Chartier founded in Lebanon during the country’s worst times, over 30 years ago. […]

Scary, drug-resistant super-bacteria lurks in Rio’s Olympic waters

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Windsurfers and sailors beware: Drug-resistant “super bacteria” have been found by researchers in the same waters off Rio de Janeiro where many water-sports events are scheduled to take place during the Summer Olympic Games in July 2016. Researchers at Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, a scientific...

USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games.

USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to bring the Summer Games back to America after a 28-year absence.

Super-Bacteria Found in Olympic Event Waters

If fighting off "super-bacteria" was an Olympic sport, Rio de Janeiro could be an ideal place to hold the 2016 Games. Instead, it is looking like a pretty dangerous place to hold sailing and windsurfing events, according to a health institute. Researchers say a super-bug normally found in hospital waste...

A sincere and heartfelt suggestion for police union officials: STFU, idiots

last weekNews : The Raw Story

In what may very well be the Gold Medal-winning entry in the 2014 Understatement of the Year Olympics, I’m here to tell you that ‘police officers in the United States have a bit of an image problem.’ There, I said it. Man, I feel better already. Since I have been hanging around...

Olympic Committee chief Antoine Chartier dies after he was hit by a car

Former Lebanese Olympic Committee president  Antoine Chartier (77)  succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by a car earlier on Monday. Lebanon’s Olympic Committee issued a statement in which it said  : “Chartier set an example that made him a light that lit the path of Lebanese sport. “

Relive 2014 Headlines With the Year's Most Compelling Pictures

2 weeks agoNews : CitizenSugar

With the end of the year approaching, it's time to relive some of the most memorable moments with iconic, powerful pictures taken in 2014. Events like the World Cup and the Olympics made for unforgettable candids, while exciting holiday celebrations were captured in stunning snaps of cities like New York and Paris. Show More Summary

IOC Unveils Changes Including Lower Bidding Costs, More Sports At Olympics

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the International Olympic Committee.

99% of Russian Athletes Are Doping: Report

As if bribery allegations weren't enough, Russia has found itself in the center of a corruption and systematic doping scandal via a German documentary that claims up to 99% of Russian Olympic athletes are doping, the Guardian reports. Liliya Shobukhova, winner of the Chicago Marathon from 2009 to 2011, is...

After 50 Years, An Olympic Medal Dispute Is Resolved

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The International Olympic Committee recognized that American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph won the bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

Michael Phelps’s ‘Girlfriend’ Tells All

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Taylor Chandler claims she met the Olympic champion on Tinder, and they fell in love. Then she came out as intersex and the media went nuts. Now she tells her side of the story.

Rio Unveils 2016 Olympic Mascots

The official mascots represent the wide variety of Brazilian flora and fauna

Japan Earthquake Collapses Homes; At Least 22 Hurt

A strong earthquake has struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials say. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit near Nagano city shortly after 10 pm at a...

Kate Middleton Sports a Baby Bump During a Day Out With Olympic Hopefuls

last monthNews : CitizenSugar

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles when she met with young Olympic candidates in London on Wednesday. Showing off her baby bump in a black coat dress, she headed to the GSK Human Performance Lab, where young athletes hoping to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics participated in several types of performance tests as part of a SportsAid workshop. Show More Summary

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