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Man Who Called Woman Concerned About Impact of Boston Olympics, "a Fcking Piece of Sht!' Turns Out to be Mayor's Cousin

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

Olympic Park’ viral video satirizes failing Rio infrastructure

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

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

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Rumored Girlfriend Pregnant?

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

Beijing’s air is getting slightly better — here’s how and why

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

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 >>

Gatlin storms to personal best in Diamond League opener

Olympic gold medallist runs the sixth fastest 100m while Mo Farah could only finish second in the 3,000m.

Athletes Pressure Olympics To Take A Stand On Kazakhstan's Anti-Gay Legislation

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

Ronda Rousey On The Sexist Questions She's Asked As A Female UFC Fighter

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

Brazil to Share Russian Experience in Ensuring Olympics Security – Minister

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.

Westboro Baptist Takes On ‘Tranny’ Bruce Jenner With Hate-Filled Music Video

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

'Beauty Bird' Olympic Champion Pole Vaulter Reunites With Russian Army Team

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.

No Plans to Bid for 2024 Summer Olympics – Russian Sports Minister

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.

Sinosphere Blog: Met Gala Fashion Inspires Photoshop Remixes in China

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

While Sarah Jessica Parker’s red-carpet look evoked thoughts of a Beijing Olympic mascot, Rihanna’s gown made others hungry.

Lindsey Vonn Says Relationship With Tiger Woods Is Over

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death in California car crash

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Bruce Jenner Sued For Wrongful Death Over Highway Crash

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

An Unexpected Health Benefit Of The Beijing Olympics

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

The Apology Olympics

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

Study: Beijing babies born heavier during Olympics

Lack of pollution during 2008 Games linked to heavier babies for mothers in late stages of pregnancy, US study finds.

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