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World’s Cutest Gay Couple Gets Engaged

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Olympic Medal-winning diver and Oscar-winning screenwriter chose to make their happy news public in the most old-fashioned way, with an announcement in the Times of London.

This Is What The Tokyo Olympic Games Looked Like In 1964

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Tokyo will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games for the second time in 2020. The 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which took place only 19 years after the end of World War II, marked the first time the games were held in Asia. Yoshinori Sakai, who carried the Olympic flame, was born on Aug. Show More Summary

Greece’s abandoned Olympic stadiums get a second life: Housing refugees

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

At the height of Greece's financial crisis, many people noted that the country had relatively recently spent millions building lavish stadiums for the 2004 Olympic Games. Many of these stadiums have since sat forlorn and empty — an unwelcome reminder of the hubris of the boom years. Now, some of these empty stadiums will finally be used […]

Nick Symmonds Says Olympic 'Thieves' Need To Start Paying Athletes

USA Track & Field announced Monday that it has agreed to a new revenue distribution plan that will put an additional $9 million in the pockets of its athletes over the next five years. The decision comes just months after one of itsShow More Summary

Baseball May Return To Olympics; Tokyo Organizers Also Call For Surfing

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers would like to see baseball, skateboarding and surfing – but not bowling — when they host the Summer Games.

Baseball, surfing among five in line for Tokyo 2020

Squash fails to make the shortlist as organisers present five new sports they want at the 2020 Olympics.

Caitlyn Jenner has name, gender change officially approved in California

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner, who is one of the biggest stars in reality television, had her name and gender change officially approved on Friday by a Los Angeles County judge. A court spokeswoman said Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg gave the approval. Jenner is a 1976 Olympic...

Japan’s Education Minister to Quit Over Olympic Woes

Hakubun Shimomura said he wanted to take responsibility for the problems with planning for the games

Olympic Legend Kerri Strug Embraces Being Defined By One Moment

Nearly 20 years later, American Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug is still publicly defined by her one signature moment. “People always ask me, ‘Are you upset that you’re defined by that one moment in Atlanta?’ The answer is no, because I’m very proud of that moment. Show More Summary

Award-winning gymnastics coach found dead in Indiana jail

Sharp, 49, was found dead on Saturday night in his cell at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis, county sheriff's spokeswoman Katie Carlson said in a statement. Sharp had coached some members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team, according to the website for his business, Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy in Indianapolis.

Chris Bosh On Skip Bayless: People 'Play Characters'

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Chris Bosh, the 10-time NBA-All Star and Olympic gold medalist, joined me on HuffPost Live to discuss a multitude of topics. In addition to sharing his thoughts on Skip Bayless, 31-year-old considered the benefits of both playing with LeBron and playing without him, as well as his take on coaches David Blatt and Erik Spoelstra. Show More Summary

2024 Olympic Finalists: 5 Cities Announced

The 2024 Summer Olympics will officially be hosted in one of the following five cities: 1. Los Angeles, United States 2. Budapest, Hungary 3. Hamburg, Germany 4. Paris, France 5. Rome, Italy The four European and one American cities were announced as finalists by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday, and were described by the... Show More Summary

Race on to host 2024 Olympics, and L.A. is in

5-city contest officially kicks off, pitting four European bids against the two-time host from the U.S. West Coast

Five Cities in Finals to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Hamburg, Rome, Los Angeles, Paris, and Budapest will compete for the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Magic Johnson And Michael Jordan Went On A Double Date In Monte Carlo

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Back in 1992, Magic Johnson refused to pose any closer to Michael Jordan than need be during a photo shoot in Barcelona, Spain. The pair were overseas for what would become the Dream Team's legendary Olympic performance, and JohnsonShow More Summary

Brazil’s Olympics Maestro Talks Rio 2016

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (‘City of God’) is a creative director of the ‘16 Summer Olympics in Rio. He opens up about making magic on a slashed budget.

Kurt Angle News: TNA Return Announced, WWE Royal Rumble Next?

Kurt Angle, former multi-time WWE Champion, Olympic gold-medalist and TNA Wrestling Hall of Famer, recently confirmed the news that he is returning to the ring for TNA Wrestling. Angle will appear at their annual Bound For Glory pay-per-view event in October. Show More Summary

How A Single Quarter Changed Evander Holyfield's Life

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Evander Holyfield's has plenty of shiny valuables in his life. He has Olympic medals, and he has boxing titles. He has wedding rings, and he has his own "The Real Deal Grill" cooking appliance. But it's a less valuable object -- a  single quarter -- that he has especially fond memories of. Show More Summary

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