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World's Fastest Man Knocked Over by World's Most Dangerous Segway-Riding Cameraman

12 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The great Usain Bolt won the men's 200-meter race at the world track and field championships in Beijing on Thursday in 19.55 seconds, his 16th gold-medal performance in a world championship or Olympic final. Shortly thereafter, he was...Show More Summary

Usain Bolt wins gold, then gets wiped out by cameraman on Segway

Shortly after the Jamaican great won a fourth 200-meter title, the Olympic champion was down on his back

Can Los Angeles Pull Off A Profitable 2024 Olympics?

A month after Boston backed out of a bid for the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles is preparing its own effort to lure the summer games back to the United States for the first time since 1996. The Los Angeles City Council is expected to soon...Show More Summary

Olympic gymnastics coach charged with child molestation and possession of child pornography

A former Olympics gymnastics coach was charged with child molestation and possession of child pornography Tuesday.Indianapolis coach Marvin Sharp is accused of fondling a 14-year-old gymnast and taking inappropriate pictures of her during...Show More Summary

We Aren't As Informed About Intellectual Disabilities As We Think We Are

Nearly half of the American population doesn't personally know someone with an intellectual disability, and that's a problem. A groundbreaking poll released on the eve of this summer's Special Olympics World Games revealed that personal experience with people with intellectual disabilities strongly influences the ways people perceive such conditions. Show More Summary

Gymnastics coach charged with molestation, child porn

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A former Olympics gymnastics coach was charged with child molestation and possession of child pornography on Tuesday.

Decorated Coach Accused of Molesting Preteen Gymnast

An Olympic gymnastics coach was arrested Sunday on charges of molesting a preteen gymnast and keeping thousands of sexual images of young girls and boys in a safe at his home and a file cabinet at his gymnasium in Indianapolis, the Indy Star reports. Marvin Sharp, 48, coached two female...

Olympic gymnastic coach accused of child molestation

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Marvin Sharp was arrested after authorities searched his Indianapolis home and his gymnastics academy

Olympic Gymnastics Coach Marvin Sharp Arrested For Alleged Child Molestation

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Marvin Sharp was named the USA Gymnastics 2010 Coach of the Year after mentoring silver-medalists Bridget Sloan and Samantha Peszek at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Today, he has been arrested on suspicions of child molestation.

Usain Bolt Wins 100 Meters At World Championships

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

 Two-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the 100 meters at the track and field world championships Sunday in Beijing, narrowly defeating American rival Justin Gatlin, The Guardian reported. Bolt won the gold in 9.79 seconds, followed by Gatlin's 9.80. Show More Summary

Sailing Through the Trash and Sewage of Guanabara Bay

Among the things Olympic sailors have reported seeing while training in and testing out the venues of Guanabara Bay, one of the sites for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, are mattresses, cars, washing machines, trees, tables, televisions, couches, and chairs, as well as dead dogs, horses, and cats. Show More Summary

In Rio, the water’s fine… just don’t fall in

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Sailors at a 2016 Summer Olympics test event in Rio de Janeiro expressed concern about the water quality in the Guanabara Bay, where three of six race areas are situated. But they said they were taking hygiene precautions and focusing on winning. “It would be nice if it was cleaner but […]

Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones On A Mission To Save Lives

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

As he readies to compete in the 2016 Olympics, veteran journalist Karu F. Daniels catches up to the gold and silver medal winning swimmer Cullen Jones about his nationwide crusade to save youth from drowning. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Suing NSA, Bush, and Cheney Over Spying

The former mayor of Salt Lake City has sued the National Security Agency, former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney for spying on the city during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Can the new athletics chief save the sport in crisis?

Olympic champion Coe elected athletics' governing body's head with the sport in crisis over doping claims.

Under-fire world athletics body elects new leader

Britain's former Olympic 1,500m champion replaces Diack who had been at the helm for 16 years.

Pistorius prosecutors file appeal at Supreme Court

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

The Olympic runner is scheduled to be released from prison this week, just 10 months after being convicted of culpable homicide in the death of his model girlfriend

IOC will not run viral tests of polluted Rio waters

The International Olympic Committee decides not to test the city's waterways for viruses ahead of the 2016 games, despite AP report

Ultimate Frisbee’s Surprising Arrival as a Likely Olympic Sport

Since the early nineteen-seventies, when it first appeared on a high-school lawn in New Jersey, Ultimate Frisbee has been kicked around like the frayed hacky sack of the sports world, getting called everything from a “glorified gameShow More Summary

Two Numbers: Frisbee May Join Bowling, Tug-of-War, in Bids for Olympic Glory

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

At the first modern Olympics in Athens, Greece, in 1896, spectators watched 300 top athletes battle for gold in nine sports, including gymnastics, swimming and tennis. While those and a few other sports remain a mainstay of the games,...Show More Summary

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