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IOC President joins athletes and young people for Olympic Day celebrations in Uzbekistan

Joining youngsters and athletes at the Olympic Museum, the IOC President saw demonstrations of fencing, gymnastics, taekwondo and karate, as well as traditional Uzbek combat sports. Also there to greet President Bach were two of hisShow More Summary

GB win three European Games golds

Abbie Wood, Holly Hibbott and the men's 4x100m freestyle team win swimming gold in the European Games in Baku.

Paris to bid for 2024 Olympics

Paris will bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, 100 years after the French capital last staged the event.

Snooker will bid again for Olympics

Snooker will bid again to become an Olympic sport after missing out on a place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Accredited Leave, Sun Still Shines (Sort Of)

The Olympics have mercifully ended and they were in China. And we are proud to welcome back our Deadspin Beijing Bureau, our own trio of correspondents living in China and reporting on everything they see, Olympics related and otherwise. Show More Summary

So About Those Judged Olympic Sports We All Love...

Rudel Obreja, a Romanian technical official for the international amateur boxing body (AIBA), was suspended Friday for holding an "unauthorized" press conference Friday. This is AIBA/IOC terminology for "talking too much", especially considering...Show More Summary

Deadspin Interview: ESPNsoccernet's Lindsey Dolich

Lindsey Dolich has been documenting women's soccer for ESPNsoccernet and ESPN the Magazine in a freelance manner for about a year and has been the Ron Jaworski of these Olympics, breaking down each strategy and player in a highly detailed fashion that is instantly accessible to the casual soccer fan. Show More Summary

Why Does That Chinese Tattoo Look Like a Bar Code?

We don't want to throw a cold bucket of confetti on the proceedings late tonight, but could it be that all of the perceived new focus by USA Basketball and its players on preparation and presenting a warm face to the public has an awful...Show More Summary

The Thing I Do Can Be Related to Current Events So Look At Me!

Below, you will see what it takes for a man to excrete success. Frosted Flakes Gold is not involved, despite what our television just told us. Click to view Read more...

Is Jacques Rogge’s IOC Ever Going to Grow A Pair?

The Olympics are in full-swing and they're in China, so, you know, it should be a rather fascinating world event, if you're into fascinating world events. And we are proud to welcome back our Deadspin Beijing Bureau, our own trio of correspondents living in China and reporting on everything they see, Olympics related and otherwise. Show More Summary

Argentina Live Up to Their Gold Medal Aspirations

Argentina's men's basketball team may have come up short against the United States, but their heavily favored soccer team laid claim to a gold medal of their own. Angel Di Maria's chip shot past Ambrose Vanzekin was all the Argentines needed to defeat Nigeria in a brilliantly contested Olympic gold medal match. Show More Summary

If The Snaggle-Toothed Ping Pong Player's Gettin' Some, Everybody Is

Or so that's the statement from Matthew Syed, whose eye-opening Penthouse forum-style article in the Times of London titled "Sex And The Olympic City" makes it seem virtually impossible for any athlete not to get laid while they spend time in an Olympic village. Show More Summary

China Daily is Your Go-To Source For Soft-Core Olympic Smut

The Olympics are in full-swing and they're in China, so, you know, it should be a rather fascinating world event, if you're into fascinating world events. And we are proud to welcome back our Deadspin Beijing Bureau, our own trio of correspondents living in China and reporting on everything they see, Olympics related and otherwise. Show More Summary

The Beijing Bureau Says Goodbye

The Olympics have ended, yet our three young lads who dutifully covered them for Deadspin for the past month are still there. They've requested a farewell post. Here it is. Things are pretty quiet here at the Bureau now that the Olympics have (mercifully) ended. Show More Summary

Barry Bonds Cannot Stop Destroying Sports All Over the World

Out here in the West, the third and final part of the Bob Costas-Jacques Rogge tête-à-tête has just wrapped up on NBC. In this section (loosely labeled "Etcetera"), Costas asked Rogge what killed softball and baseball for the 2012 Games. Show More Summary

Nothing To See Here, Please Disperse...Or Is There?

Still spooked by the scary ramifications of uncovering an embarrassing scandal, the IOC said it had officially completed its age investigation of the Chinese gymnastics team. The verdict: otally legit. Really. Hmm. Of course many parents...Show More Summary

Dream A Little Redeem With Me

Heading into the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, the United States men's national basketball team had two goals. First and foremost, they wanted to win a gold medal. That is, after all, the primary mission of any Olympic quest. The secondary...Show More Summary

Hail Britannia at the Appropriate Intervals in a Civil Manner!

Britain's Olympic successes shall be winging their way back to the Empire shortly to the waiting arms of the loving mother country. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised a "tremendous reception" on Monday when they pitch wheels down to Heathrow's new Terminal 5. Show More Summary

Those Redeem Team Players Just Can't Help Being So Damned Charming

This smartly dressed-looking woman is named Stephanie Stricklen, a reporter for KGW Northwest News 8 in Portland, Oregon. For the past couple weeks, she's been assigned to traipse around Beijing and add a friendly, familiar face to her station's Olympic coverage. Show More Summary

Take Us Home, Oh Mudda Fadda; Take Us Home from Beijing

So, yeah. This is it. Tonight's the last night of co-ed Rings summer camp and tomorrow our parents will be here to pick us up and take us home and we'll spend all our time with our old steady sports and we'll promise to write about swimming...Show More Summary

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