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Demolition day in Long Beach

Chris Valle photographed excavators demolishing the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach on Dec. 11. The facility, used during the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 1968 and 1976, will be replaced with a new swim center.

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Arnaud Meylan On 17 December, IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Bruno Grandi, and FIG Secretary General André F. Gueisbuhler to Lausanne,...Show More Summary

Video Games Should Be Olympic Sports, World Of Warcraft Designer Says

Is competitive gaming a real sport? Former Blizzard chief creative officer and World of Warcraft designer Rob Pardo says yes and thinks these games should be a part of the Olympics.Click To Continue Reading

Colby Melvin Can Be Hung On Your Wall

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Do you rely on firefighters or Olympic athletes to remind you what day it is? Forget that, it’s so 2014. Next year, move onward and upward with the 2015 Colby Melvin Calendar! Photographed by Shaun Vadella, the calendar is a dozen shots featuring the adorably hunky Colby. Not just Colby, but Colby in his underwear — […]

How Accurate Is Unbroken?

Laura Hillenbrand’s biography Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption tells the extraordinary story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner-turned-war-hero. Against nearly impossible odds, Zamperini managed...Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie Dieted to Support Unbroken Actors

Angelina Jolie's film Unbroken is about Louis Zamperini, the former Olympic athlete who first spent 47 days drifting in the ocean during World War II, then two years in a Japanese POW camp—so, needless to say, lead actor Jack O'Connell and others portraying inmates at the camp had to...

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

Olympics: Long lost Freeman bodysuit believed found

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

One of Australia's greatest sporting mysteries may have been solved after a silver-white bodysuit thought to be the one Cathy Freeman wore when she lit the 2000 Olympic flame -- believed lost or stolen -- turned up. The Aboriginal sprint...Show More Summary

Kazakhstan proposes splitting 2022 Winter Olympics

Just weeks after the International Olympic Committee voted to allow future Games to be divided between neighboring cities and countries, Kazakhstan has said it will pursue a split bid for 2022.

Olympic U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy talks adopting dogs

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy adopted two dogs he brought home from the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Has the Olympic mystery of Cathy Freeman's missing suit been solved?

The years-old mystery of Cathy Freeman's dazzling white suit has taken a new twist.

Domhnall Gleeson Lost So Much Weight For 'Unbroken' That His Contacts Didn't Fit

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" is the story of Olympic long-distance runner and Air Force bombardier Louis Zamperini, and his struggles to survive as a prisoner of war during the last stages of World War II. But before that happens, "Unbroken" is also about three men lost at sea. Show More Summary

The Fight for Japan’s Modernist Architecture

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Tokyo's skyline has been increasingly crowded by construction cranes since Japan's winning bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Olympic Games costume drama may be over — 14 years later

It has been an enduring mystery of Sydney's 2000 Olympic games: whatever happened to Australian athlete Cathy Freeman's body suit, the main costume of the opening ceremony, after she lit the Olympic flame? Now, 14 years on, it may just have returned from its mysterious absence On the night of Sept. Show More Summary

Anish Kapoor Chosen for Solo Show at Versailles

3 days agoArts : ArtsBeat

Mr. Kapoor, who was born in India and has lived in London for decades, is probably best known recently for his "ArcelorMittal Orbit" in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

A Familiar Ring

3 days agoSports : Grantland

#SochiFail and the dissonance of the Olympics.

Watch Professional Skier Devin Logan Go “Jeeping” in the Moab Desert

3 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by The Hairpin Sponsors Presented by The North Face. Chances are, professional skier Devin Logan is more hardcore than you. In the above video from VICE Sport's Off Day series, the Olympic silver medalist discusses her tomboy childhood,...Show More Summary

Movie Review: Unbroken

Unbroken (2014)????½A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.This remarkable story takes us through Louis Zamperini's life as a juvenile delinquent, championship runner, and after his plane is shot down in the Pacific during WWII. Show More Summary

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