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Rio Unveils 2016 Olympic Mascots

The official mascots represent the wide variety of Brazilian flora and fauna

Tax crimes, in the U.S. and internationally

It was global tax crime time last week at my other tax blog. In Russia, one of the contractors who helped get Sochi ready for the last Winter Olympics is facing tax evasion charges. Oleg Shishov, CEO of the building firm Mostovik, is...Show More Summary

McEwen defeats Jacobs in the National curling final

Mike McEwen claimed the National final of the Grand Slam of Curling after defeating Olympic champion Brad Jacobs 5-2.

Review: Logitech G910 Orion Spark

In high-level competition, every little advantage counts. It is why Olympic swimmers shave their bodies before a race, why pre-med students fight tooth-and-nail for every half point on every test, and why gaming keyboards exist. I am not a professional eSports athlete. Show More Summary

Taylor Lianne Chandler’s Story Says More About Us Than It Does Her

Over the last few days, the internet has been rife with stories about Taylor Lianne Chandler, the woman who states that she is the girlfriend of Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps. Chandler has also publicly shared that she is intersex....Show More Summary

Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Far From Home’ featuring Africa’s First Olympic Snowboarder

Far From Home: Uganda to the Tetons follows Brolin Mawejje on his quest to become Uganda’s – and Africa’s – first Olympic snowboarder. Born in Kampala, Uganda, Brolin endured a tumultuous journey of rejection and acceptance before… The post Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Far From Home’ featuring Africa’s First Olympic Snowboarder appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Save the Wild Steelhead on Washington's Olympic Peninsula

Shane Anderson spent three years and some serious sweat equity making his film Wild Reverence. Now he's asking you to take just 90 seconds to add your voice in support of native wild steelhead on the Olympic Penninsula. LINK If Shane's appeal doesn't do the trick maybe this photo will help inspire you to sign his petition. Show More Summary

Japanese city that hosted 1998 Olympics rocked by earthquake

TOKYO — A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said.

Japan Earthquake Collapses Homes; At Least 22 Hurt

A strong earthquake has struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials say. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit near Nagano city shortly after 10 pm at a...

Competition / Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Culture and Education Quarter Design Competition / London Legacy Development Corporation/Malcolm Reading Consultants

London Legacy Development Corporation’s regeneration of east London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one of the most ambitious urban renewal programmes in Europe. It forms the legacy of the hugely-admired London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Show More Summary

5 Things Played in the Asian Beach Games

Athletes from across Asia compete in around 30 different sports at the 2014 Asian Beach Games, from widely known Olympic sports such as beach volleyball to foot volley and power paragliding. Here is a look at five of the sports being played at the 2014 games in Phuket, an island in southwest Thailand.

Gold medal performances!

"Oh man, you know what I miss already?? The Winter Olympics! Can't believe it's four more years until the next one... sigh! I guess I'll just practice until then... here's me doing the skeleton!" "...and here's my ski slalom!" "...and...

SMILES EVERYONE! The United States Olympic Committee is Coming to SF Nov 24th or 25th – A Secret “Private” Meeting

TweetSmiles everyone, smiles. Why? Because we all need to look our best when the United States Olympic Committee road show beauty contest comes to town on either Monday, November 24th or Tuesday, November 25th, 2014. If we “win,” there’s a good chance that we’ll end up with the 2024 Olympiad. I was thinking we were […]

Claressa Shields leads U.S. boxers at world championships

Olympic champion Claressa Shields led a trio of American boxers who clinched medals at the women's world championships by winning their quarterfinal bouts on Friday.

Criminally Hot! Michael Phelps’ Girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler— Who Was Born A Man— Was Arrested & Jailed For Extorting $10,000 From Businessman

Michael Phelps may have two DUI arrests under his belt, but the Olympic gold-medalist’s new girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, has quite the criminal record of her own. Chandler—who told… READ ON

Anand -- Carlsen, Game 10

3 days agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads challenger and former champion Viswanathan Anand 5-4 after nine games. The match is being played at the Olympic Media Center in Sochi, Russia. Yesterday's game 9 started with the variation of the Berlin Defense to the Spanish Opening that appeared in game 7. Show More Summary

Today In The Fight To Stop The Rio Olympic Golf Course, Files

You may recall that 23 days ago the Associated Press in Rio reported that developers of the Olympic Golf

Go Home Already: Trusty Old Car

End-of-day news: Meet the team working to bring the Olympics to D.C., punk nostalgia in D.C. has reached its apotheosis, and more. [ more › ]

MMA's greatest prospect? Bellator signs Olympic hopeful Aaron Pico

Last weekend at Bellator's "Tito vs. Bonnar" event on Spike TV, it was revealed that an 18-year-old wrestling standout named Aaron Pico, styled by Bellator as "MMA's Greatest Prospect," had signed an exclusive contract with the Viacom-owned...Show More Summary

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