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Vince Vaughn, 'Fallon effect' to be on display for Sunday's Polar Plunge

Nearly 4,000 people - including actor Vince Vaughn - will head to North Avenue Beach and jump into freezing Lake Michigan on Sunday. They are taking a dip to support Special Olympics Chicago in its 15th annual Polar Plunge. Last year,...Show More Summary

Zou Shiming: Expect me to be champion

59 minutes agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

Despite having only six professional fights under his belt, Zou Shimiing, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion is ready for his close-up. Just 23 months removed from his professional debut, WBO #1 Zou (6-0, 1 … Continue reading ? The post Zou Shiming: Expect me to be champion appeared first on Boxing News.

Guelaguetza Deemed One Of America's Classics By James Beard Foundation

The family opened the restaurant in 1994 in Koreatown, bringing regional Oaxacan fare to Olympic Boulevard. They are known for their excellent moles, mezcals, and tlayudas. [ more › ]

Nevada To Allow Betting On Olympics For The First Time In Years

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow...Show More Summary

Besiktas vs. Liverpool: Score, Grades, Reaction from Europa League Game

Liverpool's European campaign is finished following a 5-4 defeat to Besiktas in a penalty shootout Thursday in their UEFA Europa League round-of-32 second leg at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. The Reds had won the first leg...Show More Summary

Stephen Crisman and Michael Cascio Developing Terrorism Documentary (Exclusive)

The short film will examine the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972. read more

Michael Phelps’ Alleged Intersex Lover Attempts Suicide After Learning Of His Engagement

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Hey, remember Taylor Chandler? Didn’t think so. In case you need a refresher, she’s the intersex woman who claimed to have engaged in a torrid love affair with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps last November. According to Chandler, she and Phelps initially connected on Tinder back in September 2014. She says she did not tell him she was intersex before they […]

Thousands of dead fish found in Rio Olympic sailing venue

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

In the latest problem for the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, thousands of dead twaite shad have been found floating in the waters of Guanabara Bay, prompting an investigation by the city’s environmental agency. Massive die-offs of fish are not uncommon in Brazil, according to O Globo, and it […]

The Olympics and press freedom

In 2001, the last time Beijing was competing to host the Olympic Games, Chinese officials made many promises, including a pledge that journalists covering the event would operate with “complete freedom” and “no restrictions.” But as the Committee to Protect Journalists documented in a report entitled “Falling Short,” China failed to make good on these promises. As the 2008...

The Entrepreneur Fighting Gender Stereotypes In Combat Sports

How a combat sports company for women is doing more than just transforming how we see female fighters. Women athletes have made great strides in recent years. In 2012, 4,847 women competed in the London Olympic games, the most ever in Olympic history. Show More Summary

Besiktas vs. Liverpool: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Live Stream & TV Info

Liverpool return to the scene of one of the greatest-ever nights in their illustrious history as they take on Besiktas in the Europa League round of 32, second leg, at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on Thursday night. Brendan Rodgers' side...Show More Summary

AirBnB May Solve Rio’s Woes About Accommodations During Olympics 2016

AirBnB could officially step-in to address the accommodation woes of Rio, the hosting country for Olympics to be held next year. With Olympics just around the corner, authorities still have a critical matter to attend to – addressing the sudden and temporary peak in demand for decent lodging. Show More Summary

Sochi's Pro-Gay Protester Speaks Out

Russian LGBT activist Anastasia Smirnova was arrested for protesting the Sochi Olympics. Then she fled the country.

NFL Mock Draft 2015: Risers and Fallers Following Scouting Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine involves very few drills with an actual football, speculation about questions prospects might face in the interview room and the phrase "Underwear Olympics." But straight faces and straightforward analysis only,...Show More Summary

Olympic officials report progress on 2016 Summer Games

International Olympic Committee inspectors have found "solid progress" in the oft-troubled and disorganized preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Olympic lesson: Don’t mess up with influencers when you’re in spotlight

Even if you're not putting on an event like the Olympics, it's important to understand you are on stage 24/7 with smartphones, social media apps and camera phones --and you have to always put your best foot forward.

Oil Tankers Idle for Months off US, Puzzling Some

Late last November, the tanker Olympic Flag carrying 650,000 barrels of Angolan crude dropped anchor about 7 miles off the coast in Delaware Bay, a seemingly routine

NFL Combine 2015: Most Impressive Showings and Full Results for Top Performers

While the NFL combine is only supposed to confirm what scouts already know, there were still players who turned heads this week in Indianapolis. The "Underwear Olympics" is often the most intriguing of the pre -draft events, giving the prospects a chance to show off their true athleticism in a variety of events. Show More Summary

Cheerleadering, an Olympic Sport?

Cheerleading, an Olympic Sport? What do you think? Top ten reasons why Cheerleading should be an Olypic Sport.

Campbell to fight on March 7 after all

Lightweight Luke Campbell has decided to box on March 7 at the Ice Arena in Hull, UK. The Olympic gold medal hero pulled out of the show earlier in February due to the ill health of his father, who had … Continue reading ? The post Campbell to fight on March 7 after all appeared first on Boxing News.

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