Archive for the ‘Olympic Sports’ Category

Ashley Wagner reacts to low score in hilarious fashion

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

On Saturday night, American figure skater Ashley Wagner turned in a really nice performance during her short program as a part of the sport's new team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Wagner impressed the crowd, her teammates and herself, as she was clearly happy with her performance. Apparently the ...

Heidi Kloser: Injured moguls skier marches in Opening Ceremony

Friday, February 7th, 2014

U.S. skier Heidi Kloser had her 2014 Winter Olympics end before they started after she suffered a horrific injury during a practice run on Thursday. Despite that, Kloser didn't miss out on marching with fellow American athletes during the Opening Ceremony in Sochi Friday night. In a touching display of defiance and ...

U.S. women’s hockey goalie forced to remove Constitution from mask

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

A goalie for the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team has been forced to repaint her new mask by the International Olympic Committee this week. Jessie Vetter was forced to change her mask by the IOC because she had a copy of the U.S. Constitution on the back plate. That ruling is ...

Lindsey Vonn partially tears surgically repaired ACL

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Lindsey Vonn was in the middle of a remarkable comeback from a terrible knee injury she suffered nine months ago and looked to be headed for a return for the Winter Olympics in February. But on Tuesday she crashed during a practice run in Copper Mountain, Colorado and as a ...

Michael Phelps back in anti-doping program, is comeback next?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

After the London Olympics in 2012, Michael Phelps claimed he was done with swimming. He retired and said he was excited to focus on the next chapter of his life. Well, just over a year later, Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, a signal that he is planning ...

Missy Franklin wins record six gold medals at swimming worlds

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

I think it's fair to say that United States swimmer Missy Franklin knows how to rise to the occasion in big moments. The 18-year-old dominated the 2013 World Aquatics Championships and walked away with a record six gold medals. She'll now fly home from Spain (which hosted the world championships) ...

Lolo Jones is currently in second place at U.S. bobsled qualifiers

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Lolo Jones has been a lightning rod for controversy since just before the 2012 Summer Olympics, but now she's making headlines of a different sort. Jones is trying her hand in the world of bobsled, and she is taking to her new sport quite well. Jones is seeking a spot as ...

Gabby Douglas and Her Hair Are Not a Controversy

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Gymnastics team competition and all-around competition gold medalist Gabby Douglas's hair is not a controversy. It is if you're a complete idiot, aren't paying attention, or endorse Internet bullying. But otherwise, it's not a real controversy, so everyone shut the hell up. This girl should not have to comment on your ...