Russian baby joins bobsled celebration

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

You can't say they don't take their bobsledding seriously in Russia. Or at least the guy who will probably receive a sharp reprimand from his wife if she ever sees this blog post certainly does. There was a raucous celebration from the home crowd at the Sanki Sliding Center Monday night ...

U.S. speedskaters to go back to old suits

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

The United States speedskating team was expected to bring home a slew of medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but so far the squad's performance in Sochi has been brutal. Late this week it emerged that the Americans' new high-tech Under Armour suits could be the problem. Now the team ...

German Lifter Avoids Snatch Disaster

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

German weightlifter Matthias Steiner nearly had one of the worst injuries imaginable during Tuesday's snatch competition. (For those who unaware, the snatch is a weightlifting discipline, not... well, it's weightlifting, OK?) The defending Olympic champion was attempting to lift 432 pounds when his strength gave out and the bar fell from ...

British Gymnasts Snap Skid; Offer Hope

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

There is hope, Cubs fans. And not just because Geovany Soto was traded for something more valuable than a bag of weed. This hope comes from a bunch of Brits wearing leotards. Another group that has gone quite a long time without winning anything ended its own streak of futility on Monday ...

Most Glorious Day For North Korea

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

In an effort to make some extra dough at Rumors and Rants, we've decided to make a foray into public relations writing. Our first client is the People's Republic of Korea. Wednesday mark a great day in the most glorious history of Democratic People's Republic of Korea! In greatest athletic feat since ...

United States Soccer Fails to Qualify for Olympics

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The United States' soccer team will not be headed to the Olympics thanks to an epic goalkeeping gaffe. The U.S. Under-23 team tied El Salvador 3-3 on Monday night, ending its Olympic dream, but the play that cost them a trip to London will be remembered for quite some time. Young keeper ...

Lindsey Vonn Getting Divorced

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Hey remember Lindsey Vonn? The attractive female skier who was the talk of the 2010 Winter Olympics? You know her, she's talented, good-looking, seems to have a decent personality and she's also rich. Well, now you can add single to her resume, as her husband of four years filed for ...

Why Iran Can’t Have The Bomb

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

It's not often that we delve into global politics here at Rumors and Rants, but Iran's recent actions have made it unavoidable. Quite frankly, there's no way anyone should ever allow these people to have nuclear technology, or for that matter anything more powerful than a musket. Why's that? On Monday it ...