UGANDAN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST GETS $80,000 CHECK, HEROES WELCOME

A Ugandan marathoner who won the nation’s first Olympics gold medal in 40 years returned home to a hero’s welcome and a check for $80,000. Stephen Kiprotich, 23, was virtually unknown in Uganda before he stunned his Kenyan challengers, who were heavily favored to win the marathon during the London Olympics. His unexpected win sparked… [Continue Reading]

WHY DO OLYMPIANS BITE THEIR MEDALS?

It’s a familiar pose by now: Fresh-faced Olympian grins while pretending to take a bite from the hard-won gold medal hanging around his neck. But why do athletes feign chomping on their prized medallions, anyway? Most likely to satisfy the pose-hungry media, says David Wallechinsky, president of the International Society of Olympic Historians. There are… [Continue Reading]

MARLEN ESPARZA: FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE BOXER TO WIN OLYMPIC BOXING MATCH

Marlen Esparza’s CoverGirl smile lit up the room as she posed for pictures with family and friends and embraced her newest confidante, BALCO founder Victor Conte. Esparza, a 110-pound boxer, was savoring every moment of what was a historic day for the once-mighty U.S. boxing team, which is now a mess. Esparza, though, became the first… [Continue Reading]

MICHAEL PHELPS LEADS US GOLD RUSH WITH HISTORIC 17TH MEDAL

Michael Phelps added to his Olympic legend Friday night, winning the 100-meter butterfly to capture his third gold medal of the London Games and the 17th of his career. Already the most decorated Olympian in history, Phelps started off Friday’s race — which he has said will be his final individual Olympic race, having promised… [Continue Reading]

RYAN LOCHTE BEATS MICHAEL PHELPS TO WIN FIRST USA GOLD MEDAL

Ryan Lochte captured the United States’ first gold medal of the 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday, soundly defeating rival swimming great Michael Phelps in a highly anticipated men’s 400-meter individual medley, while China blazed past its rivals throughout the day to secure a Games-best four gold medals. Brazil’s Thiago Pereira secured silver in the individual… [Continue Reading]

JOHN OROZCO, BLACK MALE GYMNAST READY TO GRAB GOLD AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

John Orozco won his first medal in gymnastics when he was 9. But he didn’t hold onto that medal for long, giving it to another boy in the competition who was in tears after being teased for a bad performance. “He walked over to the kid that they were making fun of, and he said,… [Continue Reading]

HAKEEM OLAJUWON: USA MUST WIN GOLD, SILVER IS FOR LOSERS

For the elite basketball stars of the NBA and WNBA, winning Olympic gold is a given. Silver is for the losers. The U.S. men’s team has been champion 13 out of 16 times since 1936. American women have topped the podium six out of eight. “Second place is unacceptable,” says legendary center Hakeem Olajuwon, who… [Continue Reading]

TYSON GAY READY FOR LONDON OLYMPICS TRACK & FIELD WITH 100M WIN

Tyson Gay tuned up for his Olympic showdown with Jamaican stars Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake with victory over 100m in the Diamond League meeting in London Friday. In three weeks time just across the British capital, the American will be hoping to cross the line first again in the 100m final, but will be… [Continue Reading]

STEPHANIE RICE, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL SWIMMER, CRITICIZED FOR WEARING RACY SWIMSUIT

Swimmer Stephanie Rice, who swims for a living while wearing a swimsuit in a swimming pool, is catching flak in her native Australia for tweeting a picture of herself in a swimsuit. The nerve of some people. The three-time gold medalist took the shot of herself wearing a birthday gift from designer Ellie Gonsalves and… [Continue Reading]

MICHAEL PHELPS IS GOING FOR A WORLD RECORD OF 10 GOLD MEDALS

Michael Phelps may be looking to one-up himself. The decorated swimmer has entered himself into seven individual events for the USA Olympic Swimming trials, and if he manages to qualify for all of them, and participates in all three team medleys, he could set himself up to take away 10 medals in this year’s London… [Continue Reading]

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL OR THE BEST SEX EVER, DARA TORRES BLUSHES?

I was searching the internet for ideas to blog about and thought that this was quite interesting. It was an interview on CNN and when I heard this question, I stopped and listened. Will you choose an olympic gold medal or the best sex ever? Hmmmm… which will you choose? Sexy Olympic swimmer Dara Torres gets asked… [Continue Reading]