Speedo's Olympic Success Leads to Financial Dilemma for Universities

The theory of trickle-down economics got an Urban Dictionary-style redefinition after the Summer Olympics in August after watching approximately 312,847,708 world records mutilated in the Water Cube, thanks in large part to wearing new LZR Racer suits from Speedo. Now, of course, collegiate and high school swimmers… » 11/09/08 1:00pm 11/09/08 1:00pm

Costas Out: There Should Be Better Gay Athlete Stories

Bob Costas, pocket-sized television sports reporter and popular feud instigator, gave a long, detailed interview to AfterElton.com » 9/17/08 12:30pm 9/17/08 12:30pm as to why NBC neglected to make a bigger story out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham's gold medal victory, since he was the only openly gay man at the Games. NBC had already written a for…

Mad Physicist Analyzes Effects of Usain Bolt's Olympic Showboating, Carl Lewis Thinks It's Juicy

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world. He made the competition look silly during the 100-meter finals in Beijing and cruised so easily to victory that he was celebrating before the race was even over. Wondering how sick the speedy Jamaican's time could have been had he given it 100 percent throughout the entire… » 9/13/08 2:05pm 9/13/08 2:05pm

No White Person Has Ever Broken 10 Seconds in the 100 Meters

I thought 2008 would be our year. I really did. After all, if a black man can be elected President (hopefully), then a white person could break 10 seconds, right? But the 100 meters came and went and once more the fastest white man in the history of the universe remains some guy named Marian Woronin from Poland who… » 8/20/08 4:30pm 8/20/08 4:30pm

British Gold Medalist Gets Plastered, Rolls Over a Taxi Bonnet in Celebration

Bradley Wiggins, a double gold medalist in cycling, is the culprit. It's things like this that make people mistakenly believe the British can't handle their alcohol. Or have drinking problems. Wiggins was out celebrating in London House—which is evidently an area of Beijing designed to honor the 2012 Olympics. The… » 8/20/08 11:00am 8/20/08 11:00am

Amanda Beard Does Not Want To See What's Inside Michael Phelps' Speedos

Just days after finding out Lindsay Lohan » 8/20/08 10:00am 8/20/08 10:00am and apparently half the European runway model population would like to possibly make him their boyfriend, Michael Phelps earned a little lesson in humility this week thanks to oft-nude swimmer Amanda Beard. Beard, appearing on a radio show based in Phoneix, was asked point…

Farwell and Adieu, You Slant-Eyed Spanish Ladies....

Amid all the controversy » 8/14/08 3:00pm 8/14/08 3:00pm (or non-controversy — if you're European) surrounding the Spanish men's basketball team's "slit-eyed" photo it's hard to tell who's really wrong here. Is Spain just a culturally backwards country or are we a bunch of hypersensitive whiners overloaded on politically correct bumper stickers? As…

Jason Kidd Calls Out NBA "Double Standard" For Failure to Speak on Spain Photos

The NBA's love affair with China—and vice-versa—has been well chronicled by the national media. But in the wake of the Spanish team posing with slant-eyes or slit-eyes » 8/14/08 2:00pm 8/14/08 2:00pm (I'm still not sure why there are two names for this), NBA players are starting to take note that the NBA is much quicker to penalize American players…

This Is The Problem With Live-Streaming Female Water Polo Photos

Whoops! Does this mean Yahoo! has to star » 8/11/08 12:55pm 8/11/08 12:55pmt using the NSFW tag throughout the Olympics? Well, congratulations to photographer William West of Getty Images for snapping this action shot during the titillating Australia/Greece women's water polo match-up. NBC should thank him too, as the ratings for this particular…

Spanish Basketball Team Celebrates Trip to China With Slant-Eye Team Photo

Spain, patron saint of the New World, land of low-priced cerveza, Sergio Garcia's homeland, and where slant-eyed jokes by the Spanish national basketball team » 8/11/08 11:15am 8/11/08 11:15am leave the entire country rolling on the floor with laughter. Those were the fourth grade days. Just imagine what would have happened if they'd followed up this…

The Olympics Are Officially Under Way

After the impressive Opening Ceremonies (yeah, yeah we get it... the Chinese are good with the technology), the Beijing Olympics are off to a pretty good start. With no major incidents, aside from Bob Costas' hair, the controversies surrounding these games were temporarily pushed aside. And judging by the large number… » 8/09/08 10:00am 8/09/08 10:00am

A Quick Word On Tomorrow's (Today's, For Us) Opening Ceremony

The Olympics begin tomorrow and they're in China, so, you know, it should be a rather fascinating world event, if you're into fascinating world events. And we are proud to welcome back our Deadspin Beijing Bureau, our own trio of correspondents living in China and reporting on everything they see, Olympics related and… » 8/07/08 4:30pm 8/07/08 4:30pm

Amnesty International Is Trying To Haunt Your Olympic Dreams

Courtesy of the fantastic Copyranter » 7/25/08 12:45pm 7/25/08 12:45pm comes the latest anti-China propaganda from Amnesty International. AI (not Iverson) has been pumping out the disturbing Olympic-themed-China=bad, bad people and will not stop until Citizens Of The Free World are so guilt-ridden they're forced to ignore the Olympic games…