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

Mad Physicist Analyzes Effects of Usain Bolt's Olympic Showboating,…

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…

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

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