Infiltrating The USA/Russia Basketball Game For Fun And Profit

The Olympics begin Friday, 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… » 8/05/08 4:00pm 8/05/08 4:00pm

America, The Freakishly Strong, Inhumanly Beautiful

The Olympics begin in four days. I'm still a little curious as to how the Olympics will actually be covered on Deadspin even though the rest of Gawker has its own dedicated Olympics page. » 8/04/08 6:45pm 8/04/08 6:45pm Because, let's face it: for whatever reason, they're just not all that interesting to sports fans. Sure, the basketball's great,…

Come For The Olympics, Stay For The Genital Cuisine


Since everything else seems to be censored, intrepid Aussie Garry Linnell decided to sit down and sample the ox, sheep, deer, and donkey dongs at the finest restaurants in Beijing. Because nothing unites the world like a nice cock sandwich. Evidently animal penises are quite the delicacy in Beijing. At least… » 7/31/08 12:00pm 7/31/08 12:00pm

A Word On The Blacks And Mongolians Story...

The Olympics begin in August, 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… » 7/23/08 4:30pm 7/23/08 4:30pm

Ya' Ever Play A Game Called "Texas Muffin Tumble" Lil' Lady?

Okay, so President G.W. Bush didn't exactly ask that question to softballer Jennie Finch, but the creepy sexual tension between these two just leaps off of this photo, does it not? But Bush wasn't in the White House Rose Garden just to give Finch the ol' shitkicker leer. He was there to formally send off the U.S.… » 7/21/08 6:00pm 7/21/08 6:00pm

Socialism Has Solved Every Traffic Jam In The World

You there. Yes, you. Don't you love freedom, apple pie, and John Mellencamp-crooned commercials? Of course you do. But you also hate traffic. "Oh God, everyone else driving is such an idiot! If they watched where they were going, I wouldn't be running behind, so I better call my friends and tell them I'll be late." » 7/20/08 3:51pm 7/20/08 3:51pm

Chinese Bar Owners Sign Pledge Not to Serve Blacks, Mongolians?

The report originated in Hong Kong's South China Morning Post and is, evidently, not a joke. I'm not an expert on the SCMP but it's evidently a reputable newspaper in Hong Kong. We've linked to the blog post discussing Miller's article because you have to subscribe to the newspaper to read some of their online… » 7/18/08 4:45pm 7/18/08 4:45pm

Dara Torres' Ex-Husband: Low On Sperm, High On Animosity

It appears the press might be getting a little sick of Dara Torres' old lady swim feats. At least that's the only reason it would seem the Palm Beach Post has decided to interview her embittered ex-husband. West Palm surgeon Itzhak Shasha and Torres were married for 16 months, but then divorced. Soon after, Torres… » 7/14/08 4:15pm 7/14/08 4:15pm

After The Quake: Penetrating Strangeness


The Olympics begin in August, 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… » 6/18/08 2:20pm 6/18/08 2:20pm

Olympic Torch Relay Update: We're Runnin' In Circles Here!


OK, we have a new leader for the lamest Olympic Torch Relay idea yet: In Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, torch runners did laps inside of a closed stadium in order to avoid protests. Yes, in this genius move, all the Indonesian torch runners took turns running in circles, as a crowd that was hand-picked by the… » 4/23/08 6:00pm 4/23/08 6:00pm

An Update From The Deadspin Beijing Bureau


The Olympics begin in August, 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… » 4/18/08 2:20pm 4/18/08 2:20pm

Jackie Chan Threatens To Chop Protesters, Make 'Rush Hour 4'

Leave it to diminutive Kung Fu dervish Jackie Chan to put this Olympic Torch protest thing into perspective. Chan, who will be a torchbearer when the relay comes to Beijing next week, says that he will deal harshly with any miscreants who might try to grab the flame from his tiny, powerful mitts. » 4/16/08 3:30pm 4/16/08 3:30pm

Tainted Muffins Make Jesus Cry

Terrorist attack, or old Monty Python sketch? You be the judge: Several members of Australia's Olympic team were enjoying a batch of chocolate muffins at a Brisbane function last week, when some of the treats were found to have been sabotaged with paper clips. According to the Brisbane Times, a "major investigation"… » 4/15/08 4:00pm 4/15/08 4:00pm

Celine Dion Will Heal Olympic Rifts With Powerful Vocals

Celine Dion is about ready to choke a bitch if this Olympic boycott talk persists. Dion called on all people to "keep the dream possible for our young kids." She came to Beijing to express support for the Games after her concert in Shanghai on Friday. » 4/14/08 3:30pm 4/14/08 3:30pm

Passing The Torch: Buenos Aires, You're Up

The beleaguered Olympic Torch is in Argentina today, where protesters in Buenos Aires say that they will be out in force, but will not try to snuff out the flame (wink, wink). Of course, crossing the Chinese government is one thing; but when you anger the McDonald's Corporation (pictured right), you're asking for an… » 4/11/08 2:20pm 4/11/08 2:20pm

Bang The Gong Slowly; Olympic Torch A No-Show In SF


San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom didn't exactly win friends and influence people on Wednesday when he decided to play an elaborate game of Hide the Salami with the Olympic Torch. The relay's only North American stop was scheduled to be a happy, glorious people's jog from AT&T Park, down the waterfront to Fisherman's… » 4/10/08 9:15am 4/10/08 9:15am

It's Olympic Torch Relay Eve!

I love a good protest as much as the next person, but it seems that the bar has been set impossibly high for my home team, San Francisco. The Olympic Torch Relay makes its only North American appearance here on Wednesday, and because this is San Francisco, the world is expecting a protest on a grand scale; something… » 4/08/08 7:35pm 4/08/08 7:35pm

Olympic Torch Relay Proceeding Smoothly So Far

The Olympic Torch passed through London and Paris on Sunday and earlier today, and was only snuffed out a few times by protesters: Once with a fire extinguisher. There were near riots and close to a hundred arrests. You know, I'm starting to suspect that some people don't like the Olympic Torch. » 4/07/08 11:40am 4/07/08 11:40am

I'm Going To The Olympic Torch Relay ... What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently announced the route that the Olympic Torch will take through The City this coming Tuesday; a waterfront jaunt beginning at AT&T Park's McCovey Cove and ending at Justin Herman Plaza. Since I'm going to be in that neck of the woods anyway, I'm going to check it out. I see » 4/04/08 5:15pm 4/04/08 5:15pm

China Has Addressed Our Pooping Needs

Breaking news in the Beijing Olympics controversy: They're fixing the toilets. I've prayed for this day (dabs at eye with hankie). It makes sense. The Chinese government realized that if it wants the Olympics to run efficiently, then it needs to address this pressing issue. Simply put, American athletes will put up… » 3/27/08 5:01pm 3/27/08 5:01pm