Huge Australian Olympic Swim Scandal May Have Consisted Of Team Members Taking A Sleeping Pill And Going To Bed By 10:30

Swimming-mad Australia needed someone to blame after their disappointing showing at the London games, and it looks like they've found it. A report commissioned to investigate why the Aussies didn't bring home a single individual gold for the first time since 1976 laid it on a "toxic" team culture that involved… »2/22/13 3:30pm2/22/13 3:30pm

NBCmetrics: China Got 16 Fewer Olympic Medals Than The United States, And 1,594 Fewer Mentions In Primetime

We've been analyzing NBC's primetime Olympics coverage sort of the way we analyze SportsCenter in Bristolmetrics, breaking down what countries the Peacock is talking about, and which athletes are getting the most attention. Here's your final installment, with the grand totals. »8/14/12 5:12pm8/14/12 5:12pm

Is A Monster Stalking The River Outside London's Olympic Stadium? An Investigation

LONDON—The River Lea winds its way southeast from the industrial town of Luton to London's East End, where it drains into Thames a couple miles upstream of the ingenious tidal barrier that keeps the capital dry. A tame body of water by any account, the Lea disperses toward the end of its course into placid fingers… »8/11/12 2:20pm8/11/12 2:20pm

Usain Bolt Has A History Of Stealing This Swedish Photographer's Camera

After Usain Bolt became the first person to ever win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in both the 100 and 200 meters, grabbed the camera of a nearby photographer and started taking his own pictures of the scene. What you might not be aware of is that Bolt and the photographer, a Swede named Jimmy Wixtröm, have… »8/09/12 9:50pm8/09/12 9:50pm

Field Hockey Player Ends Up Bloody After Getting Whacked On The Head With A Stick

Field hockey players might wear skirts, but that doesn't mean they aren't tough. Check out New Zealand striker Katie Glynn here. She tries to knock the ball away from her opponent, but instead gets bonked on the noggin. Listen to the crowd let out a collective "oohhh" as it happens, and again as it is replayed… »8/08/12 4:00pm8/08/12 4:00pm

The Most Popular Theory On Why Lolo Jones Didn't Medal At The Olympics

Mortal enemy of The New York Times Lolo Jones came in a disappointing fourth place during the finals of the 100-meter hurdles today in London. Lolo Jones is also a virgin. Shockingly, there are a few people who think one has something to do with the other. Of course, missing out on a medal had nothing to do with her… »8/07/12 11:55pm8/07/12 11:55pm

That Runner Who Got Kicked Out Of The Olympics For Tanking Just Won The Race He Actually Cared About

Yesterday we brought you the story of Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria, who tanked out of his qualifying heat in the 800m in order to conserve his energy for the 1500m final, a stunt that got him kicked out of the Olympics altogether. Makhloufi was later reinstated when he obtained a doctor's note claiming that his… »8/07/12 5:20pm8/07/12 5:20pm