The Olympics have always been home to the most popular athletic events in the world, but there are usually a few head-scratchers too. Maybe you have no idea how a certain sport works, or maybe you can’t figure out why it’s in the Olympics in the first place. Whatever the case, here are some of the weirder events in…
The Jamaican team of Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Foote, Rasheed Dwyer, and Oshane Bailey took first place at the Penn Relays 4x100 after the top U.S. team botched the baton exchange on the anchor leg.
It's been almost three years since the Internet discovered Michelle Jenneke. Then an 18-year-old Australian with a peculiar warm-up, she became the most famous fifth-place junior hurdler ever.
Earlier this afternoon, The Texas Rangers came one step closer to clinching the AL West title by defeating the Oakland Athletics. A local news station sent a reporter to the stadium to capture the excitement of the day and gather soundbites from fans. One in particular did not disappoint.
A former 100m world champion will not compete in the event at the London Olympics after being caught visiting his wife in a hotel outside the Olympic Village.
In pole vaulting, the eponymous pole is designed to bend, not break. Sometimes it does both. At the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Russian pole vaulter Dmitry Starodubtsev was attempting 5.75 meters — roughly six inches off the eventual winning height — when his pole snapped like a strand of…