"Team Obama Loses Early Wicket": The Romney-Obama Debate Was Like Every…

The debate Wednesday could be compared to many things—a slow dance in which the partners are holding potato peelers to each other's throats, perhaps, or a restaurant in which you, the diner, get to watch a prep cook slow-spit on your burger before it's served—but of course everyone immediately turned to sports… » 10/04/12 3:30pm 10/04/12 3:30pm

This Horse Was Ready For The Olympics To Be Over

So despite reports of general good temperament (at least compared to Beijing) we had a few incidents with the equestrian horses provided for the modern pentathlon event. The first, of course, is our rodeo moment, but sometimes the horses decide to jump fences that aren't even part of the course, as this one did… » 8/13/12 9:15am 8/13/12 9:15am

British Newspaper Celebrating British Gold Accidentally Puts Dutch Team…

Another huge day for the Brits at the Olympics. They're up to 22 gold medals, their biggest haul since they hosted the games in 1908. » 8/07/12 6:35pm 8/07/12 6:35pm

This Is, We Think, The First Olympian To Poop During His Event

Mystery Whisper finished a disappointing 23rd during this morning's show jumping finals. (And I guess the guy on his back did too, but it's sort of screwed up that the horses don't even receive medals, so we're going to start ignoring the riders.) It might have been a case of the nerves, as the 12-year-old dropped a… » 7/31/12 4:35pm 7/31/12 4:35pm

70-Year-Old Japanese Equestrian Earns Spot In London Olympics

Hiroshi Hoketsu (who turns 71 on March 28) earned the spot by winning an international dressage meet in France earlier this week. It remains unclear whether he will actually compete in the games, but Japanese Equestrian officials not only exist but will also announce Hoketsu's participation status in the near future. » 3/04/12 1:17pm 3/04/12 1:17pm

Niche Sports Romance Goes All Soap Opera

Olympic speed-skater Joey Cheek dumped billionaire heiress Georgina Bloomberg (NYC's mayor's daughter) while she was in the hospital recovering from a show-jumping accident. Concussion, fractured vertebra, broken heart. [NY Post] » 11/15/10 11:00am 11/15/10 11:00am