American Judo Fighter Kicked Out Of Olympics For "Inadvertently" Eating…

Nick Delpopolo, an American judo fighter, is the first U.S. athlete to test positive for a banned substance at this year's Olympics. He competed last week and placed seventh in his division, but he has now been disqualified. The 23-year-old issued a statement of apology today that went something like this: » 8/06/12 1:20pm 8/06/12 1:20pm

Iranian Olympian Comes Down With Mysterious Infection To Avoid Facing…

For 33 years, Iranian athletes have forfeited or withdrawn to avoid matching up against Israeli athletes in international competition. It was all supposed to change in London. Earlier this week, Bahram Afsharzadeh, the head of Iran's Olympic committee, said "we will be truthful to sport. We just follow the… » 7/27/12 6:20pm 7/27/12 6:20pm

How I Tuned The Heartstrings For NBC Olympics Coverage

Ronda Rousey, in August of 2008, was 21 years old. Her home was Riverside County, California. When she was 14, she had named her new kitten Beijing because she was so certain she'd be there for the 2008 Games, as a judoka — like her mother, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, who had been a world champion before the Olympics even… » 6/14/11 1:10pm 6/14/11 1:10pm