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

Here Is The Screwy Ending To The Judo Quarterfinal Match

This is like something out of a movie. We told you earlier about the controversial ending to the judo quarterfinal match between Masashi Ebinuma of Japan (in white) and Cho Jun-Ho of South Korea (in blue). Both men eventually won bronze medals, but that does not make this scene any less bizarre. » 7/29/12 6:30pm 7/29/12 6:30pm

Olympic Judo Quarterfinal Ends In Controversy When Initial Loser Is…

I am not going to act like I know what the hell it is I am writing about here, but this sounds pretty ridiculous. Masashi Ebinuma (Japan) and Cho Jun-Ho (South Korea) faced off in the judo quarterfinal and initially, Cho was awarded the victory. » 7/29/12 2:30pm 7/29/12 2:30pm

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For 33 years, Iranian athletes have forfeited or withdrawn to avoid matching up against Israeli athletes in international competition.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