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The IOC Is Ruining the Olympics, But Rio Could Save Them

The International Olympic Committee is having a bad month. No one wants to host the 2022 Olympics. The organization's obnoxious public haranguing has turned Rio into a media circus. Its World Cup counterpart, FiFA, is being investigated for insane bribery allegations. And ultimately, the IOC has got no one to blame… » 6/06/14 2:57pm 6/06/14 2:57pm

London Soldier Hacked To Death By Machete-Wielding Terrorists

A horrifying daytime attack by local terrorists armed with meat cleavers took the life of U.K. soldier Lee Rigby, who was butchered and left dead in the street in southeast London. The crazed killers shouted "Allahu Akbar" after completing their grisly crime and then demanded stunned passers-by take video. » 5/22/13 3:30pm 5/22/13 3:30pm

A Town Welcomes Back Its Olympic Hero By Singing "We Are The Champions"…

Heiki Nabi took a silver in Greco-Roman wrestling in London, one of Estonia's two medals. So when Nabi returned to his hometown of Kärdla, on an island in the Baltic Sea, seemingly the entire population came out to greet him by serenading him with an Estonian version of a Queen classic. » 8/17/12 11:20am 8/17/12 11:20am

Why Isn't Synchronized Trampoline In The Olympics?

Last week we talked about the sports that haven't yet made it to the Olympics. In this week's excerpt from Slate's podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin makes the case for synchronized trampoline—another contender—to join the ranks of Olympic events. Especially if it saves the participants from a career of tweeting… » 8/10/12 5:04pm 8/10/12 5:04pm

Water Polo Coach Celebrates Gold By Jumping Into The Pool, Lands Crotch…

The US women's water polo team took gold today, stomping out Spain 8-5. When the game ended, the team and coaching staff linked arms and took a ceremonious plunge into the pool. One of the coaches, who was already a little late to this party, jumped in after them, only to land crotch-first on the head of one of the… » 8/09/12 6:57pm 8/09/12 6:57pm

Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 9 - Day 14

In effort to save you the time that it takes to both find and decipher the NBC Olympics schedule while trying to figure out which events are even worth watching, we've created our own (better) daily schedule of Olympic events. All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (no math) at the time that they actually… » 8/09/12 3:00am 8/09/12 3:00am

Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 6 - Day 11

In effort to save you the time that it takes to both find and decipher the NBC Olympics schedule while trying to figure out which events are even worth watching, we've created our own (better) daily schedule of Olympic events. All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (no math) at the time that they actually… » 8/06/12 6:00am 8/06/12 6:00am

Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 3 - Day 8

In effort to save you the time that it takes to both find and decipher the NBC Olympics schedule while trying to figure out which events are even worth watching, we've created our own (better) daily schedule of Olympic events. All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (no math) at the time that they actually… » 8/03/12 3:00am 8/03/12 3:00am

Your Daily Olympic Schedule: August 2 - Day 7

In effort to save you the time that it takes to both find and decipher the NBC Olympics schedule while trying to figure out which events are even worth watching, we've created our own (better) daily schedule of Olympic events. All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (no math) at the time that they actually… » 8/02/12 3:00am 8/02/12 3:00am

This Is The Deficit Allison Schmitt Just Erased To Win Gold For Team…

The 4x200-meter freestyle relay just ended, and, as you'll learn tonight on NBC, the American women won gold. The hero of today's race was not Missy Franklin, everybody's favorite teenage superstar, but Allison Schmitt, the 22-year-old from the University of Georgia. (The photo above comes from Tuesday's competition,… » 8/01/12 4:50pm 8/01/12 4:50pm