The IOC Eliminates Wrestling From The 2020 Olympics, For Some Reason

Yesterday, members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) convened in order to decide which of the 26 core Olympic sports would be dropped from the 2020 summer games in order to make room for the inclusion of a new sport. Everybody thought that the IOC was going to bring the axe down on modern pentathlon,… » 2/12/13 10:20am 2/12/13 10:20am

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 during … » 8/13/12 9:15am 8/13/12 9:15am

Horse Goes Nuts During Equestrian Portion Of Modern Pentathlon, Turns…

We told you yesterday about the weird event of modern pentathlon, one discipline of which is show jumping with an "unfamiliar horse." It seems the horses aren't always fond of their unfamiliar riders, as steed Shearwater Oscar went nuts at the beginning of his run with Korean rider Hwang Woojin, bucking the competitor… » 8/11/12 12:22pm 8/11/12 12:22pm