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Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner: "I Am A Woman"

Olympic decathlete and 1976 gold medalist Bruce Jenner came out as transgender tonight in an ABC interview with Diane Sawyer, explaining that Jenner “lived a lie his whole life about who he is,” and that at the age of 65 is ready to publicly acknowledge the former Wheaties box star has, for a whole life, identified as… » 4/24/15 9:36pm 4/24/15 9:36pm

Anderson Silva Petitioning To Compete In Taekwondo At The Olympics

Troll King Anderson Silva is petitioning the Brazilian federation to allow the MMA fighter to compete in his original discipline, taekwondo, at the Rio Olympics in 2016. As the host nation, Brazil will have four guaranteed slots in the event, and Silva will meet with the Brazilian sport chief this week to discuss… » 4/13/15 12:10pm 4/13/15 12:10pm

A Lawsuit Threatens The Future Of The Court Of Arbitration For Sport

German Claudia Pechstein is the most successful speed skater ever. She won a medal in five consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2006—nine medals overall, five of them gold—and might've made it six straight had she not been banned by the International Skating Union (ISU) for two years in 2009, for blood doping.… » 2/18/15 11:14pm 2/18/15 11:14pm

Boston Bars City Employees From Criticizing The Olympics

Nobody who lives in Boston actually wants the city to win its bid for the 2024 Olympic games. And yet, in a joinder agreement between the city and the United States Olympic Committee, mayor Marty Walsh has signed a contract that forbids city employees from speaking negatively about the big, the IOC, or the Olympic… » 1/21/15 5:15pm 1/21/15 5:15pm

U.S. Olympic Committee Selects Boston To Bid For The 2024 Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday that it had selected Boston to represent the United States in bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Boston's bid beat out those from Washington, San Francisco/Bay Area, and Los Angeles. Boston still has a long way to go, of course, before it can actually be chosen to host the… » 1/08/15 7:02pm 1/08/15 7:02pm

Anxious About The World's Most Dominant Gymnast? Blame It On Rio.

A year and a half ago, Simone Biles was a last-minute substitute at the 2013 American Cup. There she placed second behind 2011 junior national champion Katelyn Ohashi after losing an early lead with a fall from the beam. At that meet, Biles couldn't win with a fall. But at this weekend's national championship… » 8/26/14 9:29am 8/26/14 9:29am

Three Cities That Didn't Drop Out All Named 2022 Olympic Host Finalists

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in either Oslo, Norway, Beijing, China, or Almaty, Kazakhstan. Trimming the list of potential host cities to three finalists was easy enough for the IOC, because the other five all decided they don't want the Olympics. (And Oslo is expected to drop out within a couple of months.) » 7/08/14 12:06pm 7/08/14 12:06pm

Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics

The next Olympics to be awarded, a little more than a year from now, will be the 2022 Winter Games. Rather than going to the strongest bid, the games may end up going to the last city standing—a long list of potential hosts have given up on their Olympic dreams because the whole thing is one huge, useless waste of… » 5/27/14 2:48pm 5/27/14 2:48pm

Graphic: Smug 1913 Looks Back On The Crappy Athletes Of The 1890s

One of the many joys of the Olympics is the opportunity they give us to point and laugh at the slower, lower, and weaker athletes of yesteryear. As it turns out, this exercise in smugness is nearly as old as the games themselves. The diagrams above—from a 1913 edition of the Evening World—showcase some "modern"… » 5/26/14 11:56am 5/26/14 11:56am