Huge Australian Olympic Swim Scandal May Have Consisted Of Team…

Swimming-mad Australia needed someone to blame after their disappointing showing at the London games, and it looks like they've found it. A report commissioned to investigate why the Aussies didn't bring home a single individual gold for the first time since 1976 laid it on a "toxic" team culture that involved bullying,… » 2/22/13 3:30pm 2/22/13 3:30pm

Now Competing Against Denver-Area High School Girls: A Four-Time…

Missy "The Missile" Franklin dominated women's swimming for the US this past summer in London, winning five medals—four of them gold—and just recently announced her intent to attend Cal-Berkeley and swim there competitively for two years before preparing for Rio in 2016. » 11/29/12 12:15am 11/29/12 12:15am

Thank You For Donating $141 Toward Ryan Lochte's Alleged Cock Shot. We…

Yesterday, we asked you an important question: How badly did you want to see Ryan Lochte's alleged cock? A photo had been offered to us. We had looked it over, and before launching negotiations with our source, we decided to gauge your interest in the photo first, via an Indiegogo pledge drive. Eleven of you… » 8/29/12 7:00pm 8/29/12 7:00pm

How Much Would You Pay To See A Photo Of Ryan Lochte's Alleged Penis?…

Deadspin is presently in negotiations with a person who is in possession of a photograph of a penis. The penis supposedly belongs to Olympic gold/silver/bronze swimming medalist Ryan Lochte. The photograph is a neck-down bathroom-mirror self-portrait, in which the tip of the penis almost but not quite reaches into the… » 8/28/12 2:46pm 8/28/12 2:46pm

Counterpoint: Aw, Screw Ryan Lochte

Yesterday Sean headed off the typical pile-on after an athlete misstep by contextualizing Ryan Lochte as, rather than the preeminent dumb jock of our time, just the latest in a long line of tacky and oblivious athlete-mannequins that have always been around. Not a parable, not a lesson—just another dude that's good at… » 8/19/12 3:35pm 8/19/12 3:35pm

Ryan Lochte Had A Tough Time Learning His Lines For His Cameo On 90210

Ryan Lochte, gold-medal-winning aquatic bro. You've heard of him. 90210, so-so CW reboot of iconic 90s teen soap Beverly Hills 90210. It's probably less likely that you've heard of it, especially given that its cast consists of Shenae Grimes and a bunch of afterthoughts. (Grimes ditched the vastly superior Canadian… » 8/16/12 6:50pm 8/16/12 6:50pm

A Competitor In New York's First Ironman Triathlon Died In The Hudson…

During the swim portion of the inaugural New York City Ironman Triathlon, which began 7 a.m. Saturday morning, a 43-year-old man experienced what most are calling "medical distress" or "a medical problem." He was pulled from the water and taken to a hospital, but did not survive. Autopsy results are pending and the man's… » 8/12/12 2:30pm 8/12/12 2:30pm

The New York Times Tries Its Hand At Animated Gifs. It Does Not Go…

If Buzzfeed and the Times made a baby, and it had epilepsy, it would look like this: "10 Animated GIFs From London 2012." These gifs are different—they're constructed from rapid fire shots taken by the Times's photographers, rather than from actual moving pictures. It sort of defeats the entire purpose of the medium. » 8/10/12 2:00pm 8/10/12 2:00pm

Daniel Gyurta Will Make A Copy Of His 200m Breaststroke Gold Medal In…

Norway's Alexander Dale Oen was considered a favorite in the 100m and 200m breaststroke at these London games. Dale Oen, however, died earlier this year due to a rare heart disease at the age of 26. To pay his respects and honor a friend, 200m Gold medal winner Daniel Gyurta of Hungary said he will have a copy made in … » 8/05/12 6:47pm 8/05/12 6:47pm