FourFourTwo published this wonderful video of Defensor Sporting’s Alejandro Acevedo pretend-crashing to the ground in pretend anguish over a pretend headbutt from a linesman. Acevedo’s cronies swarmed to drag him back to his feet.
Diving is an impressive sport. Athletes train endlessly so they can nail near-perfect dives, over and over. Even at the high school level, it’s pretty cool.
Two Swedish filmmakers paid people about $30 to climb to the top of a 10-meter diving tower and stand on the edge. That’s it: just stand. They could decide for themselves whether or not to jump. The surprisingly watchable 16-minute result is a godsend to anyone who likes watching others agonize over inconsequential…
Never has an eskimo kiss caused so much imaginary pain.
Ilia Zakharov won the gold medal in the 3m springboard event at the 2012 Olympics. He made it all the way to the semi-finals at this year’s games, and that’s where his quest to win back-to-back golds went very wrong.
In the prelims of the men’s 3m springboard, Ahmad Amsyar Azman tried to do a dive that, presumably, was not meant to end in a belly flop. Despite his best efforts, it ended in a belly flop.
Rio Olympics officials took the extraordinary step of replacing all of the water in the synchronized swimming/water polo pool after athletes testified it was too cloudy and eye-irritating for them to compete today.
As you already know, there have been some problems at the Olympic diving venue in Rio. Organizers’ desperate attempts to get the algae problem under control haven’t been too successful, and the problem has spread somewhat to the water polo pool next to it. To illustrate the problem as it’s continued this week, here is…
On Wednesday a Rio spokesman said the green diving pool, “should go back to classic blue colour during the day.” On Friday the still-green diving pool—set to host the women’s three meter springboard prelims in fewer than four hours—was closed:
On Tuesday, Olympic officials attributed the extremely green diving pool to a “proliferation of algae,” caused in part by “heat and a lack of wind.” Today, after the water polo and synchronized swimming pool also turned green, officials clarified that the issue was a drop in alkalinity in the pools. As explained by…
The water at the Olympics diving pool in Rio looked lovely and clear for yesterday’s men’s synchronized event. It looks less lovely for the women today, owing to what we believe is an algae takeover.
I mean, c’mon man. This is, I suppose, what happens when you have a reputation as a diver, even the obvious calls can look like acting.
New Jersey Devils forward Joseph Blandisi attempted a hilarious, ineffective hockey dive during tonight’s game against the Flyers.
Most dives are fine. Some dives are bad. But few dives are so egregious that you skip over the whole “Should the player get a yellow for that?” logic and instead head right to the barn for the pitchfork. Valencia youth teamer David Pascual pulled off one of those:
Nashville Predators forward James Neal appeared to go down from little to no contact in the second period against the Bruins tonight, causing a referee to whistle for embellishment and then scream at him. “Fuck you, you’re getting a fucking embellishment” is what it sounds like on this end. To complete Neal’s karmic…
Forty days after members of the Towson University women’s swimming and diving team discovered a phone recording them in their locker room, most details about the incident remain unknown to the public. But behind the scenes, the school was working feverishly—and not always entirely effectively—to discover the facts,…
Salute Filipino divers John David Pahoyo and John Elmerson Fabriga, because even with no experience and little support, the two athletes still competed in this year’s Southeast Asian Games. Sure, they were awful, but... well, I don’t know where I’m going with this. It’s not their faults, though.
Of all the things soccer fans have been known to chuck at opposing players—coins, batteries, bags of urine, flares—snowballs are probably the tamest. So we're not too pleased to hear CSKA Sofia manager claim he was knocked unconscious when a Levski Sofia fan pelted him in the back of the head with one.
In today's edition of "huh, neat": did you know that British actor Jason Statham was a diver back in the motherland who participated in a few Olympic trials?