German Referee Dies After he is Speared in the Throat with a Javelin

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Dieter Schmidt, a 75-year-old athletics referee, has died after being struck in the throat with a javelin while measuring a previous athletes throw at an event in Germany Sunday. Schmidt went out to measure the throw of the previous athlete when the […]

High School Football Player Dana Payne Dies After Routine Hit in Practice


A healthy, 5-foot-11 sophomore high school football player from Memphis has died after a seemingly regular collision during an afternoon football practice. As reported by the Memphis Commercial Appeal and Memphis NBC affiliate WMC-TV, Dana Payne, a 15-year-old football star, never got […]

The Fierce Five Become Stephen Colbert Interns

ffive The USA Gymnastics team, dubbed the “Fierce Five” by most of America, stopped by the Colbert Report Wednesday, trying their luck at something other than gymnastics. They made sure Stephen Colbert had his pen. It sounds silly, but they […]

FIBA Head: “We Will Not be Proposing an Under-23 Limit For 2016″


After talk of limiting the age an athlete can be to participate in Olympic basketball, FIBA, the world governing body, has said they will likely not impose an age limit. Patrick Baumann, Secretary General of FIBA, told media Saturday, “The […]

Rover Lands on Mars? McKayla Maroney is Not Impressed


When gymnast McKayla Maroney failed to land her second vault in Olympic vault finals, she stunned the world. The reigning world vault champion took second to Romania’s Sandra Izbasa, and the look on her face on the podium said it all: she was […]

Former Olympian: “Sex is all Part of the Olympic Spirit”

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We first heard it from ESPN the Magazine, with quotes from athletes such as Hope Solo and Ryan Lochte explaining that sex happens in the Athlete Village…a lot. Now more athletes (although anonymous) are stepping out and talking about the sex that […]

London 2012: Who Can You Blame for the Poor-Quality of the Online Live Streams?


Its probably happened to you once during these Oympics: You don’t want to have the surprise ruined by Twitter and Facebook posts for your favorite Olympic event, so you log on to and attempt to live stream the event. […]

London 2012: Jordyn Wieber a Champion, But Not The Olympics She Had Hoped For


Gymnast Jordyn Wieber leaves the 2012 Olympic Games a gold medal champion. She, along with her four teammates in Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney, won the team gold medal for the first time since the “Mag Seven” did it in 1996. […]

London 2012: Fox News Questions U.S. Gymnastics Team’s American Pride

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First, there was talk about how all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas styled her hair to try and draw attention away from the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team‘s gold medal performance at the London Olympic Games. Now, Fox News is calling the decision for the […]

Ryan Lochte: A One Night Stand Kind of Guy

Move over, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte is the new guy to swoon over in this year’s London Olympic Games. He’s athletic, good looking, and has a mom, Ike Lochte, who loves and supports him immensely. What girl (or dude, we […]

London 2012: Women’s Gymnastics Team Brings Home Gold


The last time the United States Women’s Gymnastics Team brought home an Olympic team gold medal was 1996. The Magnificent 7 they called them, have gone on to live as legends in the gymnastics world, maybe even the sports world […]

London 2012: USA Gymnastics Announces Women’s Finals Lineup

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Just a day after Jordyn Wieber fell short of her dreams of competing for all-around Olympic gold, USA Gymnastics has announced the lineup for the team final competition. The lineup is as follows: Vault: Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney Uneven […]