Tag Archives: Olympics

White House Waffles On USA Attending 2018 Olympics

The Hill reports: The White House on Thursday left open the possibility that U.S. athletes won’t participate in 2018 Olympics in South Korea. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the daily media briefing said “no official decision has been made” on whether the U.S. will send its athletes to the games in February, which will take place in Pyeongchang, ...

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Los Angeles To Host 2028 Summer Olympics

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles has reached an agreement with Olympic leaders on terms that will pave the way for hosting the Summer Games in 2028 instead of 2024, according to a source close to the negotiation. The deal will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted the Games in ...

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PASADENA: Olympic Legend Greg Louganis Named Grand Marshal Of Tournament Of Roses Parade

Fire up the Christian outrage machine! The San Jose Mercury News reports: In between the excitement of being chosen as a Grand Marshal for the 128th Rose Parade Tuesday, Greg Louganis didn’t think stop to think that he could be the first openly gay person to be given the honor. “I hope it inspires people,” said Louganis, “and that they ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Ad Age recaps: Think about “The Best a Man Can Get” and you don’t envision a guy hugging the porcelain goddess. But while ads featuring Olympic athletes usually show the glory, Gillette’s anthem video for the Summer Olympics breaking today instead focuses on the gritty, including what appears to be the first razor advertising that shows a guy throwing up. ...

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Caitlyn Jenner To Pose Nude For Sports Illustrated

US Weekly reports: Now that’s a patriotic streak! Caitlyn Jenner will appear on a summer cover of Sports Illustrated wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal,” a source reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly. The 66-year-old I Am Cait star (formerly known as Bruce) set a world decathlon record at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games. ...

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Greg Louganis Finally Gets His Wheaties Box

Due to his sexual orientation, Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis never landed the major endorsement deals bestowed on many world class athletes, but today he does finally get his Wheaties box. From the General Mills corporate blog: They are three remarkable athletes who won multiple gold medals while competing against the world’s best. Their accomplishments certainly put them into consideration ...

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US Olympics Committee To Athletes And Staff: Consider Skipping 2016 Rio Games If You Fear The Zika Virus

The United States Olympics Committee has suggested that athletes and support staff should consider skipping the 2016 Rio Games if they fear contracting the Zika virus. Reuters reports: The USOC’s briefing to sport federations is the latest sign that Olympics officials are taking the Zika threat to the games in Rio de Janeiro seriously, and acknowledging that at least some ...

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Anti-Gay Olympic Gold Medalist Resigns From USA Gymnastics To Become Mormon Missionary

Two-time 1984 Olympics gold medalist Peter Vidmar has resigned his chairmanship at USA Gymnastics to become a missionary for the Mormon Church. You may recall that Vidmar resigned from directing the United States gymnastics team at the 2012 London Games following media furor over his participation at anti-gay rallies and his donations to Proposition 8. USA Gymnastics has issued a ...

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Russia Faces Expulsion From 2016 Olympics After Huge Doping Scandal, Putin Dismisses Claims [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin this morning dismissed the claims as “unfounded” as Russia faces expulsion from the 2016 Olympics due to a massive doping scandal revealed yesterday. CNN reports: Commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and carried out by the organization’s former president, Dick Pound, the findings uncovered a “deeply rooted culture of cheating at all levels” within Russian athletics. Asked ...

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Top Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Comes Out [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: Gus Kenworthy started coming out to his family and closest friends nearly two years ago. His mom said she knew. His brother said he was proud. His best friend 
voiced unrelenting support. And if Gus Kenworthy were an average 24-year-old, the announcement — the story — might have ended there. But Gus Kenworthy is not an average 24-year-old. ...

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Olympics Committee Recognizes Frisbee

This doesn’t necessarily mean that frisbee will become an Olympic sport. The list of other officially recognized sporting organizations includes those for chess, bridge, bowling, billiards, and orienteering. (Yeah, I had to look that one up.)

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Petition Calls For IOC To Revoke Olympic Gold Medals From Caitlyn Jenner

From the petition: Dear International Olympic Committee, It has recently come to light that gold medalist Bruce Jenner is in fact transgender, and therefore, identifies as a woman. We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best. However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has ...

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Did The IOC Just Ban Anti-Gay Nations From Hosting Future Olympic Games?

Via the Associated Press: Thomas Bach never thought it would be this easy. In rapid fashion and without a single vote against or even an abstention, the International Olympic Committee on Monday overwhelmingly approved its president’s 40-point reform package — the biggest shake-up of the organization in decades. Among other measures approved was the rewording of the IOC’s non-discrimination policy ...

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IOC: All Future Olympics Host Cities Must Agree To LGBT Discrimination Protections

The International Olympic Committee today announced that future Olympics host cities must sign a contract with an added clause vowing to protect LGBT participants and attendees from discrimination. Via press release from All Out: “This is a significant step in ensuring the protection of both citizens and athletes around the world and sends a clear message to future host cities ...

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Oscar Pistorious Found Not Guilty

Via Newsweek: South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been found “not guilty” of murdering long-time girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of 14 February 2013. The court will resume shortly when Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict on the charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, and other firearms offences. Masipa accepted the defence’s timeline of ...

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Todd Starnes Has The Gay Athlete Sadz

“I owe all of you a massive apology. I thought the Olympics was about athletic competition – not advancing a cultural agenda. I was wrong. I thought the NFL was about football – not advancing a cultural agenda. I was wrong. I should’ve learned my lesson after the Rose Bowl Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s all about ...

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Headline Of The Day

A report filed by TMZ has again fired up speculation that reality star and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner is beginning gender reassignment. Jenner says, “I just never liked my trachea.”

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Tom Daley On Coming Out

Via HuffPo UK: Tom Daley opened about about his boyfriend as he appeared on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ on Saturday night. The 19-year-old Olympic diver revealed he is in a relationship with a man earlier this week in a candid YouTube video. He then sat down with Wossy to discuss his decision to talk about his sexuality, and revealed it ...

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Quote Of The Day – Tom Daley

“It felt like a dirty little secret, it felt like I had chains wrapped around me, I couldn’t be who I was, I felt alone and trapped. Just telling one person made me feel so much better, just that one person took a weight off my shoulder. I told Sophie my best friend first as I knew she’d be really ...

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Tabs: Tom Daley Is Dating Dustin Black

British Olympic diver Tom Daley came out as bisexual this week and tabloids are now claiming that he’s dating Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. A friend of the sportsman allegedly told The Sun: “He’s besotted with Dustin. They love each other and aren’t concerned what anyone says about age difference.” “Dustin is very proud of Tom for making such a ...

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