Bradley Wiggins Confirms Retirement After 20-Year Career, 5 Olympic Gold Medals, Historical Tour De France Win

Sir Bradley Wiggins retires from the world of professional cycling after an impressive 20-year career filled with awards, accolades, and historic victories. The 36-year-old Olympic gold medalist confirmed his retirement decision on Instagram Wednesday with a photo that speaks volumes about his accomplishments over the past two decades. “Wiggo” used the photo caption’s caption to […]

Sex Pistols Spurned 2012 Olympic Appearance Because Of Bizarre Gaffe By Organizers

The Sex Pistols, Britain’s legendary punk rock band who — albeit reluctantly — led a musical uprising that upended the U.K. cultural landscape in the mid 1970s, were offered a chance to reunite at the 2012 London Olympics. But the aging punk rockers, now all pushing 60, turned down the proposition because the organizers made […]

Michael Phelps’ Comeback: One Step Closer To The Olympics?

On Thursday, one of the greatest Olympians in American history, Michael Phelps, got one step closer to a possible return to the Summer Games in 2016. Phelps participated in his first competitive meet at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Arizona, and finished with the best qualifying time in the 100-meter butterfly. The 28-year-old led […]

David Beckham Knighthood Snub Led To Elite-Level Power Struggle

David Beckham is many things. He’s the world’s most famous soccer (aka football) star, though he just retired after the 2012/13 season. He is a model, advertising pitchman, a dad and the husband of a Spice Girl. David Beckham was the face of London’s successful bid to obtain the 2014 Olympics, and of England’s unsuccessful […]

2012 Olympics Had Too Much Sex, Satanic Influence

Duluth, MN – One upset couple didn’t take too kindly to the 2012 Olympics and decided to pen a letter to the editor of their local newspaper to explain exactly why. According to the letter, it was simply impossible to enjoy the London Games what with all of the sex and Satanic influence overshadowing the […]

Prince Harry Vegas Vacation Remains Low-Key, No Midnight Partying This Trip

Prince Harry hopped a plane to Las Vegas after completing his duties at the London Olympics. The British Royal was spotted with bikini clad babes while sipping drinks by the pool at a Las Vegas hotel over the weekend. Prince Harry was adorned in red, flowery swim trunks while enjoying the Vegas party atmosphere, according […]

2012 London Olympics Generated 150 Million Tweets

London, England – The 2012 London Olympics were a smash hit for social network Twitter. According to a recent report, the games generated thousands of tweets per minute for a total of more than 150 million postings. The games, which lasted 16 days, saw the most Twitter activity when Usain Bolt was competing. The world’s […]

Virgin Diaries: Lolo Jones Still Wants To Meet Tim Tebow

Lolo Jones is one of the world’s most famous virgins (though she’s a pretty good athlete too). In a recent interview, Lolo revealed that carrying the V-card is a lonely venture and that she still wants to meet Tim Tebow, if only just to commiserate with him over their shared purity. At age 30, Lolo […]

Allyson Felix Wins Gold Medal In 200 Meter Race

Allyson Felix won the gold medal in the 200 meter race today after twice being denied top honors. The American runner won the 200 meter race in 21.88 seconds. Allyson Felix beat the score of Jamaican opponent Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by 0.21 seconds. Felix’s Olympic teammate Carmelita Jeter earned the bronze medal in the 200 meter […]

New Strain Of Marijuana Named After Usain Bolt Is Flying Off Pot Dispensary Shelves

Usain Bolt OG pot is a new strain of marijuana which is allegedly so fast-hitting that it just had to be named in honor of the fastest man in the world. California medical marijuana dispensaries are struggling to keep the Usain Bolt OG marijuana in stock and have reportedly sold a multitude of the cannabis […]

Do Olympic Swimmers Pee In The Pool? Michael Phelps: “Yup, Everybody”

We’ve long suspected it. Heck, maybe we’ve known it all along. Everybody pees in the pool, including U.S. Olympic swim team members. Ryan Lochte fessed up to it recently, and apparently, Michael Phelps agrees. When Lochte confessed to using the pool as a toilet, he stirred a bit of shock and controversy, but not among […]

Ryan Lochte Parties In A Car Full Of Hotties After End Of Olympic Swimming

Ryan Lochte has gone on record correcting his mother’s previous assertion that the athlete only enjoys the company of ladies so long as he can send them away the next morning with a bit of cab money in their pocket. With his reputation absolved, Lochte and the rest of the U.S. swim team celebrated their […]

Usain Bolt Breaks Olympic Record In Men’s 100

It has been four years since he solidified his hold on the title of World’s Fastest Man, and still no one is any closer to catching Jamaica’s Usain Bolt. The superstar runner didn’t get off to the best of starts Sunday at the London Olympic games but that didn’t stop him from rolling to an […]

Andy Murray Falls Federer, Wins Olympic Gold

Andy Murray has lost three of his last four grand slam titles to Roger Federer, a streak that came to an end on Sunday morning as the Scotsman managed to blow by Federer in three straight sets. Murray dominated Roger 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in front of a crowd made up largely of supporters from his […]

Michael Phelps Swims His Final Individual Race, Winning…

…the gold medal, of course! Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the London Olympic Games today, grabbing the record 17th gold, and his 21st medal overall in his entire Olympic career, reports the Associated Press. The 100-meter butterfly was the final individual race of Phelps’ career, and his gold win marks a milestone in […]

Rebecca Soni Sets World Record, Wins Gold In 200M Breaststroke

US Olympic swimmer Rebecca Soni set a new world record and also captured a gold medal during Thursday’s women’s 200 breaststroke, the same event she won in 2008. USA Today reports that Soni dominated in every heat in the 200 breaststroke, even setting the world record in the semifinal heat Wednesday night. On Thursday, she […]

Ann Romney’s Horse Dances In Olympics, Mitt’s Wife Celebrates Rafalca’s Hot Moves

Ann Romney’s horse made a showing in the London Olympics yesterday, dancing his fancy little hooves off at a champagne-festooned dressage event along with several other top-level dressage horses from around the world. Ann Romney’s horse Rafalca has indeed been mocked in recent weeks as a bit of Romney-family frippery, but per the New York […]

USA Crushes Nigeria In Mens Hoops And Breaks Olympic Scoring Record

Team USA decided to let everyone know they have come to London to win, when they demolished Nigeria, 156-73, in men’ s Group A basketball. The awesome performance on Thursday night, August 2, 2012, broke several all-time Olympic records for men’ s hoops, including total points (156), points in the first half (78), and margin […]

South Korean Weightlifter Sa Jae-hyouk Suffers Horrific Injury While Competing In London

South Korean weightlifter Sa Jae-hyouk attempted to lift 357 pounds on Wednesday, an act which resulted in a grotesquely dislocated elbow. Since I’m not a big fan of seeing anyone writhe around in pure agony, the clip and images associated with this truly horrific injury aren’t really my cup of tea. If you’re at all […]

Fun Fact: An Olympic Gold Medal Costs U.S. Athletes $9,000 In Taxes

Gold medalists return to the United States as folk heroes, netting recognition and praise from all corners of the nation. Though there’s one particular group that these athletes probably don’t enjoy such attention from: the IRS. Olympic athletes have to pay a small fortune in taxes for the medals they take home, though not due […]

U.S. Archer Brady Ellison, Ranked Best In World, Loses

Brady Ellison is the face of American archery, heck, the face of archery worldwide, with a No.1 ranking and friendly personality t’boot. Then he was eliminated in the men’s individual Round of 16 on Wednesday, a shocking turn and one of the most unexpected results in the 2012 London Olympics. Australia’s Taylor Worth defeated Ellison […]

Chinese Diver Wins Gold, Finds Out Grandparents Have Been Dead

Right after Chinese diver Wu Minxia won her third Olympic gold medal, her family decided it was the right time to tell her a long-held family secret: her grandparents are dead. Wu’s parents decided not to tell her about the death of her grandparents (or her own mother’s years-long battle with breast cancer) until after […]

Man Tries To Swim Atlantic After Being Filled With “Olympic Spirit”

A man filled with “Olympic spirit” has decided to try to swim the Atlantic Ocean. The 34-year-old London man said he was so inspired by swimming events in the 2012 London Olympics that he decided to try to swim the Atlantic, all the way to New York, the entertainment blog Starometer reported. The man said […]

Aly Raisman Could Win Gold In All-Around

Aly Raisman has a chance to win gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around final, following her surprising victory over team-mate Jordyn Wieber, who is the world all-around champion. Even Raisman herself was surprised that she qualified. Yahoo! Sports reports that, when Mihai Brestyan, Raisman’s coach, broke the news to the 18-year-old gymnast, she responded: “Really? […]

UFO Spotted Over Olympic Opening Ceremony

Just when we thought the London Summer Olympics had seen its fair share of strangeness, the report of a UFO hovering over the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremonies was revealed to the world by the mysterious MrScipher from the planet YouTube. It was only a month ago that former Ministry of Defense UFO desk […]

Military Members Filling Empty Seats At London Olympics

Organizers have witnessed massive demand for Olympic tickets from potential seat holders, yet despite that demand some venues are still witnessing slow seat fills which has forced the countries officials to bring in military members to act as seat fillers, much like the Academy Awards and other live TV events. Thousands of empty seats would […]

Great Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead Wins Silver, Claims Hosting Countries First Mdeal

Dutch cyclist Marriane Vos may have claimed the gold medal during Sunday’s sprint past Buckingham Palace but London’s focus was placed solely on the legs of cyclist Lizzie Armitstead whose silver medal became the first medal of Great Britain’s Olympic competition. Team GB was waiting patiently for its first medal win and the course Armitstead […]

Watch the London Olympics Opening Ceremony Footage Censored By NBC [Video]

A six-minute tribute to the victims of the London subway terror attacks of July 7, 2005, was cut from the American broadcast of the London Olympics opening ceremony. The NBC network showed a Ryan Seacrest interview with Michael Phelps instead Choreographer Akram Khan told the BBC that he felt “disheartened and disappointed” by the NBC […]

Romney Arrives in Israel To Meet With Prime Minister Netanyahu

Mitt Romney, the man everyone but Ron Paul expects to be the next Republican candidate for president, will meet this morning, Sunday, July 29, 2012, with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The meeting is seen by many observers as an attempt by Romney to attract Jewish and Evangelical Christian Voters. At the same time, officials […]

John Orozco: US Mens Gymnast Is A True Inspiration

For John Orozco, growing up in the Bronx was tough, probably more tough than the competition he’s facing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. According to the Bleacher Report, Orozco was only seven when his father signed him up for free gymnastics. Little did he know, but 12 years later, his son would be […]

Dana Vollmer Sets Olympic Record

Dana Vollmer isn’t screwing around. The American swimmer set a new Olympic record during the qualifying round this morning in the 100-meter butterfly. Vollmer, who previously held the record for an American swimmer, finished her heat this morning with a 56.25 second time. Vollmer beat the Olympic record, set by Inge de Buijn in 2000, […]

Legally Blind Archer Is Favorite To Win 2012 London Olympics Gold Medal

26-year-old Im Dong-Hyun is legally blind in both eyes and is unable to read the newspaper at arm’s-length, yet despite his horrid vision he is the favorite to win the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Four years ago in Beijing the archer won the team event at only 18-years-old and his followers […]

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Rallies Past France During Opening Olympic Game

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team started their bid for another gold medal today their first match at the 2012 London Olympics. Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Carli Lloyd each scored to give the Americans a 4-2 win over France. The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is the favorite to win the gold medal this year but […]

London Olympics: Souvenir Factories In China Accused Of Sweatshop Conditions

Two London Olympics merchandise factories in China have been accused of rampant worker abuse by a Hong Kong-based nonprofit workers rights organization. In a report, Scholars and Students Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) found unsafe working conditions, below minimum wage pay, excessive overtime, lack of insurance or benefits, and illegal child labor at the Xinda and […]

British Weather May Force Bikinis Out Of 2012 London Olympics

London, England – Crummy British weather may force competitors in beach volleyball to ditch their two piece bikinis for more conservative, warmer clothing as the 2012 London Olympics prepare to debut on July 27, 2012. Chilly weather and rain through the country means bikinis could be traded in for pants as athletes in the sport […]

Japanese Women’s Soccer Team Flew Coach to Olympics, Men Flew Business Class

Japan’s Women’s Soccer team may have won the World Cup last year, shutting out the USA and securing a major victory, but that doesn’t mean they get to ride up front in the fancy seats on the way to the Olympics with the menfolk. Yes, even in this day and age, Japan’s Women’s Soccer team […]

London Cabbies Stage Protest Over London Olympics

Hundreds of London cabbies staged a protest today at a major intersection at Parliament Square. According to Sports Illustrated, the cab drivers are upset that they won’t be allowed to use “game lanes” in London which are dedicated road lanes dedicated to Olympic traffic. One “game lane” has already opened near Heathrow Airport and the […]

Anthony Davis On Team USA, Replaces Blake Griffin

The 2012 USA Men’s Basketball team has seen a few roster changes over the last couple of weeks. As stars like Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, and now Blake Griffin give up their spots on the roster due to injury, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo has had to make some changes to the roster. […]

NBC And Adobe Team Up To Deliver Olympics Games Apps For Android And iOS

NBC and Adobe on Thursday announced new mobile apps that will allow London Olympic viewers to examine stats in real-time while live streaming video feeds directly to their mobile devices. The first app is a standard NBC Olympics app which provides medal counts, Olympic game schedules and statistics for each game played at the worldwide […]

Made In China: Team USA’s Opening Ceremony Outfits Manufactured Overseas

The United States will have several patriotic moments of pride during the course of the 2012 London Olympics, unfortunately, they’ll be saluting the good ol’ stars in stripes in uniforms that were made in China. ABC reports that Team USA’s uniforms at the opening and closing ceremonies during the 2012 London Olympics will be made […]

Team USA Men’s Basketball Roster Finalized

USA Basketball finally has a 12-man roster for the 2012 London Olympics and its a strong lineup full of NBA all-stars. The full team lineup was announced on Saturday night by Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski. Playing at center is Tyson Chandler who will have the support of forwards LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin […]

2012 London Olympics To Be Protected From Terrorist Attack By Six Missile Sites

The 2012 London Olympics will be protected from terrorist attacks thanks to six sites with surface-to-air missiles stationed on rooftops in nearby neighborhoods. Britain’s defense secretary confirmed that the sites are being used as part of the security measures to protect the Summer Games, the Christian Science Monitor reported. The weapons will be located across […]

U.S. Women’s Soccer Player Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Gay’

U.S. Women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe has publicly stepped out for the first time to admit to her fans that she is gay, reports USA Today. The soon to be 27 year-old who leaves for the 2012 London Olympics in less than a month has stepped out in hopes that the publicity following the U.S. […]

Katie Ledecky: 15 Year-Old Swimmer Wins 800 Freestyle And Berth To 2012 Olympics

15 year-old Katie Ledecky will be headed to the 2012 London Olympics with a win in the 800 Freestyle, making her the youngest member of the U.S. swim team, reports the Associated Press. Breaking the trials record of 8:20.81 set by swimmer Katie Hoff four years ago, Ledecky came in at 8:18.78 in the 800 […]

Dara Torres Finishes Fourth, Misses Chance To Join Sixth Olympic Team

Dara Torres will not compete in her sixth Olympic team after she finished in fourth place in the 50-meter freestyle on Monday night, her only event at the U.S. swimming trials. After realizing her Olympic career was coming to an end early Torres lingered behind the other swimmers as they exited the pool, literally soaking […]

Michael Phelps Drops 8th Event, Can’t Repeat 2008’s Success

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps vowed to do another eight gold medals in 2012, a repeating the media frenzy he caused four years ago in Beijing. Unfortunately, Phelps won’t be repeating the winning-streak that made him famous this time around, because he can’t win all that gold by pulling out of events last minute. On Monday, […]

Michael Phelps Qualifies For Eight Olympic Events

Gold medalist Michael Phelps has qualified for eight events at the 2012 London Olympics. Phelp’s wrapped up his amazing week with a rallying win in the 100-meter butterfly, securing his spot in five individual races at the Olympics and three relays. When asked about his eight qualifications he nonchalantly said: “I guess that’s OK.” His […]

U.S. Swimmer Loses Count, Continues Swimming When Race Ends

How embarrasing! Connor Jaeger was trying out for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials on Sunday morning when he continued to swim even after the race ended and he had finished second in his heat. Jaeger was competing in the 1500m freestyle which involves nearly 15 minutes of swimming when he apparently lost count of his […]

Natalie Coughlin Ready To End Her Olympic Career At 2012 London Games

Natalie Coughlin will compete on the first day of the 2012 London Olympics and then the 29-year-old will call it quits on her impressive career. The veteran swimmer will slip into the last 4×100-meter freestyle relay slot after qualifying in sixth place in the individual 100 on Saturday night. Coughlin had failed to qualify in […]

Chris Bosh Sitting Out Olympics, Will Rehab Strained Abdominal Muscle

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh will not attend the 2012 London Olympics, removing his consideration so he can recover from a strained abdominal muscle that sidelined him during part of his team’s run towards the NBA championship title Bosh announced through agent Henry Thomas that he would not perform at the Olympics, that announcement comes […]