Winter Olympics 2014

February 7-23 in Sochi, Russia
Daily Archive for July 28th, 2012

Ryan Lochte was barred from wearing his red, white and blue grill on the medal stand

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American swimmer Ryan Lochte wanted to wear a custom-made red, white and blue grill on the podium after winning the 400 IM — presumably to honor the ancient Olympians who also used to ice out with teeth jewelry. His plan hit a snag when a humorless I… [Read More]
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Inspirational moments: 39-year-old Jordan Jovtchev makes still rings event final

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Performing on the still rings at the Olympics is difficult enough. It requires a combination of strength, technique and flexibility as gymnasts must swing around, then hold strength poses for at least two seconds before coming up with a turning, twist… [Read More]
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Empty seats at Olympic venues prompt investigation

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Thousands of glaringly empty VIP seats at supposedly sold-out events — including swimming and tennis — during the first full morning of Olympic competitions has prompted the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to l… [Read More]
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Randy Couture, UFC and movie star, tells why he loves the Olympics

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Randy Couture made his name as an MMA fighter, winning the UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight titles as part of a career that earned him a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame. But before his MMA and movie career, he was an alternate to the U.S. Olympic Gre… [Read More]
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What is an Amanar? And why should gymnastics fans care?

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As you watch women’s gymnastics competitions during the next week, you will hear the term “Amanar” many, many times. If you don’t follow gymnastics all the time, you may have no idea what an Amanar is. Fourth-Place Medal is here to help.
What is it? N… [Read More]
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Problems plague NBC’s Olympic streaming

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NBC faced a lot of criticism on Friday when it refused to stream the Opening Ceremony live, tape delaying the event until hours later on the East Coast and making viewers in the Pacific Time Zone wait even longer to see Paul McCartney lead one of the w… [Read More]
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Abby Wambach punched by Colombia’s Lady Andrade, gets revenge with a goal

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Though the U.S. women’s soccer team made easy work of Colombia in a 3-0 win that sealed its place in the quarterfinals, the victory came with a few bruises. The Colombians played a very physical game as they failed to keep up with their more skillfu… [Read More]
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Missy Franklin and relay team finish third, Natalie Coughlin ties medal record

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America’s swimming sweetheart will have to wait for her first gold medal, while one of the sport’s leaders earned an Olympic milestone of her own in absentia.
Despite a stellar lead-off leg from teen star Missy Franklin, Team USA finished in third plac… [Read More]
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Hope Solo takes issue with Brandi Chastain’s defensive analysis during 3-0 win

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There’s not a lot of love lost between former U.S. women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain and current star Hope Solo.
Chastain, a former defender turned analyst, and Solo, the team’s current goalkeeper, traded barbs (or perceived barbs) Saturday during a… [Read More]
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Disaster! Michael Phelps fails to medal in 400 IM, Ryan Lochte wins gold

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The London Olympics got off to a disastrous start for Michael Phelps, as the 14-time gold medalist finished off the podium in the 400 IM, the event he had won at the past two Summer Games. It was Phelps’ first Olympic loss in eight years. The last time… [Read More]
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