Oman's women set sail for Olympics →
The government of the Arabian Gulf sultanate is charting a course for women at the helm of its plans for sporting success
Once Every Four Years is Not Enough: US, Russia... →
olympics365: The governments of the United States and Russia can sometimes be at odds. Americans and Iranians rarely see eye to eye on anything. But the possibility of wrestling losing its Olympic spot has given these three often-divergent nations a cause to rally around. The IOC in February recommended that wrestling be dropped from the Olympic program starting in 2020. Wrestling now has...
Russian astronauts to take Olympic torch on space...
sr99news: Russian astronauts will take an unlit Olympic torch on a space walk ahead of the country’s hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the deputy head of the Russian space agency said on Sunday. “It will not be a copy but exactly the same as the torch… View Post
San Diego and Tijuana make joint proposal to host... →
cafenthusiast: U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Scott Blackmun said Friday that he is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games and mentioned an intriguing pairing: A joint proposal from San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. now there’s an interesting host.
Agassi backs squash's Olympic hopes →
Former gold medallist Andre Agassi is the latest global sports star to back squash for inclusion on the 2020 Olympic Games program. Read more.
Ryan Lochte has a new reality show in which he embraces the role of the public...– Ryan Lochte And The Easy Life Of The Professional Public Dummy : Monkey See (via npr)
Once Every Four Years is Not Enough: Lessons must... →
No-one was able to buy a ticket for Olympic athletics, track cycling or swimming medal sessions for less than £50, the London Assembly said today as it called for lessons to be learned from the 2012 Games for future sporting events. The Assembly’s new report The Price of Gold  also highlights how the average price to see Mo Farah win gold in the men’s 5,000 metres was £333 58 per cent...
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Sochi Olympics organizers will have stray dogs,...
usatoday: The stray animals will be exterminated to ensure the safety of visitors and improve the city’s image, Sergei Krivonosov, a government official from Sochi, said in an interview with RBC Daily, a Russian business newspaper. “It’s obvious that there should be no animals on the streets. We have responsibilities to the international community,” the lawmaker said. “Killing (the animals) is...
Is an Olympic Bid Ever Worth It? What if You Lose? →
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rcs22 asked: when was the first Olympics gold medal given out and who was it given out to?
OpEd: Boston Bomb Shakes Atlanta Memories →
Boston is asking the same questions Atlanta was asking after a deadly bombing as the 1996 Olympics headed to the final week. Who did it? Why? And how to recover from such a shattering experience? While there are differences between the two tragedies, the coincidences are spooky, with both involving iconic global sports events and a bomb aimed at spectators “outside the fence” of event security....
The 2013 Time 100 Poll →
Cast your vote for the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that you think are the most influential people in the world. Official voting ends on Friday, April 12th. The final TIME 100 list is selected by our editors and will be revealed on Thursday, April 18th. There are a few Olympians on their list of nominees, so check it out and tell Time whether you feel like they deserve the...