#Olympics

History | History

Jewish high jumper barred from 1936 Olympics dies at 103

Margaret Lambert, a Jewish high jumper who was barred from competing at the 1936 Olympics, has died at the age of 103.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How Nike Brilliantly Ruined Olympic Marketing Forever – Adweek

Unless you happen to be a company like GE, Coca-Cola or McDonald's—a brand that can afford the reported $100 million to $200 million it costs to be an official Olympic sponsor—you'd better not mention the Rio games in your marketing.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Polish discus thrower auctions his Rio Olympics medal to help 3-year-old boy with eye cancer

Piotr Malachowski has sold his Rio silver medal to help cover the cost of the surgery for 3-year-old Olek Szymanski, who is suffering from a rare eye cancer.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

An unspoken barrier to getting more black girls in the pool: the hair factor

Olympian Simone Manuel’s first-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle last week was more than a personal accomplishment: It was a cultural milestone. When she finished the race in 52.7 seconds, an Olympic record, she became the first African American t

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Matt Centrowitz becomes first American man to take gold in 1500 since 1908

The last time an American man took the gold medal in the 1500-meter, Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House, Henry Ford was gearing up to produce the first Model T and the Chicago Cubs were about to win the World Series. That American, Mel Sheppard, won

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Allyson Felix is gold again in women's 4x400 relay

One night after becoming the first woman in track and field history to win five gold medals, Allyson Felix added to her collection. Felix’s six golds is second among U.S. women behind only swimmer Jenny Thompson’s eight gold medals. A gold medal in th

Sports | 2016 Olympics

U.S. women's 4x100 relay team sprints past Jamaica to capture Olympic gold

The U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team celebrates after winning gold. RIO DE JANEIRO — Bested by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in both the 100 and 200 meters earlier this week, the American women’s sprint corps at last scored some revenge. Marooned in lan

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Usian Bolt caps Olympic career with perfect ninth gold medal

Usain Bolt leaves one of the greatest Olympic legacies. RIO DE JANEIRO — It ended like it was supposed to, with another gold medal, another breathtaking run, another reminder that Usain Bolt isn’t just the fastest man ever but one capable of summoning

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Usain Bolt does it again, winning 200-meter Olympic gold

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won his second gold of the Rio Olympics Thursday. Bolt ran away from the field in the 200-meter dash, falling shy of his world record but still easily capturing his second gold medal of the Rio Games and the eighth of his Olympic ca

Sports | My Sporting News

U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte, James Feigen indicted in Brazil for false account

The Federal Police of Brazil have reportedly confirmed that the two U.S. swimmers have been indicted

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Tears, pain after USA women’s volleyball shocked by Serbia

Tijana Boskovic was in tears. “We still can’t believe what we did,” she said, staring off towards the volleyball court at Maracanãzinho, where the Rio Olympics women’s semifinal had just ended. Team USA was ranked No. 1 in the world entering the

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Report: Ryan Lochte, U.S. swimmers 'fabricated' armed robbery story

Ryan Lochte and three of his U.S. Olympic swimming teammates fabricated the story about being robbed at gunpoint that became international news at the Rio de Janeiro Games, according to ABC. Video shows the U.S. swimmer “breaking down” a bathroom do

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Brianna Rollins leads American sweep of women's 100 hurdles final

Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali celebrate with flags. RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States swept the podium in the 100-meter hurdles Wednesday night, with Brianna Rollins winning gold, Nia Ali silver and Kristi Castlin bronze at the Rio Games.

Sports | Sports

Here's a young Michael Phelps hoping to 'get faster' in the pool

Back then he was just an exceptionally talented teenager hoping to win a medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Sorry, Maya Dirado: You'll still have to pay taxes on that Olympic medal

Update on 'Essential Politics: Hundreds of bills live or die in Sacramento 'suspense file' action'

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli emergency tech aims to make Rio attendees safer | The Times of Israel

Developed after the kidnapping-murder of 3 teens in 2014, SayVu's technology seeks to prevent such tragedies from happening again, including at the Summer Olympics

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Jesse Owens: A Chilly Reception in Nazi Germany, Then Olympic Glory

Owens faced a moral tug of war and ultimately decided to participate in the 1936 Games in Hitler's Berlin. He won four go...

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For U.S. Basketball Players, the Olympics Are a Cruise, Ship, That Is

The men’s and women’s basketball team are again avoiding the athletes’ village at the Olympics for security reasons, although other high-profile athletes do not share the concern.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

When a woman realized her Uber driver was an Olympic dad, she decided to send him to Rio.

Thanks to a chance meeting, American shot-putter Darrell Hill will have a friendly face in the crowd.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Olympic Cover-Up: Why You Won’t See Some Shoe Logos

Although it is unclear how many athletes will be disguising their footwear at the Rio Games, the practice is common at track meets, for various reasons.

News | That's News to Me

German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta - US News

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German sailor has fallen ill and is getting daily hospital treatment for several skin infections after competing in polluted water at a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sports | NBA

USA Basketball's embarrassment of riches on display at 34-player Vegas minicamp | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Coach K and company will have to whittle a 34-player collection of MVPs and All-Stars down to a 12-man roster for Rio 2016.

Sports | My Sporting News

Olympic Teams to Swim, Boat in Dangerously Contaminated Rio Waters

An analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues in Rio.

Miscellaneous | Miscellanneous Stuff

Top 10 Wrongly Built or Misused Stadiums

It's no secret that World Cups and Olympic Games often leave stadiums where no one needs them, and with Brazil 2014 coming to a close, it's hard not to agree with what many Brazilian protesters have...

Sports | Archived Articles

US rips Slovakia 7-1 in men's hockey

With just one game to prepare for its Olympic showdown with Russia, the United States men's hockey team decided to cram an entire tournament's worth of hard work and highlights into one spectacular opener. Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-

Sports | Mixed Bag

Now there's a Sochi pillow shortage?

Looks like Sochi's underestimated the amount of pillows it would take to accommodate an Olympic games.

Sports | SPORTS

Mike Eruzione's 'Miracle' Artifact Scores Almost $660K

NEW YORK — The jersey worn by hockey great Mike Eruzione in the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics was auctioned for almost $660,000 Saturday, though surprising strong interest in the stick he used to score