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  • Adam Rippon May Be Getting A Reality Show — Why His “15 Minutes” Aren’t Up

    03/14/2018 7:40:12 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | March 14th 2018 | Sarah Quinlan
    Adam Rippon is back in the news, this time from rumors that he is producing a reality show with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The news is likely to ruffle some feathers, as Rippon has become a polarizing figure — perhaps unfairly. Rippon, 28, is a 2018 Winter Olympics athlete and medalist. He received significant attention for being one of the first openly gay athletes to represent Team USA at a Winter Olympics and the first openly gay male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. But throughout the Olympics, it seemed as though Rippon made headlines just...
  • USA curling’s 'Miracurl on Ice' gold-medal win goes viral

    02/24/2018 2:33:02 PM PST · by ak267 · 41 replies
    Newsday ^ | 2-24-2018 | Neil Best
    When it ended with the United States’ first gold in the sport at about 4:15 a.m. Eastern (6:15 p.m. in Korea), more than 77,000 people were streaming the event through NBC’s Olympics website. How many were watching on television on NBCSN? It ended so late that data will not be available until Sunday for the 3 to 4:15 a.m. ET portion of the telecast. But an average of 1.58 million viewers were watching from 1:30 to 3 a.m., a remarkable figure given the hour, the sport and the channel.
  • TEAM USA Women's Hockey Wins GOLD!

    02/21/2018 11:13:27 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 34 replies
    YAY! :) This was the only event I've watched in full so far at the Olympics and it was SOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT! Went to overtime and then they won in the shootout.
  • How America Can Make a Medal Comeback in Pyeongchang

    02/18/2018 5:58:26 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | February 18, 2018 | Chris Blake
    The United States has won at least 25 Winter Olympic medals at each of the last four Games. With one week to go in Pyeongchang, the Americans have visited the podium just 10 times and are on pace to post their lowest medal count at Winter Games since 1998. After winning 13 medals each at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and 1998 Nagano Olympics, Team USA medal totals at Olympic Winter Games increased exponentially. First, it was 34 trips to the podium in 2002 at Salt Lake City. Then, 25 medals at Turin in 2006. A record 37 Winter Olympic medals...
  • Gus Kenworthy's tiny kiss with his boyfriend is sort of a big deal

    02/18/2018 5:18:14 AM PST · by central_va · 75 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 2/18/18 | Jeff Passan
    As he prepared for his slopestyle skiing run at the PyeongChang Games on Sunday morning, Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with his boyfriend, Matt Wilkas, that NBC broadcast during its coverage throughout the United States.
  • Even without gold, Adam Rippon is an Olympic champion

    02/17/2018 8:53:09 AM PST · by libh8er · 129 replies
    Outsports: Courage is Contagious ^ | 2.16.2018 | Cyd Zeigler
    If ever there was a true Olympic champion, it’s Adam Rippon. As the figure skater glided across the ice after his free skate, his final bow in his first and last Olympics, he did so with no gold medal. Yet Rippon did something more. The Olympic Creed itself deems it so. The Creed is an expression of value for the entire Olympic movement that, since it was first uttered over a hundred years ago, has guided the Games and its athletes. “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part,” the Olympic Creed...
  • IOC Demands Removal Of Statue Of Liberty From USA Women’s Hockey Goalie Masks

    02/13/2018 12:06:48 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brian Anderson
    <p>Well this is certainly dumb. The International Olympic Committee wants two members of the USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team to remove images of the Statue of Liberty from their goalie masks. Why? Apparently it’s a little too political for the IOC, which is the one of the most political (and corrupt) organizations around. This is kind of like Planned Parenthood being upset that someone has an extremist position or the Democratic Party complaining that a group is too full of shit. Oh wait, both of those things happen all the time.</p>
  • Olympics: USA gets 1st Gold Medal!

    02/10/2018 7:00:39 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 46 replies
    Olympic.org | Hoagy62
    17-year-old Red Gerard from Silverthorn, CO wins the Men's Snowboarding Slopestyle.
  • The Post’s Least-Fashionable Employee Reviews the 2018 Winter Olympic Uniforms

    02/09/2018 1:47:56 PM PST · by Cecily · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2018 | Matt Bonesteel
    It’s time for another Olympics, which means it’s once again time for the world’s finest athletes to parade about in a bunch of flag-themed outerwear. My boss thought it would be a good idea to give an overview of what these proud Olympians will be wearing in PyeongChang, even though I shop at places that have “Outlet” and “Maxx” in their names and have worn a tie to work approximately once in my 20 years at The Washington Post. I am, by any measure, deeply unfashionable and thus wholly unsuited for this assignment. But please, read on.
  • 2018 Winter Olympics Breaks Record, Stocks 110,000 Condoms For Athletes

    The astonishing number is reportedly 10,000 more than the number of condoms distributed to athletes during the previous Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. In fact, it breaks the record of the most number of condoms prepared for all participants in the history of Winter Olympics. According to the outlet, the amount will be allotted to 2,925 athletes representing 90 countries that will stay in the Olympic Village. That means each athlete gets approximately 37 condoms for the duration of the event, which will run from February 9 to February 25. To put it into perspective, that’s about 2.5 condoms...
  • Olympic Athlete Prayer Guide

    02/06/2018 10:09:28 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    Olympic Athlete Prayer Guide Thanks for creating ______ in the image of God. Send blessing and peace into his/her life. Make ______ a blessing to those he/she encounters and use his/her athletic skills to bring honor and glory to God. Help ______ to physically compete and perform to the maximum of his/her God-given abilities. May ______ exhibit the true Olympic spirit of competition by holding his/her opponents in high esteem both on and off the field/venue. Help ______ to be a strong role model in lifestyle, athletic preparation, performance, and post performance comments and attitudes. May ______ represent his/her country...
  • Trying to make Team USA look more like America

    02/05/2018 1:58:43 AM PST · by qaz123 · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4Feb18 | Rick Maese
    The U.S. Olympic Committee says it’s taking its most diverse team ever to a Winter Games, an impressive and deserved boast that requires a caveat of sorts. Yes, USOC officials are pleased the team includes more African Americans and Asian Americans — and even the first two openly gay men — than recent winter squads. But they also realize this year’s U.S. Olympic team, not unlike those of most other nations gathering in PyeongChang this week, is still overwhelmingly white.
  • American Curlers Have Heard Your Jokes About the Sport. Their Response: Try It.

    01/20/2018 9:14:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | January 20, 2018 | Kelyn Soong
    Don’t bother telling Joe Rockenbach your curling jokes. He’s heard them all. As president of his local curling club, Rockenbach has listened to people tell him that curling is not a real sport. Or about how curlers must be skilled house cleaners because their sport involves sweeping. Those comments used to irk Rockenbach, a 37-year-old Philadelphia native, but he’s seen the game humble enough people that now the slights slide right off. “Almost anybody who comes into it with the attitude of, ‘This is nothing, I got this,’ when they get off the ice, [they say], ‘this was way different...
  • Mike Pence Expected to Lead U.S. Olympic Delegation

    01/09/2018 10:46:29 AM PST · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Around The Rings ^ | 1/9/2018 | Kevin Nutley
    (ATR) According to preliminary reports, United States Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea in February for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make the official announcement within the next 24 hours, according to a spokesperson for the National Security Council. “President Trump has committed to sending a high-level United States delegation to the Winter Olympics and looks forward to announcing the delegation soon,” the spokesperson said according to Reuters. The expected announcement follows the first high-level diplomatic talks between North and South Korea in two years that were held in the...
  • 'Miracle on Ice' Team Captain Disagrees With Vonn, Says President Should Be Respected

    12/09/2017 4:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Insider Fox News ^ | December 9, 2017
    Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn sparked a backlash when she said she will represent the United States at the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February, but not the president. Vonn also said she would "absolutely not" accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win a gold medal. On "Fox & Friends Weekend" this morning, fellow Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione said Vonn has the right to make her own decisions, but he disagrees and believes it's important to respect the presidency.
  • Winter Olympics — the home of the brave must not stay home

    12/09/2017 11:39:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | Washington Examiner Editorial
    President Trump's administration is apparently considering whether it's safe for U.S. athletes to compete at the February 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Nikki Haley, America's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that threats linked to the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang over Kim Jong Un's development of intercontinental ballistic missiles made American participation "an open question." Concern is appreciated, but the threat is unfounded. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says "no official decision has been made." Sanders then lent some hope on Thursday that America would participate, but we worry that further North Korean missile...
  • Olympics: Lindsey Vonn injures back in World Cup event

    12/09/2017 10:02:22 AM PST · by I Drive Too Fast · 186 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/9/2017 | Kevin Kaduk
    Lindsey Vonn’s road to her final Olympics has encountered some trouble. The American skiing star was treated for a back injury after completing her World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Saturday. Vonn went to the ground after crossing the finish line and observers said she was experiencing extreme pain. She was treated in a nearby house and later limped to a car without speaking to reporters.
  • Lindsey Vonn suffers back injury in World Cup race after Trump comments

    12/09/2017 7:38:39 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2017 | Fox News / AP
    Skiing star Lindsey Vonn suffered a back injury during a World Cup super-G race in Switzerland Saturday, two days after she criticized President Donald Trump in an interview about next year's Winter Olympics.Vonn crossed the finish line in obvious distress, almost one second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow. .... Vonn stayed in the finish house to be treated, and one hour later limped slowly into a waiting car to be driven from the St. Moritz course. .... Vonn tweeted that she had suffered an "acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction"
  • Team USA Doc Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Gymnasts

    11/22/2017 10:07:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 11/22/17 | tmz
    Dr. Larry Nassar just pled guilty to multiple counts of sexually assaulting multiple girls while working as a doctor for Team USA gymnastics and Michigan State University. Nassar appeared in a Michigan courtroom early Wednesday morning dressed in his jailhouse orange jumpsuit where he entered the plea. He now faces 25 to 40 years in prison. Nassar was accused of molesting dozens of high profile athletes -- including Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney -- while telling the women he was simply performing routine physical exams.
  • American Beauty: USA dominates PR in final

    03/22/2017 11:19:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | March 23, 2017 | Doug Miller
    The stars of American baseball have finally earned their World Baseball Classic stripes. The United States got a brilliant pitching performance from starter and WBC 2017 MVP Marcus Stroman and enough offense from its All-Star-packed lineup of Major League luminaries to beat Puerto Rico, 8-0, in the championship game of the 2017 Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. After three World Baseball Classics dating back to the inaugural tournament in 2006 in which Team USA never made it past the semifinals, the Americans won their first title in decisive style in front of a raucous, bipartisan crowd of 51,565...