NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony

Russia's anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today's opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against "any form of discrimination" and in favor of tolerance. Viewers worldwide heard the statement; NBC viewers in… » 2/08/14 4:04pm 2/08/14 4:04pm

Rescuers Rush to Save Sochi's Stray Dogs

The stray dogs of Sochi are cute and they're everywhere. But the city—concerned about disruptions of the games and, more seriously, the potential public health hazard—wants them gone before tomorrow's opening ceremony. And so locals, concerned they'll meet a gruesome end, are racing to rescue as many as possible. » 2/06/14 10:40am 2/06/14 10:40am

US Women Win More Gold Medals Than All But Two Entire Countries

Forty years and untold laundry loads of filthy sports bras after Title IX became law in the US, American women have something shiny to show for it: 2/3 of America's medals in the 2012 Olympics. If US women were their own country, they'd have placed fifth in the medal count standings. Thanks, Richard Nixon! » 8/13/12 1:30pm 8/13/12 1:30pm

Olympic Organizers Very Serious About Eliminating 'Rogue Condoms' From…

It's not secret that the Bacchanalian fuckfest that is the Olympic Village operates under a loose moral code. But that freedom to screw whomever is matched by very, very tight branding restrictions imposed by the IOC. How strict? This week, Olympic "brand police" launched exhaustive hunt for "rogue condoms" after one… » 8/08/12 6:15pm 8/08/12 6:15pm