Google's New Street View Tour Of London Aquatic Center Stars Tom Daley

Thanks to Google, you can take a virtual tour of the London Olympics Aquatic Centre located in Stratford (shoutout to my Nando's), complete with some ab-tastic Tom-foolery. Tom Daley that is.

You can see a full panorama of the center, including the pool area, the gym, and the sports science lab. Most importantly, you… » 3/16/14 4:00pm 3/16/14 4:00pm

Swoon Alert! Gus Kenworthy Brought His Puppies on the Today Show

Hold on to your butts! Gus Kenworthy, the Olympic silver medalist whose name is written all over our trapper keepers, has finally reunited Stateside with the litter of stray puppies he's been working to rescue since the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia this past February. No surprises here — everyone (man and beast) are… » 3/14/14 12:20pm 3/14/14 12:20pm

Report: Bob Costas' Olympic Eye Infection Was From Botched Botox

If you were a TV host with a huge gig on the horizon — the ding dang Olympics — you might make an appointment to get a little freshen up with the cosmetic surgeon. Who could blame you? You want to look your best when the whole world is watching. But what if something went wrong and your eyes got red and your vision got … » 3/07/14 11:00am 3/07/14 11:00am

Russian Gold Medalists Get $120,000, a Brand New Mercedes

In case you didn't think that the Olympics were just one step away from being a gentler version of The Hunger Games (only injuries, rarely deaths), Russia has made the point much more salient by showering their medalists with money and extravagant prizes. While there's no Victor's village quite yet, athletes who… » 3/01/14 5:50pm 3/01/14 5:50pm

The Reign of the Sochi Nightmare Critters Is Finally Over

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Olympic mascots the Hare, the Polar Bear and the Leopard stand by the extinguished Olympic flame during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. The three giant animals will be dismembered and then fed, limb by fuzzy… » 2/23/14 2:30pm 2/23/14 2:30pm

What Happened to U.S. Women's Figure Skating?

Another Olympic figure skating competition has ended and the main controversy seems to be trying to figure out whether the Russians rigged the competition in favor of 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova. (Good luck proving that with anonymous score sheets.) But lost in all the commotion is the fact that the U.S. women's team … » 2/22/14 1:00pm 2/22/14 1:00pm

This Coverage of Figure Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya Is Heart-Wrenching

During the Olympic figure skating short program competition last night, 15-year-old prodigy and pride of Russia Julia Lipnitskaia (or Yulia Lipnitskaya, if you'd rather) took a fall on the ice that ended up knocking her all the way down to fifth place. A lot had been riding on the young athlete. She had already helped… » 2/20/14 3:15pm 2/20/14 3:15pm

Army of Reddit Creepers Internet Stalk Female Olympic Volunteer

After photos of an attractive, midriff-bearing Olympic volunteer were published by a couple of American photo services, some Reddit denizens took notice. A lot of notice. So much notice, in fact, that they tracked down her name, social media presence, and dozens of photos of her, which they compiled into a hand spank… » 2/19/14 6:46pm 2/19/14 6:46pm

David Attenborough Turns Curling Into a Majestic Nature Documentary

Naturalist David Attenborough is known for being one of the best nature documentary narrators in the business. His voice is soothing (so soothing that I once fell asleep at the Natural History Museum while listening to him explain the evolution of pterodactyls — one of the best naps of my life, btw) and his vast… » 2/19/14 5:50pm 2/19/14 5:50pm

Pussy Riot Members Detained and Released in Sochi Hotel 'Theft' Case

About three hours after Nadezhda Tolokonnikov said she and bandmate Maria Alyokhina were arrested in Sochi, the duo along with three others with whom they were arrested were released from police custody, donning their balaclavas and chanting an anti-Putin song as they walked out of the station. » 2/18/14 10:20am 2/18/14 10:20am

All that Olympian Sex at Sochi Isn’t Affecting Athletic Performance

The Olympics, as we all know, are really just a sex summit put on by the fittest human specimens. It's like an orgy of Greek deities peppered with the occasional slalom or hockey exhibition. Otherwise, the Olympic Village is basically bonetown and its residents are the enervated athletes that somehow hope to win gold… » 2/16/14 1:30pm 2/16/14 1:30pm