Puppy-Loving Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy for President

Last week, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy won a silver medal in the slopestyle event at the Sochi Olympics. The following day, he won our hearts by announcing plans to adopt a family of stray puppies he found living near an Olympic media center. The next thing Gus Kenworthy should win? President. Because on… » 2/17/14 5:15pm 2/17/14 5:15pm

Nooooo: Living Treasure Evgeni Plushenko Drops Out of Olympics

Bad news, Olympic watchers: Russian sex bomb figure skater Evgeni Plushenko, that jumping, flexing totem to modern masculinity, suddenly dropped out of competition just minutes before taking the ice in Sochi today due to injury. Which means that, for him, these Olympic games are over. » 2/13/14 6:29pm 2/13/14 6:29pm

Russia Bans Adoption by Single People Too

The Russian government doesn't seem to care about bad press – or maybe they think the Opening Ceremony went so well it doesn't matter what they do. The Kremlin has tightened restrictions on a law passed in 2013 that made it illegal for same sex couples adopt Russian children. » 2/13/14 11:20am 2/13/14 11:20am

Vladimir Putin's Alleged Mistress Carried Olympic Flame Into Stadium

So far, the Sochi Olympics have been Russia as fuck. Last night, Bob Costas apologetically explained that he was wearing glasses because when he arrived in Sochi he contracted a mysterious eye infection. Then, he was forced to say "Pussy Riot," which was hilarious. But today, toward the end of the Games' opening… » 2/07/14 4:15pm 2/07/14 4:15pm

Every Single One Of These Olympic Mom Ads Made Me Cry

In the ramp up to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, we can anticipate an influx of emotionally manipulative schmaltz designed to sell product, but this series of ads by Proctor & Gamble has somehow managed to overcome all of my anti-schmaltz defense mechanisms and made me cry like a toddler who just experienced her first ice… » 1/07/14 1:50pm 1/07/14 1:50pm

Obama's Olympic Delegation Features 2 Gay Athletes. Your Move, Putin.

Conundrum: 2014 Winter Olympics host country Russia just enacted an ass-backward anti-gay law that isn't popular in countries led by less awful people. How's a self-respecting world leader to give the government the finger while still supporting their home country's athletes? By sending an Olympic delegation chock… » 12/18/13 2:45pm 12/18/13 2:45pm

French And German Presidents Say 'Non' And 'Nein' To Sochi Olympics

Next year, the world's fanciest spandex and the statesmen who they may or may not have voted for will gather in Sochi, Russia to compete in and watch the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. But leaders of two historical Winter Olympian powerhouses won't be there — and they haven't specified why. Any chance it rhymes with… » 12/16/13 6:40pm 12/16/13 6:40pm

Olympic Skier's Custody Battle Wins Gold Medal In WTF

It's a classic love story — boy meets girl. Girl gets pregnant. Boy and Girl break up. Girl moves to a different state for college. Boy sues Girl for custody of the fetus. Court rules Fetus belongs with Boy. Girl forced to give Fetus to Boy and Boy's New Wife. Boy is Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller. Classic. Love.… » 11/25/13 3:45pm 11/25/13 3:45pm

How Is NBC Going to Hide Russian Homophobia From Olympic Audiences?

Russia's an ass-backward law outlawing "gay propaganda" essentially makes being openly gay (or openly supporting gay people) a punishable offense in that vodka soaked clusterfuck of dashcams we call a diplomatic frenemy. Unfortunately, Russia is hosting the Winter Olympics this February. Double unfortunately, their… » 8/01/13 6:40pm 8/01/13 6:40pm