When A Famed Nike Coach Tried To Steal A Race, A Track Protest Was Born

The scene was unprecedented: seven runners walking off the track hand in hand, in quiet protest against their own governing body. The women had just run the 1,500-meter race at the U.S. indoor national championships on Feb. 23 in Albuquerque. The day before, the winner of the 3,000-meter race, Gabe Grunewald, had been… »3/07/14 5:43pm3/07/14 5:43pm


Let's Celebrate the World's Athletes with an Olympic Gif Party

The London Olympics are wrapping up on Sunday, after 16 days of competition, crying during national anthems, and ill-conceived grill flashing. Let's relive some of the game's most memorable moments with the artistic medium du jour, the gif. »8/10/12 5:10pm8/10/12 5:10pm

On July 27th — we were all so innocent then — the XXX Olympiad kicked off…

If Women Want to Race Like Men, They Better Look Like Girls

Thanks to a combination of Lady Gaga lyrics, deodorant strong enough for men but made just for us, and pole dancing classes, women are now more equal with men than ever. We're out-enrolling men in college, we're installing tampon machines in executive suite bathrooms, and we still enjoy a commanding lead in the… »8/07/12 11:40am8/07/12 11:40am

Female Runners Tie for Final Spot on the U.S. Olympic Team

An unlikely (and generally unheard of) situation occurred during the women's 100 meter dash at this weekend's Olympic trials when sprinters Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix crossed the finish line in a dead-heat, tying for third place. This makes things complicated as there are only three spots on the Olympic squad. A… »6/25/12 12:15pm6/25/12 12:15pm

Certain Athletes Need to Be Deemed 'Feminine' Enough for Competition

Do female athletes with "unusually" high levels of male hormones have an unfair advantage on the field? The International Association of Athletics Federations thinks so: the organization recently decided that a woman cannot compete in track and field sports if she has too much testosterone in her apparently confusing… »6/12/12 10:00am6/12/12 10:00am

Your Afternoon Sniffle: High School Runner Carries Rival to Finish Line

It's the sort of thing that's straight out of an episode of a show entirely too earnest for network TV: an Ohio high school track star, mere feet from finishing her second race at the state meet, sees a runner in front of her fall. But rather than pass her and speed to the finish line, she stops, picks up her… »6/06/12 4:45pm6/06/12 4:45pm

Badass Athlete Unleashes Vigilante Justice Against Her Facebook Stalker

A blundering idiot of a cyberstalker has found the tables turned on him after sending shots of his junk to an Olympic athlete, who in turned posted his name and email address on her Facebook page. Her move has ignited a debate on whether or not she was justified, but if you ask me, he's lucky that's all that she did. »4/25/12 7:15pm4/25/12 7:15pm

Retro Sports Style: The Haircuts & Smiles Were As Uneven As A Gym Apparatus

We think everyone can agree that it's been an amazing two weeks of the Olympic games: Michael, Usain, Rebecca, Nastia, Shelly-Ann, Dita, Valerie, Kerri and others have both entertained and awed. And even though the games are just about four days away from ending, and the major news networks are already running (and … »8/21/08 12:00pm8/21/08 12:00pm