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…
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.
This touching video from AllOut.org holds the International Olympic Committee to their purported values of excellence, friendship, and respect in light of Russia's legal position on homosexuality.
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!
The 2012 London Olympics have been good for womankind: all 204 participating nations sent female athletes to compete in the Games for the first time (Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei were the last to come around) and the first ever women medals were awarded in sports like women's boxing.
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…
An international sporting body has issued new guidelines concerning hormone levels and who can compete as a woman. The new rules could resolve some of the questions raised in the wake of the Caster Semenya scandal, but they may also create problems of their own.