The Russian Consulate is about to stink like rubbing alcohol. Today at noon, protesters will gather in front the Russian Consulate in New York and dump Russian-made vodka into gutters in protest of Moscow's June 11 passage of a law banning "homosexual propaganda." The law effectively outlaws outward ... More >>
Not to steal some thunder from Lance Armstrong before his big confession to Oprah is aired tonight--the Manti Te'o story has already done that--but I must make a confession of my own. I've got to get this monkey off my back. I've got to free myself of the burden I've been carrying around for so long ... More >>
He didn't inhale, but an Upstate Olympian who was booted from the Olympics after testing positive for weed apparently chowed down on some food that had been "baked with marijuana."Nick Delpopolo, a 23-year-old judo fighter from New Jersey, was expelled by the International Olympic Committee today af ... More >>
Two-time Olympic gold winner and head of the London Olympics Sebastian Coe started an unexpected uproar a few days ago with some a well-intentioned comments about Michael Phelps: "You can probably say that clearly, self-evidently, in medal tally he's the most successful. My personal view is that I ... More >>
My favorite Olympic quote so far came this morning from Allen St. John at Salon: "Over the first weekend, I've watched equestrian, dressage, women's table tennis, women's fencing, archery, bicycle racing, volleyball, team hand ball, and men's water polo. It's like Wide World of Sports on steroids. ... More >>
The Olympics are for intra-national bonding, and being kind to one another despite our various geopolitical borders, and sex among swim teams, and beating the crap out of everyone who's not the U.S.A.! Which is why Iran is very upset that the logo for the 2012 London Olympics looks like a sho ... More >>
indy.comJust like rhythmic gymnastics! What to do when you've got a scandal on your hands? Create a diversion of ridiculous proportions, of course! With recent raw sewage dumping charges looming overhead, T.G.I. Friday's has come up with a gimmick so lame it's almost painful to write-up.
Last week rightbloggers were outraged when President Obama struck a conciliatory tone in his address to the U.N. General Assembly. They didn't like that, nor did they like Obama's warm reception there, and predicted this love-fest would only encourage our adversaries, with dire consequences for th ... More >>
Photo by Philippe Teston It’s at least 90 degrees out. Anthony Santoro, a Brooklyn based digital artist, clutches a golf putter and aims at a foam ball on the island in the middle of Allen Street. With a quizzical look on his face, he turns and wonders, “Hey, I forgot, are there any rules?” ... More >>
The butcher of Tibet, and America's sporting president
Doctoroff's legacy: no Olympic Medal, no Ground Zero mettle
Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare
The decathlon-like saga of New York City's Olympic bid is over, at least for now: There's already talk about reviving the bid for 2016 (although Deputy Mayor and chief Olympic cheerleader Dan Doctoroff says "New York must move on.") If a 2016 bid does go forward, the IOC vote would again fall smack ... More >>
New Yorkers didn't 'let down' anybody
Mayoral hopeful was king of the Queens option For months now, statements from the Weiner campaign dealing with the West Side stadium have ended with the line, "Fourteen months ago, in April of 2004, Rep. Weiner was the first to suggest building in Willets Point, Queens," or something similar. It wa ... More >>
The Mets are in and the Jets are out, but where do the taxpayers fit in?
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told reporters Monday that he'd vote against the West Side stadium at an afternoon meeting of the state's Public Authorities Control Board, appearing to doom the centerpiece of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's development plans for the city. Senate Majority leader Joe Bruno ... More >>
Will Hudson Yards be a big issue or a big bust? NYC Dept. of City PlanningThe vision for Manhattan's West Side could be a mirage. Sometimes the smart money isn't so smart: While most of the folks sipping mint juleps and sporting silly hats bet on Bellamy Road or Afleet Alex to trounce the field ... More >>
Whether a stadium is built, the Olympics may get off at another stop
An open letter to the international Olympic committee
For city and glory, Dan Doctoroff seeks Olympic gold at home and abroad
Civil war and remembrance dominate annual series, along with liars, cheats, and killers
Scrounging Up $3 Billion in 'New' Tax Money? Hey, No Problem.
The City's Olympian Development Plans Rest on Smoke and Mirrors
What Would it Cost the City to Host the Olympics in 2012?
Flags! Condoms! Controversies Are Sweeping the Olympics. Care?
Lusting After a Precious Metal, the NHL Tarnishes Itself
Will the 2008 Games Push China Into Change?
The Other History of the Olympics
Olympic Protesters Face a World-Class Crackdown
In New York, the Sport of 'SNL' Spoofs Is Treading Water
Building Toward a Political Sports Movement
In Salt Lake Olympic Scandal, The Accused Are Less the Problem Than Some of Their Judges
Rx gains in the race against drugs in sports