We're keeping it aquatic for today's spotlight, which features New York Olympians in swimming and sailing. While one of these Olympians is a first-timer the other has already clinched a gold medal victory and made history in their event.
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 >>
Today we finish our spotlight of New York Olympic equestrians with a rookie and a veteran in the sport. Both have had historic moments in the sport, one for his many victories both internationally and in the US and the other for being the youngest rider to make the Olympic Equestrian team.
We're not too sure if shooting and soccer are pastimes that go well together, but it seems to work fine for our Olympic duo in today's spotlight both hailing from Rochester, NY. While one is already a two-time Olympian the other should get a gold medal just for showing off their chiseled bod. Name: ... 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 >>
We've been covering the sports mania in London lately with some pieces on New Yorkers who made it all the way across the pond. But, after last night's eccentric and kind of uncomfortable opening ceremony, the quadrennial spectacle started off today with a bang. And what an unfortunate bang it w ... More >>
The latest rumor about how the Olympics will close themselves out next month comes from The Sun: "[Oasis's Liam Gallagher] will perform a new arrangement of... 'Wonderwall' with bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock." 12. All of the track & field competitors dress up like Benny Hill a ... 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 >>
Here's my World Cup prediction: every game will be 1-1, 1-0, or 2-1. (There was once a game between, I think it was, Cameroon and New Zealand where the final score was 3-1, but that's only because the Cameroon's team was involved in a bus accident before the game and could only field two play ... More >>
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 >>
An ice queen and an English dandy at BAM
Videogames as gold-medal sport? Not this year, pal.
The butcher of Tibet, and America's sporting president
What can any of us actually do about the Darfur genocide? A new organization knows.
Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare
This world-class ski jumper can't compete in Turinbut her little brother can
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
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
Bloomberg and Doctoroff: Reshaping the city's skyline for the Olympics
For city and glory, Dan Doctoroff seeks Olympic gold at home and abroad
At the 440 B.C. Olympic Games, a hot young author made the sceneHerodotus!
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?
New Yorks Olympic Bid Could Be Billion-Dollar Boondoggle
Why Is a Planning Commissioner Hawking the Olympics?
Japan's Michael Jordan Takes On the NYC Marathon
The Other History of the Olympics
Olympic Protesters Face a World-Class Crackdown
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