Twenty seven year old Erin Hamlin secured a bronze medal -- the first medal for a singles luger in U.S. history -- Tuesday in Sochi. This was the third Olympics for Hamlin, who hails from Ramsen, New York. She grew up training on her home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg outside Lake Placid.
It's almost Super Bowl time, and you know what that means: sex slaves, thousands of them, flooding into the area around New Jersey's MetLife stadium to be raped by morally bankrupt football fans. That's the story from the Associated Press, anyway; an article by Katie Zezima and Samantha Henry publ ... More >>
Bring your crayons to PowerHouse Arena
My sister the champ
Resolve to take up fencing
Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids
Get dolled up for Bushwig
Today, we we learn a bit more about two first-time Olympians in boxing. Both of these young men have shown tremendous potential despite being relative newcomers to the sport's competitive circuit.
Brooklyn takes over today's spotlight with two 19- year old, first-time Olympians from the borough. Both have some of the most striking physical appearances out of the roster of the US fencing team as one is the only black woman and the other has been dubbed a "red-headed hipster".
One of today's Olympians is a first timer and the other is hoping that a third return will bring Olympic gold. Both have shown incredible promise from early on in their athletic careers, dominating the volleyball and cycling scenes as a senior in high school and a freshman in college. Name: Todd We ... More >>
The Olympics have just kicked off and restaurants around the city are celebrating with specials. Here are some local deals: In addition to specialty Olympic-themed cocktails, Stone Rose Lounge and Whiskey Park will host viewing parties for the top events throughout the Olympics, allowing fans to ta ... More >>
Running off of yesterday's steam, we spent a decent part of our Saturday night glancing back and forth at the TV screen to catch glimpses of whatever Olympic sport NBC decided was best for us to watch at that given moment. Well, now we're back from all that jazz with some news from the past 24 hours ... More >>
Summer Olympics season is imminent: Golden rings crop up on magazine covers, newspapers dedicate space to English beverages and foodstuffs, Morgan Freeman's rich, reassuring baritone returns to prime time in the form of credit-card shilling, businesses all over town announce their own "Olympics Of [ ... More >>
In honor of the Olympics, GO Burger is launching an eclectic globally inspired menu. Each burger is going for $16 a pop. Here's the menu: The Gold Medal (USA) Burger, BBQ sauce, frizzled onions Poutine Burger (Canada) Parker House bun, beef patty, french fries, GO Burger sauce, shredded cheddar c ... More >>
Granta brings the U.K. to NY
M83 play Terminal 5
She's an Olympic gold medalist, the most prolific scorer--male or female--for Team USA in the history of international competition, and she even beat Michael Jordan one-on-one in that Gatorade commercial, but Mia Hamm is facing her newest challenge: Inspiring New York City girls to chase their dream ... More >>
London2012.comArtists rendering of London's Olympic Village.A new East Village is about to spring up all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics and they're naming their Olympic Village the "East Village," somewhat unimaginatively. East Village 2.0 will h ... More >>
Lance Armstrong, flanked by two guys accusing him of nothing. Yet.During Lance Armstrong's recent comeback, the Voice kept a fairly close eye on him. Despite what some commenters seemed to believe, we actually have admired the man and his incredible cycling exploits. For years, of course, Ar ... More >>
Norwegian marathon legend (and local running hero) Grete Waitz has died in Oslo of cancer. She was 57. "For her to pass away, the greatest female athlete our sport has seen, to pass away on the day of the Boston Marathon is fitting," said Tracy Sundlun, Vice President of the marathon produci ... More >>
Russian officials are working hard to construct a plan to send the Olympic Torch into space. The Russian government wants to hand off the torch to the cosmonauts stationed in the International Space Station during the relay to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The AFP is reporting that the h ... More >>
Cops in Moscow think they've found the head of the suicide bomber who blew up the city's busiest airport today, killing 35 people and wounding at least 168 others. As a Russia Today talking head puts it, it's "the head of a man wth an Arabic appearance." The mid-afternoon (Moscow time) attack "spr ... More >>
Take a free fencing lesson
We really need to think of new bar-side conversation starters since Paul the Octopus has put away his proverbial crystal ball. He endured fascination, praise, and even death threats from around the globe during his successful (eight times!) and controversial tenure of World Cup psychic.
Several states with tight control on liquor sales, such as Virginia, Vermont, and Mississippi, are considering a change in legislation that would privatize the distribution of alcohol, either by auctioning licenses to private companies or selling distribution centers. [Wall Street Journal] ... More >>
Get psyched for winter
Chicago has dodged a bullet, being eliminated in the first round from 2016 Olympics consideration. (Tokyo is also out; Madrid and Rio de Janeiro remain in the running.) The Times says not to worry -- sometimes a loss is almost as good as a win. How so? Jay Kriegel, director of the New York's ... More >>
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Urban sports for low-energy athletes
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The Specialization of Womens Bodies for Specific Sports
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