Does Bob Costas have pink eye? Yikes. #welcometoSochi pic.twitter.com/oPE7iTpkdb— Dan Ukrainetz (@Dan_Uk1) February 8, 2014 The lead-up to Sochi was filled with dire signs that Putin's games were doomed. The toilets are weird! There's no Chobani! They're butchering thousands of dogs! My honey ... More >>
It's true, that old adage about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. Sometimes, there's a seed of a great idea, one that involves a number of powerful celebrities with household names combining the behemoths of their popularity for a noble cause. It blossoms, budding with it an awarene ... More >>
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 >>
Four years ago in Beijing the American basketball world very nearly got a rude shock when Spain's national team scored 107 points and trailed by just two with four minutes to play. Our eventual 119-107 victory did little to ease the minds of American fans; all we could think of was, in effect, "T ... More >>
Today we meet two New York Olympians who have made a huge splash in their young careers. While one has racked numerous accolades in his high school and collegiate career, the other is barely out of high school and already a bronze medal winner.Name: Alex MeyerAge: 24Olympic Event: SwimmingHometown: ... More >>
We finish up our spotlight of New York Olympians in fencing with a star in the sport and introduce an equally legendary Olympian in equestrian. Both of these Olympians have raised the profile of their individual sports and have scored previous silver and bronze Olympic victories.
Because of our mutual interest in Scientology, Guy Adams and I have come to know each other in recent months. He's the Los Angeles-based reporter for the UK publication The Independent, and lately he's been taking aim at NBC's problems covering the London games. But he really ran into trouble when ... More >>
The 2012 summer Olympics officially begins today in London. Though the Big Apple lost the bid to host these games back in 2005, we can take pride in the 35 New York-bred Olympians competing in the summer event. To get into the spirit of the festivities, we will be highlighting two of New York's own ... More >>
You're in the British pomp-rock act Muse, and you've been charged with writing the official song for the 2012 Olympics, which will be held in London and which will be a massive event for your home country. How do you respond to this honor, especially in the wake of creating outrage among your loyali ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 14, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 37 the '72 olympics: switching back to real life by joel oppenheimer On tuesday september 5 17 people died violently at the olympic games. eight died through some choice: moshe weinberg and joseph rom ... More >>
The new mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are here! They're pretty cute if a little too Pixar. It's a polar bear, a hare, and a leopard with a snowboard. The only one who looks remotely athletic is the leopard. He's actually kind of scary if you look too long into his eyes ... 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.
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During a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics, luger Nodar Kumaritashvili of the Republic of Georgia went over a wall and smashed into a metal pole. Observers say he was going very fast; one of the other lugers hit 96 mph on a run yesterday. He was airlifted to the hospital, but has been ... More >>
Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett and his brother, Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett, made this "Black Olympics" video in which they "compete" at eating chicken and watermelon and drinking Kool-Aid. A battle rages in the press, with some like Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News on their ... More >>
Some folks are holding an "Unemployment Olympics" in Tompkins Square Park today at 1:30 p.m. The event, which includes a Fax Machine Toss and Pin the Blame on the Bosses, requires its competitors to show proof of unemployment and is sponsored by several local businesses. It has drawn much coverage, ... More >>
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