Michael Phelps comes out of retirement, will return to competitive swimming

4/14/14 in Olympics, Summer   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

The athlete with the most Olympic medals in history is dipping his toes back in the pool for more. Michael Phelps, the four-time Olympian with 22 m...

Wrestling voted back into the Olympics

9/8/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

As it turns out, wrestling was only out of the Olympics for a few months. After originally being recommended for exclusion, the sport earned it...

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics

9/7/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Today the IOC chose Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Tokyo's bid won over bids from Istanbul and Madrid. The main advantage the Tokyo bi...

Holy crap: Watch this guy lift nearly 1000 pounds

9/3/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Brian Shaw, who is the weightlifter in the above picture (and the video below), set a world record when he lifted 442.5 kg. For those of you wh...

We have a decision to make about the Sochi Olympics

8/4/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The great ideal of the Olympics, which is also its biggest lie, is that they transcend politics. It doesn't take a very thorough look at Olympi...

The Olympic folks are considering adding 3-on-3 basketball and BMX, but wrestling is on the chopping block?

4/9/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Many people are fighting to preserve Olympic wrestling, which is in jeopardy of being dropped from the Olympic games starting in 2020. Wrestling...

Your favorite Australian hurdler has danced her way into the pages of the SI Swimsuit Issue

2/20/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke gained attention for her pre-race dance that she showed off at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona...

There's another twist in the Pistorius story

2/20/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

After being accused of murdering his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius' reputation is already in tatters. In comparison, steroid use would seem prett...

Another great story falls apart: 'Blade Runner' charged with murder

2/14/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Lance Armstrong. Manti Te'o. Now Oscar Pistorius might be the biggest transformation story yet, from good to evil. The South African sprinte...

Missy Franklin competes in high school: Fair or foul?

1/16/13 in Olympics, Summer   |   Trokspot   |   65 respect

A couple of days ago, the Wall Street Journal reported on Olympic swimming sensation, Missy Franklin.  Franklin has turned down an estimated $...

Michael Phelps just made a 150-foot putt, because he's just better than you

10/6/12 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Some people work really hard at their craft, and become great simply because they've dedicated their life to it. Others are just naturally g...

Could some of Michael Phelps' medals be in danger?

8/17/12 in Olympics, Summer   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Realistically, the chances of Michael Phelps being punished for the leak of photos from his Louis Vuitton commercial shoot are slim to none, and a ...

Final Thoughts on the 2012 London Olympics

8/14/12 in Olympics, Summer   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Memories can be a fleeting thing. Any moment, or any experience, or any event starts losing its vividness in our minds starting the second it ends....

Recapping the Final Day of the 2012 Olympics

8/12/12 in Olympics, Summer   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The 2012 London Olympics have concluded, and what a spectacle they were. After all the worries before the Games started, by most accounts, they app...