Severely Canadian: Oly Coverage Is ‘Death Porn’?

I love my Canadian brothers and sisters so it pained me to see their media’s overreaction to the so-called embarrassment of the Olympic torch malfunction and training death of the Georgian luger yesterday.

(Okay, Gretz could’ve used some powder)
The Opening Ceremonies were magnificient, yet five of the first six grafs in the VANCOUVER SUN’s account […]

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Georgian Olympic Luger Killed In Practice Accident

Nodar Kumaritashvili, an Olympic luge competitor from the nation of Georgia, died today after sustaining injuries from a horrific crash during a practice run in Whistler, British Columbia.

From the VANCOUVER SUN:
Kumaritashvili was going close to 150 km/h, near the end of the course, when he launched off the track. Witnesses say his body hit a […]

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Wait, They Still Think Olympics Is About Sports?!

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports Puck Daddy blog reports:

(Slap ice skates on ‘em and it might be different)
The U.S. vs. Canada men’s preliminary-round showdown Feb. 21 won’t be shown on NBC, but on cable’s MSNBC at 7 p.m. EST. Instead, the Peacock will bring fans an exhilarating night of ice dancing, women’s speedskating, men’s freestyle […]

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Claim: Usain ‘Googled’ Reality Actress To Meet Her

A woman who has appeared on the reality show, For The Love of Ray J, claimed on the VH1 show yesterday that she’s Usain Bolt’s girlfriend.

Taneish Simpson, who goes by “Lava” on the reality production, said Bolt “googled” her in order to find out her identity. He then contacted her and brought her […]

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15-Year-Old Speedskater Never Forgets To Floss

15-Year-Old Japanese speedskater Miho Takagi was seen wearing this today for her 1000 and 1500 meter race training runs at the Vancouver Games:

(Credit: King of Diamonds Reuters)
Actually, I prefer no ice with my two-drink minimum. Domo arigato.

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Time For ‘Unlikeliest Conversation Ever’ Theater!

BCS Executive Director “Baghdad Bill” Hancock is doing volunteer work for the Vancouver Olympics, and lucky for us he’s keeping a diary of his daily travails.

Yesterday Hancock was driving a bus for “speedskaters” and claims in his latest entry that this actual conversation took place:
“The rules of being a driver are simple: drive and keep […]

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SI Has Lindsey Vonn Bikini And Topless Olympian

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s swimsuit issue is out this week and it features Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn:

(Credit: Warwick Saint, Sports Illustrated)
An Olympic snowboarder is also shown topless in the sports magazine.

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Photos: The Other Man In Alicia Sacramone’s Life

Shocking new photos of Brady Quinn’s latest reported acquaintance, Alicia Sacramone, already nuzzling with another dude!

Already cheating? Can you believe it? More damning photographic evidence after the jump.

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‘12 Olympics Biggest Terror Threat ‘Since WWII’?

Amidst all the excitement over Rio de Janeiro’s shiny new Summer Olympics and the upcoming Vancouver Winter Games, it’s easy to lose track of another upcoming Olympiad: the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Well, London would like to remind you that yes, the city and its Olympics still exist; moreover, everyone in that city could […]

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Gigantic Ski Jump Ramp At Soldier Field. You First

At first glance you might think that the image below is a Photoshop, but you’d be wrong, my friend. That’s an actual ski ramp built in — actually over — Soldier Field, with a tiny ski jumper in mid-flight, circa 1954. My thoughts: Chicago, wind, man in mid-air about 150 feet off the ground … […]

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