Oly Weightlifter Makes A Very Painful Wrong Turn

• An Hungarian weightlifter gets bent out of shape over a very painful lift.

Janos Baranyai weighlifter arm twist

• Players from Spain’s Olympic basketball team fail to see the harm done with their little slant-eyed photo op.

Chad Johnson might be taking this whole “Ocho Cinco” thing a bit too far.

• Those Nebraska wrestlers who had pics pop up on a gay porn site have been cut from the Cornhuskers squad.

• One day, you’re guarding the Olympic torch relay. The next day, you’re a heartthrob to millions of Chinese girls.

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Georgian Wins Judo Gold, Then Taunts Russians

Satisfaction. That’s a pretty good way to describe what — deep breath — Irakli Tsirekidze must be feeling today. The Georgian Judo competitor just finished what every Olympian dreams of: winning a gold medal. Being the best in the world. All that. It has to feel good.

But Tsirekidze really made the most of it. In the midst of this week’s Russia-Georgia conflict, Tsirekidze not only beat Russian Ivan Pershin in the semifinal — he closed out the win by pointing at the Georgian flag on his back. Again: satisfaction, the kind that would make the Simpsons’ Southern Colonel proud.
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