Todd Lodwick in Nordic combined. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Comcast’s NBC is finally putting an end to the dreaded time delay in Olympics coverage. This week the network announced that it will broadcast all of its 2018 Winter Olympics coverage live across all time zones.
The new coast-to-coast live coverage will be the network’s attempt to give all viewers instant access to the games before social media has the chance to spoil results for viewers. The new strategy might also help the network reinvigorate viewership and bolster Olympic ratings. Read more »
Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst (left) and Austrian ski-jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz racked up six medals for team LGBT at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The Sochi Winter Olympics have come to a close, leaving Team LGBT with an impressive six medals. Five of those came via Dutch bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst, who, just this weekend, helped her team win gold in the women’s team pursuit. Gay Star News reports:
If flaunting your gayness is illegal in Russia, Johnny Weir must have packed a suitcase full of Get Out of Jail Free cards before heading to Sochi for his job as an NBC Winter Olympic commentator. If his Instagram feed is any indication, the Quarryville, Pa., native is bringing an unabashed amount of homo-fabulousness to this year’s winter games. From a twerk-off in the Olympic ice-skating rink to his fierce Russian braid, I round up some of his gayest moments so far.
In this video, with retired figure skater Tara Lipinski, he shows us the fab wardrobe and jewels he brought along for the festivities.
Just so you’re on your gay-game while watching this year’s Winter Olympics, here’s a quick photo roundup of the seven out athletes competing for the gold. And they just so happen to all be lesbians. Very, very hot lesbians. They’re also all from other countries, but still worthy of a woo! or two while you root for the U.S. To find out when to catch them on the tube, check out this great LGBT viewers guide on LGBT Nation.
Feb 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of game at Staples Center. Philadelphia Flyers won 2-0. Photo | Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Wednesday afternoon the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that star sniper Steven Stamkos would not participate in the Winter Olympics for Team Canada. His horrificly fractured leg has not healed enough for him to be cleared to play. So the immediate speculation is who will replace the two-time NHL goal-scoring leader.
When the Canadian Olympic hockey team was announced in early January, Flyers captain Claude Giroux was not named to the roster. Giroux had been off to a slow start, but has picked things up significantly in the last month. Also not named to the team in early January was Stamkos’ teammate Martin St. Louis.
With the 2014 Winter Olympics only days away from kicking off in one of the most homophobic countries on the planet, the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion has posted this tongue-in-cheek PSA reminding folks that the games have always been a little gay. It features two lugers basically humping each other as they prepare for takeoff — with the whole thing set to Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me.”
Well, cat’s out of the bag: Ralph Lauren unveiled its designs for the 2014 Winter Olympics on the Today show this morning. The sporty look our team will be wearing, the outfit that represents our country, the way we’ll be presenting ourselves to the world is this: a cardigan that looks like an ugly Christmas sweater or a very patriotic afghan that your grandmother would toss over the back of her sofa, the most unflattering sweatpants (sweatpants!) ever, and a hat that looks like something a loser Christmas elf would wear on the Fourth of July. Even the model over there on the right looks embarrassed to be wearing this. But that’s not all: You can own this preppy, patriotism-on-acid atrocity, too! That sweater is $598, the cream turtleneck underneath is $245, the fleece pants are $165, the leather boots are $395, and the reindeer hat is $95.
POLL: Do you think these uniforms are great or absolutely hideous?