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SPOILER ALERT: Find Out if the American Women’s Soccer Team Won Gold

The U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team won a gold medal on Thursday afternoon when they defeated Japan 2-1. South Jersey’s Carli Lloyd scored both goals—a […]

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VIDEO: U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Teaches George W. Bush’s Daughter How to Dougie

Team USA women’s gymnastics team—specifically McKayla Maroney—were caught on camera teaching one of George W. Bush’s daughters how to Dougie. On the top of a […]

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In These (Very) Small Ways, We Are All Olympians

There’s nothing like the Olympics to remind us how insufficient we are. Our lives don’t feature medals and pageantry and easily remembered storylines. For two […]

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Overly Sensitive Olympics Viewers Are Wrong About NBC’s Monkey Promo

The Olympics have triggered a whole lot of angst. People are pissed at NBC’s spoilers. They’re pissed about Americans being too self-obsessed. They’re pissed about […]

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VIDEO: Brutal Nutpunch Highlights Spain vs. France Olympic Basketball

While you were at work this afternoon, Portland Trail Blazer Nic Batum was busy punching Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro in the groin during the Olympics. […]

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George Michael to Play Olympics

George Michael revealed that he’ll be playing the closing ceremony of the Olympics on Sunday in London, along with rumors of a Spice Girls reunion.

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NBC and U.S.A. Win Olympics Gold Medal in Insufferable

I tried. I swear—I really, really tried. For those of you who have not been obsessively following my posts (hard to believe, but I know […]

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It’s Too Easy for Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is pretty impressive. His repeat gold medal performance in the 100 meters was amazing: He set a new Olympic record and bested a […]

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SPOILER ALERT: Aly Raisman Competes in Women’s Floor

Aly Raisman secured her first individual medal at the London Games earlier Tuesday when she won herself a bronze on the balance beam after appealing […]

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SPOILER ALERT: America’s Favorite Olympian Gabby Douglas Competes on the Balance Beam

On Tuesday morning, America’s latest sweetheart Olympian, Gabby Douglas, failed to add to her medal count after slipping off the balance beam. Douglas—who won a […]

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Mike Emrick Says Australian Women Are the Philadelphia Flyers of Water Polo

On Monday morning, Olympics broadcaster Mike Emrick compared the women’s water polo team of Australia to the Philadelphia Flyers because of their dirty and controversial […]

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NBC Has Gotten More Than 1 Billion Olympic Pageviews

Holy traffic, Batman! The 1.1 million total pageviews is sure to eclipse the mark of 1.2 billion set during the Beijing Games in 2008. Unsurprisingly, […]

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Michael Phelps Says Everybody Pees in the Pool

If peeing in the pool is cool, consider Michael Phelps Miles Davis. The most decorated Olympian of all time recently told the Wall Street Journal […]

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LGBT History Month Icons Named

Equality Forum announced the list of LGBT icons for LGBT History Month in October, including Truman Capote, Kate Clinton, Chris Colfer, RuPaul, Don Lemon, Marlene Dietrich and many others.

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Olympian From Jersey Expelled for Testing Positive for Pot

Nick Delpopolo—a 23-year-old American judo fighter from Jersey—is the first Olympian to be expelled from the London Games for failing an IOC drug test. Delpopolo […]