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Olympic Events for the Rest of Us

Abby Heugel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

Maybe you're not an Olympic athlete in the traditional sense, but I suggest we look into some new alternative events. Anyone who has slipped on a fabric softener sheet and performed a double axle on the kitchen floor knows we've been training our whole lives for these moments.

The Problem With Swimming

David Macaray | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
David Macaray

While no one can deny that Phelps is the greatest swimmer in history, it's silly to call him the "greatest Olympian." Anyone who's followed Olympic sports knows that swimming and multiple medals go together like vodka and regrets.

Late Lamented Olympic Sports

Johnny Acton | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Johnny Acton

Live Pigeon Shooting -- a feature of the 1900 Games in Paris -- we can probably do without. But spare a thought for the sports that have fallen by the Olympic wayside. Some of them should be welcomed back with open arms.

The Extreme Future of Olympic Sports

Alex Layman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports
Alex Layman

The IOC has done well to adapt to modern trends, adopting sports like snowboarding and BMX for the winter and summer games, respectively. With that said, here are five sports that should make their way into the Olympics sooner rather than later.