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MLB Pitcher Describes Fighting Zika Virus, And It Sounds Brutal

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports

Detroit Tigers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez revealed this week that he contracted Zika virus during the offseason, sparking renewed fears among Olympic...

The Winter Olympics Is Basically A Bunch Of Sliding

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy

With no disrespect to the athletes, you can't help but notice that almost all of the winter Olympic games can be reduced to one activity: Serio...

The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi Have Begun!

Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi Story to read: LET THE ...

Colbert To Sochi Journalists: Buck Up!

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.07.2014 | Comedy

Right now, everything that could possibly be going wrong in Sochi is going wrong. But Stephen Colbert thinks that those complaining about the ramshack...

The Super Gay History of the Olympics

Jason Anthony | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Anthony

I hate to break it to you, Vlad. You've made a poor choice of venue for this one. Cause the Olympics are really, really gay. I'm not talking figure skating, or the two-man luge. I'm talking about the great Olympics of the ancient Greeks.

Incredible Multimedia Dance Performance Wows Olympic Committee

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts

Fuma-Kai is an incredible performance by Japanese multimedia dance and martial arts troupe, Enra, directed by Nobuyuki Hanabusa. It was shown at the I...

PHOTOS: America's Beach Volleyball Champs Admit To Padding Their Tops

Posted 07.31.2012 | Style

We love watching Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, the two-time Olympic champions, play beach volleyball in the Olympics. But as the female ...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Dresses Like An American Flag

Posted 07.27.2012 | Style

What's the best way to support Team USA? Dress like an American flag, of course! Michelle Obama continued her theme-dressing trend when greeting th...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Dresses Like An American Flag

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

What's the best way to support Team USA? Dress like an American flag, of course! Michelle Obama continued her theme-dressing trend when greeting th...

Why No Skimpy Outfits For Male Beach Volleyball Players?

Posted 07.27.2012 | Style

The 2012 Olympics have been heralded as the Year of the Woman, as for the first time every competing country is sending at least one woman to the Lond...

Why No Skimpy Outfits For Male Beach Volleyball Players?

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The 2012 Olympics have been heralded as the Year of the Woman, as for the first time every competing country is sending at least one woman to the Lond...

All NBC Shows Will Be Available Early Online

Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

"Revolution" is coming earlier than expected. NBC has announced it will release a special six-minute tease of the new fall drama on Saturday, Augus...

PHOTOS: Meet The Amazing U.S. Olympians Competing In Their 40s And 50s

Posted 07.28.2012 | Fifty

Every four years the world is treated to displays of strength and talent from athletes all over the world during the summer Olympics. This year's Game...

Bradley Cooper Gets Ugly

Posted 07.23.2012 | Home

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When Sports Attacks; The 2010 Commonwealth Games

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

There is a reason why the so called BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) are the 21st century hosts for these elaborate sporting spectacles. One reason is that they are willing to do whatever it takes to make the games happen.