Well, thank goodness the International Olympic Committee has shown us the bravery we’ve come to know them for.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday August 10, 2013 6:45 am|
Move the Games. It’s that simple.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Monday August 5, 2013 6:30 pm|
With the 2014 Winter Olympics around the corner, the country has come under considerable heat for its anti-gay laws. In Russia, the act of voicing support for gay rights in and of itself is considered to be “propaganda” and is therefore illegal.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 8, 2012 8:51 am|
Now that the election is over and the bloated corpse of the Romney campaign lies dead in a field somewhere in Ohio, it is time for the autopsy. Having closely watched the campaign for over a year these are the ten biggest mistake I believe Mitt Romney made, in roughly chronological order. For me a true campaign mistake is different from a gaffe or simple bad luck. For it to really be a “mistake,” it had to be a planned political decision.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday August 13, 2012 7:00 pm|
If it were a country, Team Gay would have tied Jamaica for 31st in the XXXth Olympiad that closed with a magnificent ceremony many in America did not see (thanks #NBCfail!).
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 8, 2012 5:30 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday August 4, 2012 7:00 pm|
Ann Romney’s pretty pony Rafalca managed to waltz her way into the freestyle dressage competition, earning the 18th and final spot in Thursday, August 9′s freestyle dressage.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 3, 2012 12:16 pm|
Smoking pot didn’t prevent Phelps from becoming the greatest Olympic winner of all time. In the same way, the actual use of marijuana didn’t stop Bill Clinton or Barack Obama from graduating from top universities and eventually becoming President.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday July 28, 2012 12:00 pm|
It is a running joke that Americans learn geography or about countries outside the United States only when the US military decides to invade a country. Presumably, this is why NBC broadcasters Bob Costas, Matt Lauer, and Meredith Viera announcing the Olympics opening ceremony would be sharing trivia about each country, especially information that Americans might be able to understand even if they were terribly uneducated. But that should be no justification for the candor of the commentary during the broadcast of the Opening Ceremony, which was frankly an example of smug American elitism and often outright condescension.