olympics Archive

Ryan Lochte's Apology Tour Hair: Why He's an Idiot from a Beauty Perspective Too

I didn’t watch any of the Olympics because I would rather be doing literally anything else. Plus, with social media, I didn’t have to. I knew what was going on down to the second, whether I wanted to or not. One headline that I couldn’t escape was about Ryan Lochte’s new platinum blond hair. … Continue reading Source link

What did Lochte say after his teammates told the police what really happened?

What did Lochte say after his teammates told the police what really happened? “…and I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for you medaling kids!” (bbfan23 via r/jokes) US swimmer Lochte, Brazil police differ on robbery story (CNN) report this ad Jaelyn the Alien, aka Baby J, says: “So this music video was inspired by a numerous amount of …

You and Your Most Random Thoughts Are Golden in This Happy-Go-Lucky Open Thread

There’s a certain thing that people do sometimes when they are introducing you or interviewing you that I think of as a “Hit it, Jane!” or “Over to you, Bob!” moment, and it always fills me with a sense of something not as serious as dread but along those lines.It’s when, instead of being part of … Continue reading Source link

Paralympian archer with no arms demonstrates technique

Matt Stutzman was born without arms, but that has not stopped him from becoming an excellent archer. It’s amazing to watch him do everyday tasks like drive and answer his smartphone, too. Matt competes professionally for the U.S. Paralympic Archery Team and even set the Guinness World Record for longest accurate shot in archery. This Real Sports profile goes even deeper into his …

You Can Be Sure Queen Máxima Bought These Earrings Just For the Olympics

Queen Máxima’s Rio style has consisted of strictly bohemian pieces. After slipping into a wide leg printed jumpsuit, the Dutch royal wore a breezy embroidered dress. But at the Equestrian Jumping event, the queen added a retro twist. Just check out her chunky wooden jewels and round tortoise shades. If we didn’t know any better, we’d say she wore her double hoops for the way …

Animation of every Olympic 100m dash winner racing one another

Since 1896, the 100m dash remains the best thing at Olympic track & field apart from the weapons-throwing events. Usain Bolt dominates now, but would he have dominated then? Yes, of course he would have: by several seconds! (Not included: Ben Johnson’s steroid-fueled 9.79s win at the ’88 Games, for which he was disqualified. Bolt beat it in 2008 and 2012’s race, and other athletes …

'Play like a girl' should be a term of respect

Longtime Boing Boing video collaborator Eric Mittleman shares with us a new project he’s been working with, The Youth Baller Network, which you can subscribe to here. The webshow was created to “celebrate and appreciate kids of all ages playing sports,” and includes highlights sent in from youth viewers, top plays, bloopers, interviews and fun or amazing short videos shared on the internet. …

Nike's Stock Falls Behind Rivals Amid Rio Olympics

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Nike has top billing among sports brands at the Rio Olympics, but a week into the Games, its stock is losing to Adidas and Under Armour. The quadrennial global sports event exposes apparel brands worn by top athletes to hundreds of millions of viewers, but growing competition and higher costs may be reducing the benefits of major endorsement deals. Since …

You Deserve All the Love in the World and You'll Get It in This Ardent, Adoring Open Thread

This week’s Open Thread inspiration comes to us from Louise, who I adore as much as you do. I always love her work, but I especially related this week. If you’ve been struggling to forgive yourself for something or everything, talk about that here. And if you’ve been struggling to forgive … Continue reading Source link