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AP / Mikhail Metzel

The Winner and Still Champion, the Olympic (Ka-Ching!) Movement

In the wake of the just-concluded Winter Games—aka They Can Even Sell This Stuff?—it’s amazing to think how little was left of the Olympic movement in 1984, when it crawled into Los Angeles on its last legs.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 READ MORE


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Weir and Behar Rise Above ‘Nasty’ Talk at the Olympics

Joy Behar was all kinds of brassy sympathy on her show Tuesday night as she chatted with U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir about how “two Canadian commentatehs” clearly couldn’t get ready for Weir’s unique brand of fierceness on ice during a regrettable moment of Olympic reportage.

Posted on Mar 3, 2010 READ MORE


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Johnny Weir: Offensive Comments ‘Pissed Me Off’

“I felt very defiant when I saw these comments,” U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir said at a press conference Wednesday in response to two Canadian sports announcers who questioned his masculinity and suggested he was a bad role model for his sport. Weir added, “I think masculinity is what you believe it to be.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / David J. Phillip

Sportscasters Draw Fire for Comments on Johnny Weir

American figure skater Johnny Weir has challenged the norms of his sport with his sartorial flair and his performance style while executing triple axels with the best of them, but pushing boundaries doesn’t usually happen without some kind of backlash. Unfortunately, this has been the case for Weir ... (continued)

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 READ MORE



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Lighten Up, Canada

The Games haven’t been without their glitches, making Canada the butt of jokes as well as the host of the Olympics. But that’s part of the fun, explains the Guardian’s Marina Hyde: “Sorry for coming over all capital letters about it, but Olympic hosts are SUPPOSED to be teased. You basically pay billions of dollars for the world to laugh at you. Deal with it.”

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 READ MORE


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Posted on Feb 14, 2010 READ MORE



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Luge Snuff Video: What Were the Networks Thinking?

Days after the luge accident that killed a Georgian Olympian, we still can’t shake the disturbing images and sound of his body flying off the track at 90 mph and striking a steel pole. That trauma was delivered in full high definition by the three major networks, which all reached the same appalling decision to air the footage. (continued)

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 READ MORE


Pictures of No-Pants Subway Riders

Professional prankster group Improv Everywhere’s “No Pants Subway Ride” is one cultural trend that appears to be taking off. Despite a frigid winter, participants in as many as 43 cities around the world commuted in their underwear, and we’ve got photos to prove it.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 READ MORE


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