Olympics

The US Women’s Bobsled Team Initial criticisms deemed this year’s winter Olympics a $50 billion debacle, highlighting reports of poor preparation, terrorism threats and LGBT…

Opening ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympic kicked off in Sochi, Russia today. Athletes from 88 countries showed their team spirit in the Parade of…

Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius was granted bail in the murder case of Pistorius’ supermodel girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The judge believes the Olympian nicknamed Blade…

Atlanta is one of several cities that has been asked whether they are interested in hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee has sent letters to cities that have previously expressed an interest in hosting the games, as well as the cities in the largest 25 U.S. markets. Atlanta hosted […]

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius inspired the world when he competed in the London Olympics as a double amputee. Pistorious earned the nickname ‘Blade Runner’…

Gabby Douglas‘ hometown of Virginia Beach couldn’t be more proud her! A mural of the history-making Olympic gold medalist was painted in Virginia by Eric Lindbergh, who reportedly spent four days painting the 9-by-30 foot mural. “WOW!!! This is amazing!! #so honored,” Douglas tweeted. RELATED: Is Gabby Douglas Going To Spelman? Beyonce Thanks Gold Medalist […]

As two of the world’s most famous living sprinters, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and America’s Carl Lewis should be celebrating each other, but instead they’re throwing shots at one another. Soon after winning gold in the 200 meters at the London Olympics for 100 and 200 titles at back-to-back games, Bolt said he had lost all […]

Could 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas be heading to Atlanta to attend Spelman College? TMZ is reporting that Spelman College president Beverly Daniel Tatum is in London attending the Olympics and made a point to give the history-making gymnast a Spelman gift bag containing a congratulatory note, school t-shirt and a CD containing a […]

Gabby Douglas appeared on NBC’s Today show this morning, one day after the 16-year-old gymnast made Olympic history by becoming the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in the women’s all-around gymnastics final. Gabby talked about the long road she traveled to get to the 2012 Olympics, getting a congratulatory call from President […]

Yesterday, Gabby Douglas became the first African-American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal in the Olympics. Family, friends, fans and even a few celebrities expressed their joy in seeing Gabby take the ultimate prize in world gymnastics. Beyonce posted a message on her tumblr page congratulating Gabby and thanking her for inspiring us […]

Gabrielle Douglas has made history, becoming the first black woman to win the all-around gold medal for women’s gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics! Nicknamed the Flying Squirrel, the 16-year-old Virginia Beach native earned her second Olympic gold medal and became the first African-American Olympics all-around gold medalist by beating the competition with her high-flying […]

Last month former boxing champ Evander Holyfield was evicted from his Fayette County mansion. Now the broke boxer is set to auction several of his most prized possessions, including the bronze Olympic medal he won at the 1984 Summer Games. Also up for grabs: championship rings and belts; gloves, trunks and robes worn inside the […]