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Paralympic Hero Oscar Pistorius Charged Murder Of Girlfriend
In a stunning overnight development, the man known as the Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, has been arrested and charged with murder in his native South Africa.
Pistorius is accused of shooting his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp who has been named by men's magazine FHM as one of the world'…
Oscar Pistorius Complains About 200m Defeat
South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius who, last month was allowed to compete in the London Olympic games despite his "advantage based on technology," is whining about being "out-teched" by a fellow competitor at the recent Paralympics...
South Korean Soccer Player Park Jong-woo Denied Bronze Medal
As if there hasn't already been a South Korean Olympian jobbed at these Olympic Games, now another will not be receiving a medal they rightfully earned. This time, soccer player Park Jong-woo will be denied a bronze medal that his team rightfully won in the bronze medal match against Japan, for…
Gabon Wins First Ever Olympic Medal
Another piece of Olympic history was made on Saturday, as the west African nation of Gabon won its first ever Olympic medal, with Anthony Obame taking the silver in the heavyweight division of Taekwondo.
He nearly won gold, taking the final match with Italy's Carlo Molfetta into overtime, with M…
Olympic Closing Ceremony Will Be Streamed Online
To say that I've been critical of NBC's coverage of the 2012 London Olympics would be one of the greatest understatements of all time. I have not been alone, however, in my criticisms, including my belief that the Opening Ceremony should have been streamed live for American viewers...
Why Do Olympians Bite Their Medals?
I've watched more of the Olympics than I ever have this year (no thanks to NBC), and one tradition has really caught my attention. That tradition is the biting of Olympic medals by athletes who win them. It is a hunk of metal, so why in the world would anyone put their mouth on it...
Social Media’s Bullying of South African Sprinter Caster Semenya
We live in a sick world. Caster Semenya, a South African sprinter, has been embroiled in controversy over her gender for years. Now that we are in an Olympic year, that controversy has reared its ugly head once again. And while she won a silver medal in the 800m today, many still will not give her t…

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