Tag Archive | Olympics

Pussy-footing around Sochi

Russian police continue to harass the protest-rock group, "Pussy Riot" who have dared to speak out against Putin's authority; arresting members of the band in trumped-up theft charges in Sochi.

Russian police continue to harass the protest-rock group, “Pussy Riot” who have dared to speak out against Putin’s authority; arresting members of the band in trumped-up theft charges in Sochi.

Skating on thin ice

Japanese figure skater performs in the Olympics to a violin sonata by discredited composer who pretended to be deaf

Japanese figure skate, Takahashi, performs in the Olympics to “Sonatina for Violin” by discredited composer Samuragochi who hired a “ghost writer” to compose the piece and who also faked deafness to gain fame and comparisons to Beethoven.

Faster, Higher, Stronger, Straighter?

Russia's new punitive anti-gay laws provoke calls for an Olympic Boycott over fears that gay tourists and athletes could be fined or jailed

Russia’s new punitive anti-gay laws provoke calls for an Olympic Boycott over fears that gay tourists and athletes could be fined or jailed

Tossed out of the Rings!

The International Olympic Committee votes to remove the ancient sport of Wrestling from the Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee votes to remove the ancient sport of Wrestling from the Olympic Games

London’s Olympic Transit Woes Continue?

London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck on zipline during Olympic Promo Event.

British Bus drivers get lost taking American and Australian Athletes to the Olympic Village

Could this be part of Britain’s strategy to win the lion’s share of medals at the Games?