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Slovenian ski jumper sets new world record with 250 meter jump (Video)

Slovenian ski jumper Peter Prevc set a new world record on the Vikersundbakken hill in Norway Saturday with a jump of 250 meters (820 feet), giving him the victory in the Vikersund FIS World Cup.Prevc beat the old record (held by Norway's Johan Remen Evensen) by 3.5 meters.H/T FTW, CNN. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayor Walsh: Boston has 'fair shot' at hosting 2024 Olympics

Boston mayor Marty Walsh has a lot of other stuff to worry about these days as the city digs out of yet another snowstorm. But Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics still looms large. Walsh said Tuesday on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan” that he believes Boston has a “fair shot” to win the bid for 2024, though the mayor cautioned that doing so must make sense...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian skeleton racer Jane Channell crashes into broom on track (GIF / Video)

Canada's Jane Channell crashed into a broom that was left behind on the track during her opening heat in Sunday's Skeleton World Cup race in Austria.Due to the snowy weather, officials interrupted the race after every three starts to wipe the fresh snow off the track. Unfortunately, one staffer stayed on the track too long and left their broom behind while they escaped the track...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Plaschke thinks Boston is wrong choice for Olympics

  he United States hasn’t hosted a Summer Olympics since the Games came to Atlanta in 1996. The hopes of that changing rest on the city of Boston, which was named the U.S. Olympic Committee’s bid city for he 2024 Summer Olympics on Thursday. In the eyes of many, that’s not a good thing. The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke voices those concerns in a recent...
Via NESN.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Two US Ski Team prospects killed in avalanche

Two US Ski Team prospects died Monday while skiing near their European training base when an unexpected avalanche took their lives. Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, were part of a group of skiers who were descending from a 3,056-meter peak when they apparently caused an avalanche. Four other skiers managed to get out...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Michael Phelps was reportedly arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence in Maryland on Monday night. While details of the arrest are not yet known, TMZ reports that police are preparing a statement and are expected to address the media at some point on Tuesday. Phelps was already arrested for DUI in Maryland […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Olympian walking again after ATV accident

Back in June, former Olympian and Fox Sports Radio host Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an ATV accident in which her spinal cord was severed. It was a very scary situation, but Van Dyken-Rouen kept a sense of humor about the situation and vowed to walk again, despite what seemed to be impossible circumstances. This week, the impossible seemed possible as Van Dyken-Rouen stood...
Via Awful Announcing
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lolo Jones says she misses her 'bobsled butt'

Olympic bobsledder Lolo Jones says that one of the things she misses most from the Sochi Winter Olympics is the "nice bobsled butt" that she worked so hard to get while training for the event.Jones made the admission while speaking with The Post Game at Wednesday night's ESPY awards in Los Angeles. In the process of dropping the extra weight after the Sochi Olympics...
Via Holdout Sports
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympian Gracie Gold says 'Yes' to prom request

via Good Morning America/Getty Images United States figure skater Gracie Gold has accepted Dyer Pettijohn’s request to attend his prom. Gold, 18,  left Sochi with a bronze medal in the team figure skating event and will now be trading in her ice skates for a pair of heels. Pettijohn made a emphatic plea for Gold to attend the prom with him in a YouTube video and it has paid off...
Via Tireball.com
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Reporter nearly caught up on Sochi human trafficking ring by accident

One of the stranger stories to come out of the Olympics was the accidental discovery of an Olympics human trafficking ring. It involved a man posing as a talent agent who was booking reporters to work for a major network covering the Sochi Games. Brittney Cason, a TV/radio personality based out of Charlotte, NC was approached by this man through her website. Cason says she and...
Via Awful Announcing
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 stories that defined the Sochi Olympics

As with any great sporting event, the Sochi Olympics had a mix of both triumph and tragedy over the course of the Winter Games. Here’s a look at the top 10 storylines – in no particular order – that came out of Russia over the past few weeks. 1. #SochiProblems Before the Games actually began, the talk was all about #SochiProblems and the various calamities that visitors, namely...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: The complete Johnny Weir Sochi Collection

After being the darlings of the Sochi Olympics, we wondered whether NBC would find a way to keep Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir in our lives until the next Winter Olympics in 2018.  Four years is a long time to reconvene and with figure skating events happening only periodically on television, fans of Tara & Johnny's wit, wisdom, and wardrobe were left worried that they may...
Via Awful Announcing
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stakes are higher than ever in US-Canada semifinal game

This "Loser Keeps Bieber" billboard bet has been placed in Illinois. It's Team USA vs. Canada in hockey for all the marbles.
Via Gamedayr
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold medalist gets surprise visit from family on 'Ellen'

American snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the first ever slopstyle gold medal while competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It earned her instant fame, a first-class seat upgrade, (probably) a few more endorsement deals and — most importantly — a guest appearance on “Ellen.” Anderson, 23, showed Ellen DeGeneres her bling in what was her first public appearance since...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The craziest moments from Sochi (so far)

Prior to the Sochi Winter Olympics there were plenty of concerns swirling around the Games of the XXII Olympiad. Whether it was melting snow, stray...
Via Athlon Sports
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun apologizes for racy topless photo shoot (SFW pics)

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun, scheduled to race in the women’s slalom and giant slalom next week in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, was forced to apologize after a behind-the-scenes video surfaced from a racy photo shoot she participated in where the skier appears topless. The shoot was for a calendar released last year and […]The post Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: U.S. luger Kate Hansen busts a move during warmups

U.S. olympic luger, Kate Hansen, was warming up today prior to her Olympic luge run and it reminded us of a certain Michelle Jenneke.  The above video got the remix treatment courtesy of Chris Mottram, which is just fantastic. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn is stuck again, this time in an elevator

Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn just can't win. He's now stuck in an elevator in Sochi.
Via Gamedayr
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia's Olga Graf celebrates with near wardrobe malfunction

Olga Graf of Russia celebrated her bronze medal win on Sunday by unzipping her suit a bit. Graf forgot that the tight suit prevented her from wearing a t-shirt and exposed some skin. Fortunately for the Russian her lady bits were covered still. RESULTS: Ladies 3000 m “I totally forgot,” Graf said through a translator. “We have very good suits and they are very tight. … You...
Via Tireball.com
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Five crazy things to watch for in Sochi

The Sochi Winter Olympics are the Games of the XXII Olympiad. They are also shaping up to be a potential dumpster fire on all fronts —...
Via Athlon Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Snowboarder puts number on helmet, gets photos from females

Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev is quickly emerging as one of the more polarizing athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. During the slopestyle qualifying round on Thursday, Sobolev decided to write his cell phone number on the back of his helmet. He had received more than 2,000 text messages by Friday morning. The 22-year-old said that […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White pulls out of slopestyle event, gets called out by rival

US snowboard star Shaun White, one of the few TV-ready stars of this year’s Olympics, will put his first appearance on hold. The half-pipe champion of the Vancouver games was scheduled to compete in a new event in Sochi, the slopestyle. He has opted to pull out, citing concerns about injuries. There have been concerns […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Toilets at Sochi Olympics sites have bizarre warning about toilet paper

The facilities at the Sochi Olympics continue to get weirder. First, there were two-toilet stalls. Then, three-bunked rooms. Now, Sochi’s bathrooms are kindly asking users not to flush away their poopy toilet paper, but throw it in a nearby bin instead. Yes, a bin filled with dirty toilet paper. That must smell great. I’m hoping for the sake of everyone at the Olympics that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi Olympics Biathlon Center has 'bi-toilets'

Russia has spent $50 billion dollars on the Sochi Olympics — much of it making sure everyone is safe from the global threats of in-country terrorism and foreign gay athletes. But this just might be taking security and team unity to new levels.Here’s the restroom at the Sochi Winter Olympic Biathlon Center, as photographed by BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg and retweeted by...
Via The Other Paper
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women's hockey goalie forced to remove Constitution from mask

A goalie for the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team has been forced to repaint her new mask by the International Olympic Committee this week. Jessie Vetter was forced to change her mask by the IOC because she had a copy of the U.S. Constitution on the back plate. That ruling is bound to upset plenty of people. Artist Ron Slater told InGoal Magazine the following regarding the reason...
Via Rumors and Rants
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olympic ski jumper hospitalized after frightening crash

Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria was hospitalized with skull injuries and a bruised lung on Friday after crashing during training for this weekend’s ski flying World Cup.“Thomas Morgenstern is conscious and well responsive,” the Austrian ski federation said in statement hours after the incident, adding the athlete’s condition would be monitored...
Via The Other Paper
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Official staff apparel for the Winter Olympics is very ... colorful

A few months ago, the Sochi Olympics Twitter account teased some of the official apparel that volunteers and staffers will wear at the upcoming Winter Games.  The photos (including the one above) showed some very colorful threads that were not extremely easy on the eyes. Today, a friend of Next Impulse who will be working at the games has sent us a better look at more of the gear...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: U.S. women’s ski team lip-synchs Katy Perry medley

Julia Mancuso published a YouTube video of the U.S. women's ski team lip-synching a medley of Katy Perry songs.
Via Gamedayr
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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