Topic: Olympics

Let’s Decide Which City Should Host The 2020 Olympics Based On These Cool Promo Videos

Let's Decide Which City Should Host The 2020 Olympics Based On These Cool Promo Videos

Hey, you, over there! How old are you right now? Okay, now add seven to that number. That’s how old you’re going to be during the 2020 Olympics, but we already have a reason to talk about it. The host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics will be announced September 7, and the finalists (Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid) all created promotional videos showing us why the games should take place in their city. And they all have great selling points, so it’s very hard to pick which one it should be. More »

Belgian Cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke Ruins His Olympic Dreams By Getting Too Drunk: A Photo Essay

Belgian Cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke Ruins His Olympic Dreams By Getting Too Drunk: A Photo Essay

Belgian cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke has been sent home by the Belgian Olympic Committee after he was photographed stumbling out of a bar just a little on the far side of “too fucking wasted.” Belgian officials called the incident “deplorable,” adding, “this incident fortunately did not affect life in the Olympic Village and athletes trying to rest ahead of their competition,” as if one dude getting drunk at a bar could be that disruptive to the other athletes’ delicate sensibilities. Personally, I think it’s a little ridiculous that someone would be disqualified for doing something that’s perfectly legal, if a bit embarrassing, but it’s not like there aren’t bars in Belgium for him to patronize the 99% of the time he is not at an uptight sporting event he worked very hard to qualify for. In any case, the photos are just precious, so here they are! More »