2016 Rio Olympics

Social Media Society, Not Daily Beast, Should be Shamed

A straight reporter who trolled the Olympic Village trying to get hook-ups from gay dating apps is under fire for engaging in what some charge is unethical, if not yellow, journalism. Using apps like Bumble, Grindr, Jack’d and Tinder, Daily Beast reporter Nico Hines arranged numerous hook-ups with closeted gay Olympians and shared the details – with pretty transparent identifiers – in his published article.

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Houston’s Simone Biles Wins Gymnastics All-Around Gold

Texan Simone Biles has won another gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Biles bested other competitors in the Women’s Individual All Around gymnastics competition. Biles is from Spring, Texas, which is within the Houston area.

US gymnast Simone Biles celebrates with her gold medal after the women's individual all-around final in Rio on August 11, 2016

Report: One in Ten Olympic Committee Members Is a Noble

A Brazilian newspaper has published a dive into the world of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), where nobility is vastly overrepresented compared to the greater world population, despite the group’s claims its members are those “considered more qualified for the job.”

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Does Outcry Over Al Trautwig’s Comments Actually Hurt the Adoption Movement?

Late Sunday night, longtime sports commentator Al Trautwig, one of NBC’s announcers for women’s gymnastics, ignited a firestorm when discussing the family of three-time world champion, Simone Biles. In the midst of the broadcast, Mr. Trautwig referred to Nellie and Ron Biles as Simone’s “grandparents” – something that was technically true, though not entirely accurate.


Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi Wins Bronze at Rio Olympics

Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi overcame an early loss to win a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, becoming the first Israeli athlete to win a medal at the 2016 games, and the first Israeli Olympic medalist since windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi took home the bronze in the 2008 games in Beijing.

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FS1’s Cowherd: Olympic Ratings Down Because of Trump, Hillary

During Monday’s “The Herd” on Fox Sports 1, host Colin Cowherd argued that the Olympics ratings are down roughly 28 percent because of the extreme like and dislike people have towards the GOP and Democratic presidential nominees. “The Donald Trump,


Watch: The Obamas Wish Team USA Good Luck at the Rio Olympics

On Friday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sent out a message to the entire United States Olympic team, encouraging them to bring home the gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent


Israeli Victims Of 1972 Games Honored 44 Years On

Widows of two of the 11 Israelis killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics got the recognition that they had so long sought with a ceremony and minute’s silence at the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

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Brazil: Domestic Jihadi Plot Against Olympics ‘Surprises’ Officials

Brazil’s ministries of Justice and Defense are playing catch-up following a report from French authorities that Brazilian Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists were plotting an attack on the French Olympic team during next month’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 05: Police watch as a new VLT (Light Rail Vehicle) passes on the day the system was inaugurated ahead of the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games on June 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An initial section of the new system was inaugurated …