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One of these days, Usain Bolt is gonna run hard through the finish line of the 200m (like how he did in the 100m the other day.) Alas, he leaves the world record of 19.19 seconds to be beaten another day (his time was 19.66.) He’s now the only person to win this event three times at the IAAF Athletics World Championships.
This week’s theme: What’s the big deal? (Please read that in Jerry Seinfeld’s voice.) The three big stories this week were Johnny Manziel’s Johnny Hancock, Clint Dempsey transferring to the MLS, and soon-to-be Olympic host Russia arresting gay people.
The International Olympic Committee is considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as an Olympic sport in time for the 2016 Games in Rio, which is a fantastic idea. Though the decision won’t be made on the addition until August, it got us thinking: If we could only have three players from each country team up to play a half-court game, who gets the nod?
Russian Wrestling Coach: The Gays Dropped Wrestling From The Olympics. They Will Soon Rule The World!
Lots of people were outraged when wrestling was dropped from the Olympics. A Russian wrestling coach understandably was, too. He had an interesting reason for it, though. Apparently, it was all the fault of those gays who will soon take over the world.
The IOC Eliminated Wrestling From The 2020 Summer Olympics, So Here’s A List Of Other Former Olympic Sports
Oh, so you thought as time passed, progress was achieved? Well, everything is backwards in Russia, friend! Russia is in the midst of passing an anti-gay bill, which basically criminalizes any public display of gay rights. And since the 2014 Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia, this will affect people outside of the country, too. Details, after the jump.
We’ve already told you about how Suzy Favor Hamilton went from Olympian runner to prolific Las Vegas escort, all while performing promotional work for Disney. As our own Glenn Davis noted in the original post, we’re certianly not here to judge. But The Daily Beast looked into the escort service, and the details shed some more (sketchy) light on this strange situation.
Gabby Gabrielle Douglas appeared recently on Oprah’s Next Chapter, and spoke candidly to Oprah about a few things, that, if you weren’t an expert on Douglas, you probably didn’t know. Watch the clips, and stay tuned for a tender moment between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. And a non-tender moment between some of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. That Teresa’s a real bitch.