I love this.
This is what the Olympics are about.
Ohmygosh. Felix Sanchez. This guy made me cry when he cried….
At the Beijing Olympics, the morning of the preliminary heat, he got the news that his grandma had died. He ran, but ended up doing horribly. He cried the whole day. He vowed that he would win a medal for her before he retired. And today in London, he won the gold. That picture on the ground is of himself and his grandma.
Serena Williams - Women’s Singles Tennis Gold Medalist
Gabrielle Douglas captures gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition. She becomes the first African-American woman to win this title and the first American woman to capture gold in both individual and team events in the same Olympics.
USA women win gold in gymnastics
The clock never started! So Heidemann had more than one second to land the winning touch. At the very least, whether she landed it in time was highly in doubt. The match should have continued into another round, but instead Shin was declared the loser. So South Korea’s coach went to the judges.
Despite the clock issue, they ruled that the touch was good and that Heidemann was the victor. South Korea’s coach went off to file a formal appeal.
And Shin A Lam, now in tears, refused to live the piste (the platform that they fence on). In fencing, leaving the piste means that you have officially accepted the judges’ ruling. And seeing as the clock didn’t start, and she should still have a shot at gold, she sat down. It’s the filibuster of fencing.
god damnit nbc
my favorite part of the olympics
Just read that the Egyptian Olympics team had to evacuate their hotel rooms because their hookah set off the fire alarm.
CLASSIC ARAB MOVE.