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Gabby Douglas has it all. She's adorable, amazingly talented and is now a two time gold medal winning gymnast. Douglas is basically America's newly crowned sweetheart and she definitely deserves the love.  Today, Douglas won herself an all-around individual gold medal for her crowd pleasing and gravity-defying skills. This one will go pretty nicely next to the team gold medal she won earlier this week. The "Flying Squirrel" beat out Russian gymnast Victoria Komova in a tight competition with 62.232 points versus Komova's 61.973. Read More
  It started with Saudi Twitter user Sultan Al Hilali, who posted a hash tag that translates as “Prostitutes of the Olympics.” Some tweeted in support of the vile phrase, but supporters of Saudi Arabia’s first two female Olympians flocked to the rescue, drowning out their ignorant and misogynistic words of hatred. It’s no secret that it hasn’t been smooth sailing for Wojdan Shaherkani (Judo) and Sarah Attar (athletics), female athletes from a country where they jail women for getting behind the wheel of a car. Read More
As the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games gets closer and closer--and the internet continues to buzz with anticipation--it seems like the perfect time to discover these incredible sports-themed collages by Berlin artist Jens Ullrich. Ullrich seamlessly combines kinetic sports photos with black and white images of classical sculptures that are surprisingly energetic. Whether they have you jonesing to hit the gym the second you get off work or itching to reclaim your collaging-shears to cut up every old magazine in sight, Ullrich's images are certainly inspiring. Read More
No, I'm not talking about hot women in the the Olympics. Well, they could be. Regardless, these women are knock outs in the true sense. This year's games marks a first and a last: the first time women will compete in boxing and the last time women will be closed out of any part of the Olympics.   Women’s boxing is an Olympic sport for the first time, with thirty-six fighters in three weight classes competing. Read More
We're not the sportiest bunch, so we just learned that the U.S. Olympic Committee annually elects a "Hall of Fame Class." This year's hall of famers were just announced, and these winning jocks will be inducted in an awards ceremony on August 24th in Chicago. We couldn't help but notice that the class includes some amazing women… Kristine Lilly, midfielder for the Women’s National Soccer Team: Lilly is a three-time Olympian, with two gold medals and one silver. She started every Olympic match of her career and played all but 22 minutes in Olympic competition. Read More