U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement during the Rio Games following an alleged holdup at a Brazilian gas station. "Ryan Lochte was charged with the crime of falsely reporting a crime," Brazilian police said in a statement, according to AFP. Brazilian police recommended on Thursday that prosecutors present charges against Lochte for a false crime report, after the U.S. swimmer told police and media last week that he and three team mates were robbed...
Kasi Bennett, Usain Bolt girlfriend, hot Instagram pics (photos gallery)
Olympic superstar Usain Bolt is well on his way to Wilt Chamberlain territory as he brought approximately 10 women back to his hotel room in London this week. It comes on the heels of several stories that speak of Bolt going on some sort of sex-capade post-Rio Games. His longtime girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, is not happy - according to this Sun report. Above are some of Bennett's best offerings on Instagram.
Needham is having a rally for Aly Raisman this Saturday
Olympic champion Aly Raisman will be welcomed home after her reign in Rio with a rally in Needham this Saturday. Raisman's hometown will hold the "Rally for Aly" in the Town Common on Aug. 27, beginning at 11 a.m. Though her welcome-home celebration after the 2012 London Olympics had the gymnast display her medals in a parade, this year's celebration won't have Raisman waving from a float. “It’s really going to be a more intimate setting,” Needham town official Sandy Cincotta told WBZ. “We’d...
Usain Bolt is probably a member of the Illuminati, New World Order
If one was to guess which athlete on this Earth was a part of a super-secret, out-of-this world secret society that is in touch with the origins of man and/or beings on other planets - Usain Bolt would garner plenty of votes. The Jamaican track superstar dominated in Rio and it's often hard to fathom how one human in one sport is that much better than his or her closest competitor. Conspiracy theorists are currently having a field day with Bolt, who in addition to his excellence on the track,...
Lenny Wilkens says 1992, 1996 Dream Teams were best but 2016 isn't far behind
The United States Olympic men’s basketball team may be golden but this 2016 team is not the best ever, so says one NBA coaching legend who also has tasted Olympic gold. Lenny Wilkens will likely go down as one of the best point guards and coaches ever in the NBA. He also was the man who led the 1996 Olympic basketball squad, dubbed ‘Dream Team II’ by fans and the media. With that group he had to manage egos, unreasonable expectations and yet churned out dominance. Wilkens was an assistant with...
It's been Rio: Olympics wrap up with spectacular closing ceremony [Photos]
Rio knows how to throw a party...and we're not just talking about Carnival. Brazil said 'farewell' to Olympic athletes at its closing ceremonies Sunday, in a stunning show that included dancers, acrobats, musicians, models, celebrities and international dignitaries. The 2016 Games brought us crazy Ryan Lochte news, stories of hometown heroes and standout first-time Olympic athletes, but now they're done until the 2020 Winter Games in Tokyo. (Which we got a sneak preview of last night).
Rio Olympics wrapping up, Heart of Denmark still a party [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
Denmark is still making a splash on Ipanema Beach — and the internet — with its 2016 Rio Olympics hospitality house, Heart of Denmark. RELATED: Danish royal family opens Heart of Denmark pavilion ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics ”We’re tapping into brand-new features on Snapchat and Instagram and have a number of other SoMe [social media] activities lined up at the Danish pavilion too, in order to create a buzz and boost the coverage of Denmark," content digital manager of VisitDenmark Donna...
Kristian Dyer: For Carmelo, Knicks - Olympics is offering perspective
Carmelo Anthony is poised to win his third gold medal in the Olympics, something that should be a bit of pride for New York Knicks fans who have suffered long in waiting for a winner. But if Anthony doesn’t come back from his cruise ship off the coast of Rio a different player then the shiny new bling will mean nothing for Knicks fans. The knock on Anthony was and is and likely will continue to be a selfish player who chucks up shots at his own discretion, driving out of town teammates who...
PHOTOS: Rio 2016 day 13 highlights, medal count
OLYMPIC FIRST Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin becomes the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal in the women's taekwondo contest. She earned a bronze medal after defeating Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden during the women's 57kg event. LIGHTNING BOLT Usain Bolt blew away the competition by finishing in first place during the men's 200-meter finals. BIG WIN FOR QIAN REN Quian Ren, 15, from China wins a gold medal in the women's 10-meter platform diving contest.
Aly Raisman future still up in the air, basking in glow of three Rio medals
Needham's Aly Raisman was part of two select — and very elite — groups of gymnasts at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this month. The athletes on the U.S. women's team dubbed themselves the "Final Five" after winning gold in the team all-around, a reference to the last squad to be guided by the legendary, and now retired, Marta Karolyi. On Tuesday after Raisman won silver and her teammate Simone Biles took gold in the floor exercise, Karolyi called them the "Final Two." They celebrated by eating...
PHOTOS: 2016 Rio Olympics day 12 highlights, medal count
Team USA women’s Olympic hurdlers finished in the top three spots Wednesday night during the 100-meter Hurdles Final. Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali jumped for joy after the race while holding the American flag. Jamaica's Usain Bolt finished the 200-meter semis with a smile on his face as he won first place in the qualifying round. Canadian runner Andre De Grasse finished second. Both will compete in the finals.