Olympics

There's a beer cup craze at the Rio Summer Olympics

"Do you have sailing, equestrian or water polo?" asks the first man. "No, but I have judo, swimming and fencing," replies the second man.This dialogue could be between two teenagers exchanging Rio 2016 figures. But actually it’s a conversation between adults who are swept up in the craze for...

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:20pm

Should you try cupping?

The image of dark, reddish-purple circles on Michael Phelps’ neck and back as he raced towards five gold medals is now fixed in the minds of millions of viewers of this year’s Olympic games.Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now that those circles resulted from cupping...

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 9:42pm

'We love you Mama Aly': Raisman's teammates pen sweet congrats letter

At 22 years old, Needham’s Aly Raisman is the oldest athlete on the United State’s Olympic Gymnastics Team, and someone her fellow “Final Five” teammates have looked up to. After she won silver in the individual all-around final Thursday, Raisman was swarmed by her fellow gymnasts. Before her win...

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:40pm

Is Zac Efron flirting with Olympic gymnast Simone Biles?

Apparently all it takes to get noticed by Zac Efron is an Olympic gold medal — easy enough, right?Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has made it publicly known that her heart belongs to the American heartthrob; and although the 19-year-old might be a little young for 28-year-old Zac Efron, like true love...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:32pm

The Olympic sports that burn the most and least calories

The armchair spectators among you have probably come to the conclusion that some Olympic sports really are more physically demanding than others — and now science has proved it.Experts fromtreated.com, an online clinic, researched 28 Olympic events and discovered how many calories each event burns....

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 8:06pm

The most NSFW photos from the 2016 Rio Olympics so far

The FCC seems to turn the other way when it comes to the Summer Olympics as you'll typically see more skin in one NBC Olympic Primetime telecast than the entire third season of HBO's Game of Thrones.We're not even a week into the 2016 games in Rio, but there havealready been plenty "damn, was I...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:47am

PHOTOS: Rio 2016 Olympic Games day two highlights

Day two of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ended with amazing gold medal victories from U.S. Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps andKatie Ledecky, with Ledeckysetting a new world record in the Women's 400m Freestyle.Metro looksat the stunning photographythat came from the Games' second day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 1:33am

Slate on Soccer: USWNT look like they're on the way to gold at Olympics

Somewhat lost amid all the predictable mishaps in the early going of the sure to be disastrous Rio Olympics, the 2016-17 European soccer season is already upon us! On Sunday afternoon, Manchester United beat the defending BPL champion Leicester City 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in the Community Shield (...

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 11:50pm

Popularity of Aly Raisman, U.S. women's gymnastics has never been higher

At this point, the Summer Olympics should just be renamed “women’s gymnastics, and a bunch of other sports.”That’s how popular the sport has become during the summer games in the United States as only Michael Phelps swimming events can compete, TV-ratings-wise with the girls of the mat, bars, beam...

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 11:40pm

Gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg on vault at Olympics (Warning: Graphic video)

French gymnast SamirAit Said joined the ranks of football playerJoe Theismann, pro wrestler Sid Vicious and UFC fighter Anderson Silva this past weekend when he suffered one of the most gruesome injuries you can sustain in a sporting event.Said's leg literally snapped and bent at a 90-degree angle...

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 4:58am

Olympics women's gymnastics live and TV schedule (NBC streaming)

A look at the real time and broadcast times for women's gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Click here for a Live Stream of NBC's coverage.Sunday, Aug. 7Team qualifications - 4:30 - 6 p.m. EDT (Live)7 p.m. - midnight (NBC TV broadcast)Tuesday, Aug. 9Team All-Around competition 3 - 5:15 p...

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 9:59pm

These are the New York athletes in the Olympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics are set to kick off Friday night with the opening ceremony, where athletes from around the world will represent their country before they vie for the gold.Among them will be 554 athletes (262 men, 292 women) from the U.S. competing in 30 sports.There will also be 30...

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 6:29pm

Princess of Denmark spreads joy with Lego delivery in Rio

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark delivered 5,000 boxes of Legobricks to municipal schools in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday as part of a campaign to promote Danish culture, sports, entertainment and tourismagainst the backdrop of the multi-national Summer Olympics in Brazil.”Legohas become one of...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 4:34am

Aly Raisman hot new Instagram, gymnastics pics (photos gallery)

Aly Raismanwill compete at her second Olympic Games starting this week in Rio.Now 22-years-old, Raisman is extremely well-known in the States - partially because she competed on "Dancing with the Stars" in 2013. With women's gymnastics as arguably the highest profile sport in each Summer's Olympics...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 3:48am

Sid Rosenberg: 5 Team USA athletes who should dominate in Rio Olympics

There has been a lot to talk leadingup to the 2016 Rio Olympic gamesand not all of it has been comforting.Unfortunately the Zika virus, living conditions, prostitution, and security concerns have overshadowed many of the exciting athletes and teams thatwill be competing in this year's Olympic games...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 1:39am

5 events USA fans can't miss at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

The 2016 Olympics officially open with Friday night's Opening Ceremony at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã Stadium (7 p.m., NBC), an iconic soccer venue that's hosted matches since 1950.And despite controversies about venues not being ready, polluted water, the Zika virus, and more, the Olympics will go...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 1:09am

Michael Phelps is NOT the best Olympic performer ever, says historian

(Reuters) -An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian.Phelps holds the record for career gold medals at 18, followed by Soviet gymnasts Larisa Latynina (nine) and Nikolai Andrianov (seven).But as Bill Mallon points...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 1:03am

Danish royal family opens Heart of Denmark pavilion ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics

With the Danish National Girls’ Choir and Brazilian musician Daniel Jobim singing “The Girl from Ipanema” in the background, the Danish royal family opened Heart of Denmark, a hospitality house on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday.Heart of Denmark is a 3,230-square-foot beach pavilion...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 5:18am

Summer Olympics previews: Kyle Lowry ecstatic to be representing USA

Becoming an NBA All-Star starter for the second straight year,then being in the house watching Villanova, where he played for Jay Wright & Co. more than a decade ago, win the National Championship?Those are things Kyle Lowry says don’t really surprise him.But being an Olympian?You’ve got to be...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:57am

Summer Olympics previews: NJ's Kyrie Irving seeking gold to go with NBA ring

Kyrie Irving is a walking factoid.Did you know he was born in Melbourne, Australia, and that his dad was a pro hoops player Down Under?Did you know he was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, and that he won the recent NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers?And did you know he grew up in West...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 11:13pm