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It’s no secret that the members of Pussy Riot have not been warmly welcomed back into Russia. The absolutely repulsive video footage of members being attacked with whips and pepper spray has gone viral over the past couple of days. Earlier today though, in Sochi, a press conference held by Pussy Riot in collaboration with Cinema For Peace and The Voice Project (organizations that utilize the powers of film and music to create and encourage ... Read More
  Today, there’s another reason to applaud the Olympic diver, Tom Daley! In a moving Youtube video released this morning, Tom Daley revealed he is in a romantic relationship with another male.  “This has been a hard decision to make,” he wrote in the video summary, “but I wanted you to hear this from me.” Daley shared that the majority of his family and friends have been overwhelmingly supportive when he told them about the ... Read More
Members of FEMEN, a Ukranian feminist activist group, bring attention to their cause by baring their boobies.  The group known for topless protests has now started something of a feminist “international training camp” in France, which opened on September 18. Inna Shevchenko, a prominent FEMEN member, was wearing nothing but salmon-colored denim shorts and the words “Free Riot” painted on her body when she chainsawed down a giant ... Read More
This summer it was hard for me to catch a lot of the Olympics because I don’t have a TV, so once in awhile I’d be lured into a bar, and with surprise (or perhaps not), found myself watching in awe, cheering, and even crying at the Olympians’ accomplishments. (Gabby Douglas had me tearing up over my beer.) But the one game I knew I couldn’t- and wouldn't- miss was the U.S. women’s soccer team taking on Japan for the  Gold. If you don’t know, the ... Read More
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. Although the sport as a whole has slipped ... 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 ... Read More
As I was surfing the girl wide web this morning, I came across a video series put together by The New York Times, “About Time” on three female boxers as they prepared to compete for a spot on the first ever (that’s right, the FIRST) U.S. Women’s Boxing Team competing in the Olympics this year. Men have been competing in Olympic boxing since 1904 but women’s professional boxing wasn’t recognized until 1993 after 16-year-old ... Read More
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