Posts tagged "Olympics"

Victor Voronov Feels “Duped” By Estranged Husband Johnny Weir

When ice skating superstar Johnny Weir tied the knot with Georgetown law grad Victor Voronov in a civil ceremony on Dec. 30, 2011, it was the dream union, complete with handwritten vows, a new year to start their life together and tons of excitement.

“Marrying Victor has been the greatest moment in my…

By: Andrea Simpson / March 24, 2014

Olympian Gus Kenworthy Reunited with Sochi Puppies, Reveals Two Dogs Died

It was a happy, yet sad reunion for Olympic US silver medalist Gus Kenworthy on Today this morning (March 14, 2014).

Kenworthy, with the help of Humane Society International and good friend Robin Macdonald, who stayed behind in Russia for nearly a month after the Olympics, brought the dogs home.

By: Michael Prieve / March 14, 2014

Justin Bieber Didn’t Really Like the Whole “Loser Keeps Bieber” Olympics Joke

Though Justin Bieber was thrilled that Canada’s mens ice hockey team had beaten U.S.A. at the Sochi Olympics this Friday, he wasn’t too happy with the running joke that the losing side would have to be the one to put up with him (and his antics).

Taking to Twitter, the troubled singer, who…

By: Gabrielle Chung / February 21, 2014

NBC’s Bob Costas Has A Double Eye Infection, Has “No Idea” Where He Is

Poor, chocolate-covered Bob Costas.  The moral compass of sports has been struck down by an infection in both eyes, preventing him from doing any further coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Matt Lauer  and co. called in to check on Costas this morning from the Today show, who informed Lauer that he would…

By: Kelly Lynch / February 11, 2014

Bitch Is Flawless: Johnny Weir’s Sochi Olympics Style

ILY Johnny Weir.

The retired figure skater is famous for his costumes, and NBC struck gold when they tapped him to commentate alongside former Olympian Tara Lipinski at this year’s Sochi Olympics.

By: Kelly Lynch / February 11, 2014

Sochi 2014: The Russian Police Choir Gets Down to “Get Lucky”

What’s funnier than a bunch of foreigners singing a pop song?  A bunch of foreigners in uniform singing a pop song in Russia during the Olympics Opening Ceremony.

By: Kelly Lynch / February 8, 2014

7 Things To Know About The Sochi Olympics

Ah, Sochi.  Billed as a quiet little resort town in a sub-tropical climate, the Russian city is just under 1,000 miles south of Moscow, but uncomfortably close to unstable regions.

Sochi won 2014 Winter Olympics bid seven years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that the world woke up and asked itself what…

By: Kelly Lynch / February 6, 2014

Irina Shayk’s Sexy Photo Won’t Convince Anyone to Watch The Olympics

Russian model Irina Shayk seems to be the only person excited about the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics (aside from NBC, but that’s a contractually obligated kind of excited).

My special Olympic swimsuit #go Russia #Sochi 2014,” Shayk wrote on her official Facebook page.

While that was happening, journalists who have already arrived i…

By: Kelly Lynch / February 5, 2014

Tokyo To Host 2020 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

The voting took place on Saturday in Buenos Aires, as committee members selected between the capital of Japan, Madrid and Istanbul. [via CNN]

By: Peggy Truong / September 7, 2013

Michael Phelps Splits With Girlfriend Megan Rossee: ‘They Were Too Young,’ Her Mom Confirms (EXCLUSIVE)

“Michael needs to smell the flowers after having such a competitive career.”

That’s how the mother of Michael Phelps’ ex-girlfriend, Megan Rossee, described the split between her model daughter and the most decorated Olympian of all time.

But Susan Rossee insisted to Celebuzz the split is far from acrimonious.

“They remai…

By: Cliff Renfrew / January 3, 2013

Missy Franklin Gets Olympic Rings Tattoo: 9 Other Athletes With Tattoos (PHOTOS)

Gabby Douglas may have splurged on a McMuffin after taking home Olympic gold in women’s gymnastics, but four-time gold medalist Missy Franklin decided to get something more permanent: a tattoo.

The freshly inked swimmer showed off her new Olympic rings tattoo on her Twitter page.

“All inked up! AHH! Can’t believe it!

By: Crystal Bell / August 20, 2012

The Best and Worst of Summer Olympics: 92 Unforgettable Moments of the London Games (PHOTOS)

On Sunday, the 2012 London Olympics come to a close after two weeks of memorable — and, in many cases, historic — moments.

Over the last 17 days, Celebuzz has been there to cover every inch of the way, from Michael Phelps’ record-setting medal count to gymnast Jordyn Wieber’s unsuccessful — tearful –…

By: / August 12, 2012

Olympics 2012: 7 Things You May Have Missed From Saturday’s Games

Athletes from around the world were still giving it their 110 percent as the London Olympics wrapped up its final full day of games.

The United States continued to dominate in women’s basketball, while Mexico shocked spectators during the men’s soccer final.

On the track, Usain Bolt and Team Jamaica bested…

By: Gabrielle Chung / August 12, 2012

Olympics 2012: 5 Things You May Have Missed From Friday’s Games (PHOTOS)

As the 2012 London Olympic Games wind down, world records and historic moments continue to be made.

Great Britain’s field hockey had a ground-breaking Friday, with the women’s team grabbing its first medal in 20 years.

Who did the beat on their way to victory?

By: Cory Lopez / August 11, 2012

Olympics 2012: 4 Things You May Have Missed From Thursday’s Games (PHOTOS)

Day 13 of the 2012 Olympics in London proved to be especially lucky for Team USA.

Indeed, many of the United States’ finest were victorious in their respective games, particularly the women’s soccer team, who headed into the Gold-medal match hoping to avenge their loss to Japan at the 2011 World Cup.

By: / August 10, 2012

Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony: One Direction May Be Joined By George Michael, The Who

George Michael and The Who are among the latest acts rumored to be joining One Direction at the Olympic Closing Ceremonies Sunday night in London.

Though nothing has officially been confirmed, Michael went ahead and spilled the beans, anyway, tweeting Tuesday:

“Hey everyone, how are you. Spending most of the next…

By: / August 9, 2012

Olympics 2012: 4 Things You May Have Missed From Wednesday’s Games (VIDEO)

Team USA went for Gold — and delivered — on Wednesday, allowing the Red, White and Blue to pull ahead of China in the overall medal count.

The biggest stars of Wednesday? Beach volleyball’s Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, who performed incredibly in the Gold-medal final to claim victory over Americans Jennifer Kessy

By: / August 9, 2012

Olympics 2012: Lolo Jones Blasts Media Amid Teammates’ Complaints They’re Being Overshadowed (VIDEO)

It’s a lose-lose… lose situation for Olympic runner Lolo Jones when it comes to media coverage.

The promising 30-year-old had just placed fourth during Tuesday’s 100-meter hurdle finals and admitted on Twitter that she was very upset by the near-miss.

But, it was a New York Times profile on the athlete…

By: Jethro Nededog / August 8, 2012

Olympics 2012: Who Will Win Wednesday’s All-American Beach Volleyball Final? (POLL)

Late Wednesday afternoon, beach volleyball fans will be treated to an All-American showdown when veterans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh take on the surprise contenders Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in the Gold medal final.

No matter which American team wins, it’s sure to be an exciting finish. May-Treanor and Walsh are headed…

By: / August 8, 2012
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