Olympic ambassadors are chosen from the host country’s exemplary citizens. Since the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, who better to represent Japan than the likes of the seventh hokage and a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan? Troll level: Shin-chan.
Japanese wrestler Risako Kawai showed the world a new wrestling tradition when she won the gold medal in the women’s 53kg freestyle division at Rio 2016. This should be done in every sport. Spike the coach, dunk the coach…
Rio 2016 ended golf’s 112-year absence from the Olympics, but being a quiet sport many folks are not aware that it’s back. Beer maker Michelob thought they’d give golf a tongue-in-cheek boost using a simple yet effective edit.
“At this point, the pupils dilate, attempting to pick off the slowest people attempting to run away.”The Onion continues its faux Olympics coverage by looking at how competitive archers suppress the urge to plant an arrow on someone’s face.
“We, the People, would like you to know that wherever you go we’re right by your side.” Chance the Rapper performs an original song for Nike’s sponsored Olympians. Please support the USA men’s basketball team in their quest to win gold by a bazillion points.
(PG-13: Language) With the 2016 Olympics underway, Last Week Tonight looks at NBC’s godawful coverage of the opening ceremony, Brazil’s sleazy acting President, the first ever Refugee Olympic Team and more.
“Watching who can run fastest in a straight line for 9 seconds gives me hours of enjoyment.” Our beloved ultra spiritual guru JP shares his thoughts on gymnastics, the unpredictable USA men’s basketball and other Olympic sports.
This feel-good flick tells the story of Eddie Edwards, an eccentric young man who aspired to be an Olympic athlete, and settled on becoming a ski jumper – an odd choice given the fact that Britain hadn’t entered in that sport in almost 60 years.
On the surface, Olympic figure skating is a precise and graceful blend of athleticism and performance. So leave it to Sad and Useless to dig up this gallery of hilariously frozen moments which live up to none of those ideals.
If you’ve ever thought about taking a ride on a luge, you’ll probably reconsider it after you watch this clip of doubles luger Matt Morenson as careening down an Olympic track at speeds greater than 80MPH. Take another ride here.
Keep your eye on Dave Wottle, the guy at the back of the pack in this footage from the 1972 Olympic 800-meter event. If you look up “sandbagger” in the encyclopedia, they should have a picture of this guy.
Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will be attending his sixth Winter Olympics at Sochi as a downhill skier for team Mexico. The 55-year-old Olympic Prince will be competing in style with a state of the art ski suit modeled after traditional Mariachi garb.
For some reason, we assumed the snow covering the slopes at the Olympic games was natural. In fact, much of it is made using powerful machines from SMI Snow Makers, who capture clean water and convert it into piles of realistic snow.