DC Sports Bog: Olympics


Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Morning pixels: Redskins top Nats on bar televisions

If you were at one of the bars who ignored the Nats game, you missed one heck of a pitching performance.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Nats, Olympics | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Jordan Zimmermann, Kurt Suzuki, Kirk Cousins

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Morning pixels: Phillies sell out streak ends

Phillies fans might want to consider taking back their own park.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:39 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins, Olympics | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Bryce Harper, Kurt Suzuki, Edwin Jackson

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Alex Ovechkin goes nuts after Maria Kirilenko’s bronze medal win

Tweets from Ovi in London suggest that Moscow is in for one big party.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:32 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Olympics | Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Alex Ovechkin with Kobe Bryant, Serena Williams at Olympics

Clearly Ovi is having the time of his life in London.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Olympics | Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Racing presidents continue Olympic tributes with fencing

It’s a little surprising that George isn’t better with a sword.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Nats

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Morning pixels: Redskins fan appreciation day news

According to the team, last year’s celebration drew over 29,000 fans.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Redskins, Olympics | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Bill Hamid, DeAngelo Hall

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Racing Presidents honor Olympics by race walking

Clearly this was some technically sloppy race walking.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Olympics | Tags:  President's Race, Racing Presidents

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Morning pixels: Redskins open camp

The first day of camp was full of fans, heat, and some football.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:18 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards, Olympics | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, DeAngelo Hall, Chris Cooley, Adam Carriker, Alexander Semin, Davey Johnson

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Morning pixels: Davey pulls Gio, everyone gets mad

It’s that time of the season where every move the Nats make is going to make people nervous.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Olympics, Redskins, D.C. United | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Nile Paul, Tyler Clippard, Ben Olsen

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Maryland’s Missy Meharg is an Olympic commenter for NBC Sports

The coach of the Maryland field hockey

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:07 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, Olympics | Tags:  NBC Sports, Missy Meharg

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Venus Williams as a patriotic Princess Leia

Helping the Kastles win their 10 millionth match in a row, the tennis superstar shows off her Olympic locks.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Tennis | Tags:  Venus Williams, Washington Kastles

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Morning pixels: Ted Leonsis offers some explanations

An in depth Q&A with Ted Leonsis gets some pretty detailed answers about the current state of his teams.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:28 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Caps, Redskins, Wizards, Olympics | Tags:  Redskins, Ted Leonsis, Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Andray Blatche, Nick Young, JaVale McGee

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Obama, the Kiss Cam and the smooch heard ‘round the world

How a basketball gimmick landed the president in the middle of a controversy.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:35 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Wizards | Tags:  Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Kevin Durant at Barry Farm

Durant and teammate James Harden check out some Goodman League action.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics | Tags:  Kevind Durant, Barry Farm, Goodman League

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Cardboard Dan Hellie in London

The dashing NBC Washington sports anchor shows up in London’s tourist sights, two-dimensionally.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:43 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Media | Tags:  Dan Hellie, Doug Kammerer

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/01/2010

Miracle on Ice was a WJLA Fail

One of the lasting storylines of these Olympics will be NBC, both for its tape-delay madness and for its delay in recognizing that the U.S. hockey team was going to generate a heckuva a lot of interest. By the end, of course, those things were solved for at least one...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Olympics

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/18/2010

D.C's Official USA Curling hotel

Brian Reymann's plans to transform his downtown D.C. hotel into a curling mecca began with the idea that he could maybe get a plastic curling set to put in his bar, allowing people to goof around while drinking a beer or two. And somewhere along the line, Reymann wound up...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/23/2008

Links: Sex, Drugs and Shameless Self-Promotion

Lindsay Applebaum here, with today's roundup of Olympics-related links: - Sex, and lots of it in the Olympic Village. (The Times) - How much would you pay for Michael Phelps's sperm? (AOL Fanhouse) - Shawn Johnson is Kelly Kapowski. (Fourth-Place Medal) - Blonska caught doping, but it's all her husband's...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/23/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 08/22/2008

Links of the Day

Lindsay Applebaum here with a quick roundup of today's Olympics-related linkage: - Michael Phelps is responsible for childhood obesity. What a jerk. (L.A. Times) - Tiki Barber did not say what we think he said...or did he? (Newsday) - Phelps chooses Stephanie Rice over Lindsay Lohan. (AOL Fanhouse) - Another...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:29 PM ET, 08/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/22/2008

Getting By in Beijing

Three days to go in Beijing, and I'm just killing time. I've discovered a new way to annoy the relentlessly helpful volunteers: keep one shoe untied. It drives them batty. They emerge out of every crevice of the building to tell you about your urgent shoelace problem. I just wave...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 08/21/2008

Women's Soccer Gold Medal Quotes

Still working on a few things over in Beijing, where it's 5 a.m. and counting, but I figured I'd put up a few quotes from a very happy, very gold-colored U.S. post-game mixed zone. Here's the game story. The medal ceremony, if you didn't see, was endless; the Brazilians looked...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:21 PM ET, 08/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/21/2008

A Few Words About Olympic Parties

Sadly, I didn't spend as much time this month at wild, champagne-pouring-from-the-rafters parties as I had anticipated. In fact, mostly I either skipped the parties, or forgot about the parties, or spent the parties standing outside on red carpets and marveling at the prodigious size of Beijing insects that were...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/21/2008

Amaechi, Kobe and Being Uncomfortable

John Amaechi's name bubbled up into the U.S. sports blogscape earlier this week, after he told a U.S. reporter that his only Olympic meeting with Kobe Bryant "didn't go well." I had actually asked Amaechi if we could chat last week, but we didn't sit down until yesterday, when those...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Olympics

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/21/2008

U.S. Beats Brazil, 1-0, For Gold

The U.S. women's soccer team just won the gold medal, with a 1-0 win over heavily favored Brazil in overtime at Beijing's Workers Stadium. The skilled Brazilians, who had the better of play for most of the night, collapsed in tears, sitting by themselves, scattered around the field. The Americans,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/20/2008

Argentina's Football Party Bus

Remember yesterday how I said that all the Argentine footballers were pounding on their bus windows and singing and chanting and clapping and dancing while they waited for their teammates to emerge out of Workers Stadium? I have several excellent videos of the in-bus ruckus, but I don't think I'm...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/20/2008

Yet Again, Folks Eat Scorpions on Sticks

The last time I mentioned those legendary Beijing treats that have, for generations, been eaten by Western men attempting to impress their girlfriends, I attempted to justify myself for covering ground that has been stampeded into dust by an American press corps that just can't get enough of Beijing's Donghuamen...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/20/2008

Olympic Link Roundup

Lindsay Applebaum here, bringing you everything (important) that the Internet has to offer on the Olympics: - Beijingers are not familiar with the Boston Red Sox. Must be nice. (Boston Globe) - Lindsay Lohan thinks Michael Phelps is "[bleeping] amazing." (Deadspin) - Larry, Moe, Curly and the rest of the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 08/20/2008

Usain Bolt Runs Fast

Overheard in the media area as Usain Bolt set a world record in the 200-meters. "[Expletive]." "That was the most ridiculous thing I've seen in my life." "That was sick." "Oh my God." "Um, did I really lose my BlackBerry again?" I'll let you guess who said that last one....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:27 AM ET, 08/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/20/2008

USA 89-61 After Three

And there's your rout. Kobe Bryant three-pointer. Carmelo Anthony three-pointer. LeBron James diving save of a loose ball. Kobe Bryant free throw. Jason Kidd layup. Kobe reverse layup. Kobe three-pointer. Going back to the end of the first half, that made 19 consecutive points, 11 coming from Kobe. Oh, and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/20/2008

USA 55-43 at the Half

What seemed like it might be an interesting halftime suddenly got a lot less so, and that's no offense intended against the sword-wielding halftime performers. The Aussies missed open three-pointers on their last three possessions, and the Americans closed with a Kobe Bryant fall-away and a Deron Williams three at...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 08/20/2008

USA 25-24 After One Quarter

Greetings from Wukesong Gymnasium, where the U.S. men's basketball quarterfinal rout over hopelessly overmatched Australia has yet to begin. The Kareem Hakeem Redeem Team has yet to be seriously tested in this tournament, and that shouldn't change today, especially with Andrew Bogut picking up two quick fouls. (Although the refs...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:24 AM ET, 08/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/19/2008

Athletes and Their Medals

And here is the (hopefully) more entertaining video version of my conversations with Olympic athletes concerning the garish medals they wear around their necks when they travel around town, and what it's like to show up at a party so clothed. And jeez, upon watching this, it sure looks like...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/19/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/19/2008

Argentina Beats Brazil, 3-0

Final: 3-0 Argentina. The Argentines dance in a circle and then salute the fans. The Brazilians don't. I'm not sure the protocol here, but there was definitely no line of players shaking hands after this one. The Argentines will face Nigeria in Saturday's final, after the Africans pounded Belgium 4-1...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/19/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 08/18/2008

Meet the Lopez Family

Here's another Steinberg-narrated video that's been kicking around our site for a little while, but I wanted to get it up here. In a double-dose of corporate-sponsored happiness, I caught up with America's first family of taekwondo at a Hilton reception hosted by Club Bud sometime in the past few...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:59 PM ET, 08/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/18/2008

Vaguely Inappropriate, Olympics-Related Links

Beijing Sports Smog Special Correspondent/Link Enthusiast Lindsay Applebaum here, just sharing some stuff I found on the Interweb: - 100,000 condoms. 16,500 competitors. Go figure. (Guardian SportBlog) - Communists and trendy AIDS campaigns might actually know what they're doing. (Deadspin) - Hey, where the cheerleaders at? (Fourth-Place Medal) - O...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 08/18/2008

Women's Soccer: U.S. 4, Japan 2

Editor's Note 1: Dan live-blogged the U.S.-Japan women's soccer game. See below for the second half recap or click here for the first half. Editor's Note 2: Dan also provided the audio for this slideshow about the U.S.-Japan game and its implications. To recap, after a slow start, a 1-0...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 08/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 08/18/2008

U.S. Meets Japan in Women's Soccer Semis (Live)

Greetings from a soggy and long-hot-shower humid Workers Stadium, where I've worked up up a pretty impressive sweat 30 minutes before gametime. The U.S. women are set to face Japan in what clearly shaped up as the less impressive semifinal, paling next to the Brazil-Germany matchup that just finished up....

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:39 AM ET, 08/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/17/2008

Only One of These Links Is Related to Michael Phelps

Let's just get it out of the way right now: - Michael Phelps is sorry he can't be your Facebook friend. (From Baltimore to Beijing) Now on to the good stuff: - Will Usain Bolt run straight into the NFL? (Fourth-Place Medal) - What's so "interesting," NBC? (Ticket to Beijing)...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/17/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/16/2008

Bolt: Happiness Trumps Time

When I got on a media shuttle in the early morning hours on Sunday, I ran into a Scandinavian journalist who's staying in our hotel. He asked if I saw Usain Bolt smash the world record in tonight's 100-meter dash. I had, of course; the Olympic channel in our office...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/16/2008

Links Only a Mother Could Love

Lindsay Applebaum here, with an assortment of ridiculous Olympics-related links: - Deion Sanders and Nastia Liukin spend the day together. Click only if you have a high threshold for painfully awkward moments. (Fourth-Place Medal) - The Ravens love Michael Phelps right back. (Ticket to Beijing) - The Michael Phelps backlash...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 08/15/2008

Olympic Links of the Day

Ni hao, Internet. Lindsay Applebaum here, with some top-notch Olympic linkage. - Chad Johnson knows "a couple" people who could beat Michael Phelps. . .and Ocho Cinco happens to be one of them. (Fourth-Place Medal) - The L.A. Times' Bill Plaschke takes on China in ping-pong. (Ticket to Beijing) -...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:39 PM ET, 08/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/15/2008

Reese Hoffa's Parlor Trick

If you've looked at any coverage of Olympic shot putter Reese Hoffa within the past 12 months, you're probably seen his famous parlor trick. Why should this source be any different? I spent 120 seconds or so with Hoffa a few months back, and he showed me his skills. Hoffa...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 08/14/2008

Olympic Link Field Trip

Expert link-finder Lindsay Applebaum here, with some must-click (if you're bored) links. Buckle up. - Poor, sad Kobe Bryant and his hard-knock basketball career. (Ticket to Beijing) - Curse of the Gillette ad strikes again. (Rings) - Andrea Joyce eats gymnasts for breakfast. (Deadspin) - Eight [boring] things you might...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:16 PM ET, 08/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/14/2008

USA 51-32 at Halftime

[Live blogging the U.S.-Greece men's basketball game] Well, so much for that. The Americans haven't looked great, but the Greeks have looked considerably worse, and are struggling both to handle the ball and to shoot it. They also look completely undone by the athletic U.S. defense, which means this could...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Olympics

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/13/2008

Olympic Linkfest

Lindsay "Bonita Appleblog" Applebaum here, with the latest installment of "Links I Found by Googling Random Words With Olympics." - Brits lack personal hygiene and a sense of humor. (The Guardian) - Michael Phelps and primates do the same happy dance. (L.A. Times) - Dwyane Wade gets lost in pronunciation....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 08/12/2008

Carmelo Met Some Archers

But first, a word about the sporadic and bizarre nature of these videos. The rule, as I understand it, as that I'm allowed allowed to take video from inside the Main Press Center. Very few international delegations use the MPC during the Games, although the Americans have press conferences here...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 08/12/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Olympics

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 08/11/2008

Olympic Links of the Day

Lindsay Applebaum here with some Olympic-related linkage to share, because I'm feeling generous. Must be that beautiful Olympic spirit. . . - Ralph Lauren embarrasses America with lame outfits. (Gawker) - Some of the Opening Ceremony's fireworks were fake! China, we may one day find it in our hearts to...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:50 PM ET, 08/11/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 08/11/2008

Why Americans Like Women's Gymnastics

A few days ago, a foreign writer came into our media-center office and asked us which American athlete was poised to become America's sweetheart this month. The implication was that this sweetheart would be of the female persuasion. We all thought about it, and then all of us said Shawn...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 08/11/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/10/2008

Links That Will Make You Proud to Be an American*

Washington-based Beijing Sports Smog Special Correspondent Lindsay Applebaum here with an assortment of Olympic-related links: - The Bush Olympic Buffoonery Tour continues. (Fourth-Place Medal) - Chinese sports journalists have way more fun in the press box than American sports journalists do. (Ticket to Beijing) - Oh, say can you. ....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/10/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/10/2008

USA Beats China in Mother of All Games (Updated)

The U.S. men easily dispatched China, 101-70, in the opening (BASKETBALL) game of the Olympics for both teams. The Chinese hung around early and were still within 12 at halftime to the massive delight of the home crowd, but predictably withered under full-court pressure and full-court athleticism in the second...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/10/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Olympics

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/10/2008

USA 74-48 After Three

Very little heckling at the cleverly named Olympic Basketball Gymnasium. The monotony of the cheers is maddening. What happened to the Greeks with their bass drums and the Lithuanians with their swaying Slavic melodies? I miss them. For a hyped game with a packed crowd, two U.S. Presidents and an...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/10/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Olympics

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/10/2008

USA 49-37 at Halftime

Shockingly, the Americans have still failed to pull away from China and its delirious jiayou-ing crowd. It's 49-37 at the half. But at least there's running and gunning, which the previous games here at the cleverly named Olympic Basketball Gymnasium were severely lacking....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/10/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Olympics

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/09/2008

Sports Blog Fans in Beijing

Excuse me a brief moment of self-indulgence. So I'm sitting in the team handball venue, talking to some young American-ish sports fans who confirmed the dominance of sports blogs among a certain set....

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/09/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics, Olympics

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/08/2008

Olympic Linkage

Beijing Sports Smog Special Link Correspondent Lindsay Applebaum here, with some stuff I found by googling "Olympics." It's a science. You wouldn't understand. If geeks ruled the Olympics... (BBspot) Beijing poised to win gold in pollution race! (Wired) Dirk Nowitzki has Olympic fever. (Deadspin) Let's gamble on doping. (The Sporting...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/08/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/08/2008

Dave Barry Discusses Fencing, Cheese

One question I've grappled with in recent days: how to attempt droll tales of Olympic and dairy-producdt absurdity when some others in my immediate vicinity (ahem, Sally Jenkins) are being all serious and thinking important thoughts and writing about pollution and corporate profiteering and the despoiling of the Olympic dream....

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/08/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/07/2008

Links That Aren't About Brett Favre

Ni Hao again, Interweb. Lindsay Applebaum here, bringing you all (well, some) of the Olympic links that are unfit to print (but great for blogging): * 20 fun ways to die at the Summer Olympics. (Athlists) * Steroids don't work for shot-putters. Hey, more for the rest of us! (Page...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 08/07/2008

Jogging in the Smog (With Sally Jenkins)

At some point during our first week here, I came up with the brilliant idea that Sally Jenkins and I should go for a lengthy jog in the smog with the blog and the bog and report back our respiratory findings. So we did so Wednesday morning, she in jogging...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:14 AM ET, 08/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/05/2008

Olympics on the Interweb

Lindsay "Bonita Appleblog" Applebaum here, with a midnight buffet of Olympic-related linkage: * Lowered expectations: Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang thinks he is the #2 "athlete who could be stars of the show in Beijing." (Fourth-Place Medal) * Dogs in China are really pushing their luck. (Reuters) * Olympic athletes are...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/05/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 08/04/2008

SmogChat: Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Our hard-working "live online" staff has determined that the best time for us to conduct our famousish online chats this month will be 10 pm / 11 pm / midnight Beijing time, which translates loosely to 10 am / 11 am / noon D.C. time. I'm gonna help kick things...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:58 PM ET, 08/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/04/2008

Video: Olympic Athletes and Their Weird Dreams

The "Theme Slogan" of these Games, as you might have heard, is "One World One Dream." And at least 17 million Olympic stories this month will talk about various Olympic dreams from various Olympic dreams. My goal was somewhat different: to get Olympic athletes to discuss their literal, asleep-and-sweating and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/04/2008

Olympic Linkage

Ni hao, Internet. Lindsay "Bonita Appleblog" Applebaum here with your daily dose of Olympic-related hijinks: * Michael Phelps's moustache is ridiculous...ly awesome. (Clubhouse Cancer) * Name That Olympic Event (East Coast Bias) * Dogs in Beijing wish it were the Olympics every day. (NYTimes.com) * Official Olympic songs from 1978-present....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Olympics

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/01/2008

Misty May-Treanor: Into Chinese Food

Dan spoke with many of the U.S. Olympians a little while back, and here is the first in a series of videos we'll show from those interviews. In the debut episode, the Bogman/Smogman asks: "What's your favorite Chinese food?"...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  12:37 PM ET, 08/01/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/16/2008

Lisa Leslie Goes Obama

Don't accuse the U.S. women's basketball team of shying away from politics in the run-up to the Olympics. Lisa Leslie came to her media session yesterday wearing a jacket with an Obama for President button. She said she bought it for her mom, "because we're in Chicago, and they're on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/14/2008

Women's Soccer Team Likes Dylan

How did new U.S. women's coach Pia Sundhage greet her new charges after she became the sixth coach in U.S. Women's National Team history this winter? She sang Dylan. "The Times They Are a-Changin'." Not just the chorus, either. "We're anxiously awaiting the first words to come out of her...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/14/2008

Soccer Players on Olympics and Politics

First press conference of the pre-Olympics summit involved the women's soccer team. First few questions were about, you know, Coach Pia Sundhage's experience with the Chinese national team, the changing of the guard, the new coaching philosophy, and so on. Then came the political questions. That's going to be a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/14/2008

I'm in Chicago

Programming note: I'm in Chicago for this U.S. Olympics media summit thing. I understand there's some sort of mild excitement concerning D.C.-based pro sports teams this week, but these Olympic plans were hatched many months ago. Anyhow, it'll probably be pretty quiet around here this week, but next week I'll...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 02/27/2008

Badminton Star Comes to D.C.

"Let's get a quick raise of hands from those who've played competitive badminton indoors," Howard Bach said at the Bank of America health and insurance sales rally meeting this morning. A group of financial industry professionals, who a few minutes earlier had been dancing to the Black Eyed Peas,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:24 PM ET, 02/27/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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