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Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

First Winter Olympics: Surprising Facts About the 1924 Games – TIME

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

Sorority sister dies 3 weeks after getting hit in head by soccer ball – Fox News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Allie Brodie died from a soccer injury that left her in a coma for three weeks.  (GoFundMe) A University of Alabama freshman will be remembered during a prayer vigil on Wednesday, days after she died from complications stemming from a soccer injury that left her in a coma for three weeks. Allie Brodie, a freshman member of Christian sorority Alpha Delta Chi, was hit in the head by a…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

NASCAR driver brilliantly trolls Denny Hamlin’s apology with math – For The Win

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Things got a little heated during the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. It was the first of three races in the playoffs Round of 8, with the winning driver – Kyle Busch in this case – automatically advancing to the final four. With three laps left in the First Data 500, Denny Hamlin wrecked then-race leader Chase Elliott – both drivers are in the playoffs – and the two heatedly argued…

5 things to know about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – WTAE Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — South Korea’s sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs. With a little more than three months until the opening ceremony, workers are putting finishing touches on scenic skiing and sliding venues and high-rise athletes’ villages. Restaurants have popped…

To Market the Winter Olympics, NBC Gets Niche – AdAge.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

NBC Universal is going small for what might be the broadest and most universally appealing TV event. The peacock is targeting its marketing approach to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea to different pscyhographics. The peacock is putting Olympic viewers into six such segments—including those drawn to the games for the athletes’ heartfelt stories and those who only watch the highlights—and is creating content specifically geared toward each type…

Samsung Gear Sport review: running in circles – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, October 30, 2017

For the past few years, the Apple Watch has dominated the fledgling smartwatch world. But while Google’s Android Wear platform has gone through fits and starts, Samsung has built an extensive wearable lineup running on its own platform with the Gear watches. The latest is the new Gear Sport, a $299.99 smartwatch that works with both iOS and Android smartphones. The Gear Sport blends some of the features of last…

For Marketing the Winter Olympics, NBC Gets Niche | Media – AdAge – AdAge.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

NBC Universal is going small for what might be the broadest and most universally appealing TV event. The peacock is targeting its marketing approach to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea to different pscyhographics. The peacock is putting Olympic viewers into six such segments—including those drawn to the games for the athletes’ heartfelt stories and those who only watch the highlights—and is creating content specifically geared toward each type…

NASCAR Playoffs: What we learned at Martinsville – Autoweek

Monday, October 30, 2017

On Sunday night at Martinsville Speedway, the NASCAR community collectively learned something it always knew: We need more short tracks. And honestly, to hell with the excuses, NASCAR. We’re all sick of hearing about the five-year sanctioning agreements, the lack of hospitality space, nearby casinos or whatever reason big league stock-car racing has evolved into weekly cookie-cutter slot-car events. The people have spoken. It’s been awhile since a…

NASCAR’s O’Donnell shares thoughts on chaotic Martinsville ending … – Nascar

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Soccer player needs 10 stitches to fix his penis after taking cleat in the groin – CBSSports.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

Mariano Bittolo didn’t have a great weekend.  YouTube Soccer players are often criticized for their theatrics and embellishments when it comes to being fouled, but occasionally we all get a reminder that the sport can be quite brutal. We got one of those reminders this weekend. It came at the expense of Mariano Bíttolo — Argentine defender for Spanish club Albacete — and his privates. During a match over the…

NASCAR Just Found The Cure To Its Woes: A Race Every Week At Martinsville – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Chase Elliott wrecked late in a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup playoff race in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) NASCAR now has a template for regenerating some of the interest in stock-car racing that had faded away: Put on more shows like the First Data 500, Sunday’s race at Martinsville, Va., which ended with a frenzied finish, a pile of crumpled cars and four seething drivers hollering in one…

NASCAR Cup Series | Results and 3 takeaways from Sunday’s race at Martinsville – Charlotte Observer

Monday, October 30, 2017

Kyle Busch advanced to the championship race for the third consecutive year with his win on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, but there are other implications from the race as well. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Sunday’s First Data 500 race: 1. One golden ticket down has been punched For all the drama that went down on Sunday, the easiest takeaway is that Kyle Busch won and in doing…

NASCAR Cup Series | Results and 3 takeaways from Sunday’s race at Martinsville – Charlotte Observer

Monday, October 30, 2017

Kyle Busch advanced to the championship race for the third consecutive year with his win on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, but there are other implications from the race as well. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Sunday’s First Data 500 race: 1. One golden ticket down has been punched For all the drama that went down on Sunday, the easiest takeaway is that Kyle Busch won and in doing…

Kyle Busch earns spot in NASCAR championship race at Martinsville – The Denver Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — There should be no confusion about the intensity of NASCAR’s playoffs after Sunday’s show at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott could have won, same for Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin, too. It was Kyle Busch, though, who punched his ticket into NASCAR’s championship race with a victory in overtime of a race that turned wild very, very quickly and ended with a multicar accident after Busch took the…

Kyle Busch earns spot in NASCAR championship race at Martinsville – The Denver Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — There should be no confusion about the intensity of NASCAR’s playoffs after Sunday’s show at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott could have won, same for Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin, too. It was Kyle Busch, though, who punched his ticket into NASCAR’s championship race with a victory in overtime of a race that turned wild very, very quickly and ended with a multicar accident after Busch took the…

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Are Just Around the Corner … – NBCNews.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — South Korea is preparing to welcome the world, with Wednesday marking 100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are 18 things to know about the Games: 1. The Olympic flame will begin making its way around South Korea this week. The relay’s theme is “Let Everyone Shine,” and about 7,500 torchbearers will participate. Along its path to PyeongChang, the torch will…

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Are Just Around the Corner … – NBCNews.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — South Korea is preparing to welcome the world, with Wednesday marking 100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Here are 18 things to know about the Games: 1. The Olympic flame will begin making its way around South Korea this week. The relay’s theme is “Let Everyone Shine,” and about 7,500 torchbearers will participate. Along its path to PyeongChang, the torch will…