Category Archives: Olympics

Olympic Spotlight: Scott Moir

As one half of the Canadian figure skating team competing for a medal in Ice Dancing, this is Scott Moir, who will do his best to twizzle to the gold tonight. For me, the best part of the ice dancing is the selection of outfits. Figure skating is, as a general rule, the place for flash and pizzazz, and ice dancers embrace that more than any other genre. As for Mr. Moir, he and his partner Tessa Virtue were the Olympic champions in 2010, and the silver medalists in 2014. That’s flashy enough in itself. 

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Olympic Spotlight: Javier Fernández

Representing Spain, figure skater Javier Fernández had a stellar showing in his short program at the Winter Olympics. The long program is slated to take place today and it looks to be a nail-biter. Nathan Chen all but knocked himself out of gold-medal contention, so it’s all up to Adam Rippon to bring home some precious metal for the US. Japan is giving the real threat to Mr. Fernández, with two amazing athletes: Yuzuru Hanyu and Shoma Uno. Hanyu currently sits comfortably in the lead, Fernández is right behind him, and Uno rounds out the top three. It’s going to be quite the night of competition. 

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Olympic Spotlight: Jorik Hendrickx

Adding to the impressive roster of openly-gay athletes competing in this winter’s Olympic games, this is Belgian figure skater Jorik Hendrickx. In his home country, he is a two-time National Champion, and this marks his second Olympic Games. He joins Adam Rippon, Gus Kenworthy and Eric Radford in representing the LGBTQ community, which is a pretty wonderful thing to see. 

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Adam Rippon: Giving Us the Sassiest

Vice President Mike Pence (who didn’t even stand when the host country’s athletes entered during the Parade of Nations – yeah, we all saw it) tried to pretend he wasn’t a homophobic bigot but Adam Rippon wasn’t having any of it, and I’m happy to report he hasn’t backed down from that powerful stance. Pence made overtures to meet with Rippon (dude, get off his jock already) but Rippon quickly pointed out Pence’s anti-gay voting history when refusing a sit-down with the awful man. (It’s on record, so when Pence pretends otherwise it’s an easily-refuted lie.)

I’m more excited about Rippon’s Olympic performances. He just skated a perfect program for the USA’s Figure Skating Team Event (and was robbed by, ahem, the Olympic Athletes from Russia – that’s their moniker being that the country cheated so much and was basically banned from the Olympic games – look it up). But beauty and talent will always defy points and scoring systems, so Rippon can rest assured that he soared over his competition. He competes in the individual events today and tomorrow, and it promises to be mesmerizing. 

 

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Olympic Hunk of the Day: Morgan Ciprès

French pairs skater Morgan Ciprès makes his Hunk of the Day debut just as he finishes up his Olympics experience. If his tight skating trousers weren’t enough to nudge him into Hunk status, a robust shirtless Instagram presence certainly is. 

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Olympic Spotlight: Andrew Kurka

Paralympian Andrew Kurka is participating in more events than I even knew existed: Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Super Combined. Based on the ‘Downhill’ part I’m assuming these are all ski events of some sort. Mr. Kurka started out in his childhood as a wrestler, before an ATV accident damaged his spinal cord. Undaunted, he moved to the monoski, on which he has been garnering awards, accolades and a slew of championship medals. 

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Olympic Spotlight: Tucker West

With a name set for All-American marquee glory, Tucker West is making a more prominent name for himself on Team USA, hurtling to greater recognition by way of the luge. He joins fellow Team USA mates Nick Cunningham, Adam Rippon, Nathan Chen, Chris Fogt, Shaun White, Steven Langton and John Daly in getting a gratuitous shirtless post during these Winter games. The show is not even close to being over…

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Olympic Spotlight: Chris Mazdzer

He was an Olympian in 2010, and he’s currently in South Korea doing it all over again. His sport is the luge and his name is Chris Mazdzer. As of this writing, he’s on the precipice of earning a medal, but anyone who makes it to multiple Olympic games is already a champion in these parts. Congrats to Mazdzer for always exhibiting Olympic spirit. (Especially when he takes his shirt off.)

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Olympic Hunk of the Day: John Daly

His sport is the skeleton race, and this will mark his third Olympic Games. He came out of retirement not only for that, but also to earn his first Hunk of the Day status. This is John Daly, who is heading to Pyeongchang to seek the quickest runs of his career. (No longer will Steven Langton be able to claim the Hunk of the Day honor to himself.) 

 

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Olympic Hunk of the Day: Steven Langton

American bobsledders are making a big splash in this year’s Olympic Games, thanks in large part to the muscled mass of athletes like Steven Langton, who earns his first Hunk of the Day crowning. Here’s wishing him speed, safety and some golden glory. 

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The Naked Olympic Figure Skater: Matteo Guarise

Representing Italy in the pairs figure skating category, this is Matteo Guarise, our first naked figure skater of these games. The opening ceremony is tomorrow night, and this is the best way to start things off. Nothing better than a naked Olympian. Guarise began as a professional roller skater. Why didn’t anyone tell me there was such a thing? I would have taken those Saturdays at High Rollers way more seriously. (And spent more time on the rink as opposed to the place where they sold the fries.) Here’s to the next naked Olympian, whomever he may be…

UPDATE: My increasingly-musty memory has failed me again: an astute reader just pointed out that I had already done a post on Mr. Guarise when he was named Hunk of the Day here. Oops, I did it again. 

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Olympic Hunk of the Day: Patrick Chan

Representing Canada in his third Olympic Games, Patrick Chan is not one of top contenders for the gold in PyeongChang, but I love an underdog, especially one with the hunger for capturing some precious metal in his last time at these Winter Games. He is our Hunk of the Day, thanks to that winning smile and genuine sportsmanship. 

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Winter Olympic Hunks Strip Down

The Winter Olympics 2018 kick off today in PyeongChang and there’s no better way to commemorate the occasion than with a video of ten notable hunks stripping slightly down for the event. Thanks to Cosmopolitan magazine for giving equal-opportunity ogling to these fine athletes, most of whom will be featured in posts coming very soon to this site. (Truth be told, the video is more endearingly awkward than sexy for these athletes, but skin is skin for the thirsty among us.)

Stay tuned for more gratuitous Olympic programming here. It’s how we roll. 

 

 

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Olympic Hunk of the Day: Nick Cunningham

The US Olympic Bobsledding Team has already made the internet rounds, thanks mostly to their meaty thighs and the body strength required to get those sleds into motion. Here’s a close-up on Nick Cunningham, who gets his first Hunk of the Day crowning just in time for the games. 

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Hunk of the Day: John Coughlin

Our parade of figure skaters leading up to this year’s Winter Olympics continues with this Hunk of the Day, John Coughlin.  A two-time US Figure Skating Pair Champion, he brings us into the swizzle-spirit of the season. 

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