Slow-Motion Flaming Tennis Should Be an Official Olympic Sport

It looks like the usual tennis superstars are going to walk away with all the medals at this year's Olympic games—yawn. So to make it more interesting and unpredictable four years from now, perhaps the organizers of the Rio games should consider adding flaming tennis balls into the mix, and filming everything in… »8/04/12 5:00pm8/04/12 5:00pm


The Olympics Are Using Miniature RC Mini Coopers To Retrieve Javelins and Other Track & Field Gear

The 2012 Olympics might best be remembered for being some of the most over-sponsored games ever. But even product placement can occasionally be awesome, like these 1/4-scale RC Mini Coopers that will be used to retrieve hammers, shots, discuses, and javelins when the track & field events finally get under way. »8/02/12 4:20pm8/02/12 4:20pm Helps You Keep Track of the Only Thing That Really Matters at the Olympics

Every nation, broadcast network, and news site on the planet have a way to keep track of the medal count at the Olympics. But why wade through all that other ancillary crap—like stories of athletes overcoming adversity and political drama—when all you care about is what nation has the most medals, and by extension is… »8/01/12 6:40pm8/01/12 6:40pm

Everything You Need To Stage Your Own Backyard Olympics

Every few years the Olympic games brings the world together to watch the planet's finest athletes compete for the gold medal—assuming you've got the money to travel the globe and can afford the ridiculous markups charged by restaurants and hotels in the host city. Not to mention trying to get tickets to the best… »7/31/12 4:00pm7/31/12 4:00pm