How The Walking Dead Helped Win Olympic Gold

Nicola Adams, a boxer and freshly-minted Olympic gold medalist, is currently facing Britain's media answering countless questions about her preparation, training, state of mind, reaction to winning, blah blah blah. » 8/14/12 2:30am 8/14/12 2:30am

The Case For Video Games as an Olympic Sport

If archery is an Olympic sport and shotput is an Olympic sport, consider the Olympic prospects of pulling back a virtual slingshot with one's fingertip, mentally calculating the best trajectory and then letting an Angry Bird fly and smash into some green pigs. » 8/08/12 9:30am 8/08/12 9:30am

The New York Times Puts The Fastest Olympians In History Into One…

Here's something for history nerds, Olympics nerds, and track and field nerds. The New York Times has put together a startlingly cool multimedia presentation that puts all of the past winners of the 100 meter sprint into a single virtual race together. (I'll also take this opportunity to remind you to watch out for… » 8/06/12 10:30pm 8/06/12 10:30pm

My Awesome Sister is the Zelda Gymnast and Yes, She's a Lifelong Gamer

It's been a strange but wonderful week for my sister, Elsa García. Of course there is the excitement of being in London and competing in the Olympic Games, and representing our country, Mexico. And then there was the unexpected reaction to her choice of music in competition. You see, my sister is the gymnast who… » 8/04/12 11:00am 8/04/12 11:00am

How The Olympics Could Have Learned a Thing or Two From Video Games…

One of the more bizarre stories to come from the London Olympics so far has been the farcical conclusion to the group stages of the women's badminton, which saw eight players deliberately try and lose in order to manipulate their knockout stage seedings, to the outrage of many. » 8/01/12 11:30pm 8/01/12 11:30pm

Olympic Gymnast Uses Zelda Medley During Performance

Mexican gymnast Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas did her Olympic qualification routine to an arrangement of music from The Legend of Zelda. Specifically, an arrangement by violinist Lindsey Stirling. » 8/01/12 4:30pm 8/01/12 4:30pm

There Was a Nintendo 3DS In the Olympics' Opening Ceremony For Some…

The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games had their share of surprises, but we certainly weren't expecting to see a Nintendo 3DS among them. Get off the stoop, young man, and go do some sports! » 7/27/12 6:13pm 7/27/12 6:13pm