Tag Archive: Olympics

Feb 11 2014

Norway scores again with awesome Olympics TV ad


While they may not be outfitting the country’s famously-clad Olympic men’s curling team, Norwegian sports apparel company XXL All Sports United has declared its support of ALL competitors at the Sochi Games with this clever TV ad featuring a number of top Norwegian athletes. The tagline, “whatever team you play for”, is even more ballsy when you …

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Feb 10 2014

The Norwegian men’s curling team has already won …


… if Sochi was presenting Olympic medals for fashion! These Nordic dudes were the talk of the 2010 Winter Games with their fantastically colorful choices of uniform pants. Now they’ve gone Vancouver one better by adding knickerbockers to the mix … with a floral theme, no less! Once again, Team Norway is being pantsed by …

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Aug 11 2012

Google let’s you be a virtual Hope Solo

Google Soccer

Google’s animate interactive doodle in honor of the US Women’s Soccer Team‘s gold medal at the London Games gives you a chance to be a cartoon goalkeeper against a very persistent penalty kicker. Click the image to be taken to the game. But beware, it’s a little bit addicting. Oh, and for those who came …

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Aug 10 2012

Golden Girls 2012


I’ve been a fan of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team for a long time, and not surprisingly, it’s even easier to be a fan in soccer-loving Sweden than it was when I lived in the United States. Folks here “get it,” which is why I was able to leave work early one afternoon when …

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Aug 09 2012

Pre-match jitters, Swedish TV edition


Like lots of Americans, I’m a bit nervous about tonight’s Olympic gold medal women’s soccer match. Naturally I want to see Team USA come out the victor over Japan, but I’m far more worried about whether or not SVT is going to let me watch the whole match on our big flat-screen, or if they’re going …

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Aug 07 2012

National anthem with cheese


I’ve been fortunate enough to catch numerous medal ceremonies from the 2012 Games in London over the past week, and naturally I feel the requisite sense of pride when it’s a fellow American standing in the top spot on the medal risers. But after listening to the Star-Spangled Banner multiple times in the swimming venue, …

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Aug 02 2012

This long pause in blog entries brought to you by #London2012

Football Aug. 3

I’m generally more interested in the Olympics as a global cultural phenornenon than as a sporting event, but I’ve found myself watching the Games alot this week, mostly because London is just an hour behind us so the coverage is live and there’s a ton of it airing in primetime. I know my compatriots Stateside …

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