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Gay Games Cologne gets an 'A' grade


All I needed to know about my feelings on Gay Games VIII came on the last day. Most of the athletes had already left, and I headed to the soccer and basketball finals. Neumarkt was empty. The train...

Awards: Best of the Opening Ceremony


Cutest city: Cologne. While visiting Berlin, my partner and I were surprised by how few men we found really attractive. No such shortage in Cologne, and the host team was well-represented. Close...

Photo Gallery: Athletes of the opening ceremony


We met athletes from around the world Saturday night at the opening ceremony for Gay Games VIII, and of course we brought our cameras. Check out 100 photos from the athletes of the Gay Games...

Ath-tweets: Weir has the gayest tweets


Snowboarder Scotty Lago shares that he was "sweating balls" in his team-issue sweater during the Opening Ceremonies. Cross-country skier Simi Hamilton declares his bib No. 69 is a sign of good...

XC skiing needs to raise its standards


With a little planning and the right connections at the immigration office of your choice, you too could be an Olympian! It was apparent from the single-athlete nations represented in last night's...

A lame Opening Ceremonies


Watching the Opening Ceremonies and was struck by what appeared to be four giant ice penises rising from the stage. Apparently, they are welcome poles of the aboriginal Canadians, or First Nations....

Who will light the Olympic cauldron?


Almost as cherished a tradition as the Olympic flame is the ritual of trying to guess who will be the last to carry it and light the Olympic cauldron. As usual, Olympic organizers have kept this a...

Olympic fever slow to spread


It used to be that everyday Americans cared about Winter Olympic sports for at least a month or two every four years. But that window has grown narrower. When held on North American soil,...

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