Tag Archives: Sports

Javier Fernandez Spanish figure skater

Spanish Figure SkaterLast week while all of New England was watching the Patriots lose to the Denver Broncos, I was actually watching The ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest.  Mock me if you will, but I think I developed a bit of a crush on this 22 year old underdog, figure skater from Madrid who will represent Spain at the Sochi Olympics.

New England trash talk: Rawr

New England PatriotsMuch thanks to my brother, Tim, who forward me this image on Monday morning.  I thought I’d save this for today. Enjoy the game if you’re into that sort of thing.  Personally, I’m more interested in this Denver fan.

Sochi Olympics: The missing link

Sochi OlympicsDid you know that Russia is the only world power right now actively encouraging discrimination and hatred against the LGBT Community?

Did you also know that the IOC has in their charter and mission that they are committed to “To act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement.” Discriminatory laws enacted in Russia affect the Olympic Movement and participating gay Olympic Athletes but that seems to be an inconvenient truth for the IOC so they’ve pretended not to notice, but I have and it has really ticked me off.  I’ve ranted about it here, here, and here.

Later today the US Olympic Committee’s road to Sochi Tour comes to the Boston Common Frog Pond skating rink from 11am-5pm so I thought I’d share some information about The Missing Link.  It is a campaign focused on raising money to go to Immigration Equality’s Russia Emergency Fund. Over the coming weeks, I’m sure I’ll post a few more rants about my disappointment in the I.O.C. I’m curious how you feel about this?


Paris to host 2018 Gay Games

Paris Gay GamesEarlier this month it was announced that Paris had beat out a handful of other cities to host the 2018 Gay Games.  I’ve never attended the Gay Games, but I love Paris and will use any excuse to write about this city.

No slight intended but this seems like a much cooler host city than the upcoming Gay Games to be hosted in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio the summer of 2014.

German Sochi Olympic outfits have rainbow theme

sochi olympicsJMG last week broke the story that Germany’s Athletes will wear the above rainbow-hued uniforms at the Sochi Olympics, but officials insist the design is not intended as a commentary on Russia’s anti-gay laws.  Either way, I love it. I’d love to see more countries follow Germany’s lead.  You can read the full story here in Der Spiegel (it is in English).

Sochi Olympics

Sochi OlympicsShame on the I.O.C.

Suddenly it makes sense

wrestlingEarlier this week Joe. My. God. blog noted that wrestling will be reinstated for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Pity this won’t be at Sochi if for no other reason than I’d like to see a bunch of homphobic, sexually repressed Russians cheering on their guy as he simulates gay sex wrestles.

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Gay ski weekend: Stowe, VT Jan. 22-26, 2014

Gay Ski WeekendIs this too soon? Sorry, if you are still savoring the last few weeks of summer, but last month New England’s version of gay ski week announced they are now taking reservations.

Locally, this event is known as the Winter Rendez-Vous and it takes place in Stowe, Vermont early next year, January 22-26, 2014.

All different packages are available on the event website, www.WinterRendezVous.com.

Red Bull cliff diving in Boston on Sunday

© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

Tomorrow, the Red Bull cliff diving competition returns to Boston.  This amazing world competition that takes place in Europe, South America and Asia makes its only stop in North America in Boston on Sunday, August 25th.

Competitors dive from a platform erected atop Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art on Fan Pier in the Seaport district.  If you’ve never seen this spectacle, I’d encourage you to come down and check it out.  The competition commences at 2pm ET and is free to the public.

 I’ve included below a quick video from the first diving contest in Boston from 2011.


Dick of the week: International Amateur Athletic Federation

Emma Green TregaroEmma Green Tregaro, the Swedish athlete who painted her fingernails the colors of the rainbow to show support for gay rights last week was forced to re-paint her nails, after track and field’s governing body warned that her nails flouted its ban on political statements at events.

As the world championships concluded on Sunday, Russia’s minister of sport, Vitaly Mutko, said the freedoms of those who come to Sochi “will be absolutely protected.” But he also said, “We want to protect our children whose psyches have not formed from the propaganda of drug use, drunkenness and non-traditional sexual relations.”

My response to both the International Amateur Athletic Federation and Russia’s minister of sport is exactly the same. Perhaps you can figure out my “Wheel of Fortune” inspired response.


Suddenly it makes sense

suddenly it makes senseI know that my Brazilian friends are cuckoo for soccer (or football as they call it).  Suddenly the appeal of this sport makes all sort of sense to me. I may need to go check out a New England Revolution game this year.

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Rafael Nadal Promotes M4M

Rafael Nadal

Here is a picture I never would have thought I’d see posted to Rafael Nadal’s Facebook page. Apparently this is for a baby who needs bone marrow replacement.  If you’d like to learn more or help that family you may link here (note the site is in Spanish). Thanks to my brother for the humorous heads up.

I bet Kenneth from Kenneth in the 212 blog is all over this.

Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to Boston

© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

This past winter I first wrote that the Red Bull Cliff Diving contest would return to Boston this summer for the third year in a row in this post.

One month from today on August 25th that competition will return to Boston. I’ll be out of town and miss the fun, but I wanted to encourage anyone in the Boston area to mark this on their calendar to come down and enjoy this free, fun event along Boston’s waterfront. I’ve included below a quick video from the first diving contest in Boston from 2011.

Red Bull Cliff Diving – Sunday, Aug 25th
Boston Waterfront by the ICA Boston

Suddenly it makes sense

footballI have zero interest in football, but this guy is making me reconsider and think perhaps I should start to pay more attention to those pick up games that happen in the park across the street from where I live.

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Suddenly it makes sense

surfingHmm… I need to start paying way more attention to this sport.

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