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  • NASA Satellite Captures Sochi Olympics and Past Historic Olympic Sites From Space

    The Olympics are being held in the hottest location for a Winter series ever. The sub-tropical land of Sochi is averaging out at about 50 degrees (F) making conditions interesting for competitors. NASA has unveiled two amazing photos of the games… FROM SPACE! The first acquired Jan. 4, 2014, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The Olympic Park Coastal Cluster for indoor sports is spread out in a circular area on the shoreline in the center of the image above. Among that is a series of arenas for hockey and skating as well as a separate arena for curling. While Sochi the city is populated by around 400,000 people, it’s not visible in the image. The Second photo centers on the Rosa Khutar ski resort in the mountains near Sochi, where the alpine Olympic events will be held. The resort sits in the valley at the center of the image, where ski runs are visible from shadowed slopes. Height is exaggerated 1.5 times to bring out topographic details. Here are images from past Winter Olympics also acquired by NASA 1. Vancouver, Canada 2010. Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured more »

  • The 10 Most Anticipated Sporting Events of 2014

    With the World Series in the books, 2013—in terms of great sporting events—has passed. But, after the passing of December 31st, the year begins anew and hence the athletic clock can be reset. To celebrate the conclusion of 2013 and to welcome the arrival of the approaching year, RSVLTS has put together a list of the sporting events to get most excited about in 2014.

  • 10 Sports Stories That Shocked the World In 2013

    Given the high-profile nature of professional athletes, there will be breaking stories that leave the entirety of the sports world stunned—headlines that are the chronicling of a fallen star, unexpected retirements, harrowing allegations, or unthinkable tragedy. In a more solemn part of the Yearbook13 event, RSVLTS has chronicled the Top 10 Sports Stories that shook the world of athletics to its core during the past year.

  • 20 Athletes Who Took 2012 By Storm

    As we know from the The 100 Most Powerful Sports Photos of 2012 it was a godo year in sports. Just one year ago the 20 athletes on this list we’re relatively unknown. Some like Gabby Douglas (16) are young, others, R.A. Dickey (37) are old but all have made an impact in the worlds world in 2012.

  • The 100 Most Powerful Sports Photos of 2012

    2012 was an incredible year for sport. Records broken, if not shattered. Olympics fever was at an all time high. Feats of speed and strength awed crowds. The fastest man in the world left us speechless, while the reigning boxing champion of the world lay unconscious, face in the canvas. Heroes retired from their respective games, whether riding off into the sunset for a curtain call, or face in hands, hanging in shame. We’ve experienced bevy of sports controversies, as well as mountain top triumphs, and all tell their respective stories in photos. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of moments that could have been included in this list but we’ve weeded through them all and narrowed it down to the 100 most powerful sports images of 2012.

  • More Bold Street Art At The Olympics [7 Photos]

    In an effort to clean up London’s graffiti city authorities have threatened to power wash any Olympics-related graffiti that shows up during the games. Following in the footsteps of Banksy an artist named Pure Evil joined the challenge with this street art he is calling “Looter.” Best we get a look at it before London police wash it away.

  • Inside The London Olympics: Week One [62 High Quality Photos]

    The first week of Olympic play in London has come to a close with swimming and gymnastics making way to track & field. The United States had a huge week winning several Gold medals. Michael Phelps was dominant in his final Olympic games while Missy Franklin and Gabby Douglas took the torch as the new crop of Olympic heros to became household names. We compiled some of the most interesting, inspiring and beautiful high quality photos from the first week of the London games that properly display the roller coaster of emotions an Olympic athlete can face.

  • Ryan Lochte and Tyson Gay Holograms Light Up Boston Harbor

    With the Olympics in full swing Boston got an incredible hologram light show just after the opening ceremonies on Friday night featuring Team USA Olympic athletes Tyson Gay and Ryan Lochte. On July 27, Gillette projected stunning, 60 foot holograms of the USA stars over Boston Harbor and cut together this highlight video set to M83′s “Steve McQueen.”

  • Photo of the Day: Qualifying For The London Olympics Like A Boss

    Wei Ning of China won the women’s skeet for her eighth World Cup triumph. Wei, the 2003 world champion and Athens Olympic silver medalist, came from behind to outshoot Danka Bartekova (pictured) of Slovakia, a two-time World Cup winner. Bartekova put the pressure on Wei in the final with a perfect 25 hits from 25 targets, but Wei held her nerve after missing her 14th target to hit everything else and tie to force a shootoff. Wei won when she hit both of her targets and Bartekova missed one. Two-time Olympic champ Kimberly Rhode of the United States also won a shootoff to claim the bronze, beating Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit of Thailand 4-3. Source | Source

  • We’ve Come Along Way Since The 1896 Olympic Games [35 Photos]

    With the 2012 Olympics only about 100 days away it is time to get all historical on you. On this day in 1896 in Athens the first modern Olympic games kicked off. 241 athletes from 14 nations participated during the 9 day event. The games were a great success as it had the largest international participation of any sporting event to that date. Greek athlete Spyridon Louis stole the show as the former water-carrier (yup, that was a job at the time) won Gold for the Marathon and became a national hero. From the number of athletes participating to the equipment used you’ll see quite a bit has changed since 1896.

  • London Tube’s Olympic Legends Map [Infographic]

    As London begins to gear up for the 2012 Olympics the city’s transport commission today unveiled their Olympic Legends Map. The names of all 361 stations on the iconic multi-coloured London tube map have been altered to the names of Olympic heroes – past and present. Oxford Circus has become Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe, Covent Garden is now British sailing hope Ben Ainslie and Paddington is reigning World Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi. Click Map To View As Large PDF h/t independent.co.uk