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Juma The Jaguar Shot Dead By Soldiers After Rio Olympics Torch Ceremony

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This is so awful!

A jaguar was shot dead in Manaus, Brazil on Monday after attempting to escape following a torch lighting ceremony en route to the Olympics in Rio.

17-year-old Juma was brought out of her military-run zoo habitat for the event, along with a sibling, because they are the mascots of Brazil's Olympic team.

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When the torch passed by the zoo, handlers brought the cats out to be photographed. Shortly after, as she was being moved, Juma attempted to escape.

Soldiers tried to put her down with four tranquilizer darts, but they took too long to take effect. When Juma turned on one of the zoo's veterinarians, she was shot dead. Colonel Luiz Gustavo Evelyn said:

"To protect the handler, it was sacrificed."

The military says they are investigating the incident further.

RIP, Juma.

[Image via AmazoniaReal/Facebook.]

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Oscar Pistorius Removed His Prosthetic Legs & Walked Around The Courtroom To Prove A Point — But Will It Change YOUR Opinion??

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Wednesday marked a very difficult day in court for Oscar Pistorius — also known as the "Blade Runner" from the London 2012 Summer Olympics – as he removed his artificial legs and walked on his stubs!

As you remember, the paralympian was convicted in 2014 of shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines day the previous year.

After being sentenced, another judge overturned the original ruling stating that there was a "fundamental error" and that Pistorius "never offered an acceptable explanation for" shooting Steenkamp through a door.

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Well today, during the third day of sentencing in the North Gauteng High Court, the Olympic athlete was advised by his lawyers to show he was in a state of vulnerability when he shot his GF. To do this, the 29-year-old decided to take off his prosthetic lets and walk around on his natural legs.

Oscar has continually said that he thought it was an intruder that entered his home in Pretoria, that he did not mean to kill Reeva when he shot through the bathroom door four times.

Ch-ch-check out the footage of Pistorius visibly shaken as he walks around the court (below)!

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Stanford Rapist Banned For Life From USA Swimming Events — Get The Deets!

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Well at least it's something!

After Brock Turner, a.k.a. the Stanford Rapist, was found guilty earlier this week of sexually assaulting a girl and was then given an EXTREMELY light sentence, it seems karma is FINALLY catching up with this scumbag.

Despite the news that Brock will probably only serve half of his jail time, even though he lied about his drug an alcohol use, at least he can't compete in ANY competitive swimming event!

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The 20-year-old, who earned a swimming scholarship to Stanford, has been banned from ALL swimming events by USA Swimming. In order to compete in any official events, including the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials that help to select athletes for the games, you MUST be an member of the organization. We guess that hex those witches put on the young man is working!

Scott Leightman, a spokesperson for USA Swimming released a statement regarding the decision saying:

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23 Olympic Athletes Just Tested Positive For Blood Doping — And Consequences Are Coming! Get The Cheatin' Deets!

| Filed under: DrugsOops!Wacky, Tacky & TrueZportzBusted!FitnessScience!OlympicsCrazzzzyViral: News

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Science is crazy!

The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that 23 athletes from six different countries have tested positive for blood doping, and that a disciplinary commission has been called to review and hand out penalties.

Sounds pretty straightforward, no? Well… until you learn that these 23 athletes' positive tests came from blood they sampled four years ago at the 2012 London Olympics!!

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The IOC keeps athletes' blood and urine samples on file for ten years after each Games specifically so that they can be reanalyzed later on as drug testing becomes more advanced.

And, yes, positive tests — even a decade after the initial sample was given — can lead to sanctions, disqualifications, loss of medals, and banishment from future games!

In these nearly-two dozen athletes' cases, the punishment is only just beginning, according to IOC Prez Thomas Bach, who released a statement about the positive tests (below):

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Shaun White Sued For Sexual Harassment By His Own Bandmate!

| Filed under: Icky Icky PooMusic MinuteZportzLegal MattersOlympicsSnow SportsShaun White

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The flying tomato is about to get squashed…

Shaun White is easily the most famous athlete in the world of snowboarding, but you may be surprised to learn that he's also a semi-accomplished musician.

However, that may be over now because his own drummer is currently suing him for sexual harassment!

Related: U.S. Women's Soccer Team May Boycott Rio De Janeiro!

Lena Zawaideh formed the band Bad Things with Shaun back in 2008, but has now filed a lawsuit against the two-time Olympic gold medalist for $42,000 in back payments.

However, the real uphill legal battle for Shaun is that she's also suing for punitive damages for "inappropriate and sexually harassing and suggestive comments" both in-person and over text!

Apparently, Shaun has a history of using his fame to steamroll his band mates — he even forced them to "tour" with him when he was training for the 2014 Olympics to suit his own travel needs — and altogether stopped paying Lena her $3,750 per month stipend once he felt she reached her worth!

Ugh! If these accusations are true, that's a half-pipe too far for us!

[Image via Shaun White/Instagram.]

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Jordan Smith Debuted The Summer Olympics Anthem On The Voice — Watch!

| Filed under: TV NewsGwen StefaniMusic MinuteJordanOne RepublicBlake SheltonThe VoiceOlympics

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Monday night's episode of The Voice was a night of debuts!

Not only did we get Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani FINALLY performed their duet, but we got to hear Jordan Smith debut the anthem for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro!

The song isn't an original as Smith sang One Republic's I Lived, however, the season nine winner did rock the hell out of it!

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We guess it really pays to win a singing show on the network that airs the Olympic games! LOLz!

Ch-ch-check out Jordan's INCREDIBLE performance of I Lived (below) and let us know what you're looking forward to the most in the games this summer!

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