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1984: Team U.S.A. Dominates the Olympic Boxing Field

1984: Team U.S.A. Dominates the Olympic Boxing Field

Last week in this space I wrote about the U.S. 1976 Olympic boxing team, hailing them as the greatest of all time. But there is definitely an argument to be made on behalf of the 1984 squad for that distinction. My major reason for favoring the team that went to Montreal is that the entire [...]

August 9, 2016 Briggs Seekins Headlines, Olympics 0

1976: When the U.S. Dominated Olympic Boxing

1976: When the U.S. Dominated Olympic Boxing

In 2012, the men’s U.S. Olympic boxing team failed to garner a single medal. No American man has won gold at the Olympics since Andre Ward in 2004. Carlos Balderas enters this year’s games coming off a terrific run through the 2015 World Series of Boxing, where he was selected the tournament’s Outstanding Boxer. But [...]

August 3, 2016 Briggs Seekins Headlines, Olympics 0

U.S. Olympic Rowers’ New Uniforms Protect from Sewage

U.S. Olympic Rowers’ New Uniforms Protect from Sewage

With concerns regarding the quality and safety of the water in Rio, the US Olympic rowing team will be fitted with new uniforms to help protect them. Rio had promised to clean up Guanabara Bay but that apparently has not happened. According to a pediatrician in Rio, Olympic athletes will literally be swimming in human [...]

July 29, 2016 admin Headlines, Olympics 0

DeAndre Jordan Does it All Against China

DeAndre Jordan Does it All Against China

The Los Angeles Clippers big man, DeAndre Jordan, shined for Team USA during a against China at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. DeAndre Jordan opened the game against China with a huge block on the defensive end of the floor and then finished on the other side for an alley-oop dunk. Dominant. Jordan [...]

July 25, 2016 admin Headlines, Olympics 0

Lindsey Vonn’s Season Is Over Due To Knee Injury

Lindsey Vonn’s Season Is Over Due To Knee Injury

American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, current World Cup leader announced that she has decided to end her season due to three fractures in her knee. In an Instagram post, Vonn revealed that a crash Saturday in Andorra resulted in more serious injuries than first believed. She crashed Saturday in Andorra during a super-G race and [...]

March 2, 2016 admin Headlines, Olympics 0

Lindsey Vonn Does Pull-ups in Body Paint on SI Swimsuit Set

Lindsey Vonn Does Pull-ups in Body Paint on SI Swimsuit Set

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn posed in body paint for the 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue. All week she has been posting pictures with messages of how honored she is to be in the issue. And today, she posted one of her training while on set in the Grenadine islands with the hashtag #strongisbeautiful. Check it out. [...]

February 17, 2016 admin Headlines, Olympics 3

Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy Comes Out As Gay

Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy Comes Out As Gay

World-champion freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy revealed in an interview with ESPN that he is gay. The 2014 Olympic silver medalist became the first action sports athlete to openly come out as gay. I am gay. pic.twitter.com/086ayvChq2 — Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) October 22, 2015 The 24-year-old, revealed to ESPN that he only started coming out to [...]

October 22, 2015 admin Headlines, Olympics 0

Coach K Announces 2016 Olympics Games Will Be His Last

Coach K Announces 2016 Olympics Games Will Be His Last

Duke’s Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski, confirmed that he will be stepping down as the United States men’s basketball coach after the 2016 Rio Olympics. According to Coach K his replacement will be announced sometime prior to the Olympics in Rio next summer. “I think it’s time to move ahead. During the next season there will [...]

October 19, 2015 admin Headlines, Olympics 0

Usain Bolts’ Enjoying Oktoberfest

Usain Bolts’ Enjoying Oktoberfest

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, was in Munich this weekend for the third year in a row to celebrate one of Germany’s most famous events, Oktoberfest. Dressed in lederhosen, Bolt drank beer from a stein and joined a traditional folk band on stage to sing. After winning three gold medals at the World [...]

October 5, 2015 admin Hot Seat, Olympics 0

Los Angeles Enters Bid to Host 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles Enters Bid to Host 2024 Olympics

The United States hasn’t hosted a summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996, but Los Angles in trying to change that for the 2024 Games. L.A. has officially tossed their hat into the ring for this bid with the IOC. Boston recently pulled their submission. L.A. last hosted the Games in 1984. The Los Angeles City [...]

September 1, 2015 Kevin Burke Headlines, Olympics 0