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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘2012 Summer Olympics’

Women’s Boxing: Vogue Features Marlen Esparza in Recent Issue

Women’s boxing will finally make it’s Olympic debut at this year’s summer games in London. Since the bone-jarring sport is one of my favorite aspects of the event, adding even more matches featuring a bevy of talented scrappers isn’t going to bother me in the least. In fact, I’m surprised it’s take this long for women’s boxing to make an …

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Lolo Jones in the Market for Love Following the Olympics

Lolo Jones is an attractive girl, which is why I find it surprising that she’s currently single. I’m sure training for something as epic as the Olympics kind of squashes any hopes of romance, but this doesn’t mean Jones isn’t going to start looking after the event has come to a close. So if you’re young, hot, and, preferably, an …

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Voula Papachristou Kicked Out of Olympics for Being a Moron on Twitter

Voula Papachristou is a complete stranger to me, so perhaps I shouldn’t be so quick to pass judgment on the disgraced athlete. After all, every single person on this planet has done something astronomically stupid at some point in their lives. However, when you have so much at stake, so much positivity in your corner, why in the world would …

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USA vs. Spain: American Team Walks Away with an Exhibition Victory

USA vs. Spain: Although both basketball teams are considered to be the best in the world at the moment, Team USA walked away with the victory during an exhibition game on Tuesday. The final score: 100-78. However, the real showdown between the two titans will take place on August 12th, which, of course, will be played for the gold medal. …

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Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls Forward, Joins Great Britain’s Olympic Team

Luol Deng, the professional basketball star who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls, is the only NBA baller to join Great Britain’s Olympic Team, according to Sports Illustrated. Although two other British-born players — Ben Gordon and Byron Mullens of the Charlotte Hornets — were expected to suit up alongside Deng this July, both men have opted out for various …

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Sleeping Pills Banned by the Australian Olympic Committee

Sleeping pills have been banned by the Australian Olympic Committee following former Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett’s admission that he used such medications while he was competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. According to AOC chief John Coates, this will be the first time such a ban has been put into place for its athletes. “Our overriding obligation is …

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Nastia Liukin Falls During Uneven Bars, Receives Standing Ovation

Nastia Liukin, the Olympic gold medalist who was hoping to secure at spot at this year’s Summer Olympics in London, watched her dreams shatter as she fell hard onto the mat during Sunday’s finals. This incident follows a similar occurrence during Friday’s competition, which found Liukin breaking form and landing on her back. Unwilling to let her career end on …

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Tony Parker’s Injury Threatens His Olympic Dreams

Tony Parker’s eye injury, which resulted from a violent, bottle-throwing scuffle involving musicians Chris Brown and Drake at a New York City club, may ultimately keep him from participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Parker, who plays for the San Antonio Spurs, was scheduled to suit up with the French team last week, though the severity of the damage prevented …

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Gun-Toting Aussie Swimmers Banned from Facebook, Twitter

The gun-toting Aussie swimmers who took pictures of themselves wielding a number of firearms have been punished by the Australian Olympic Committee for their behavior. While training with the Australian Olympic swim team in the U.S., Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk, both 24, decided it would be great fun to take pictures of themselves holding weapons while hanging out inside …

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Mike Krzyzewski Won’t be Back for 2016 Olympics: Twitter Reacts

Mike Krzyzewski, the man responsible for helping Team USA return to its former glory, has told the Associated Press that he won’t be returning after the 2012 Summer Olympics. Coaching the team, he claims, has been “the ultimate honor”. The Duke coach, along with USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, were instrumental in helping reestablish and reinvigorate the team after placing …

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Michael Phelps: 2012 Summer Olympics Will Be His Last

Michael Phelps, winner of 16 Olympic gold medals, is apparently ready and willing to stay out of the water. According to the acclaimed swimmer, he won’t return to compete after the games in London this summer. Although he claims he’ll go to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, it will be as a simple spectator, not as a competitor. Phelps stuck …

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Yahoo Goes All Out With 2012 Olympic Coverage

Yahoo has been gaining a reputation for exceptional Olympic coverage, and this year won’t be any exception once the events are underway. Their goal is to bring their over 700 million users closer to the events via creations like their new Yahoo Hub, Olympic original video shows, In depth reporting and expert performance analysis, and fantasy sports leagues. Ross Levinsohn, …

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