All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Athletes’

Adrian Peterson Appeals NFL Suspension

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in New York this week to appeal his NFL suspension. According to an ABC News report, Peterson believes assurances he received from NFL executives stating that his suspension would be short could convince the NFL to alter the suspension. On November 18 the NFL announced that Peterson had been suspended without pay for …

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Diana Nyad Says “I Don’t Have Those Dancers’ Bodies”

Diana Nyad is known throughout the world for her athletic prowess as a long-distance swimmer. Sixty-four-year-old Nyad made history last year when she became the first person to complete a swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage for protection. Fans of the athlete have been able to witness the unique dancing talents of the gifted …

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Carlotta Ferlito, Italian Gymnast, Says She’d Win if She Had a Black Face

The typical reaction a competitor has when their performance isn’t as strong as desired is that they need to work harder, but not Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito. Her angry reaction to not outdoing her competition? That she should paint her face black because it would help her win. Yes, you read that correctly. After Ferlito placed fifth behind American Simone …

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Suspended 50 Games: Minor Leaguer Tests Positive For Steroids

With an entire decade of Major League Baseball scandals, Olympic athletes losing medals, and Lance Armstrong having his life’s work erased, Americans couldn’t be blamed for assuming that up-and-coming athletes have learned from the mistakes of others. Unfortunately, they would be wrong. The Associated Press today has reported that a minor league player has been suspended 50 games for using …

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Milt Campbell Dies at 78, First African-American Olympic Decathlon Winner

We mourn the loss of a historic figure in the life of sports (especially the Olympics) as we hear about the passing of Milt Campbell, who was the first African-American decathlon gold-metal recipient of the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia. Campbell’s athletic talents started while he was in high school when he got involved in track (as well …

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Emanuel Steward Dies at 68, Boxing Legend

Yesterday (Thursday, October 25th, 2012), we reported that the announced death of boxing legend Emanuel Steward was a false rumor (as confirmed by his family); however, it is now confirmed (by various sources) that Emanuel Steward has died. Steward started his boxing career at a young age when he started to frequent the Brewster Recreation Center in Detroit, Michigan. As …

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Helmut Haller Dies at 73, German World Cup Footballer

For those who are into classic football history, or have been watching the World Cup since the 1960s, I am sure you are aware of who Helmut Haller was. Haller was a well-known German footballer who unfortunately passed away this past Wednesday, October 11th, 2012. In 1948, Haller (from Ausberg, Germany) started to play football professionally, and in 1962, he …

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Watch Out Nike: 3D Printers Are Gunning For Your Job

I’m not a “shoe” person, though I understand why one would have an obsession with the mound of leather and rubber we put on our feet. When a person wears a good pair of shoes, they can look great and run faster. That’s why Nike invests so much in technology to help athletes perform better, but 3D printers may one …

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Olympians Are Deceptively Using Twitter to Advertise

Olympic hopefuls in Britain are advertising on twitter without declaring they have sponsorship deals with the brands. These athletes have been tweeting about everything form new cars to nail varnish, in some instances being offered an excess of $1 million to tweet about brands, DailyMail is reporting. These athletes could face trouble with the UK’s Office of Fair Trading, who …

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Kyle Williams Twitter Death Threats Show The Perils For Athletes On Social Media

San Francisco 49er WR Kyle Williams was on the wrong side of Lady Luck on Sunday when his costly overtime fumble led to the game-winning Field Goal for the NY Giants. Of course, it’s ridiculous to rest an entire game on one play, but it’s natural to assign blame to the last huge error that leads to any loss. But …

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London Summer Olympics Social Media Policy Covers 70,000 Volunteers

It looks like the organizing committee for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is concerned about the Twitter use of everyone involved, not just the athletes and other official participants. The Olympics are a big production to pull off, and it takes quite a bit of help from unpaid volunteers. This year, organizers are actively recruiting 70,000 of these volunteers …

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