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Zola Budd Rising Above Embarrassment

Who says age is everything? Zola Budd, the famous 47-year-old athlete, has been as well known for a past Olympic mishap as she has for her recent success. Zola made headlines during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics due to her unfortunate collision with U.S. runner Mary Decker. Many still remember the embarrassing moment and use the event to promote perseverance …

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Oscar Pistorius Brings in American Forensics Team

In a move that spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess says is a “very standard practice”,Oscar Pistorius, the first Paralympic athlete to compete in the Olympics, has called upon a team of American forensics experts to assist in his trial for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. On Valentine’s Day this year, Pistorius shot Steenkamp 3 times, in the head, arm, and hip, supposedly …

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Lolo Jones To Become Bobsled Champion

It’s not unusual for athletes to excel in one sport and then transfer their energies to either learn another sport or diversify themselves within the originating sport. After becoming the name in basketball, Michael Jordan moved onto baseball for a period of time. Michael Phelps competed in multiple swimming competitions. So, the recent career switch for the talented Lolo Jones …

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Haile Gebrselassie Gives Advice to Farah Before Race

Haile Gebrselassie, the 40 year old former Olympic champion and 26 time world record holder, had some words of advice to Mo Farah, current champion of the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races at both the Olympics and World Championships, before their race in Great North Run on Sunday: “Mo, why do you have to move to the marathon so early? …

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Olympic Wrestling In, Base-/Softball and Squash Out

During this week’s International Olympic Committee meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Olympic wrestling won the privilege to return to the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games as an event. The reprieve comes seven months after the sport was recommended to be dropped from the Games. In the voting round, wrestling assembled 49 votes, baseball-softball claimed 24 and squash garnered 22. Had …

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Host City 2020 Olympics Will Be Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo will be sports fans’ destination for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The International Olympic Committee selected Japan’s capital city today, home to over 36,000 people. Tokyo last hosted the games in 1964. This round they used the slogan, “the Olympics will be safe in our hands.” This pitch and Tokyo’s pledge to spend a fraction of what the …

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Michelle Kwan Joining Olympic Coverage

Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan will be enjoying the ice again next winter. Fox Sports has hired Kwan to cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 Kwan currently works as a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs for the State Department. Said Kwan, ”When they asked, they were really encouraging to me to try it out. ‘They …

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Michael Phelps Coming Back to Swimming?

It may have just become even harder for future Olympians to break the record of most winningest Olympian. While meeting with the media in Barcelona on Monday for the world swimming championships, Michael Phelps was vague on whether or not he would compete in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist said, ”I don’t …

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LeBron James Likely Done With Team USA

LeBron James, considered by many to be the best basketball player in the world, is unlikely to play for the United States basketball team again, at least on paper. LeBron is probably done playing for Team USA. Unless, of course, he changes his mind. http://t.co/zFhfhI0x1s — Deadspin (@Deadspin) July 25, 2013 James has already declined to join the team for …

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Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil

A soccer match in Brazil has ended badly. Long story short: A referee flags a player; player gets ticked off and fights the referee; the referee breaks out a knife and stabs the player in self-defense; the player dies; the fans storm the field, decapitate the referee, and stake his head at mid-field. Short story long: In the Brazilian state …

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Lolo Jones Shows Off Her Paycheck For US Bobsledding Team

If ever there was an athlete made to fully embrace the six seconds of glory that is Vine, it would be social media maven/Olympic athlete, Lolo Jones. The prolific Twitter user has gone all in with the mini video application, something her recent Vine activity demonstrates quite well. Apart from embracing the quickly decreasing attention span of, well, everyone, Vine …

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Oscar Pistorius In Hiding, Surrounded By Pics Of Girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius has gone into hiding since he shot and killed his girlfriend, model and law school graduate Reeva Steenkamp. He now lives with his uncle in Pretoria, South Africa, and would be unrecognizable to anyone who knew him before the tragic incident. Pistorius’ uncle, Arnold, says his nephew is inconsolable and has surrounded himself with photos of Reeva; while …

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