2012 Olympic Games in London

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Kerri Walsh-Jennings Wants You to Get Really Uncomfortable

posted by anngaff Thu, Feb 7 at 11:42am

Kerri Walsh-Jennings. Photos courtesy of WIN for KC “It’s so powerful to sit here in this room and realize that each and everyone of us are so similar,” a teary-eyed Kerri Walsh-Jennings told the over 1400 people in attendance at the ...more
Story of the Year (Track & Field)

posted by The Track & Field Superblog Sat, Dec 15 at 10:19am

The story of the year for track and field in 2012 can best be summed up by the following picture. It is not that Mo Farah won the Olympic 5000 meters or even that he won an Olympic double (also taking the 10,000 meters). It’s related to the unusu...more
Corporate Greed Is Chewing Up The Olympics

posted by Off The Court Fri, Dec 7 at 8:13am

A man holds placards protesting against the corporate sponsorship of and militarisation of the London 2012 Olympics. (Demotix.com) If there was a competition for corporate grubbiness ruining sporting events, the Olympics would take gold every time. Thi...more
Gabby Douglas Goes Glam For Essence Magazine Cover

posted by A Glam Slam Sat, Nov 3 at 9:26am

Following her historic Olympic performance at the London Game, “Fierce Five” team member, Gabby Douglas, has been in high-demand. Fans have seen the gymnast her winning smile on cereal boxes, chatting with the First Lady and engaging in countl...more
Sinclair suspended 4 games & fined $3,500 by FIFA

posted by All White Kit Sat, Oct 13 at 10:29am

  More than two months after the notorious Olympic semi-final match between Canada and the United States, FIFA is issuing a 4 game suspension and $3,500 fine to Christine Sinclair. The 29-year-old CanWNT captain was sanctioned by the FIFA Disciplin...more
Video: Claressa Shields Knocks 'em Dead on The Colbert Report

posted by anngaff Wed, Sep 26 at 10:27am

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive 17-year-old Claressa Shields, the first and only American boxer (male or female) to win gold at the Olympics, went toe-to-toe with comedian Step...more
Walsh-Jennings Wins Gold While Pregnant

posted by Pretty Tough Tue, Sep 25 at 12:16pm

What’s more impressive than winning a third-straight Olympic gold medal (wearing a bikini no less)? Winning it while five weeks pregnant. In an interview Monday on the “Today” show, beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh-Jennings revealed ...more
40 Years After the Munich Massacre

posted by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars Wed, Sep 5 at 10:51pm

  The International Olympic Committee earned plenty of scorn — deserved, I think — for its refusal in London this summer to commemorate the 11 Israeli athletes slain during the 1972 Munich Games, not least of all from some of the widows....more
Giving a Sh*t and Getting Over the Olympics (Lauren Fleshman Blog)

posted by Ask Lauren Fleshman Tue, Aug 28 at 8:26am

Time heals all Wounds, if you let it. As my last blog indicated, as an injured, aspiring [non] Olympian I was unsure of how watching the Olympics would sit with me. I imagined I’d need to force myself, like a good little American, to turn on NBC an...more
Olympic Hang Over

posted by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog Sun, Aug 26 at 6:58am

Now that the Olympics are over and there’s been some time to digest, I feel a little disappointed about the Olympics. Oh, don’t get me wrong, there is a lot to be proud of if you follow American women sports.What has C and R so rankled was NBC...more
London 2012: Title IX Olympics?

posted by Sports, Media & Society Wed, Aug 22 at 9:23am

The U.S. media started buzzing about the progress of women in the London 2012 Olympics even before the closing ceremonies. By now the media outlets seemed to have come to a consensus that these were truly the "Women's Olympics." Considering that the U.S...more

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