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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Olympics

Ryan Lochte says he gave up fast food, candy to improve training

Ryan Lochte is one of the top swimmers in the world, but his ability and accomplishments were overshadowed by Michael Phelps’ historic performance at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Motivated by a desire to achieve more at the London Olympics, Lochte says he made some changes to his diet and training. “I wasn’t really…Read More

Michael Phelps says his 12,000-calorie diet is a ‘myth’

Four years ago in Beijing, when Michael Phelps wasn’t amazing us with the preposterous things he was pulling off in a swimming pool, the stories about his compulsive eating habits were. His diet appeared to resemble that of a competitive eater rather than a record-breaking Olympian, and its ascendance from the sports world into pop…Read More

Dwyane Wade has yet to decide if he will play for Team USA

Despite injuries to Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard, Team USA will still be bringing plenty of talent to the London Olympics. If any more players suffer injuries or back out, however, things could get a bit hairy. With guys like Dwyane Wade not yet willing to give a 100 percent commitment, head coach Mike Krzyzewski…Read More

Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins could be added as Team USA finalists

With injuries continuing to pile up throughout the NBA playoffs, Team USA’s final roster candidates are wearing thin. The team that heads to London will be comprised of 12 players, and five of the 20 original finalists have to pass either because of injuries or other reasons. As a result, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo…Read More

World champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen dies after training

Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen, who took gold in last year’s World Championships, died late Monday in Flagstaff, Ariz., according to Norway’s swimming federation. Dale Oen, 26, was found collapsed in his shower after a training session. Emergency responders attempted to resuscitate him but were unable to do so. He was pronounced dead around 9…Read More

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