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Friday, December 19, 2014

Olympics

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

Jerry Colangelo says Derrick Rose injury could affect U.S. Olympic team

Prior to Saturday, Team USA chairman Jerry Colangelo still felt strongly about the finalists for the U.S. London Olympic basketball team. Despite an injury to Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum’s unwillingness to join the team, Colangelo said the Olympic roster would not be expanded. Now that Derrick Rose has suffered a torn ACL, his tune…Read More

UK installing rooftop missiles to protect London Games

Britain’s military notified residents of a housing complex in east London that they plan to install a missile system on top of a tower in the complex to protect the London Games. The move is a protective measure the army is taking, but it’s upset some of the building’s residents. “There was no consultation, no…Read More

Mark Cuban rips Olympics again, says he hopes Team USA is in shambles

At this rate, Mark Cuban fans had better hope he can make it through the London Olympics without having a heart attack. To say that Cuban despises the Olympics would be an understatement. The Mavericks owner simply cannot say enough bad things about the Olympic format and the fact that paid NBA players represent their…Read More

Rulon Gardner skips weigh-in, ends Olympics wrestling comeback attempt

Rulon Gardner’s attempt to make the Olympics wrestling team came to an end on Friday when he skipped the weigh-in because he knew he was over the weight limit. Gardner needed to weigh less than 264.5 pounds to make the heavyweight limit at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, but the 40-year-old…Read More

Olympic sandcastle knocked down for health and safety reasons

In order to count down the final 100 days until the London Olympics are officially underway, a massive sand sculpture was constructed in anticipation of the event. Hours after its completion, the sandcastle was gone. According to the Telegraph, the 13-foot by 6.5-foot sculpture on Weymouth beach had to be demolished over health and safety…Read More

Dwight Howard’s back surgery will keep him out of Olympics

Dwight Howard will have season-ending back surgery that will also keep him out for the London Olympics, his agent said on Thursday. Howard last played on April 7 and missed a few games before he was diagnosed with a herniated disc, which apparently has worsened. He’s opted for surgery and is hoping the decision will…Read More

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