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Friday, March 6, 2015

Olympics

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

Aaron Ross will miss some offseason workouts to watch wife in Olympics

When offseason workouts are underway across the NFL this summer, a number of players will be absent for various reasons. Some will be nursing injuries while others will be tied up in contract disputes. Aaron Ross, however, may have the most unique excuse in the league. According to the NY Daily News, the Jaguars have…Read More

Kerri Walsh: We’re not the favorites to win the gold medal, yet

Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor have teamed to win the gold medal in beach volleyball at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. LBS spoke with Walsh recently, who is working with P&G on their “Thank you, Mom” campaign (like their Facebook page and they will donate $1 to the P&G|Team USA Youth Sports Fund), about…Read More

Olympics wanted deceased Keith Moon to play at closing ceremony

The Who was started in London and is one of the greatest bands of all time, so it’s understandable why Olympics organizers wanted the band’s drummer to participate in the closing ceremony for the Games. Only one problem: Drummer Keith Moon has been dead since 1978. That tiny detail didn’t stop organizers from reaching out…Read More

Study suggests green tea could mask PED usage

A recent study showing that green and white tea extract lowers testosterone concentrations has Olympics drug testers considering adjusting their tests. The study, conducted in Britain, showed that testosterone concentration was reduced by up to 30 percent when researchers added green and white tea extracts. According to the research, the tea appeared to work best…Read More

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