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Monday, December 22, 2014

Olympics

52-year-old wrestler Andre Metzger hoping to make Olympics

There may be such a thing as being too old to compete in the Olympics, but you can never be too old to try. Andre Metzger, a 52-year-old wrestler from Michigan, is proving that as he tries to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Metzger was a two-time NCAA champion at the University…Read More

British Olympians told to not shake hands to prevent spreading germs

With the Olympics Games taking place every two years for some athletes and every four years for others depending on their sport, it is important that Olympians take any and all precautions to remain healthy during, before and after competition. If an illness caused an athlete to have to miss an event, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…Read More

Yoga organization hoping to make yoga poses an Olympic event

My very limited knowledge of yoga has led me to understand that clearing your mind and relaxing are extremely important. When my fiancee is doing yoga, she prefers that I not even speak to her. Can the whole clear-headed, peace of mind thing be combined with Olympic competition? Those who participate in the National Yoga…Read More

Online surges could force London to ration internet access during Olympics

The web-oriented focus worldwide will lead more people to experience the Olympics online than ever before. Some officials in London are worried that the surge in web use around the city could cause internet outages. The Cabinet Office sent a notice to several government departments about preparing businesses for the upcoming Summer Games. According to…Read More

Misty May-Treanor talks with LBS about pursuing third straight gold medal

LB spoke with Olympian Misty May-Treanor on Tuesday about her preparation for the upcoming Summer Games in London. May-Treanor and her volleyball partner Kerri Walsh have teamed to win back-to-back gold medals in the Summer Olympics, first at Athens in 2004, and then at Beijing in 2008. I talked with her about her practice routine…Read More

Kobe Bryant and Ricky Rubio Talk Trash About Olympics (Video)

The Timberwolves held their own in a 106-101 loss to the Lakers on Sunday night.  With fellow countrymen Pau Gasol and Ricky Rubio sharing the court, some friendly trash talk was expected.  I’m sure there was some chatter going back and forth in Spanish during the game, but the trash talking was done after the…Read More

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