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Alicia Sacramone used her Olympics medal to get into a bar when she was 20

Only a select amount of athletes in the world can boast that they have won an Olympics medal, and apparently being in that exclusive club has its privileges.

Gymnast Alicia Sacramone, who won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing but failed to make the London Olympics team, says she once used her medal to get into a bar.

Sacramone joined Bobby Bones and Andy Roddick on FOX Sports Radio on Saturday and was asked if she ever wore her medal in public to places like bars and restaurants.

“I’m not going to lie,” she told Bones and Roddick, “before I was 21 — because I was 20 at the last Olympics — they were like ‘Do you have an ID?’

“And I’d be like ‘No, but I have an Olympics silver medal, does that count?’” Sacramone said. “They were like ‘uhhh, go inside.’”

Uh oh, we have a law breaker on our hands!

“But I only did that once,” Sacramone assured the hosts.

Phew, at least she isn’t a habitual rule breaker, you know, like half the collegiate population in the U.S. that sneaks into bars.

We already knew that there were plenty of advantages to being an Olympian, but little perks like this should give athletes an extra incentive to try and medal. And if this story doesn’t motivate them, maybe these Scotty Lago pictures will.

Photo Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Alicia Sacramone thinks the cleaning lady may have stolen her tampons

Nothing against cleaning crews and housekeepers, but in this day and age you just can’t trust anybody. When staying in a hotel room, most of us tend to keep our valuables on our person. We appreciate somebody coming in to make the bed and give us fresh towels, but you never know when someone might be tempted to steal a few bucks from your wallet if you leave it in a drawer next to the bed. That’s why it’s just easier to take your money, jewelry, passport, cell phone, lap top, and tampons with you when you exit your room for the day. That’s right ladies — your tampons. Otherwise you’ll end up like Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone.

I’m sure she can afford a new box, but that’s just plain inconvenient. This may be Sacramone’s attempt at Twitter humor, but most of her other tweets are fairly serious in nature so it would be out of the ordinary. You live and you learn. Alicia was careless with her tampons and learned the hard way.

Photo credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Brady Quinn Flies Overnight to be with Girlfriend Alicia Sacramone for Her Surgery

Brady Quinn may have been surpassed by Tim Tebow on the quarterback depth chart for the Broncos, but he’s still excelling in another realm. Following his team’s home loss to the Chargers Sunday, Quinn took a red eye flight to be with girlfriend Alicia Sacramone, who had surgery Monday on her ruptured Achilles’ tendon.

The extra effort earned him bonus points with his gymnast girlfriend.

“Best boyfriend award goes to Brady Quinn for taking the red eye from Denver to be here for my surgery today…just another reason why I love him,” she tweeted Monday.

The two have been dating since 2009. Maybe Quinn was just returning the favor to Sacramone who used to fly to Cleveland to support Brady when he was the quarterback for the Browns.

Either way, it’s pretty clear they’re extremely supportive of one another.

Say what you want about Quinn’s ability as a quarterback, but you can’t say he’s not a good boyfriend. He went out of his way to ensure he was by his girlfriend’s side at a difficult time.

The London Olympics begin in 10 months, so Sacramone’s status for the Summer Games is in question. But the good news is that Brady appears to have found a girl who appreciates him, unlike his last girlfriend.

Fist pound to Shutdown Corner for the story.

Note: This post also appeared on the Yardbarker Olympics blog

ESPN the Magazine Body Issue has Hope Solo Watering Lawn Naked (Pictures)

As we all thought would be the case a couple months ago when she tweeted that being naked outside was “very liberating,” Hope Solo is featured in the newest ESPN the Magazine Body Issue.  ESPN released the pictures of various female and male athletes on Wednesday, and as usual there is plenty between the covers that could make you break a sweat.

Aside from the few pictures of Solo — who I’m sorry to say I prefer seeing in a soccer uniform — the Body Issue also features Olympic athletes Alicia Sacramone and Natasha Hastings doing what they normally do, only with no clothes on.  Naturally, we wouldn’t tell you all about it without providing a few pictures, so here are some of the photos from the 2011 ESPN the Magazine Body Issue.  If you want to see more, venture over to their website here.

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Brady Quinn’s New Girlfriend Is Gymnast Alicia Sacramone

We were mighty surprised around draft time in 2007 when Brady Quinn was dating an old girlfriend from college and high school, Lindy Slinger. Out of all the people he could have had considering he was the star quarterback at Notre Dame and set to make millions in the pros, he chose her and was content settling down. Well, looks like all the people who said he was with a bitch whom he should dump turned out to be right — he’s moved onto Team USA’s finest — gymnast Alicia Sacramone. Sacramone confirmed the news in an interview recently, as pointed out by Gym Truthteller:

USA Gymnastics: I hear you’ve been attending a lot of Cleveland Browns football games lately. Can you talk about that?
Alicia: Yes, I have become a football fan. I was always a football fan but never into it too much until now. I’m dating Brady Quinn (the quarterback for Cleveland) so I travel to Cleveland on Sunday afternoons for home games.

USA Gymnastics: Has Brady visited you at the gym?
Alicia: No, but he said he’s excited to come to a gymnastics meet.

Way to go Brady, at least this is a step up. You just figure after throwing for 4 touchdowns he would have been cautioned about the Tony Romo/Jessica Simpson curse and held off in the celebrity female departments. Maybe he’s going for high profile chicks to confirm he’s not gay despite what people on TV might think.

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All-Hottest Olympians at Beijing Team

By popular demand, we have the All-Hottest Olympians Team. Usually they have the all-tournament teams and stuff, but athletic prowess is not exactly what concerns us in this instance. After all, what else are the Summer Games good for? Anyway, Jimmy Traina at SI Extra Mustard gave us plenty of excellent choices and provided some inspiration for this carefully selected group. Same with Brahsome who put together a hottest 11 Olympians list, and FanIQ’s Olympians that posed in Playboy.

LERYN FRANCO – Javelin, Paraguay, With Leather favorite

ANA IVANOVIC – Tennis, Serbia, LBS favorite

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Alicia Sacramone Is Hot

**Also see all the Hottest Olympians at Beijing**

Apparently the Olympics are good for something, contrary to my previous beliefs. Generally I like to avoid gymnasts because their hormones are suppressed to slow their physical development, making them look like little kids (if they aren’t already little kids, that is). Much to my surprise (and delight), the Olympics team actually has a hot girl on it. And she’s 20. And she’s kinda developed. It’s Alicia Sacramone. And she ain’t bad. Check it:

Now I’m not saying she’s Ana Ivanovic status, but she definitely is solid enough to become the 10th Olympian to pose for Playboy. And who cares if she cost us a Gold Medal? She has something those other girls will never have. You know what I’m talking about.

UPDATE: Also see Hottest Olympians at Beijing