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Lovin’ the Lochte


It’s November and it’s like 15 degrees outside. And – news flash – the Steelers suck so football is kind of dead to me. Obviously, what I need is the next best thing…swimming news! What – you didn’t see that coming? Well, there are some people out there who just can’t get enough Ryan Lochte. They are going to be a little disappointed about what’s going on in his world. Read more…

For Kerri Walsh Jennings a Third Gold Means a Third Baby

Beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings I was pregnant at the Olympics - TODAY Health

This morning, in an interview with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, Kerri Walsh Jennings and her husband Casey confirmed that Kerri is 11 weeks pregnant with their third child. On it’s own this news would not be that extraordinary. It’s when you count back and realize that she was 5 weeks pregnant when she and her partner Misty May-Treanor won their third consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball that it becomes extraordinary.

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Getting There: The Olympics

Olympic Park This Way

Laura is back with one more guest post about the Olympics. She lives south of London and attended many events. We asked her to give us the inside scoop on what it was like for spectators at a variety of venues. Thanks, Laura!

Hundreds of thousands of people were disappointed in their applications for the hottest tickets of the year. Apparently though, getting hold of Olympic tickets was the easy part. With all of the warnings coming from various organising teams, it seemed as though actually reaching the venues would be a gold medal deserving achievement all by itself. There were talks of 2 hour queues to get on to the underground, stations so overcrowded it would take several hours to get out of them and congestion absolutely everywhere. Read more…

Olympics Watching With the Family

London 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies

This guest post is from Issa, a Los Angeles native currently living in the land of snowy Colorado. She has been writing at Issa’s Crazy World since 2006, where she chronicles her life as a single mom to three funny and amazing kids: Morgan (10), Bailey (8) and Harrison (3). She has been known to write about many aspects of social media, the occasional political topic and most importantly, why on earth Apple hasn’t invented the iTeleporter yet.

Like most everyone I know, I sat with my kids and watched the million hour Opening Ceremony of the Olympics. I was even nice enough to let them have a few friends sleepover. (As an aside why do we call it a sleepover when NO ONE SLEEPS?) My girls both remember previous games. They’ve been excitedly awaiting the start of these games since the beginning of summer. At three and a half, this was my sons first knowledge of the Olympic games. Will he remember it at all? I don’t really know. I know it’s been exciting for me to explain it to him. He seems to enjoy it, as far as I can tell. Read more…

Wondering How to Make the US Olympic Team in 2016?

olympic handball logo

With the world focused on the 2012 London Olympic games, now might be a good time to think about how you can make it to Rio in 2016 (Ha!). Becoming an Olympian is obviously an incredibly difficult feat to accomplish, but an athlete’s odds of making the team vary greatly depending on which sport they choose to excel in. I recently came across this infographic on eCollegeFinder, which matches students with online colleges, and it demonstrates the chances for American high school athletes to make the US Olympic team in their respective sports– the results are quite interesting! Read more…