MARLEN ESPARZA: FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE BOXER TO WIN OLYMPIC BOXING MATCH

Marlen Esparza’s CoverGirl smile lit up the room as she posed for pictures with family and friends and embraced her newest confidante, BALCO founder Victor Conte. Esparza, a 110-pound boxer, was savoring every moment of what was a historic day for the once-mighty U.S. boxing team, which is now a mess. Esparza, though, became the first… [Continue Reading]

MICHAEL PHELPS LEADS US GOLD RUSH WITH HISTORIC 17TH MEDAL

Michael Phelps added to his Olympic legend Friday night, winning the 100-meter butterfly to capture his third gold medal of the London Games and the 17th of his career. Already the most decorated Olympian in history, Phelps started off Friday’s race — which he has said will be his final individual Olympic race, having promised… [Continue Reading]

RYAN LOCHTE BEATS MICHAEL PHELPS TO WIN FIRST USA GOLD MEDAL

Ryan Lochte captured the United States’ first gold medal of the 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday, soundly defeating rival swimming great Michael Phelps in a highly anticipated men’s 400-meter individual medley, while China blazed past its rivals throughout the day to secure a Games-best four gold medals. Brazil’s Thiago Pereira secured silver in the individual… [Continue Reading]

GABRIELLE DOUGLAS, BLACK FEMALE GYMNAST SET TO FLY HIGH IN LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

Aptly nicknamed “Flying Squirrel,” 16-year-old gymnast Gabrielle Douglas defies gravity, a feat that might make Olympic history at this summer’s games. If the young athlete qualifies at the U.S. Olympic trials on June 28 through July 1, she will join the ranks of other African-American Olympic gymnasts, including Dominique Dawes and Betty Okino, who won,… [Continue Reading]

JOHN OROZCO, BLACK MALE GYMNAST READY TO GRAB GOLD AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

John Orozco won his first medal in gymnastics when he was 9. But he didn’t hold onto that medal for long, giving it to another boy in the competition who was in tears after being teased for a bad performance. “He walked over to the kid that they were making fun of, and he said,… [Continue Reading]

TASHA DANVERS, UK OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST TALKS SUICIDE AND RETIREMENT

The 34 year-old has been plagued by injuries in recent years and has raced only once since 2009, though she had been hopeful of returning to the track at this week’s Olympics trials in Birmingham after making encouraging progress under veteran hurdles coach Malcolm Arnold. But an Achilles injury and has ended any comeback plans this summer… [Continue Reading]

MANY UK OLYMPIC MEDAL HOPEFULS ARE NIGERIAN!! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?

I’m always interested in articles that discuss the performance of older athletes, whether they are Nigerian or not. The athlete in question has a very Nigerian name, so I looked closer. The first paragraph of the article read “Phillips Idowu, one of Britain’s best Olympic medal hopes, has withdrawn from the UK trials in Birmingham… [Continue Reading]

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL OR THE BEST SEX EVER, DARA TORRES BLUSHES?

I was searching the internet for ideas to blog about and thought that this was quite interesting. It was an interview on CNN and when I heard this question, I stopped and listened. Will you choose an olympic gold medal or the best sex ever? Hmmmm… which will you choose? Sexy Olympic swimmer Dara Torres gets asked… [Continue Reading]