ON THE day proclaimed #1billionrising, the Twitter hashtag being used for standing up against violence against girls and women, this story is emblematic of what Joyce and so many other women and men, including Robert Redford, have been emphasizing. Oscar Pistorious now a symbol of something beyond what I wrote about him before. From the [...]
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“Ask Osama bin Laden if he’s better off now than he was four years ago.” – Senator John Kerry YOU KNOW a Democratic convention was successful when Barack Obama’s speech is good as usual, but there were others that were better. I was stunned by this convention, which was powerful beyond all expectations. Democrats should [...]
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OSCAR PISTORIUS advanced due to a “stunning” reversal by track’s international ruling body. Oscar Pistorius’ Olympic run came close to ending on a sour note. The South African who is the first amputee to compete in track and field at the Olympics didn’t get a second chance to run. Though he was entered in the [...]
THE GERMAN diver Stephan Feck lost his footing on the board and landed with a splat. Judges awarded him zeros. Feck had company, but it’s been a tough Olympics for Germany. China’s Qin Kai, who was leading at the time, completely mis-timed one of his last dives, drawing a dismal score of 3.5. Britain also [...]
TOO PRICELESS for words, but make sure you start the music before you look at the booty-palooza from Buzzfeed.
TWO GOLD MEDALS and one bronze* for Aly Raisman is the most of any gymnast with the added pleasure of scoring a first. From USA Today: There was joy: Raisman became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic gold on floor on Tuesday after she performed what she called the best floor routine of [...]
His style has already set him apart. Like his idol Lil Wayne, he has a hip-hop and skater-inflected look, with flashy jewelry and swaggy high-tops. He has worn diamond grillz over his teeth on the winner’s podium, and designed a pair of emerald rhinestone-encrusted sneakers with Speedo. “He wanted green, he wanted bling,” said Ms. [...]
IT’S OVER, he says. After 18 gold and 22 total medals, on Saturday, the greatest Olympian ever topped his swimming career with another gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay. And let’s not forget the coach who helped him get there, Bob Bowman. Michael Phelps was emphatic with Bob Costas. He’s retired. However, the reason he [...]
“Thank you to everyone who has supported me, that was UNBELIEVABLE! Was so amazing to feel the energy from the crowd! Semi-final tomorrow! ” he tweeted to his followers after the heat. – Pistorius, 25, Is First Double-Amputee Sprinter to Compete in Olympic Games THE WORDS on the Nike ad say it all. I was [...]
REUTERS SPORT reports via Twitter… Serena Williams becomes the first woman to win all four Grand Slams and a gold medal in both singles and doubles. photo via Shutterstock
“THE FUTURE IS NOW” is what’s being said about Missy Franklin’s place in Team USA swimming. With Michael Phelps saying he’s competed in his last Olympics, people are already looking to Franklin. Standing beside her is Elizabeth Beisel, who won the bronze in the same event and will be competing along with her in the [...]
“I wouldn’t say I support him. I would say I will vote for him.” – Michael Moore [Washington CBSLocal] THESE TYPES of comments, like what Susan Sarandon said as well, are actually helpful. If you know any progressives, but especially if you know anyone inside the Democratic institutional base, many are anything but enthused about [...]
WHAT ELSE CAN be said about this remarkable competitor? She’s one of an elite group of African American gymnasts ever to compete in the Olympics and the first to win the gold in gymnastics all-around. Yet people are actually, unbelievably sniping about her hair.
IN THE EPIC swimming battle of the London Olympiad, perhaps for our time, Michael Phelps bests Ryan Lochte in the men’s 200 individual medley. It was Phelps’ record 16th gold medal, his 20th overall.
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