My family and I are all abuzz about the Olympics this week! The kids are most pleased that they will be allowed to watch more television than usual, and we grownups are looking forward to watching athletes at the top of their game represent their countries with pride. There is a part of us that hopes to witness a significant amount of protest, as well. I came to my decision to watch the games after a lot of thought.
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Today, BlogHer convened an important editorial panel to discuss a breaking news item of extreme social media significance: Olympic team uniforms.
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If there was a competition for corporate grubbiness ruining sporting events, the Olympics would take gold every time. Read more >
A version of this article was originally published on The Daily Muse (http://www.thedailymuse.com) as the final installment in a series of articles entitled, “Road to the Olympics”. Read more >
What's more impressive than winning a third-straight Olympic gold medal (wearing a bikini no less)? Winning it while five weeks pregnant. Read more >
I’m catching up on sleep. My blood pressure has returned to normal. I haven’t wept in at least three days.That is to say, the London 2012 Olympics are over, and slowly but surely life is resuming its normal rhythm. Read more >
It's so hard to talk about the Olympics without tossing out cliche after stereotype, all dripping red, white and blue, especially with the closing ceremonies just yesterday, but I'm going to try. Read more >
Three weeks ago my plans for the second week of August consisted of work and maybe a spin class or two. Then a friend gave me a call and asked if by any chance I was interested in attending the second half of the Summer Olympics. He knows I am a huge soccer fan and with his job as a travel agent he had a couple of extra ladies soccer tickets and a hotel if I was interested. Needless to say, I was very interested. So just like that I turned my life upside down and was on my way to London for the week. Read more >
Being an athlete of Olympic caliber is an all-consuming task. For many, the Olympic Games is a culmination of years (if not decades) of sacrifice and training for that one moment in time. Singular focus is what it takes. Then in an instant, a career, an entire lifetime, and then that identity is over. It just ends. Sometimes with gold and a fanfare, other times with simply memories and the honor of having competed. Then what?
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I do not normally get involved in other peoples' drama but with the past couple days filled with tweets, articles, and television interviews about Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells, and Lolo Jones, I have been encouraged to say my "piece". Let me also just give you some credentials that I feel validate my commentary. Until Tuesday I was the Olympic record holder in the 100 hurdles. I have also fallen over the 9th hurdle in a World Championship Final. Read more >
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