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  • London 2012 Athletes ‘Had Really Bad Teeth’, New Study Finds

    09/29/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 29 Sep 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    Athletes may have some of the fittest bodies in the world but a new study has found they also have really bad teeth. Tests were carried out on 302 participants at the London 2012 Olympics and found athletes had poorer dental health than people in other occupations of the same age. Just over half of those examined had signs of cavities, three quarters were suffering from gum disease and 45 per cent showed evidence of tooth erosion. ‘Our data and other studies suggest that, for a similar age profile, the oral health of athletes is poor. It’s quite striking,’ said...
  • 'Blade Runner' Pistorius charged with murder after girlfriend shot to death in home

    02/14/2013 7:01:04 AM PST · by South40 · 15 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | February 14, 2013
    Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee athlete who became famous as the 'Blade Runner' when he competed in the 2012 Olympic Games, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside his South African home. Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said.
  • McKayla Maroney does her ‘not impressed’ face with President Obama (Caption Time)

    11/17/2012 1:20:18 PM PST · by raybbr · 17 replies ^ | 11/17/2012 | Maggie Hendricks
    Members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, including the gold-medal winning Fierce Five, stopped by the White House this week. They met President Barack Obama and toured the house. At the time of the visit, McKayla Maroney tweeted, "Did I just do the not impressed face with the President?" The answer is yes. Yes, she sure did.
  • Go Ahead, Imagine (Good Criticism of Lennon Lennon Song)

    08/13/2012 7:13:39 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 41 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | August 24, 2011 | Evan Sayet
    Let’s take John Lennon up on his offer. Let’s imagine what the world would be like with no countries, religions or a heaven or hell. Let’s imagine a world with no possessions and nothing important enough to be willing to kill to protect it or die to ensure its continuing. Let’s imagine Lennon’s world where all the people are living for nothing other than today. In this world, people will have saved no money for their retirement. After all, retirement is somewhere down the line. All the people would have massive debts – borrowed every penny from everywhere they could,...
  • London 2012 Olympics close with spectacular ceremony

    08/12/2012 7:03:42 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 130 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13th August 2012 | BBC News
    'The London 2012 Olympics have ended with a spectacular musical closing ceremony and the official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro. The three-hour show featured some of the biggest names of British pop from decades past, including the Spice Girls, George Michael and Elbow. Games chief Lord Coe said: "When our time came - Britain, we did it right." The official Games flag was handed to the mayor of Rio before the flame at the Olympic Stadium was extinguished. President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, who declared the Games of the 30th Olympiad closed just...
  • Anyone watching the Closing Ceremonies???

    08/12/2012 3:15:19 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 138 replies
    BBC | 8/11/12 | hoagy62
    Is anyone watching the Closing Ceremonies? So far, I've seen a quite eclectic selection. I think so far, the highlight has been when Eric Idle, one of the Pythons, came out and sang "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life".
  • Team USA Athletes: 10 Christian Olympic Medal Winners Glorifying God

    08/12/2012 6:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2012 | Christine Thomasos
    Christian athletes were a major part of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and Team USA's athletes managed to bring home multiple gold, silver and bronze medals across a wide range of sports. Although many athletes utilized their faith while training and competing, here are 10 Christians who managed to bring home a coveted medal from the Olympic Summer Games. 1. Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics, 2 gold Twitter: @gabrielledoug Gabby Douglas may only be 16, but she took the world by storm when she became the first African-American gymnast and first woman of color to become the individual all-around champion in...
  • NBC Still Ignores Romney-Killed-My-Wife Ad, But Finds Time for Obama's Socks

    08/10/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Still working hard to avoid mentioning an outrageous Obama super-PAC ad that basically accused Mitt Romney of being responsible for the cancer death of a woman, Thursday's NBC Nightly News had the gall to instead promote pro-Obama fluff, as anchor Brian Williams gushed: "Knowing a hot product when he sees one, the President today visited the U.S. Olympic training facility in Colorado." Williams made sure to inform viewers that Obama "Promptly took his shoes off, got on the mat, and said his grandmother would be proud there were no holes in his socks."
  • Sounds of Silence: Shhhhhhsh!!!!!! — Jews Were Killed

    08/01/2012 5:58:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 1, 2012 | Michael Widlanski
    There are times when even keeping silent is deemed a political “provocation.” That appears to be the view of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which has refused to hold even a short moment of silence to honor the Israeli team murdered at the 1972 Olympic games. It might offend someone. So on the fortieth anniversary of the Olympic massacre of 1972, when Palestinian terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, the IOC broke the Olympic record for stupidity and obtuseness by again refusing a moment of silence as “inappropriate.” It is strange that treating Jews as human beings or Israel...
  • American completes relay heat with broken leg

    08/09/2012 5:09:09 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 8 replies
    Eurosport News ^ | 9th August 2012 | Eurosport News
    'America's safe passage into the men's 4x400 metre Olympic relay final on Thursday morning was not as painless as it had first appeared after Manteo Mitchell revealed he broke his leg half way round the track but still managed to finish.'
  • US overtakes China in total, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals after US Soccer Team win

    08/09/2012 1:54:08 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 75 replies
    Medal Count ^ | 8/9/12 | Self
    U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
  • 'The Olympics has destroyed womanhood': Columnist provokes storm...'chestless, manlike' competitors

    08/09/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 181 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 August 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Turkish newspaper columnist has been heavily criticised after writing an article which said the Olympic Games is destroying the female figure. The piece - called "Womanhood is Dying at the Olympics"... soon spread around the world by saying the Games was distorting women's bodies .... 'Their breasts – the symbol of womanhood, motherhood – flattened into stubs as they were seen as mere hindrances to speed. 'I am not even talking about female javelin throwers, shot-put athletes, weightlifters, wrestlers and boxers.' He added that the appearance of many female Olympians was 'pathetic'. Following the publication of the article, Mr...
  • Kate Bush, The Who and George Michael tipped for Olympics Closing Ceremony

    08/08/2012 4:29:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August. 8, 2012 | Sam Marsden
    Full details about the line-up for the musical extravaganza that will bring the London Games to an end are being kept a closely-guarded secret, but some acts have confirmed they are playing and there are strong rumours about others. Fans of Bush had their hopes raised when a new 2012 remix of her classic song Running Up That Hill appeared on the Amazon website with a release date of this Sunday, the day of the closing ceremony. The listing was later removed and there has been no official confirmation that reclusive 54-year-old British singer-songwriter, who has not toured since 1979,...
  • NBC Uses Olympics to Promote Sitcom on Same-Sex Couple Seeking Surrogate-Hatched Child

    08/08/2012 1:35:45 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/7/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – NBC is using its coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games--programming sure to be watched by many children around the country--to promote a new sitcom about a same-sex couple seeking to have a child gestated for them by a surrogate mother. NBC’s ads promoting “The New Normal,” and it story line about two homosexual men pondering hiring a women to have a baby on their behalf, reaches about 35.6 million viewers during Olympic broadcasts. The network has enjoyed higher ratings than expected and the most of any other summer Olympics from outside the United States since the 1976 Montreal...
  • Olympic gold medalist Brittney Reese: 'I had the whole Gulf Coast behind me' (Mississippi)

    08/08/2012 5:05:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | AP
    ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — After leaving the most important decision of her career up to her persuasive mother, Gulfport's Brittney Reese knew there was only one place to start looking when it was time to celebrate her Olympic gold medal in the long jump. Reese claimed one of the three gold medals the U.S. track and field team won Wednesday night at the London Games, becoming the first American woman to win the Olympic long jump title since Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1988. "It's a surreal moment," she said. "I got very emotional — you do when you're representing your country....
  • Haters Need to Shut the Hell Up About Gabby Douglas' Hair

    08/08/2012 4:23:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies ^ | 8/2/12 | Dodal Stewart
    As of yesterday, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas is officially an Olympic gold medalist. But some people watching her compete weren't focusing on her floor exercise --they were distracted by her hair. Monisha Randolph, who runs a blog called Sporty Afros, has been dismayed with what she's seen: So what's the big deal about Gabby's hair? From what I am reading on Facebook and Twitter, many African American women who are SITTING and WATCHING Gabby compete believe her hair is not "kept." She needs some gel and a brush… Someone needs to give her a hair intervention… She has to "represent"…
  • Ann Romney’s horse won’t win an Olympic medal

    08/07/2012 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 37 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/7/12 | Holly Bailey
    Ann Romney's horse Rafalca won't win a medal in the dressage competition at London's Olympic Games. But Romney, the wife of GOP candidate Mitt Romney, still praised her horse's "fabulous" performance. "It was wonderful," Romney told the Associated Press' Nicole Winfield after watching her horse compete Tuesday in London. "She was elegant and consistent again. We just love her."
  • London 2012: Inquiry after unofficial condoms found in Olympic village

    08/07/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT · by null and void · 28 replies
    London 2012 are investigating how a bucket of unofficial condoms found its way into the athletes' village without official consent. The Australian BMX cyclist Caroline Buchanan tweeted a photograph of the bucket, which featured a sign reading "Kangaroos condoms, for the gland downunder", and a picture of a boxing kangaroo. "Haha, the rumours are true. Olympic village." The London Olympic organisers provided 150,000 free condoms in dispensers for the 10,800 athletes at the Games, supplied by Durex which paid for the supply rights. A Locog spokeswoman said they were trying to find out who distributed the Kangaroo condoms, with the...
  • Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte: Why Families of America’s Olympics Athletes Are Broke

    08/07/2012 5:51:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/07/2012 | Kevin Fallon
    Gabby Douglas is America’s newest sweetheart. She’s also its newest millionaire. Her mother, however, is broke. The 16-year-old gymnast, who became the first black gymnast to win the all-around competition last week in London, stands to make between $1 million and $3 million a year in endorsements, and has already agreed to plaster her infectious smile on the Kellogg’s corn flakes box. Douglas’s forthcoming gold-medal payday makes a new revelation about her family all the more shocking. Natalie Hawkins, Douglas’s mother, filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia, court documents show. The Chapter 13 filing reveals roughly $80,000 in...
  • Ryan Lochte says he NEVER has one-night-stands after mother said he does...

    08/06/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2012 | Laura Pullman
    A mortified Ryan Lochte is desperately exercising damage control after his mother claimed on national TV that he only does ‘one-night-stands.’ Now both the swimming star and his mother have tried to clarify that she meant to say that he only takes girls on dates as he doesn’t have time for a serious relationship. ‘She meant since the last four years I just wanted to focus on swimming, and I didn't really have time for a relationship,’ he told Us Weekly on Friday.