Posts tagged "London"

Olympics: Blatant Cheating and Winning at the London Olympics Does Not Make a Champion!!!

In Karen Crouse’s recent article, Shades of Gray on Way to Podium, Karen discusses the limits to which athletes will go to “win;” in this case—cheating on the rules of the game. Using various known examples occurring in London  (from the disqualification of badminton teams to a purposeful cycling crash, and even extra dolphin kicks... Read more »

Part II - Olympics: 2012 London Games Bring out the “We Should Legalize Steroids and PED’s” Discussion…AGAIN!!!

Continuing our discussion on why legalizing PED use at the upper level of sports is not such a good idea (Part I here), there are a few other aspects that we must address. Without doing so would leave the conversation incomplete, rendering it much less valuable. Sports Environment The legalization of performance-enhancing drugs would drastically... Read more »

Part I - Olympics: 2012 London Games Bring out the “We Should Legalize Steroids and PED’s” Discussion…AGAIN!!!

As was expected, the London Olympics has again brought to the surface the continued debate over what to do about performance-enhancement drugs in sports. I can’t count the number of articles I have come across the past couple of weeks where the author of those pieces supports simply legalizing and monitoring them, and be done... Read more »
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Olympics: The Gymnastics Amanar Vault Heard Around the World

The anticipation was inspiring, truly unrelenting. If the excitement was a sound, it would have most assuredly been deafening. Rarely a moment went by where NBC commentator Tim Daggett (Olympic Gold Medalist) didn’t refer to McKayla Maroney’s vault as far and away the “best” at the London Olympics. And who could argue with that, right?... Read more »

Olympics: Olympic Badminton Competitors Demonstrate How NOT to be a True Champion

Seriously…I had to do a double take on the headline, Olympic badminton teams disqualified for throwing matches. This is so contrary to sport, I am not sure where to start. For those of you not aware, according to the vast information available, four badminton teams were disqualified from the Olympic Games for throwing matches, including... Read more »

Olympics: Dr. Stan Frager, Dr. Joy Macci, Kirk Mango, and Trainer John Abdo, Discuss Their Take on the Olympics.

What a great experience, being able to discuss the Olympics with two sports psychologists and a trainer who have all worked with elite athletes. Our discussion not only focused on what it takes to become that good and what that caliber of athlete has different than others, but also the controversy with steroids and other... Read more »
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Olympics: Gymnastics is Unforgiving, But Arbitrary Rules Should Not a Champion Make!!!

Two contrasting stories, one right up my alley because of the adversity she faced and the opportunity that arose in a sport so tough (due to the discipline it takes to be a consistent solid performer); the other tears at my heart as a young lady watches her dream erased; controversially stolen from her. And... Read more »

Olympics: Bulgaria’s Gymnast Jordan Jovtchev Still Has What It Takes at 39!!!

What an awesome display of dedication, of inspiration. A 39-year-old male gymnast making the event finals, at what…just about double the age of his peers, and on the still rings event, WOW!!! And in his sixth Olympics, unbelievable. Being one who knows this event at the upper levels of the sport, I can tell you... Read more »

Olympics: The London Olympics Set to Begin And Doping is Already Part of the Landscape

Let’s start this piece with a number, say…107!!! Those of you following the London Games (opening ceremonies tonight) and the stories of doping that are almost a virtual certainty with elite level athletes these days, probably know what this number represents. If not, well…107 is the number of “hopeful” Olympic athletes who have been caught... Read more »
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Olympics: Dr. Stan Frager Show (WGTK 970 in Louisville, Kentucky) to Discuss London Olympics with Kirk Mango

Needless to say, I was excited about my invitation to be on the Dr. Stan Frager Show (out of Louisville, Kentucky) as a call in guest to discuss various topics regarding sports, athletes, and this summer’s London Olympic games. It should be an interesting show, at least I’m hoping it is, so stop on buy this... Read more »