Posts tagged "Olympics"

Olympic Athlete Diets Take Many Paths

With the Sochi 2014 Olympics in full swing, many may wonder what fuels these remarkable athletes. How is it these extraordinary competitors feed the enormous dietary requirements their bodies must have in order to excel at such a high level? For that matter…how does any dedicated athlete meet the nutritional needs their peak performance demands?... Read more »

USA Olympic Gymnastics and National Team Dr. Larry Nassar Has it “RIGHT”!!! – Part II

USA Olympic Gymnastics and National Team Dr. Larry Nassar Has it “Right”!!! – Part II [If you’re here, then I assume you’ve read Part I…and are interested to find out what happened to Billy (along with his father Dan and the family). If not, I would suggest you review Part I before reading on as... Read more »

USA Olympic Gymnastics and National Team Doctor Larry Nassar Has it “RIGHT”!!! – Part I

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to communicate with our United States Olympic Gymnastics and National Team doctor…Dr. Larry Nassar. The discussion we had took place through my Facebook account, which appears to have a higher purpose and functionality than just a picture and “what’s on your mind” posting site…at least for me anyway. I... Read more »
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Shock Hits Athletic Community as Wrestling Chopped From 2020 Olympics

Sitting at my desk, just about ready to leave the office and start class (I teach), my cell phone rings. I pick it up checking to see who might be calling (with the likelihood that I will just let them leave a message) and notice it is my brother. Rare to get a call from... Read more »

Olympics: It’s Not a Silver Lining for “All” After the London Games!!!

I watched Rock Center with Brian Williams last Thursday night with great anticipation. Their piece on what happens to Olympic athletes after the games had special interest for me as I was curious to see how they would handle the topic. Would it be all about the glamor and glitz (and money) awaiting athletes like Michael Phelps,... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Olympics: The Gymnastics Amanar Vault Heard Around the World

The anticipation was inspiring, truly unrelenting. If the excitement was a sound, it would have 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? As a... Read more »
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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 »