Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Track & Field training exercises

By | July 31st, 2012|Training|0 Comments

Dan O’Brien Inducted into Hall of Fame

Tony Duffy/Getty Images On Thursday, a select group of Chicago-area kids will take part in what can best be described as field day on hyperdrive. Born from a collaboration between the Allstate Insurance Company and World Sport Chicago, the "Paving the Way" event brings nearly 100 kids to historic Pulaski Park for a sports clinic [...]

By | July 13th, 2012|Olympics|0 Comments

Lawmakers furious over China-made Olympic uniform

WASHINGTON -- Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue -- but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming. Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday about the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with [...]

By | July 12th, 2012|Olympics|0 Comments

McDonald’s and the IOC banned other french fries from Olympics

The upcoming Olympics will welcome athletes and spectators of all races, nations and creeds to London. With a record number of athletes expected to attend, the Summer Games will be the largest, most inclusive event in human history. That openness won't extend to french fries. Because of an exclusive sponsorship deal with McDonald's, none of [...]

By | July 12th, 2012|News, Olympics|0 Comments

London 2012 Olympics: Mo Farah

Leading Olympic medal contender Mo Farah will sleep under a noisy oxygen-reduced tent right up to the last day of his London 2012 Olympic campaign event to ensure he gets the full benefit of his altitude training. Mo Farah to sleep in oxygen tent as he dreams of landing Games gold Photo: GETTY IMAGES By Jacquelin Magnay, Olympics [...]

By | July 12th, 2012|News, Olympics|0 Comments

World’s best set for Aviva London Grand Prix

16 Olympic and 15 reigning World Champions will take to the track this Friday and Saturday as the Aviva London Grand Prix returns to Crystal Palace for two days of world-class athletics. Around 50 of Great Britain’s Olympic squad will join an array of global stars in the capital’s two day Samsung Diamond League event, [...]

By | July 11th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Crispers Restaurants Endorses Justin Gatlin

Crispers Restaurants, the fast-casual restaurant chain based in Lakeland, Florida, has officially signed a 1 year endorsement deal with U.S. Olympic sprinter, Justin Gatlin. As part of the deal, Gatlin will be endorsing Crispers on a variety of websites and social media outlets, making appearances at Crispers restaurant locations in Florida, and providing autographed promotional [...]

By | July 11th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Canada Unveil New Aerodynamic Suits

Members of the Canadian track and field team Justyn Warner (left), Phylicia George and Sarah Wells (right) share a laugh as they model new uniforms at an event in Toronto on Tuesday. (FRANK GUNN / The Canadian Press) Canada’s track and field team will compete at the London Olympics in aerodynamic suits that manufacturer Nike [...]

By | July 10th, 2012|News, Olympics|0 Comments

Olympic champ Bolt training, ‘feeling good’

Usain Bolt is back in full training and "feeling good," his agent said Tuesday, after concerns over an injury following successive defeats at the Jamaican Olympic trials. Ricky Simms told The Associated Press in an email that Bolt is fit ahead of the defense of his titles in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay at [...]

By | July 10th, 2012|News, Olympics|0 Comments