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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

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

OTFSM signs Justin Gatlin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2012 – Tampa, Florida – Off the Field Sports Marketing (OTFSM), a sports marketing firm based in Tampa, FL represents London-bound U.S. Olympian Justin Gatlin. Gatlin continued his unbeaten streak in the 2012 season by taking first in the men’s 100M Olympic qualifier final, setting a new personal best time [...]

By | June 28th, 2012|News, Olympics|0 Comments

Tyson Gay to return Saturday

Associated Press NEW YORK -- The agent for Tyson Gay says the sprinter will run a "low key" 100-meter race at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday in his first competition since hip surgery. His representative Mark Wetmore confirmed late Monday night Gay will run in a "B" heat and not the [...]

By | June 5th, 2012|Olympics|0 Comments

London Ready for Olympics

Bloomberg News - London is ready for the July 27 start of the Olympic Games and will deliver an “outstanding event,” an International Olympic Committee official said, even as questions remain about sponsorships and transportation. The IOC’s coordination commission today concluded its 10th and final visit to British capital. “We have 119 days to go, [...]

By | March 30th, 2012|Olympics|0 Comments