Sunday, December 15, 2019

Tag: London Olympics

American Justin Gatlin Narrowly Defeats Usain Bolt...

ROME - At the Golden Gala meet here Thursday American sprinter Justin Gatlin narrowly defeated Jamaican Usain Bolt, capturing the 100 meter gold with...

Oscar Pistorius Claims he Shot Girlfriend by...

As Reeva Steenkamp was being cremated Tuesday, South African sports hero Oscar Pistorius told a waiting-with-bated-breath courtroom that he killed his girlfriend by accident,...

Australian Open: Serena Williams Advances to Third...

Serena Williams advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday, defeating 19-year-old Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-2, 6-0. The 31-year-old Williams did...

Gabby Douglas AP’s Female Athlete Of The...

Gabby Douglas, the electrifying diminutive dynamo who in the London Olympics became the first African-American female gymnast to capture the gold medal, was named...

Sports Illustrated Names Lebron James 2012 Sportsman...

Sports Illustrated named Lebron James 2012 Sportsman of the Year on Monday, becoming the first NBA player to win the award since teammate Dwyane...

Gabby Douglas Memoir: Nearly Quit Gymnastics Due...

Gabby Douglas has opened up about the racism and lack of a father figure in her life that almost caused her to give up...

Lolo Jones Could Be Olympian As A...

LoLo Jones, the Olympic hurdler who made headlines throughout the summer but failed to medal, is in training in Lake Placid, N.Y., to become...

Usain Bolt Makes Donations To Cancer Charity

 Usain Bolt is known for his lightening speed and gold medals, but very rarely is he recognized for his charitable donations to the community;...

LeBron James To ‘Take It Easy’ During...

LeBron James has played a lot of basketball in the last 10 months: NBA regular season, long playoff run capped by his first NBA...

Kerri Walsh Jennings Was Pregnant While Winning...

Turns out, Kerri Walsh Jennings winning a gold medal in the London Olympics was more impressive than it appeared. Turns out, she and partner...

Andy Murray Outlasts Novak Djokovic To Win...

Ending Great Britain's long drought, and snapping his own four-final skid in majors, Andy Murray finally pulled through with everything at stake on a...

Gold Medalist Tianna Madison Sued By Parents...

In a sad story,  Jo Ann and Robert Madison filed a libel, slander and defamation lawsuit against their London Olympics gold-medal-winning daughter, Tianna Madison,...

Richards-Ross Takes On IOC Sponsorship Rules

Olympic sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross didn’t have much trouble beating the competition on the track in London. The American 400-meter dash gold medalist has put the...

LeBron James Wants to Play in Rio...

LeBron James - The man once mockingly referred to as “LeBronze” following some disappointing some initial international experiences says he wants to add to...

A Cultural Analysis of Nigeria and Jamaica...

Many do not want London 2012 to end. It has been a true festival of sports. Into the pot of, perhaps, the best Olympic games...

Patriots Adding Speed In Signing Sprinter Jeff...

The New England Patriots just got a lot faster. A lot faster. They are expected to sign London Olympics silver medalist sprinter Jeff Demps to...

Ugandan Marathon Gold Medalist Receives Hero’s Welcome,...

Nairobi — Freshly minted London Olympics marathon titleholder Stephen Kiprotich will smile all the way to the back after he received $80,000 (Sh6.696m) from...

‘Fierce Five’ Making The Talk Show Rounds

The USA women’s gymnastics team, also known as the Fierce Five, are making the talk-show rounds, still bubbling over about their medal-winning performances at...

Michelle Obama, Gabby Douglas Share Set With...

Olympic darling Gabby Douglas, fresh out of the London Games, landed on Jay Leno’s couch Tuesday night  -- right next to First Lady Michelle...

London Olympic Gold and The Caribbean Image

THE remarkable feats of Jamaican athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games and, to a lesser extent, those of Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, must...

4×100 U.S. Women Did Not Expect World...

Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison and Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter – collectively, the fastest women in the world – did not expect it. No...