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The Summer of My Somersaulting Frenzy

I think now would be a good time to bring up my relationship with somersaults.

My youth in regards to the somersault is rather muddled up until a point when I must have not tucked my head in enough, putting too much pressure on my neck and resulting in a rather painful somersault and my swearing off of them forever because I would end up paralyzed. 405 more words


this day in crime history: july 27, 1996

On this day in 1996, a bomb was detonated at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One person was killed by the blast. 437 more words

True Crime

19 years ago today, Kerri Strug won the gold medal on an injured ankle

It’s been 19 years since the Olympics in Atlanta and specifically on Thursday, 19 years exactly since one of the most famous moments in U.S. Gymnastics history. 89 more words


Olympic gold medallist Donovan Bailey featured in Pan Am opening

TORONTO – The Pan Am Games opening ceremony kicked off with a gravity-daring stunt from Olympic gold medallist Donovan Bailey.

With 45,000 spectators packed into the sold-out Rogers Centre — called the Pan Am Ceremonies Venue for the duration of the Games — a pre-taped bit depicted members of Canada’s gold medal-winning 4×100-metre relay team from the 1996 Olympics trotting the torch around Toronto. 173 more words


Reggie Miller (1992 - Topps #193)

Reginald Wayne “Reggie” Miller was a shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers for his entire 18 year NBA career.  He was 2nd in all-time scoring (behind only Kareem Abdul Jabbar) at UCLA, before being picked in the first round of the 1987 NBA Draft.  82 more words

VJP Legends

Creatine: A Short History

Since the early 1990s, the Western World has been inundated about a wonder supplement that increases athletic performance, helps build muscle and has relatively few side affects. 612 more words