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2008 Olympic Trials Part 2: The Landmark Case of Bieger v. Sloan

Onward to night two!

The final chance for these poor vagrants and wandering hobos to impress the WATCHFUL EYES OF MARTHA KAROLYI (not Martha, just her disembodied, sentient pair of eyes floating around the arena) before the team is…oh, wait. 3,431 more words

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Wednesday Bacon: Facts of Life

A) 100 Pounds

Over the years, I’ve trained a few folks who fall under the “morbidly obese” category. Most of us have. Which is why we understand that when a person’s weight gets out of control, it has very little to do with “choices” and more to do with how a person feels about themselves. 1,178 more words

2008 Olympic Trials Part 1: THERE IS NO NEXT YEAR, Except Next Year

Remember that time I decided to relive recent US Olympic Trials history and then abruptly stopped after two cycles? Well, I do. Sort of. Now. With the 2016 Trials suddenly just two months away (wait, what???), it’s time to get back to business. 3,749 more words

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Shoulder injury costs gymnast Yoder a shot at Olympics

A shoulder injury means Indianapolis gymnast Alec Yoder will have to wait until 2020 for a shot at the Olympic Games.

Yoder, 19, an Ohio State freshman, announced on Twitter and Instagram that he hurt his shoulder at the Big Ten meet and will undergo surgery. 231 more words


Swimming By The Numbers: Age Analysis of Olympic Trials for 6 Countries

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a Swimming By the Numbers blog post, and the recent Canadian Olympic Trials sparked an idea.  We had incredibly strong performances from the women, and NOT incredibly strong performances from the men.  1,019 more words


Final Day for US Olympic and Paralympic Trials in Florida 

*Cancellation: The Cooper Cup planned for Cooper River in Camden, New Jersey has been cancelled by the South Jersey Rowing Club.

Today is the final day for the 2016 U.S. 283 more words