Congrats to USA Women, and my “call” for tomorrow’s finals

Congrats to the USA Women’s Eight for their gold and to Canada for a valiant sprint.  Props to CrossFitter Erin Cafaro in the bow seat.  Rumor has it that NBC’s primetime leadoff in the US will be the women’s eight gold medal race! Congrats to the NZL Men’s double sculls for the most incredible sprint … More Congrats to USA Women, and my “call” for tomorrow’s finals

The Rowing Counterpoint to Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics

This is a great article from Slate on a little-known story that also happened in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, but which has been overshadowed by the better-known victories of Jesse Owens and others in track and field.  Fascinating.  Also interesting that the winning time in the men’s eight has dropped more than a minute … More The Rowing Counterpoint to Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics