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Wow I called the men’s single final right – Drysdale, Synek, Campbell. Alan Campbell has had a great Olympics and I was so happy to see him get bronze. He was so emotional that I teared up with him. I am also happy that Mahe Drysdale got closure with an Olympic gold. I felt a … More Alan Campbell Made me Cry!
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
Here’s my take so far: 1. What a great venue. Well done Brits. The winds seem to be fairly straight head or tail, and the crowd in the grandstand is deafening. Awesome. Plus the Brits actually sing their national anthem loudly, which is cool! 2. So happy to see the home team doing well. Hearing … More My Take on Olympic Rowing So Far…
An interesting question – I have noticed anecdotally that the US Women, across all sports, seem to be winning more medals than the men, and especially more gold medals. This is the first time I can recall this happening (can anyone confirm this?). As of today I checked the medal count and found that I … More Will Women Take Home More Medals Than Men?
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
I, along with many others, am hoping that Sir Steve Redgrave gets to light the cauldron tomorrow night in London. He is one of the very few who (though he never would) could legitimately claim to be among the greatest athletes in any sport from any era. He is one of only four athletes of … More Hoping Sir Steve Lights the Cauldron….