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Team USA Olympic Profiles [a retrospective]

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Over the last two months, we at INFOtainment News have brought you stories from athletes and sports that typically do not garner the attention grabbing headlines. Since we began, some of our athletes have risen in stature and awareness and thanks to social media, many of them have been able to correspond with you directly. Team USA has 530 athletes and …

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Getting Into The Olympics Spirit

London 2012 Olympics

As we get closer to the Opening Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic Games I thought we’d share with you some of the most talked about ads, both across television and the Social InterWeb. Listed in no particular order, because to me, they’re all equally great. But I’d still love to get your opinion on which of these ads is …

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Alex Morgan’s Tattoo

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I’ve been asked a few times lately about one of our most globally known athletes, Alex Morgan. I have NO problem talking about Alex, so keep the questions coming…but all everyone seems to be asking is “what does her tattoo mean”? So, I felt it my editorial duty to explain. The tattoo is of the word “thirteen” From Alex’s profile …

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US team gets high-tech help to reach London

London 2012 Olympics

US team gets high-tech help to reach London (via AFP) Advances in technology will allow US athletes to have their coaches examine their pre-Olympic workouts even if those coaches cannot make the trip to England for the Games next month. And the day might soon be here where coaches can download video of an athlete’s Olympic leap or throw into …

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Nike Helps Us Celebrate Women [Title IX]

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Title IX is a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972, Public Law No. 92-318, 86 Stat. 235 (June 23, 1972), codified at 20 U.S.C. sections 1681 through 1688, U.S. legislation also identified by the name of its principal author as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act. It states (in part) that No person in the United …

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Twenty years on, Barcelona Olympic venues defy crisis

1992 Barcelona Olympic Torch

Twenty years on, Barcelona Olympic venues defy crisis (via AFP) Twenty years after the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the massive venues built for the Games continue to host major events, from swim meets to concerts, even if they have had to slash their fees to face Spain’s economic crisis. The Games were a catalyst for the regeneration of industrial areas and …

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Olympic Profile: Joseph Diaz, Jr.

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In a world of “How-To” YouTube has become an invaluable asset. Whether you want to learn plumbing secrets, how to beat a video game, or best practices in applying makeup, YouTube can show you the way. So, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Olympic boxer Joseph Diaz, Jr. first learned the basics of his craft from, you guessed it, YouTube. …

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