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Alex Morgan’s Tattoo

Alex Morgan

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]

Title IX

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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Farah to focus on 10,000m at London Olympics

MO Farah

Farah to focus on 10,000m at London Olympics (via AFP) Great Britain’s Mo Farah says he is targetting the 10,000 metres at the London Olympics and will wait to see how he feels before deciding whether to go for a double in the 5,000. “I am going to run the 10,000 for sure because it is the first race,” Farah …

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