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My position on NBA players and the Olympics has not changed since I first wrote about it nearly 8 years ago. It was stupid then. It has not gotten any smarter. via Just read this. That's all. Just read. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 24, 2012 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via FIREBRAND Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula is to launch a transformation commission of inquiry to investigate whether all sporting codes are serious about ensuring sport is fully inclusive. GMM: South Africa, striving to create multiracial sports, sees... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 25, 2012 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
Following his election last month as President of the World Olympians Association (WOA), Joël Bouzou asked H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco to become the new Patron of this unique worldwide organization uniting all 100,000 athletes to have competed in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
Cullen Jones, USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Ambassador, continues to spread the positive message of water safety. In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle - injury, illness or other hardship... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 6, 2012 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
Whenever I'm feeling down or doubt why I should work that extra hour, I read this blog post from Terri Melvin. Terri explains who she is and why she loves the sport of swimming better than anyone I know. I... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 28, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
Lance Armstrong, famous for winning the Tour de France seven times, is respected in swimming circles for his fantastic stroke. Lance, a proud Austin, Texas resident, often trains with his manager/lawyer, Bill Stapleton, a 1988 Olympic swimmer, and other Austin... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
2008 Olympic gold medalist and world champion in the 1500 meter freestyle, Ous Mellouli, continues his winning run at the 2011 Arab Games. 50 meter butterfly, gold, 25.04: 100 meter butterfuly, gold, 53.73, and also in the video below is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
EXCLUSIVE VIP NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT AND GREAT FOOD! How would you like to have an intimate dining experience featuring four of the world’s most renowned chefs? You can by joining the "Athletic Foodie," swimming's favorite chef, Garrett Weber-Gale, along with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
Los Angeles and New York - December 13, 2011– Universal Sports Network and NBC announced today that it will broadcast the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, a competition pitting the best swimmers from the U.S. against Europe ’s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via "Magnussen will make his open debut over the longer distance at the Queensland championships on Sunday night, where he is likely to face Bohl's world 400m freestyle champion Park Tae-Hwan and find out immediately whether he is already... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 7, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via - Reuters reports - "The bodysuit war that reduced the 2009 swimming world championships to farce and effectively turned the sport into a battle of technology could erupt again on Wednesday when Michael Phelps takes to the catwalk... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 30, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via "Zamperini the track star and Trojans legend and Naber the swimmer are separated by about 40 years but share bonds as USC athletes and Olympians. And they are fast friends." GMM: John Naber is a friend and a... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 28, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
I get swimming pix from friends all over the world. Here are a few of my recent favorites: ***images removed Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via (AP) — "The anti-doping police are sending out a new message to the AARP crowd: We're keeping an eye on you, too..." "Looking more skeptically at events outside of elite and Olympic circles, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
GMM: The largest online aquatics retailer in the market,, becomes a multi-year partner with USA Synchro. Details below: INDIANAPOLIS — USA Synchro, the National Governing Body of synchronized swimming, is proud to announce as its Official Retailer.,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
Benoit Lecomte has already conquered the Atlantic Ocean, the first person in history to make the crossing without the aid of flotation, back in 1998. Benoit swam 8 hours a day, slept at night, and didn't stop for 73 days.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
Presented by FINIS, the world leader in technical swimming products, here are the 2011 and 2010 RCP Tiburon Mile and Sprint Classic air-dates: Friday, Nov 4 - Bright House Sports - 2010 RCP Tiburon Sprint Classic - 2:30pm Sunday, Nov... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
November 10, 2011 The 8th annual Golden Goggle Awards and Silent Auction is just days away! We are so pleased you will be joining us for this remarkable evening to honor and celebrate the athletes on our 2011 World Championship... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via "Thorpe had expected to be absolutely hammered when he returned to racing after a five-year retirement, and his prediction was realised when he swam the 15th-fastest time of the morning heats, 50.21sec, in a modest 100m field." GMM... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 8, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
ANNOUNCEMENT: USA National Team Alumni can get tickets at a reduced rate of $55 for Duel in the Pool. WHEN: Decemeber 16 & 17 WHERE: Atlanta, Georgia HOW: through the USA Swimming Foundation CONTACT: the USA Swimming Foundation office or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via After the race, Australian Olymipc icon, Ian Thorpe, said, "I can't remember the race at all. I remember starting and touching the wall. So I think there's probably a lot of things I can do better in the... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 4, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via "British Special Forces Will Be Hanging Out in a Network of Underground Bunkers During the Olympics." GMM: This is a great report for Olympic fans who are concerned about security at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. As... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 3, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
David Nolan, Stanford's newest and greatest asset in swimming. via "In his (David Nolan) signature event, the 200 individual medley, Nolan lowered the national high school record, which he set the previous year, by over two seconds–a ridiculous drop... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 3, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
I have great news to share! Within the past three weeks the USA SWIMMING FOUNDATION has received more than 80 inspirational stories. We were so successful in finding great stories, our publisher has requested that we extend the deadline, which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL
via A STREAMLINED Ian Thorpe says he can be the best in the world again as the swim superstar prepares to return to the pool for the first time since 2006. GMM: Thorps looks and lean and mean, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 1, 2011 at GOLD MEDAL MEL