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2:06 PM, August 16th, 2012

comedycentral:

vh1:

McKayla in the bottom-right GIF… amazing. 

This is just the best.

Watch the clip.

Amazing. 

Reblogged from The Huffington Post
12:52 PM, August 10th, 2012
newsweek:

How have the members of the USA women’s gymnastics team been passing their free time in London? Teaching Jenna Bush, the former first daughter, how to do the Dougie!

Fridays. 

newsweek:

How have the members of the USA women’s gymnastics team been passing their free time in London? Teaching Jenna Bush, the former first daughter, how to do the Dougie!

Fridays. 

Reblogged from Newsweek
12:03 PM, August 10th, 2012

theweekmagazine:

This is what winning looks like. Australia’s Sally Pearson collapses to the ground after winning the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles final Aug. 7. Of her first gold medal, Pearson said, “It’s been a 12-year dream that has finally come true.”

This slideshow of overjoyed, triumphant Olympians will make you feel happy.

Reblogged from NPR
4:48 PM, August 9th, 2012

nwkarchivist:

newsweek:

Oh hey, Hope Solo. CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! (This cover was from our July 23rd issue of Newsweek).

Hell Yes!

!!!

Reblogged from Newsweek Archivist
4:16 PM, August 8th, 2012
apsies:

I just need this on my blog.

Can’t. Stop. Watching. 

apsies:

I just need this on my blog.

Can’t. Stop. Watching. 

(Source: foreverinspired)

Reblogged from apsies
7:15 PM, August 7th, 2012

wired:

They’re hit and thrown. They’re caught, dunked, headed, passed, saved, served, set, shot, slammed, smashed and spiked. One is even put-ed. They’re big and small, ethereally light and surprisingly heavy. From table tennis to men’s basketball, here are all the balls (and one sphere) used in the 2012 Summer Games.

Olympic infographics! 

Reblogged from WIRED
5:55 PM, August 7th, 2012

picturedept:

How God Watches the Olympics

One of the best things about this year’s Olympic photo coverage is the “God’s eye view.”

1.  The Women’s Basketball quaterfinal August 7, 2012 (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
2.  Jimmy Alexander Lidberg of Sweden in the Men’s 96kg Greco-Roman Quarterfinal  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
3. Sajjad Anoushiravani Hamlabad of Iran in the Men’s +105kg Weightlifting final  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
4. Turkey vs Russia at the women’s basketball quarter final (Photo ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Reblogged from Picture Dept
3:46 PM, August 6th, 2012
Nothing is going to change. I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.

Olympic gold-medal gymanist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas • Commenting on a minor controversy that surfaced on the Internet over the weekend, following her history-making, gold-medal winning performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Douglas finds herself at the center of multiple debates after becoming the first African-American woman to earn individual all-around gold in gymnastics — but she’s not getting caught up in the hype. “I don’t think people should be worried about that,” says Gabby, adding, “We’re all champions and we’re all winners. I just say that it’s kind of, a stupid and crazy thought to think about my hair.”  source (viafollow)

Where another talented person gets to discover the banality most people’s thoughts.

(via tanya77)

If you didn’t know about the original controversy, here’s our story

Reblogged from PonyPonyShow
4:17 PM, August 3rd, 2012
katiemorrison94:

My new favorite GIF ever. Harry is the biggest third wheel in the history of life. Thank God for this GIF. 

If you’re looking for more on the Royals’ Olympic experience, checkout The Royalist. 

katiemorrison94:

My new favorite GIF ever. Harry is the biggest third wheel in the history of life. Thank God for this GIF. 

If you’re looking for more on the Royals’ Olympic experience, checkout The Royalist

(Source: katherineida)

Reblogged from apsies
3:34 PM, August 3rd, 2012
It looks like Harry, Kate, and William are having fun in London
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2:08 PM, August 3rd, 2012

picturedept:

Photo of the Day: August 3, 2012

Sweden’s Anna Lindberg performs a dive during the women’s 3m springboard preliminary round at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre.

Photo: Jorge Silva / Reuters

PHOTO OF THE DAY ARCHIVE

Reblogged from Picture Dept
12:59 PM, August 2nd, 2012

shortformblog:

reuters:

U.S. President Barack Obama is proving to be a swimming fan.

Less than a day after sending out a rare personal tweet to congratulate the most decorated Olympic athlete ever, Obama called Michael Phelps on the pool deck to hail his performance.

Phelps, still reeling from the previous day’s tweet, described the call as “pretty cool”.

“I answered the phone and the voice said ‘Michael?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Please hold for the President of the United States,” he told reporters on Thursday, after qualifying for the 100 metres butterfly semi-final.

“I was like, ‘wow’.”

READ ON: President Obama calls Michael Phelps before Thursday’s race

This is how bromances begin.

Like wow. 

Reblogged from ShortFormBlog
5:29 PM, August 1st, 2012

reuters:

Maybe it’s because they’ve learned to live life that bit faster, maybe it’s because they’re doing it for someone they love; in the Olympic cycling time trial, being a mother is no obstacle to getting on the podium.

The American winner, Kristin Armstrong, retired from competitive cycling in 2009 to have a baby.

Few people doubted that she would get back on her bike, though some might have doubted she would get back to exactly where she left off, winning her second straight Olympic time trial gold on Wednesday at age 38.

And Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya, whose bronze was her second after Sunday’s road race, has two small boys at home of barely school age.

How do they manage it?

“My son has given me balance,” Armstrong said. “I can stop thinking about cycling.”

READ ON: Motherhood and medals do mix in time trial

Go Moms! 

Reblogged from Reuters
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