"In my book the REAL parents are the ones who raise, love, & care for you. Simply birthing a child does’t make you their REAL parent. The people who love you & will always be there for you are your REAL family." - U.S. men’s olympic gymnast John Orozco (via FB)
This is a photo taken by Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt after a photographer gave the runner his camera. That, my friends, is what it looks like to have just won your race in front of an audience of thousands.
[Photo credit: Usain Bolt (how cool is that!?)]
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!
This is what you do when you win the Olympics. Look at McKayla! She’s finally impressed!
Behold! A video mashup of the amazingness that is Olympic synchronized swimming.
Can you tell which abs belong to Olympians—and which belong to ‘Magic Mike’? There’s only one way to find out. Take the quiz.
So you all may have noticed that some people are pissed about the Olympic’s results being posted before we can watch them on NBC. Regardless of what you think, it’s an interesting problem that was a long time coming.
Anyway, I created a really short ten question survey to learn a little more about what’s going on and how people feel about all this. I’m decent with numbers and data visualization, and want to create some infographics over the weekend.
Unfortunately I need a certain number of people to respond for the results to mean anything (statistical significance and all that). I don’t have the internet (k)clout to get the numbers I need so I’m asking my loyal group of followers to do me a solid and reblog this.
It’s a totally anonymous, no hidden agenda survey and what not. I don’t work for NBC or some weird shit like that.
So that’s it.
Signal boosting this. Tumblr, take a minute to fill out this survey so we can see where we all stand regarding watching the Olympics in real-time vs. on tape delay. Kudos to perzadook for taking the initiative here to create a survey!
On This Date In 1984, Mary Lou Retton Wins Gold
Gifted with a low center of gravity — and powered by stocky legs that remind sportswriters of fullbacks and tree trunks — she is the sport’s first industrial-strength performer: gymnastics in a drum.
Newsweek August 13, 1984
The Flying Women of London
Amazing images of the balance beam competition during today’s gymnastics at the 2012 Olympics.
1. Ralitsa Mileva of Bulgaria photo: by Cameron Spencer / Getty Images
2. Deng LinLin of Chinaphoto: by Jamie McDonald / Getty Images
3. Deng LinLin of China photo: Carl de Souza, AFP/ Getty Images
4. Yuko Shintake of Japan photo: by Cameron Spencer / Getty Images
5. Deng LinLin of China photo: Adrian Dennis / Getty Images
Is it weird that I like the feet one the best?