A Little Roundup
June 26 marks Mildred "Babe" Didrikson's birthday in 1911. Before (super)starring as a golfer who dabbled in baseball and basketball, Didrikson was an Olympian. At Los Angeles 1932, she won both the javelin and 8- meter hurdles, and finished second in the high jump. To this day, she is the only track and field athlete to medal in individual throwing, running, and jumping events. Indeed a legacy!
Congratulations to Australia and New Zealand, who won an expected awarding of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023. It will be the first Women's World Cup to be hosted by two separate confederations, the first one in the southern hemisphere, and the first to feature 32 teams in the approved expanded format.
About This Blog
A fan blog celebrating the stories of Olympic sport athletes, and all things Olympic Games and Olympic sports
Random highlights of Olympic sport athletes - news, social links, and more, seen through the cheeky lens of this one particular, passionate fan.
A Little Roundup
Links to select Olympic sports headlines & news, celebrating athlete stories and features
Let's Get Social
What are Olympic sport athletes up to on social media and away from competition?
Athletes Worth Watching
A look at some emerging Olympic sport athletes worth keeping an eye on
Ramblings and Things
I have my own comment and opinions on Olympic sports news sometimes!
A Quick Review
Thoughts on Olympic sports films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across now and then
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Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimarmaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896