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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.
Kjeld Nuis gets sweaty.
Allyson Felix makes the cover of Harper's Bazaarâ.
Dario Cologna goes for dip in the lake.
Gold medalist Kerron Clement shared his story with GQâ for Pride Month.
Anna Korakaki goes floral.
Adam Gemili styles up.
Anders Antonsen sends Jan O Jorgensen off to retirement.
OMG: Olympedia.org debuted late last month, and I'm just now finding it. A digital encyclopedia for Olympic athletes and results, Olympedia offers a destination true Olympic fans and researchers will pore over. Produced by noted Olympic historians and with some collaboration with the IOC, the site is a companion to any fan's curiosity about results.
One might consider the site an online successor to the analog The Complete Book of the Olympics series. I certainly spent many hours - days, weeks - enjoying Olympic details in David Wallechinsky's opus, which provided such inspiration for me to follow the Games. It was such a disappointment when that series ended after 2012, as Wallechinsky moved on to less time-consuming projects. I had bought every edition since 1988!
A Little Roundup
Kudos to the team members of the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch softball team, who quit en masse this week in response to the insensitive politicalization of their team by management. Players, including past and hopeful Olympians, reacted to a pro-President Trump message on Twitter that implied team consensus. It's not often one finds such strength of conviction in athletics that stirs mass action, but here is one for the books.
New Zealand field hockey star Gemma McCaw retires.
As does Slovenian cross country skier Vesna Fabjan.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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