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.
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An Olympics fan blog celebrating all things Olympic sport athletes
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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 that catch my eye, focused on celebrating athlete stories
Let's Get Social
What are some of your favorite Olympic sport athletes up to on social media away from the competition?
Athletes Worth Watching
Who are some emerging Olympic sport athletes worth keeping an eye on for the future?
They are the Champions
Congratulations to the world champions of Olympic sports!
Ramblings and Things
I have my own comment and opinions sometimes!
A Quick Review
Quick thoughts on Olympic sports-related films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across .
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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