Was a fun day leading a great team of folks at AIG through a group fencing lesson and then a quick team tournament.
I also got the chance to share with them my Olympic journey and importance of setting Gold Medal Goals.
One of the Canadian newscasters reacting to the Canadian women’s hockey team defeating Team USA in the gold medal game after being down 0-2.
I can only hope that our men’s hockey team will redeem us!
In professional sports like basketball they always debate who would win one-on-one if the legends were to play. Would Michael Jordan beat Lebron James? etc. Since fencings most well-known swordsmen still remain movie characters (we are working on this!) I thought I’d ask the question, who would win in a duel between Yoda and Zorro?
The most creative and fun description of the duel (as determined by me I guess) will get a free fencing hat. (Please note: Yoda would not have use of a light saber since that would be unfair!)
Epic Rap Battles of History has nothing on this! lol I’d love to see someone make this into a video…
Last night Bode Miller captured an Olympic Bronze medal and in the interview following the race, NBC interviewer Christin Cooper, kept pushing questions about Bode’s brother who passed away until he was completely overcome with emotion.
The twitter-verse exploded with reaction. What do you think?
Just want to give some kudos to Usain Bolt for a classy move. A reporter was trying to interview him when he US National anthem began playing and he quickly stopped the interview to pay his respects.
Athletes often get knocked for doing unsportsmanlike things so thought I’d just highlight an athlete being a great role model. Cheers to you Usain!
Great article in the NY Times about how Columbia Fencing has become the #1 team in the country including that they have a “Jedi Master” on staff.
The “Jedi Master” they refer to is no other than Aladar Kogler of course! (pictured above) He has coached numerous Olympians throughout decades and employees a lot of different psychological methods to aid his students.
There are a lot of fun stories out there about him, but I’ll leave that to his former and current students to share.
Great Article on the team in the NY Times and Great Press for Fencing:
This is an amazing find from Coach Jason Sheridan. He posted it on Facebook and it is AWESOME. Love to look back at Peter from 1984 along with some other people like Steve Mormando, Don Anthony and the renown fencing coach Csaba Elthes.
The Fencers Club back in the day on 72nd street off Broadway in NYC. I remember going there when I was in middle school and high school towards the end of its run and it had become so dumpy.
Wow. Great stuff!
He danced, he jumped and he entertained. By far one of the highlights of the parade of nations was the Venezuelan flag bearer. (After Team USA of course!)
Excited to watch the Games unfold!