Archive for July, 2010
Fencing commercial for alcohol brand…interesting…fencing is EVERYWHERE!
Found this gem online…so funny!
Fencer’s have the best butts around. Period. Go Fencing!
Along with my fellow fencing Olympic teammates Keeth Smart, Erinn Smart and Susie Paxton we attended a celebration held by the British Consulate on the HMS Albion docked at NYC.
On hand were numerous Olympians, dignitaries and others to celebrate the half-way point to the next Summer Olympic Games!
You can check out the article here:
And, my interview where I compared the Olympics to the Chronicles of Narnia…
By Ollie Williams
“I still don’t realise I’m a sports star.”
In most people’s books, Olga Kharlan would not be one. But, while fencing struggles to find an audience in many countries, the 19-year-old sabre specialist helped it onto the Ukrainian front pages with one of the most memorable displays of the Beijing Games. READ MORE:
Interestingly enough…BBC news will be tracking Olga’s Olympic qualification and there is a place to email her questions within the story…wonder how they selected Kharlan versus our very own Zagunis for example?
Olga Kharlan is one of the athletes being tracked for World Class 2012 in partnership with the British Council.
Plus a nice article on one of our young up and coming fencer’s Mona Shaito!
8-Time Olympic Speed-skating Medalist Apolo Ohno (After a great visit to the Today Show) along with other members of the US Olympic Family were on-hand at the BMW dealership on 57th and 11th street in NYC for the big announcement that BMW has re-joined the Olympic Movement as a sponsor of Team USA!
BMW will be sponsoring the USOC directly as well as four sports: Speedskating, Bobsled/Skeleton, Swimming and Track and Field.
What is most interesting about this partnership is that they plan to not only provide funds, but also be a resource for improving the technology of our athlete’s equipment to help them go faster!
So, what has Ohno been doing since the Olympics? He’s got a book coming out in October (I will definitely check that out) and he’s currently trying to build a career in TV. (Best of Luck Apolo! You’re a true Olympic hero!)
Tonight, I’ll be joining teammates Keeth Smart, Erinn Smart, Susie Paxton for an event with the British Consulate to celebrate the two-year countdown to the London Olympics!!!