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As most know the United States is very conservative when it comes to sex so I was a bit intrigued and beguiled by the article, Olympic Village Sex… on Huffington Post. I mean I guess if your secluded to a campus with the same few thousand people for a long period than things are bound to get hot, right? Isn’t that what college is?
But at the same time aren’t these athletes there for a reason and should be focused at least until their done competing. Can’t “canoodling” with the opponent be seen as a distraction?
Comment below and let me know what you think.
As a PR major it’s really interesting for me to see how this year companies and brands are really taking advantage of the internet, social media, and various other marketing and PR tactics in order to promote their company by means of the biggest international event there is.
Here’s a cool graphic that shows the history of the media’s Olympic coverage from Mashable Entertainment.
Did you know London will be the first city to have hosted the games three times? I saw this neat graphic on Pinterest all about Olympic history and facts during the previous years London’s hosted.
I am extremely proud to say that 35 athletes that hail from the great Empire state will be representing the red,white and blue in London!
out of the 35 are from Long Island:
Race Walker Maria Michta (Nesconset)
Basketball player Sue Bird (Syosset)
Boxer Jamel Herring (Coram)
And sailors Debbie Capozzi (Bayport), Amanda Clark (Shelter Island), and Erik Storck (Huntington).
Who’s representing your hometown in the Summer Olympics? Find out here and share with us!
Apparently soccer star and Dancing with the Stars alum has tested positive for a United States Anti-Doping Agency prohibited drug. Solo was taking prescription drugs under the supervision of a doctor and unaware that the drug contained Canrenone, a USADA prohibited drug.
Never fear though! Solo has settled for a public warning and will still be repping the red,white, and blue across the pond this summer.
As the games are approaching we are seeing more and more ads, commercials, sponsors, and campaigns for the games and its athletes. Everyone has been using the Olympics as a marketing strategy.
The commercialism of the Olympics has changed it from the biggest sporting event of all time to the greatest season of all time. People say the holiday season is the best time of the year and normally I’d agree, but every two years the Olympic season comes in and wins best time of the year.
Can’t wait to see what other promotion campaigns come with the best time of the year!
I know being in the U.S. it’s kind of weird for us to hear that women in other countries are still fighting for their rights, buts its true. And by fighting for their rights not only do I mean the right to be educated and have a say, but also the right to play. The right to participate in the Olympic games.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Brunei have never sent women to the games before and I’m happy to say that this year both Qatar and Brunei will be sending women’s teams to participate in London.
Unfortunately, Saudi Arabia is not definitely sending women this year. It’s in the talks but no decision has been made. Saudi Arabia leaders have not yet approved any women traveling to London and say that it would be against the country’s traditions and norms.
Let’s root and prayer for the women of Saudi Arabia and hope to see them in London this summer!
On Monday the US Olympics swimming trials finally wrapped up so here is the final roster for the 2012 US Olympic Men’s Swimming Team, courtesy of www.usaswimming.org.
Alex Meyer – 10K Open Water
Ryan Lochte – 200 Back, 200 IM, 400m IM, 200 Free, 800 Free Relay
Peter Vanderkaay – 400 Free
Brendan Hansen – 100 Breast
Michael Phelps – 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 800 Free Relay
Ricky Berens – 200 Free, 800 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Conor Dwyer – 400m Free, 800 Free Relay
Matt Grevers – 100 Backstroke, 400 Free Relay
Scott Weltz – 200 Breast
Clark Burckle – 200 Breast
Nathan Adrian – 100 Free, 400 Free Relay
Cullen Jones – 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay
Eric Shanteau – 100 Breast
Nick Thoman – 100 Back
Tyler Clary – 200 Fly, 200 Back
Tyler McGill – 100 Fly
Anthony Ervin – 50 Free
Jason Lezak – 400 Free Relay
Jimmy Feigen – 400 Free Relay
Matt McLean – 800 Free Relay
Charlie Houchin – 800 Free Relay
Davis Tarwater – 800 Free Relay
Andrew Gemmell – 1500 Free
Connor Jaeger – 1500 Free
Can’t wait to see Phelps and Lohcte’s friendly rivalry.
Here are the lovely ladeis that will be representing the U.S. in the pool this summer, courtesy of USA Swimming.
Haley Anderson – 10K Open Water
Elizabeth Beisel – 200 Backstroke, 400 IM
Dana Vollmer – 100 Fly, 800 Free Relay
Allison Schmitt – 400 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay
Missy Franklin – 100 Free, 100m Backstroke, 200 Backstroke, 200 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay
Breeja Larson – 100 Breaststroke
Lauren Perdue – 800 Free Relay
Caitlin Leverenz – 400 IM , 200m IM
Cammile Adams – 200 Fly
Kathleen Hersey – 200 Fly
Claire Donahue – 100 Fly
Chloe Sutton – 400 Free
Rachel Bootsma – 100 Back
Rebecca Soni – 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Ariana Kukors – 200 IM
Micah Lawrence – 200 Breast
Jessica Hardy – 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay
Lia Neal – 400 Free Relay
Katie Ledecky – 800 Free
Kate Ziegler – 800 Free
Amanda Weir – 400 Free Relay
Natalie Coughlin – 400 Free Relay
Shannon Vreeland – 800 Free Relay
Alyssa Anderson – 800 Free Relay
Kara Lynn Joyce – 50 Free
Other than the obvious Allison Schmitt and Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky is definitely someone to look out for this summer and in the future.