Aug 07 2012

Usain Stops Interview

While respecting an opposing country’s national anthem is something you would expect any Olympic athlete to do, we know that is not always the case. Following one of his recent preliminary race’s in London, Usain Bolt was in the middle of an interview when the US National Anthem began playing as Sanya Richards-Ross was being presented with her gold medal. Bolt instantly stopped the interview — which was being aired live — to acknowledge the presentation and show respect for a fellow athlete.

For those of you who are thinking “what’s the big deal,” there are plenty of athletes who would just continue their interview without thinking twice about it. That doesn’t mean they would be disrespecting a fellow competitor or country intentionally, but the fact that Bolt didn’t think twice about it says a lot about his character. He may be cocky and even a bit clumsy at times, but Usain deserves credit for the classy gesture.

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Aug 06 2012

The Royal Hug

Would you be able to live under the scrutiny of a country, your every move watched?

Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were part of a large posse of British Royals watching the men's track cycling on August 3. When Team GB took the gold on a day when the team had already shattered a world record, they joined the standing ovation, waving and cheering—and what “The Daily Mail” called a PDA: a “rare public display of affection.”

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Aug 06 2012

Curiosity Has Landed

Complicated task, but successful mission.

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Aug 03 2012

100th of a Second

Maybe this is all that is between you and what you want, just one-hundredth of a second, so don't give up. Keep reaching out!

Nathan Adrian of the United States took out the Missile by a fingertip.

Adrian, a 23-year-old largely overshadowed by American stars such as Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, made a name for himself by winning the 100-meter Olympic freestyle Wednesday. He lunged to the wall to edge James "The Missile" Magnussen by one-hundredth of a second — the slightest margin possible — and again deny Australia its first individual swimming gold of the London Games.

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