Category Archives: Olympics

Elena Hight

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/10/art.snowboard.jpg caption=”Elena Hight, 19, is an Olympic snowboarder.”] I didn’t know what a “backside 900” was before I started reading about how Elena Hight became the first female to land one in the 2007 Winter X-Games. Apparently, it’s … Continue reading

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Dwyane Wade

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/01/art.wade.jpg caption=”NBA star Dwyane Wade is the national spokesman for National Recess Week.”] You already know him as an NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist. You already know that Dwyane Wade still gets up after falling down seven … Continue reading

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Carlos Leon

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/02/ypwr_olympic.art._mock2.jpg caption=”Carlos Leon, 24, is a member of the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field team.”]I thought it would be all business when Carlos Leon was training for the Beijing Olympics at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama. No … Continue reading

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Mike Day

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/29/ypwr_olympic.art_mikeday.jpg caption=”Mike Day, 23, is a member of the U.S. BMX Olympic team.”] BMX stands for Bicycle Motocross. This summer BMX is adorned with the Olympic rings. It’s the first time BMX has been included as an Olympic … Continue reading

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Taraje Williams-Murray

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/20/art.taraje.jpg caption=”Taraje Williams-Murray, 23, is a four-time national judo champion.”] Taraje Williams-Murray knows exactly where he’s going to eat when the Olympics are over. He knows the cooking he’s going to do to gain back 25 pounds. He … Continue reading

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Sada Jacobson

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/15/art.jacobson.jpg caption=”Sada Jacobson, 25, is currently ranked the #1 Women’s Sabre Fencer in the world.”] When Sada Jacobson tells people she’s a fencer, without a flinch most of them will “air poke” her with their finger. She laughs, … Continue reading

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