Today’s #TBT sports blog is a chapter excerpt from one of my sports comic books. It focuses on a tiny Olympic weightlifter who could effortlessly throw weights around in the gym.
Half of this clever nickname comes from Hercules, son of the Greek mythological god Zeus, who was known for his feats of strength.
The other half of this nickname comes from the tiny size of this amazing Olympic and World Weightlifting Champion.
Pocket Hercules showed uncommon strength for a person of his short stature. In addition, his interesting personal life story makes him one of the sports world’s all-time best personalities. Continue reading
It may not be podium favorite in Sochi, but the Jamaican Bobsled Team is certainly crowd a pleaser.
Led by pilot Winston Watts, the Jamaican Team returns to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia after failing to qualify in 2006 in Torino, Italy and in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.
In spite of losing their luggage in route to Sochi, the Jamaicans maintained their generally upbeat attitudes. They received their runners (blades for sleds), helmets, sliding suits and shoes yesterday and immediately took to the Sanki Sliding Center for practice runs. Continue reading
Chances are pretty good that you’ve never heard of my #9 choice in this book on Olympic Favorites. However, after reading about how she dominated international women’s track and field events a generation ago, you’ll more than likely never forget … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Australian sports icon Ian Thorpe. This Olympic swimmer’s powerful speed in the pool gave rise to his brilliant nickname. Known simply as The Thorpedo, Ian Thorpe ranks as one of the greatest swimmers of all … Continue reading
Today’s sports blog recounts the 1972 ground breaking law known as Title IX that changed the landscape of women’s sports in our country. On June 23, 1972 former President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the landmark civil rights legislation … Continue reading
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea is nearing an end, but any memory of the Olympic winter “sport” of curling will be forever etched in my mind. It will haunt me like a fake Floyd Mayweather smile … Continue reading
Like so many other Americans, I’m excited that yesterday marked the formal start to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Though my favorite all-time Winter Olympian won’t be competing, here’s a look back at the speed skater who became the most decorated American Winter Olympian ever. Continue reading
The Olympic sport of gymnastics has always confused me.
I’m perplexed as to why the sport of gymnastics discriminates against bigger boned bodies.
Yes, I’m lamenting why larger ladies and girthier guys who would like to wear leotards, too, are getting shafted.
If boxing and wrestling have a myriad of divisions ranging from pint size featherweights to hulking heavyweights, why can’t the same be true of gymnastics? Continue reading
Today is International Happiness Day. To celebrate the world’s annual joyful holiday, I’ve compiled a list of the top 20 sights that make me happy as a sports fan. These splendid sights always bring a smile to my face. They … Continue reading
Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog highlights the best things I believe sports fans love to see whenever watching a big game. The following is my list of my 20 favorite sights in sports: 20. Lighting the flame in the … Continue reading