I started my athletic career as a collegiate rower, then later went on to captain the first U.S. women’s rowing team in history: who competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and won the Bronze medal. Then, four years later, I became embroiled in an international scandal when, as a newly minted attorney, I challenged President Jimmy Carter’s boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic games. The boycott, driven by political ambitions, served to threaten the rights of U.S. athletes to compete in the apolitical Games; an event where thousands of American athletes dedicated half of their lives to training for.
Nearly half a decade later, I was honored to be invited to join the International Olympic Committee, or IOC (the international organization founded to run the Olympics), as the first African American woman to serve as Vice President. As a ranking officer of the IOC, I then dedicated my life to spreading the spirit of the Olympics throughout the world, and to unite the many peoples of the countries participating. However, my tenure at the IOC has not always been one devoid of controversy. In 2016, I lead the charge and investigation into a global conspiracy to defraud the Olympics via government sponsored drug doping programs. The conspiracy involved many high ranking politicians, influential sports figures, and members of the medical community: needless to say, it was one moment in the history of the Olympics that threatened to destroy it as an institution forever.
In addition to the aforementioned topics, ask me anything about thinking like an Olympic Champion: tips and strategies that I have used throughout my life to turn incredible challenges into victories and success. I would love to share these with you as well!
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“These world-class athletes, they’re like X-Men. Some of them you can tell are like the Hulk. You’re standing next to LeBron, you know he’s a freak. Stand next to Steph, and he’s like one of those guys who has some superpower (where) he takes off his glasses or something. You can’t see right away, but is just as much of a freak.”
Barack also gave him props as the greatest shooter of all time: “That’s not even a question, absolutely. I have not seen anybody who can shoot that way, in as many ways, in as unlikely ways, as consistently as Steph Curry. I know Steph well. Everything he does, it’s precise and neat and tight.”
In a heated battle with a friend and would like Reddit to help settle this.
Mantis shrimp: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis_shrimp
You pick your 10 college athletes. Here’s some info:
-The athletes get 1 week to prepare and learn how to scuba dive.
-the mantis shrimp gets 1 week with Rocky Balboa as a sparring partner.
From the AEW Unrestricted podcast this week. It was a really great listen. He discusses his roommate for the tryout saying "Man I never even watched wrestling. I don't even like it" and that was a guy that made it to the 2nd tryout.
Are you too tall or heavy to reach advanced calisthenics moves? The answer is not so obvious, I've found that some moves previously thought impossible past a certain height/weight have been achieved by giants, I'll share some examples.
Based on some replies I got in the comments, I'll point out that it's very unlikely to reach the level of the outliers shown below because they have excellent genetics and some of them are on steroids (with at least one comment arguing that all of them are users), but the point is that the limit is much higher than many people expected, so someone smaller/with average genetics/natural has at least a tiny chance of reaching these moves, and maybe we'll see them done by even bigger people.
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basically title. don't bitch about how you didn't get into a college because SoMeONe CAn THROw a bAlL. Yes, they can throw a ball, or kick a ball, or do whatever the hell they do with balls, but guess what, they are pretty damn good at it. Being recruited to a top tier institution is a reflection of lots of hard work, early mornings of training, late nights of doing homework, etc. I dunno, I am just sick of the toxicity I have seen in this forum towards athletes; before acting all high and mighty, I would consider how hard it is to manage your grades, training/ conditioning/ sports practice, AND any other extra EC's.
Every highschool movie has the Letterman Athlete be some dudebro who has no self-respect and is the movies main bully. Its really unimaginative at this and point and just plain wrong. Now, athletes are signing school contracts, so if they get detention they're off the team, or don't get to play. It also drives kids away from playing HS sports, which sucks.
edit: For people saying it doesn't show up in movies anymore, you're right, it's more of a show thing now, but the point stands.
People are really sleeping on his potential even if it was a relatively weak draft class. If he pans out he'd easily be one of the most entertaining and explosive stars in the game. He'd easily be the most built shooting guards in the game (tho he might play small forward considering minny's abundance of guards) and is insanely strong. I feel like everyone should be rooting for him to not bust, because he'd be one entertaining player.
You got the surgical crafty passer/scorer in D'Lo, the best shooting
big center of all time and athletic center in KAT, and then you got the freight train in Anthony Edwards. That's one hell of a young core.
I've been struggling a lot these last 7 months to not be underweight, and I do a lot of endurance cycling and running. it feels like unless there is food being directly injected into my veins i am just unable to consume the amount of food necessary to stay at a healthy weight. I've also always had weird sporadic periods, but haven't gotten mine since last February when I went on birth control for a hot sec. I'm alternating between being panicked about my bodyweight/health and also convincing myself that most endurance athletes seem like they're probably dealing with something similar. does anyone have a sense for how "normal" this is? any suggestions from other folks who have been in the same boat? I'm currently without health insurance until the end of january, but I'm planning on seeing a doctor then. My previous doctor just told me to eat more food and drink protein shakes and the like.
Movies where non-actors were actually pretty good in their roles? Can be a full film role, guest starring, or just a cameo etc
For example, Vinnie Jones (soccer player) in Lock Stock, Snatch, or Kevin Garnett (basketball player) in Uncut Gems.
I know that musicians will be a pretty big crossover as performers so not thinking of someone like Jamie Foxx, but celebrities/well known people that are actually inexperienced as actors.