Hysterical Interview Of Ryan Lochte On Good Day Philadelphia

The interview is funny but after Ryan is done watch Sheinelle Jones laugh so hard she cries, snorts and they go to break.  Ryan has a new reality show on E! which he is promoting, hence the interview.

Click here:  http://www.myfoxphilly.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8787217

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Go For It: Pittsburgh Should Explore A Summer Olympics Bid

Dream big, Pittsburgh.

Duquesne University's view of the Pittsburgh s...

Duquesne University’s view of the Pittsburgh skyline. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As in Olympic gold.

The invitation from the U.S. Olympic Committee for this city to be among 35 in the country to bid for the 2024 Summer Games is a privilege.  More than that, it’s an opportunity and Pittsburgh should go for it.

Sure, the odds look long. But who, 11 years prior to 2009, could have conceived of Pittsburgh hosting the G-20 Summit?  Not possible, people would have said.  Not here, would have been the reaction.  Get aht.

Likewise, who, 11 years prior to 1996, could have conceived of Atlanta hosting the Summer Olympics?  No doubt not many Atlantans, yet now that city is the capital of the New South and everything has changed.  So it could be with Pittsburgh.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/editorials/go-for-it-pittsburgh-should-explore-a-summer-olympics-bid-676446/#ixzz2LdoHfvud

Bells Peal Across Britain On Olympic Games Opening Day

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Bells rang across Britain on Friday to signal the final countdown to the Olympic Games, which open with an exuberant and eccentric ceremony celebrating the nation in an explosion of dance, music and fireworks inspired by Shakespeare’s “Tempest”.

The three-hour showcase created by Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle takes spectators on a journey from Britain’s idyllic countryside through the grime of the Industrial Revolution and ending in an explosion of pop culture.

Watched by 60,000 people at the main Olympic stadium built in a run-down part of east London and a global audience of more than a billion, the event will have passages described by British Prime Minister David Cameron as “spine-tingling”.

The spectators will be urged to join in sing-a-longs and help create spectacular visual scenes at an event that sets the tone for the sporting extravaganza, when 16,000 athletes from 204 countries share the thrill of victory and despair of defeat with 11 million visitors.

Read more: http://london-games.reuters.com/london-olympics-2012/articles/football/mens-100m/2012/07/26/all-eyes-london-and-spectacular-games-opening

Pottstown Dancers To Perform At The Olympics In London

Dancers and athletes have a lot in common.  Both require physical strength, dedication and long hours of training. But dancers, of course, don’t go to the Olympics, right?

Well, this year, 22 dancers from the Pottstown Dance Theatre will be heading to London during the 2012 Olympic Games.  While they won’t be competing, the students—aged 13 to 18—will perform in the Olympic Village on the day of the closing ceremonies.

They’ll dance on stage, entertaining crowds awaiting the closing ceremonies on August 12, with a 30-minute piece, entitled “The Evolution of Dance,” that was choreographed by Pottstown Dance Theatre Director Michelle Jones Wurtz.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120720/NEWS01/120729977/pottstown-dancers-to-perform-at-the-olympics-in-london&pager=full_story

Olympic Gold-Medalist Diver Lenzi Dies At 43

Olympic gold medal winner and former Indiana University diving star Mark Lenzi died Monday at age 43, the school announced.

According to The Free-Lance Star, Lenzi died after spending two weeks in a Greenville, N.C., hospital following a series of fainting spells.

Lenzi, who won gold for the US in the 1992 Barcelona Games, served as the men’s and women’s diving coach at East Carolina University during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.

Lenzi excelled at diving at Indiana, winning two NCAA titles in one-meter springboard.  He earned NCAA Diver of the Year in both 1989 and 1990, and he won all three diving disciplines — one-meter, three-meter and platform — in 1989.

Read more: http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/gold-medalist-diver-mark-lenzi-dies-at-43-040912