Posts tagged 2012 olympics
At the start of the Olympics last month, this video of the US Women’s National Team lip syncing to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” made the internet rounds:
Well last week our Chivas USA writer Rachna shared on Twitter that the Team GB Women’s Soccer Team had also made a lip sync video. My instant reaction was “well screw that, America already did one and anything America does is better than anything anyone else does.”
My instant reaction may have been wrong.
Megan Rapinoe isn’t the only out Olympic athlete heading home from London with a medal around her neck. Outsports/SBNation compiled the following list of other athletes who excelled at the Olympics:
- Seimone Augustus, USA basketball player
- Carl Hester, British equestrian
- Marilyn Agliotti, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Kim Lammers, and Maartje Paumen, Dutch field hockey players
- Megan Rapinoe, USA soccer player
- Judith Arndt, German cyclist
- Edward Gal, Dutch equestrian
- Lisa Raymond, USA tennis player
If “Gay” was a country, we’d have as many medals as Mexico, with 40% of out Olympians medalling. Check out their post for details on all these Olympians.
This morning Canada was victorious over France with an extra time goal to take home the bronze from London 2012. Congrats!
This afternoon at 2:45 ET, the United States Women’s National Team takes on Japan in the big rematch of the 2011 Women’s Cup Final from Wembley Stadium!
Good luck to Hope, Heather, Christie, Becky, Kelley, Amy, Shannon, Amy, Heather, Carli, Sydney, Lauren, Alex, Abby, Rachel, Tobin, Nicole, and of course our very own out Olympian Megan and out coach Pia!
Alex Morgan scored the USA’s 123rd minute goal to send the team to the gold medal match against Japan in London in their semifinal game against Canada.
But in a back and forth match where the USA had to come from behind several times, it was out Olympian Megan Rapinoe who scored the first two goals, one off of a corner kick and the other a strike from distance.
Abby Wambach scored the third equalizer with a penalty kick that was not earned without controversy. Captain Christine Sinclair had a hat trick, scoring all three goals for Canada.
The final match against Japan will be Thursday, August 9 at 2:45 ET on the NBC Sports Network.
First seen at Vancouver 2010, the Pride House will be both a gathering place for LGBT athletes and fans, and a series of exhibitions, sporting competitions, and panel discussions about greater inclusion of LGBT athletes in Olympic events.
There was some concern that there would not be a Pride House this year after sponsorship difficulties meant cancelling the event at another location, but this new event was able to come together just weeks before the Olympic Games kicked off last week.
A GLBT soccer tournament in London will be a part of the Pride House program this Sunday, August 5.
For more information on Pride House 2012 and this week’s activities, visit PrideHouse2012.org.