They have a good reason if they seem somewhat nervous -- they are at the start of a 1300 meter "race" down the side of a mountain-cliff.
The competition is the World BASE Race, and the title that these athletes compete for is 'The World's Fastest Flying Human Being'.
Competitors race each other to the bottom of the cliff, across the "finish line" using only a wingsuit, gravity and once across the finish line deploy their parachutes to land safely. A mistake in this race has consequences that are far more severe than a sprained ankle.Read More
@BBCAfrica tweeted: The IOC says it will allow a marathon runner -- born in #SouthSudan but with no passport -- to compete under the #Olympic flag.
Guor Marial, a marathon runner, will take part in the Olympic Games as an "independent" athlete. This is an Olympic Games' first. Marial will compete under the Olympic flag, reports the the Telegraph.
The International Olympic Committee made an exception for Marial. The gifted athlete was born in South Sudan and fled to the US during his countires' civil war reports Reuters.
Marial is an elite martahon runner however... Read More
Olympic Athletes from the USA and a number of other countries were treated to a 4 hour trip from London's Heathrow airport to the Olympic Village in Stratford where they will be staying.
"We’ve been lost on the road for 4hrs. Not a good first impression London" tweeted American 400-meter hurdler Kerron Clement. The trip took four hours to cover 24 miles from the airport to the Olympic Village, a distance that the men's marathon winner is expected to cover in less than half the time.
The buses were equipped satttelite-navigation systems and provided with dedicated Olympic... Read More
The greatest sport's event in the world will host the largest McDonalds on the face of the planet. Serving their infamous Big Macs, fries and shakes, McDonald's Corporation is in the process of opening its largest restaurant in the world in London's Olympic Park.
The restaurant, which will be 1 of 4 McDonald locations at the Olympics, will seat 1,500 diners and the company expects to serve 14,000 people daily and has the capacity to dish-out approximately 50,000 Big Macs over the course of the games.Despite it's "super-size" McDonalds will dismantle and then recycle most of the... Read More
The Adidas "shakle sneaker" idea didn't make much sense athletically and the concept reminded many of the USA's grim past of slavery. The result was a backlash against the company. Adidas company has responded to the outrage by cancelling its plans to manufacture and sell the JS Roundhouse Mids. The sneakers were designed to include a bright, plastic and orange chain and ankle cuffs that looked more like "slave shackles."
After releasing a picture of the shoes on Facebook the backlash and outcry that Adidas was making light of slavery Adidas has caused company management to cancell... Read More
Adidas new sneakers featuring promotional "shackles" has caused tremendous out-roar and accusations of the company showing racial insensitivity, reports the Daily Mail.
The running shoes named JS Roundhouse Mids are scheduled for release in August. The Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids come with a bright, plastic, orange chain and ankle cuffs.
Adidas promotion released about this new line of sneaker was posted on Facebook earlier this month stated, "Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?"
It's easy to understand why so-many are taking offense to the shoe's... Read More
TNA (Total Nonstop Action) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Office Worker Brian Wittenstein for interference with existing contracts, conversion, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, unfair competition, breach of duty loyalty, and violation of the Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act. TNA claims that Wittenstein, who had worked for TNA gave WWE inside information on contracts and now WWE is attempting to poach Wrestlers from TNA. Jerry McDevitt (WWE Attorney) commented: “Our reaction is that no good deed ever goes unpunished. What the WWE did here is... Read More
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