(Australia, water polo)
Aliya Mustafina’s Eyes
How is everyone on team usa so beautiful
Giorgio Avola —- Italy
“Maybe I’m stubborn for thinking that the Olympics should be treated as and covered like a sporting event. But as someone working for a sports radio station, who watches sports for the sports rather than the frills and the pageantry, I have been disgusted by NBC’s coverage of these Games. Almost as disgusted as I am with whoever decided to let a 15 year old manage the clock in Olympic fencing.”
Romania’s gymnasts, Sandra Izbasa, Catalina Ponor, Diana Chelaru, Larisa Iordache, and Diana Bulimar.
A dramatic example of how gymnasts have to adapt to changing bodies through their teens and why many make only a single olympic appearance. The women who have been to an Olympics before are on the far right and left, the young are in the middle.
Incredible. This is what the Olympics is really about.
What if not winning a gold medal in the Olympics meant being cast out of society and forced into a labor camp when you returned home from London?
Such is the fate awaiting some North Korean athletes who fail to bring home medals. Adding insult to injury, the athletes are actually forced into training at a young age by the Communist Party’s Sports Committee.
Aliya Mustafina —- Russia, Gymnastics
God Bless the Russian Gymnasts