Tag Archives: olympics

  • Entire U.S. Men’s Sprint Relay Team Stripped of 2012 Silver Medal

    May 13, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *The doping case of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has caused the entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team to be stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday. The International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter that the 4×100 relay team has been disqualified and all the medals withdrawn. […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Mexico City Remix

    Feb 11, 14 by Trevor Brookins 1 Comment


    *The Olympics are the largest stage for athletic performance in the world. As such, even though they are supposed to be devoid of political considerations outside of national affiliation, they give the best opportunity to shed light on political and social situations that deserve the attention. In the United States there is a history of […]

  • Lifetime’s ‘Gabby Douglas Story’ Premieres Saturday (Trailer)

    Jan 31, 14 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments


    *Lifetime’s original movie about Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas premieres at 8 p.m. Saturday with Imani Hakim – the little sister from “Everybody Hates Chris” – in the lead role. Regina King plays Gabby’s mom, S. Epatha Merkerson stars as her grandmother and Sydney Mikayla plays the younger Gabby. The tele-pic, which kicks off Lifetime’s Black […]

  • Gabby Douglas Heads Back to the Gym

    May 22, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment


    *Finally coming down off her high, at least the media craze part, Olympian Gabby Douglas is back in the gym, training for the next round of competitions. Her coach, Liang Chow, told the Associated Press that she’s back and excited for the work ahead. Gabby once expressed that she’d like to go though to the […]

  • EUR Bits: Maya Angelou Recovering – Gabby Douglas on Staying Positive

    Apr 25, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Maya Angelou is at home in North Carolina recovering after a brief hospitalization. A statement was released to her speaker’s bureau, MacRae Speakers and Entertainment LLC. Dr. Jeff Williamson of the WakeForest School of Medicine says she’s not allowed to travel for the next three to four weeks. As a result, she had to cancel […]

  • Gabby Douglas Tells How She Overcame the Odds in New Memoir

    Jan 6, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 4 Comments


    *History making gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, opens up about the journey she took to become the international icon she became over the summer. Only 16-years-old and all of 4’11”, the black girl from Iowa discusses the sacrifices her family made to ensure her success, despite the odds in her new book, written with O’s founding editor […]