Rio 2016 Swimming Summary – Men

Sadly, the Olympic Games are now over. But the Olympic summaries are only beginning! Wait, how is that a good thing?
Er, anyway, I will write summaries about the swimming and the track & field events, and perhaps – who knows, even about the gymnastics. Those are the three sports I followed most closely in Rio. Continue reading

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Oksana Chusovitina – You Da Real MVP!

Back in Athens 2004, when I was enjoying the unlimited freedom one has after he graduates from high-school but before he gets drafted to the Israeli army, I used to write daily Olympic summaries in a forum hosted by Israel’s most popular forums website (Tapuz for ze Israelis out there).

Even then I wrote about Oksana Chusovitina that she is really old for a gymnast – she was 29 back then. Continue reading

Track & Field World Records Ranking – Men

Well, after ranking the women’s WR’s it’s only logical we do the same for the men’s WR’s. The ranking is done the same way, from the record most susceptible to being broken to the most resilient record, the unlikeliest to be broken. Continue reading

Track & Field World Records Ranking – Women

Ok, this is something I wanted to do for a long time – to rank all the world records in track & field according to their breakability, from the record most susceptible to breaking, which would be ranked lowest, to the most durable record, the most unlikely to be broken, which would be ranked, er… first? I guess so… Anyway, now, before the Olympic Games in Rio seems like a good timing to finally do it. Continue reading

Nick Symmonds – Beer Mile

This is actually something from 2012, but I just came across this and it was too cool to not write about it in the blog. So here we go.

Nick Symmonds – an 800m runner at the highest possible level (silver medal at the 2013 World Championships. 5th place in the London Olympics) and one of the most outspoken athletes against the Russian anti-LGBT policy during the World Championships in Moscow – ran in August of 2012 the Beer Mile, less than two weeks after competing in the Olympic final. Continue reading

Random Euro 2016 Thoughts – IV

Just like my girlfriend’s pregnancy, this post was not planned, but you know what they say – every good trilogy must have a fourth chapter. Or, well, A chapter. I simply had another influx of random thoughts about the Euro tournament, and hey, why should I be the only one to suffer from them? Continue reading

2015-16 All-NBA Teams: Predictions vs. Reality

With Euro 2016 on a break, it’s time to go back to something I was planning to post for about a month now. Let’s return to the world of NBA for a little while. Quick, to the Ballmobile!

Back in 2013, when the All-NBA Teams for the 2012-13 season were announced, Sekou Smith of the awesome NBA.com Hangtime blog (very recommended!) wrote a post in which he predicted how the 2015-16 All-NBA Teams will look like.

Fastforward 3 years to 2016, now we have the actual All-NBA teams for the 2015-16 season, and it’s time to check how right and how wrong he was. Predictions vs. reality, yo. Continue reading