Last summer Bradley Wiggins – now Sir Bradley – became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France, and just 10 days later won the Olympic time trial to become the country’s most decorated Olympian. Wiggins – also known as “Wiggo” – tells his story of how he went from a career low at the 2010 Tour de France to his victory last year.
Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’
From Cycling News:Arise Sir Wiggins: Tour winner set to receive knighthood
Bradley Wiggins and Dave Brailsford are expected to be recommended for knighthoods in the New Year Honours list according to a report in the Daily Telegraph newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »
It is hard to believe that Interbike was a week ago. It came and went so fast, but it remains among our most favorite shows of the year. We went through the camera one more time and have posted our final photos from the show floor, including this one above of our own Brian O’Connor and pro cyclist Tom Danielson. Read the rest of this entry »
You probably saw it during the Olympics: the brightly colored tape peaking out from underneath athlete’s uniforms. This tape has nothing to do with injury but rather is a legal way to enhance performance by increasing blood flow and helping to engage certain muscle groups during competition and recovery.
Rocktape president and founder Greg Van Den Dries answered what the tape means for today’s athletes. Read the rest of this entry »
Bike Thief Caught
From YouTube: Bike Thief Gets Owned
Guy finds stolen bike on Craigslist 160 miles away, sets up home-made sting, confronts the thief and gets his bicycle back, thief gets felony arrest.
While much was made about where the uniforms of Team USA were made in the recently concluded Olympic Games in London, the State Museum of Pennsylvania is responding with an exhibit of Team USA attire made in the Keystone State. The Museum is presenting an exhibit of Team USA gymnastics leotards made by Reading-based GK Elite Sportswear for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Pennsylvania-made Olympic apparel will be on display in the museum’s ground floor lobby through Sunday, Sept. 9, which coincides with Harrisburg’s popular Gallery Walk event. Read the rest of this entry »
All good things come to an end, including the Olympics. Throughout the 17 days of the games and before we cast the spotlight on some of the latest technology and innovations that were used to help the athletes train and perform. Here is our Kinetic Recap of some of the top stories of the 2012 Olympics: Read the rest of this entry »
Pump it Up
From Discovery New: Fist-pumping celebrations by Olympians linked to primates
Fist pumps, hands in the air and jumping up and down, seen at every event at the Olympics, turn out to be the same across all cultures and likely have their roots in non-human primate displays.
When Olympic athletes such as Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas and Usain Bolt celebrate their wins, they are displaying a declaration of success that could date back to the earliest human societies and beyond, according to a new study that has been accepted for publication in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Read the rest of this entry »
As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London draw to a close this weekend, we wondered what the chances were of making the games in Rio in 2016? For those still in High School the chances of making the games have been broken down by CollegeFinder (click image above for a closer view). Good luck and start the training.
With the 2012 Olympics heading into its final days in London, it might be hard to bid cheerio to one of the more exciting and memorable games in recent memory. (Don’t forget, the Paralympics are up next, but coverage will be scant, unfortunately.) For those who need a little memento to remember the games by, Samsung has released London Olympics-themed Galaxy S3 smart phones featuring designs with the Union Jack. Read the rest of this entry »
While Tyson Gay didn’t make the podium this weekend in London, he still has a chance to earn a medal on Friday’s 4×100 meter relay. And Tyson will likely turn heads with his patriotic adizero Prime SPs shoes that were personalized with an American flag-inspired design. They also feature the name Trinity, in honor of his daughter, embroidered on the tongue.
At just 3.5 ounces the adizero Prime SP promises to be lightest sprint spikes ever made, and while you can’t get Tyson’s shoes, you can get your own pair later this month.
We’ve been hearing about ClimaCool technology a lot, and probably own a few garments with the fabric. Since it plays a big role in Olympic uniforms, adidas provided some information on how its constructed, tested, and the benefits of the wicking fabric. Read the rest of this entry »
Weekend Reading List (8.4.2012): Olympic Recap – Social Media, MTB Course Goes Public, BMW Brings Tech, Athletes Tank
Anti-Social Media at Olympics
From SportsTechie: Social Media Ban During the ‘Socialympics’?
Social media is a large part of London 2012, but if you’re a spectator make sure you don’t post your pictures or videos on any social media sites. The organizers of the XXX Olympiad have seen fit to ban visitors from posting pictures and video that are taken at events and “exploited” on social media sites. These draconian measures are a bit confusing considering most of the technological measures enacted have been to grant more access, not to restrict it. Read the rest of this entry »