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This Monday, we’re upin’ our usual threesome to a foursome! To whom do we bestow this honor? Two American teams that each won the 4 x 400 races in their sports — the men’s swimming team and the men’s track team. These eight athletes aren’t afraid to go for the gold — they came out from behind and grabbed it. Their efforts were so inspiring, even we were breaking a sweat. So, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones, and Jason Lezak, along with LaShawn Merritt, Angelo Taylor, David Neville and Jeremy Wariner — in honor of your gold medals, we’d like to let you know you’ve also placed in our hearts. [NBC]
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh celebrate their victory over the team from China, clinching the gold medal. [Beijing, 8/20/08] Keep reading »
The Summer Olympics in Beijing kick off tonight with the Opening Ceremonies airing on NBC at 8pm. But when the fanfare and pageantry is over, it’s time for some serious competition featuring the roughest, toughest ladies from our great land. These amazing women will really bring out our inner patriot. So for the gals who inspire us all to keep kicking butt in our own lives because they do is so well for sport, here are the Top Five Female American Olympians!
1. The first U.S. swimmer to compete in five Olympics, Dara Torres is like a fine wine that just gets better with age. Still showing us how it’s done at age 41, Torres has already won eight Olympic medals.
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Olympians — noble, athletic, competitive, and so, so very sexy! We could watch them go for the gold all day long (especially if “going for the gold” was used in a more colloquial way). We will be glued and drooling to all the Summer Olympics action which kicks off in Beijing on Friday. To make sure you don’t miss a manly moment, check out The Frisky’s picks for the Top Ten Studliest Olympians of 2008!