If all goes well for 24-year-old gymnast Alicia Sacramone, she’ll end her sports career with a bang this August at the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. Sacramone is one of the older competitors on the women’s gymnastics team, which gives her the advantage of being more experienced, but the disadvantage of possibly being aged out by younger, more flexible girls. No matter, says Sacramone, who’s competed at the international level for several years now. Even if she doesn’t make it to the Olympics team this year — which she’s heavily favored to do — she’s got a plan B. Sacramone’s going to finish school and work in fashion, she says. She’s already got one fashion line under her belt — and she designs all her own leotards.
And that’s not all: Alicia’s also teamed up with P&G Beauty to help raise money for the Team USA Youth Sports Fund. She’s encouraging all of us to “like” P&G Beauty’s Facebook page; for every like, P&G will donate a dollar to the sports fund, which supports athletic programs around the country, up to $100,000.
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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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I give up. I totally have given into Blayne and have decided that he’s as lovable and funny as a puppy that’s just learning how to walk, but occasionally has accidents in your apartment that make you hate him for a couple minutes. Maybe it’s that we both have an addiction to being tan, though I gave up the booth years ago in favor laying out on my roof deck and slathering on bottled self-tanner. (May I recommend, by the way, that Blayne use a bronzer for African-American women in between tanning booth sessions? It’s my secret.) In any case, Blayne is just one of the many Project Runway contestants this season that seems to be competing to coin the show’s next catchphrase rather than to win the title of Top Designer — after all, “fierce hot tranny mess” is worn the hell out, and Blayne’s “holla atcha boy” is desperate to take its place. While we’re not convinced it’s bankable enough, it’s certainly better than Suede’s desire to make his own name — spoken constantly in third person — the next big utterance on reality TV. Amelia does not like Suede, she does not like Suede at all. Keep reading »
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!
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