Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Olympic Stories: Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce and Phelps--A Contrast

An amazing woman sprinting in the Olympics from Jamaica, known as the fastest woman in the world-- told her story. She told how difficult it is for young girls in Jamaica to "make it OK" as the men "don't give them a chance"--they tend to get them pregnant by age 12- 14.
 She almost said "rape" but one could see she tried to keep it light for the interview with NBC. She mentioned that a man, when she herself turned 12 years old, came up to her to tell her it was time for her to start "----"  [i have to re watch the story] to figure out the word-- but basically, to start having children. She told her mother. She related with glee that her mother took a huge knife, went to the man, and told him if he touched her daughter she would chop him up.
She is now the Fastest Woman in the World...
Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce: watch the  interview here
and
 racing: MORE HERE

story 2:
Michael Phelps, a man of wealth and fame now, rich and with time the whole world at his finger tips,when asked what he would do now---[foundation? help kids? save the ocean? ??]
said, there are still things he's not good at. he's not a very good golfer...
sigh.

more stories:

very funny olympic misquotes here: 
http://oldnfo.blogspot.com/2012/08/did-i-really-say-that.html
  sample: 5. Softball announcer:
"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."
6. Basketball analyst:
 "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2183262/Olympics-2012-The-Muslim-women-overcame-odds-make-London.html

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/class-act-usain-bolt-drops-everything-to-honor-u-s-national-anthem/


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/sports/olympics/fraser-pryce-of-jamaica-defends-gold-in-womens-100-meters.html?pagewanted=all

and now,
 for the insanely stupid draining side of the
 olympics 2012:  CLICK HERE

 

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