The London 2012 Olympic Games kick off in just 100 days, and today there are some amazing athletes preparing for an epic battle…for the first time, the London International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament is part of the ‘London Prepares’ program and is taking part in the crucial testing phase- a three-day event comprised of one day of training and two days of competition.
It’s happening now (April 17-19) at the Basketball Arena (in London). (Note: We LOVE that the referee is female, you go girl). Continue reading
Athletes Who Inspire
I chuckle to myself each time I hear about an NBA player wanting $50M per season…sorry, but Dwayne Wade, Lebron James and Kobe combined shouldn’t earn that much…just my opinion…and on a daily basis, I wonder why more people aren’t inspired by ‘handicapped’ athletes- and when I say handicapped, I don’t mean mentally (as in ego-run-wild) – I mean physically…in a perfect world, Ego Games wouldn’t exist during NBA lock-outs, neither would temper tantrums…why aren’t we paying more attention to those athletes that truly inspire…athletes without limbs are competing at astonishing levels without millions of dollars or one-fifth of the media recognition they deserve. Recently, I was told that I’m missing the ‘Athlebrity’ mark by not giving props to any Kardashian married to an athlete. I have thus far refused-and will continue to refuse-writing about someone just because of their last name. That’s not me. Blind hero worship is for the dogs. If you get paid to attend a charity event, you don’t fall under the ‘sincerity umbrella’ for me. Apparently I shouldn’t be so altruistic in this business…I should ignore athletes like French fencing athlete Delphine Bernard (L) fighting with Hungarian Veronika Juhasz during the 2011 World Wheelchair Fencing Championships in Catania.
Or maybe I should overlook athletes like Kyle Maynard? Stud is a motivational speaker and MMA fighter who recently joined the mighty-mighty-fine team at AccesSurf for a surf session.
Seriously, if you are looking for gossip about how Lamar Odom sleeps in a separate home from his wife, you are on the wrong blog. Maybe, just maybe, if a Kardashian were as altruistic as some, we’d have a better world…until then, I press onward, altruistically.
As always, thanks for reading~