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Latest News on Michael Phelps – 2008 Olympic Medals World Record

Have you been looking for a list of all of Michael Phelps world record ? Well look no further because here is the latest news on Michael Phelps Before I give you the incredible news and a breakdown gold medal by gold medal bear in mind that… the butterfly stroke constitutes one of the hardest swimming strokes.

Michael Phelps’ 2008 Olympic Legacy: 8 Gold Medal Victories, 7 World Records

Is there anyone who watched the Beijing Olympics on television who does not already know that Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals, setting 7 world records and 1 Olympic record in the 8-day swimming competition? Get all the facts, records and race information on Phelps’ historic effort.

Beijing – USA Basketball Team Regains the Gold Medal

After eight long years without a gold medal the redeemed USA basketball team has finally achieved the precious medal. The hard work of both Coach Mike Krzyzewki and director Jerry Colangelo turned out very well as now the team has an exceptional defense, a solid team spirit and a common goal like never before.

Make Athens the Permanent Summer Olympics Site, Please!

Amidst the euphoria surrounding Beijing’s Summer Olympics, and the lessons learned from previous Games, consider these reasons for making Athens, Greece the permanent summer Games site: 1. Reducing Costs and Spending Wisely. The Beijing Olympics cost close to $43 Billion USD, the most expensive in history.

I’m at a Loss For Words!

We’ve all seen the repeated coverage of Michael Phelps and his incredible accomplishments at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and as is typical, the press have been all over this. There have been the constant comparisons to Mark Spitz and his legacy of 36 years ago in Munich. There have been the constant interviews and never ending analysis of both swimmers, but there has been nothing to cover the inner beauty of Michael Phelps, the individual.

Fallen From Grace Or Grace For the Fallen?

An commentary on the performance of Alicia Sacramone in the 2008 Olympics and was she really the reason to the U.S. Gymnastics Team demise? The 19,000 strong watched with electrifying anticipation; the contender watches the judges to cue her to go with appeared poise.

After the Olympic Games – The Final Standings

During the Olympic Games, one of the things that interested me was the debate about the medals table. Some people were saying that the method of publishing the rankings so that gold medals were counted first, then silver and so on, led to a distortion of the achievements of each country. Thus, as one commentator pointed out, a country with only one gold medal would be higher in the rankings than a country that had fifty silvers.

Olympic Baseball 2008

Olympic Baseball 2008 finds the United States in a mammoth struggle to thwart the emerging dominance of Japan and Cuba for baseball supremacy around the globe. The XXIXth Olympiad of the Modern Era of the Olympic Baseball 2008 Games may let the curtain fall on the game of baseball.

The Olympic Torch – Is it Trying to Tell Us Something?

In Greece 776 B.C., a Pan-Hellenic festival consisting of athletic games and contests of choral poetry and dance, commenced. A sacred flame was used to begin the games and was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. Historians believe this Olympic flame was first created in a temple erected by the ancient Greeks to honor the powerful queen of the mythological gods, Hera. Others remind us the Olympic torch commemorates the theft of fire by Prometheus from the Greek god Zeus. Today, however, we may be getting quite a different message.

Mothers Capture Precious Medals at the Beijing Olympics

The full range of female athletes on the 2008 Olympic teams makes it clear that age and family responsibilities are not the barriers to participation in the Games they used to be. Stories from Beijing highlight the courage and resolve of the mothers of the world – as they demonstrate their athletic prowess and win gold or silver medals. Significant are the 20 mothers on the USA Olympic team, including past medalists – swimmer Dara Torres, basketball player Lisa Leslie, and softball player, Jennie Finch.

Dara Torres Biography – The Complete Olympic Dara Torres Bio

Have you heard about that other 2008 Olympic wonder? NO… No not Michael Phelps– Dara Torres. Here is a short Dana Torres Biography Dara Torres has to be an inspiration to “Baby Boomers” everywhere! You see Torres is 41 years old and she is currently swimming at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She dared to enter the 2008 Olympics and swim a “young person’s race” — The 100 Meter Freestyle.

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