The Badminton Player who doubles as a Fashion Entrepreneur | Day Jobs

DAY JOBS (SCOTT EVANS BADMINTON IRELAND FASHION ENTREPRENEUR) I was probably more nervous going into my second Olympic Games because now I’ve done it once, I should be able to do it again. Then they called my name and I walked out and the whole stadium just went totally insane. It was something really special. […]

Football vs Rhythmic Gymnastics: Margarita Mamun & Heather O’Reilly Switch | Sports Swap Challenge

(SPORTS SWAP) Margarita Mamun. Russian. Rhythmic gymnastics. This is Mamun’s moment. Dedicated, funny and very calm. How did she do that? A gold medal performance for Margarita Mamun. Heather O’Reilly from United States and I play football. Oh, what a brilliant goal! Determined, athletic, fierce. That was sheer quality. I’m very proud I won gold […]

Experience the Grittier Side of Tug of War

(ominous, heavy music) – [Voiceover] Are you ready? Okay, good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Brooklyn, Wisconsin. We’re about to start the competition here today, and anytime you guys are ready to pull, well you go ahead and pull and never mind me. – Steady! (ominous music) (grunting) – [Voiceover] Tighter! – [Voiceover] Tug-O-War […]

Sarah and Jennifer learn about badminton

JASON: CONTINUING OUR 11 NEWS TODAY OLYMPIC TRIALS IT’S BEEN AN OLYMPIC SPORT FOR 24 YEARS SINCE BARCELONA IN 1992. MINDY: YET SO FEW PEOPLE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BADMINTON. THAT MAY BE BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF ONLY 5 EVENTS THAT THE U.S. HAS NEVER WON A MEDAL IN. UNTIL NOW. SARAH CALDWELL AND JENNIFER FRANCIOTTI […]

Science of the Summer Games: Badminton/shoulder mechanics

Hello my name is Xinze Su – I come from the English Language Institution at the University of Delaware. Today we’re going to talk about shoulder mechanics. A vital skill to possess in badminton is the forehand overhead smash shot, which is an aggressive overhead shot and accounts for approximately one-fifth of the attacks during […]

Taekwondo Star Challenges YouTubers to a Workout Challenge | Hitting the Wall

So, Kelsey Lee, let me ask you a little question. When was the last time you were in a flight? – Don’t want to talk about it. – Wow, that bad? But we are meeting Lutalo today. We are. He’s a taekwondo Olympian. Yes, he is. I’m really looking forward to it. I think I’m […]

Andrew Strauss at Lords Cricket Ground London 2012

Alison Williamson: My name is Alison Williamson and I’m an Olympic archer. We’re at Lords today; this is the venue for Archery in 2012. It’s a fantastic venue, it’s iconic, not known for Aarchery but it will be after 2012. I think it’s a great opportunity for our sport that we can hopefully get some […]

Brazilian Beach Volleyball Tournament – Red Bull Latitude Zero 2012

I’m Ricardo, I’m 37 years old, and I’m Brazilian. Bruno Schmidt, defender of the southern hemisphere. I’m Maria Clara Salgado, I’m Brazilian and I’m 29 years old. I am representing the southern hemisphere. Everything is uninterrupted and then everyone joins in a mixed quartet, 45 minutes long. I think the heat will be the biggest […]

The Story of the Best Volleyball Team in Olympic History | Arriba Cuba

Competing at the Olympic Games requires an absolute sacrifice. For women, that sacrifice is even bigger. I sacrificed everything for 12 straight years. (ARRIBA CUBA: LAS MORENAS DEL CARIBE) The story of “The Caribbean Girls” is, without a doubt, one of the most compelling in Cuban Olympic history. In 1978, at the World Championship, playing […]

Sumo Volleyball – Olympians vs Influencers | The Global Games

Previously on Global Games, our Olympians and social influencers went head-to-head in the chicken-fight boxing challenge, and Olympian Mikael and influencer Hendo came out the ultimate victors, garnering them each a gold medal, and the lead in the overall medal count. Will they keep their streak going? We’ll find out. Welcome to Global Games, where […]