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Lightning Bolt Strikes 22

Happy 22nd Birthday, Usain “the lighting” Bolt. Today is the young world record holder’s 22nd birthday. The amazing 6’5 Jamaican won both the 200m and the 100m gold medals in Beijing and is easily the fastest human in the world. For the first time since 1979, one man holds the world record in both events. […]

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No Iranians Allowed In The NBA

After an impressive showing in Beijing, seven-foot-two Iranian center Hamed Ehadadi caught the eye of many scouts all around the world. In a 97-82 Iranian loss to Argentina, a game that Ehadadi had 21 points and 16 rebounds in, Hamed said through an assistant coach, Mehran Hatami, “It is my dream to play in the […]

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Dealing With My Phelps Man-Crush

I have a man-crush on Michael Phelps. In the past week, Michael Phelps has been the most discussed topic in my small circle of friends. One of my roommates finds it funny to tell everyone, including the Publix bagger, that I have this man-crush, at least ten people have asked me how much I wish […]

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No Kiss At All

The legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was once asked if he would go for a field goal if his team was down by three at the end of a game. He replied, “Hell no, a tie is like kissing your sister!” Monday night’s Olympic uneven bars competition at Beijing’s National Indoor […]

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Gold Medals + World Records = $$$$$$$$$$.

While phenom Michael Phelps still has 3 finals races to go, it is pretty clear that he has already put himself in a new stratosphere in regards to future endorsement dollars. As of now, Phelps has deals with Speedo, Visa, Omega and PowerBar. He currently earns $5 million annually from these endorsements. If Phelps does […]

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Olympics On YouTube

The technology age is here.  The Internet is now being used more and more for marketing, and work and is connecting people and countries many miles and languages apart.  SportsAgentBlog.com is a great example of how the Internet is connecting people leagues apart through the common interest in agent and athlete information.  Now citizens all […]

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Speedo’s LZR Racer On Nike Athletes

In the post, New Olympics Swimwear Breaks Records, I introduced SportsAgentBlog.com readers to the Speedo LZR racer.  Since then, the Nike company has been extremely nice to its clients, and in an unprecedented business decision, has decided to allow its sponsored racers to wear the Speedo LZR swim suit in the water in China.  After […]

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Iraq’s Back

In one of my earlier posts, Iraq drops soccer team, I described the sad situation involving the dissolution of the Iraqi Soccer team and the Olympic team’s ban by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  With the Olympics right around the corner, the IOC has decided to reverse its ban on the Iraqi Olympic team (seven […]

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$220,000 For A Gold Medal

According to an official, the government of the Philippines and some private donors are offering any Olympic athlete that wins a Gold medal for the Philippines in the upcoming Olympics $220,000 dollars.  The Philippines is seeking its first Gold Medal in over 80 years and has thus created this incentive for its Olympic athletes.  The […]

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Olympics Updates Round The Clock

I will admit it.  I’m an Olympics junkie.  I am extremely stoked for 8/8/08 to arrive and will undoubtedly be attached to the tube, cheering on the red, white, and blue to take medal after medal.  My one deviation from rooting for the U.S. is when former SportsAgentBlog.com contributor, Samyr Laine, runs the track for […]