Summer 2012

The fourth Olympiad to be covered by UncleLar and the Oglympics crack staff. We can only hope the gals from the London Olympics can meet the bar set by the Vancouver crew.

Victoria Pendleton – Great Britain – Cycling

Victoria Pendleton - Great Britain - Cycling

NBC Olympic announcer Mary Carillo’s quote following tonight’s finals of women’s keirin makes it patently obvious why Vicky Pendleton earns an Oglympic spot: “So Victoria Pendleton, known as much for her risque magazine shoots as for her prodigious athletic talent, claims her second career Olympic gold.” Pendleton has been racing internationally for Great Britain for […]

Christin Steuer – Germany – Sync Diving

Christin Steuer - Germany - Sync Diving

Christin Steuer is a 29 year old synchronized diver from Germany. London will be her third Olympic Games, having competed in Athens and Beijing previously. She’s never placed in the Olympics but did win a Bronze medal at the World Championships last year and another Bronze at the European Championships earlier this year, so she […]

Federica Pelligrini – Italy – Swimming

Federica Pelligrini - Italy - Swimming

Federica is another Oglympic returnee, having appeared here in 2008 as a result of a love trial controversy that was the talk of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Rather than repeat it all here, let me just suggest your read this post from four years ago. Federica 24 years old, a three time Olympian, defending Olympic […]

Britta Heidemann – Germany – Fencing

Britta Heidemann - Germany - Fencing

Controversy surrounded today’s individual epee medal round in London today and Britta Heidemann was right in the center of it. More on that later, but first some background. Britta is a 29 year old epee specialist for the German fencing team. In London, she will be competing in both individual epee and team epee for […]

Antonija Mišura – Croatia – Basketball

Antonija Mišura - Croatia - Basketball

While watching the US women’s basketball game vs Croatia on Saturday, I noticed a spectacular looking blonde sitting on the Croats’ bench. After digging a little, I was able to identify her as Antonija Mišura, a 24 year old 5’11” guard. Antonija may have never gotten into the game but she is still gorgeous enough […]

Christina Schütze and Fanny Rinne – Germany – Field Hockey

Christina Schütze and Fanny Rinne - Germany - Field Hockey

In London, Germany will be looking to repeat their surprising gold medal win in field hockey at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Since then the Germans have faired nearly as well in international competition. They lost the bronze medal game in Beijing and their best World Cup finish was eighth in 2006. Looking to recreate that […]

Romy Tarangul – Germany – Judo

Romy Tarangul - Germany - Judo

Romy is a 25 year old German judoka who is competing in her 2nd Olympics. In 2008 she qualified for the Beijing Olympics by winning a bronze medal at the European championships. At those games, she advanced to the round of sixteen where she lost to finish ninth. To date, her best international finish was […]

Beate Gauss – Germany – Shooting

Beate Gauss - Germany - Shooting

Beate Gauss is 25 year old, 5’7″ shooter from Germany. She competes in the 10m air rifle specialty. The air rifle competition is one of the very first Olympic competitions, taking place on Saturday Aug 28th, so we’ll know how Beate performed very early. While not necessarily expected to medal, she easily qualified for appearing […]

Natalie Coughlin – USA – Swimming

Natalie Coughlin - USA - Swimming

Natalie Coughlin is a 29 year old swimmer for the United States who will be looking to make Olympic history when she takes to the pool on Saturday. For once, her Olympics will be short as the 4×100 relay will be her only event of the Olympics. Natalie will be going for a record tying […]

Luciana Aymar – Argentina – Field Hockey

Luciana Aymar - Argentina - Field Hockey

Luciana gets the call today because she will be the flag bearer for Argentina and you should watch for her in the opening ceremonies. She gets to carry the flag because she is generally considered to be the best field hockey player of all time having won the International Hockey Federation World Player of the […]

Leryn Franco – Paraguay – Track

Leryn Franco - Paraguay - Track

Leryn Franco just might be the hottest athlete ever. I’m putting her stuff up today because I’m not sure if she’s actually in the 2012 Olympics or not. Wikipedia has listed her as competing for Paraguay and I’ve seen other sites suggest that she’ll be there but I can’t find anything official that says she’s […]

Maria Sharapova – Russia – Tennis

Maria Sharapova - Russia - Tennis

I thought I’d start this Olympics off with a bit of style and grace. Hence, my choice of Maria Sharapova as the first featured athlete. I elected to feature Maria in one of the Opening Ceremonies posts because she will be the flag bearer for the Russian delegation tonight, pretty much guaranteeing her lots of […]

Let the Games begin – Tatiana Grigorieva update

Let the Games begin - Tatiana Grigorieva update

The Opening Ceremonies are upon us. Not just those in London, but here on Oglympics too. As a preface, I’d like to point you to my original post that describes how Tatiana Grigorieva inspired me to create this site. Tatiana must have not only inspired me, but she also caught the eye of tens of […]

We’re back

We're back

Did you miss us? You didn’t really think we’d pass up this opportunity to once again enjoy mankind’s two favorite pastimes (watching athletic competition and ogling women), did you? Oglympics (pronounced Ogle-lympics) is back on the web after an absence of about 21 months. Once again, throughout the Olympics, I hope to provide you with, […]