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Rio 2016 Mid Games Oglympics Report Card

Rio 2016 Mid Games Oglympics Report Card

Now that we’ve reached the mid-point in the 2016 Games, it’s time to do a status check on the performance of our Oglympians. Gold Medals Monica Puig Monica Puig – Puerto Rico – Tennis Monica won the gold medal in women’s tennis single becoming the first Puerto Rican athlete to win a gold medal in […]

Federica Pellegrini – Italy – Swimming

Federica Pellegrini - Italy - Swimming

Federica Pellegrini is a 28 year old Italian swimmer who will be competing in her fourth Olympic games. She first competed in Athens when she won a silver medal in the 200m freestyle event in Ahtns in 2004. In Rome in 2008, she won gold setting a world record in the 200m freestyle finals. In […]

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 […]

End of games update – Vol IV no 13

End of games update - Vol IV no 13

Now that the Olympics have officially closed, here’s an update on the athletic performance of each of my honorees. Vol IV no 1 – Amanda Beard – USA – Swimming No change from the mid games report, Beard was only in one event in the Olympics and came in sixth in her heat of the […]

Mid Games Update – Vol IV no 8

Mid Games Update - Vol IV no 8

As I traditionally do, midway through the games I provide an update of how all the girls are doing in to date.

Swimming Soap Opera – Vol IV no 3

Swimming Soap Opera - Vol IV no 3

NBC will be covering the women’s 400m freestyle qualifying Sunday afternoon from 4-6PM EDT. Somehow I don’t think they’ll cover this story. Then agaiin, it’s just juicy enough that it might get mentioned but it sure won’t be covered like I’m about to.