Tag Archives: 2012 Summer Olympics

Despite a Failed Drug Test, Hope Solo Remains one of America’s Most Loved Olympic Athletes

America’s favorite goalie just got a little more popular, despite a recent fumble in the form of a failed drug test.

When taking an issued drug test June 15, 30-year-old Solo tested positive for Canrenone, a substance found in a medication her personal doctor had prescribed her. But despite the bump in the road, the star goalie quickly admitted her error, was cleared, and is now free from penalty and further speculation.

In a statement issued after the news broke, Solo defended her innocence saying, “I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic. Once informed of this fact, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared with them everything they needed to properly conclude that I made an honest mistake, and that the medication did not enhance my performance in any way. (more…)

Lo Lo Jones Allows for Diet Indulgences to Balance Intense Workout Routine

Much-loved American track star Lo Lo Jones has officially qualified for the 2012 London Games and she couldn’t be more thrilled about it. And apparently, neither can our nation as she’s seemingly always attracting a stream of media attention as a favorite Olympic athlete among many.

Jones qualified for the Olympic team Saturday night at the U.S. trials, and secured the final spot for the London Olympics when she finished third in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a finishing time of 12.86 seconds.

Though Jones said she didn’t even expect to make the team when she woke up Saturday morning, she managed to rangel enough confidence to put on a good showing at the trials. But the track star admits the behind-the-scenes action wasn’t pretty. (more…)

Olympic Swimmer Janet Evans Uses the Flex Belt in Her Workout Routine

The London Olympic Games are quickly approach. Athletes are training their hardest to qualify for the U.S. trials, which begin today for swimming, and that includes four-time Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans. One product she uses to do that is the Flex Belt, an electronic abdominal toning device.

“As an Olympian in swimming, our abs and our core are really important to us, so an ab core workout is something I always do at the end of every workout. But I find that there are some things I traditionally cannot get. I can’t get my obliques really well, I can’t get my upper abs, I can’t get my lower abdominals, so what I find with the Flex Belt is that it really helps me get things that I might not get by getting down on the ground and doing traditional crunches and sit ups,” Evans said in an interview. (more…)