Film director Danny Boyle won an Evening Standard Theatre Award late on Sunday for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, which was warmly praised in Britain but befuddled many overseas viewers.
When Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas sat down with Oprah Winfrey on "Oprah's Next Chapter," on Sunday, Aug. 26, the two had plenty to discuss about the athlete's past and her struggle to prepare herself for the Olympics.One of the biggest revelations to come out of the chat was that Douglas was often bullied by her team mates at swim practice in Virginia.
The 16-year-old acknowledged that when she made headlines during the London Games for her hair style, it wasn't the first time she dealt with criticism. She admits that in Virginia, at teh age of fourteen, she felt lonely at times when she was being treated "different" than her colleagues. She told the story of when another gymnast referred to her as their "slave."
Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will make a pit stop in New York City on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23.
The gymnast is scheduled to appear at Citi Field to throw out the first pitch for the Mets' 1 p.m. game against the Colorado Rockies.,The Flying Squirrel shared her excitement about her appearance through her Twitter account. "So excited to be a part of Citi Field Kids & to share my story. And I get to throw out the 1st pitch at the Mets game! #ballin lol!" she tweeted Wednesday.
Olympic athlete Hope Solo has come out in her new memoir stating that her former "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, "slapped" her "hard" during a dance rehearsal for the ABC television show.
Gold medalist Michael Phelps may have jumped into a pool even too rough for him to handle. Last week, the United States swimmer posed in a series of photographs for a new Louis Vuitton advertisement. However, the revealing bathtub photos of the scantily clad star, taken by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz, were allegedly been prematurely leaked on the web late last week, according to Yahoo!
U.S. Olympian heart throb Ryan Lochte apparently felt a bit out of place upon his recent arrival on the set of "90210." Much like first getting wet in a cold pool, the star apparently was a bit rusty performing his lines during his debut guest spot.
It has been reported that legendary Olympian Michael Phelps has taken a well-deserved vacation in the Maldives Island . However, it turns out that the trip is allegedly an all guy venture, as the United States star was pictured relaxing with some of his closest male friends minus main squeeze Megan Rossee, according to the Daily Mail.
Alongside their proudly won medals, Team USA is now in the process of heading home upon the finish of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Roughly 6,000 competitors are said to be en route to America after entering a makeshift terminal at London's Heathrow Airport.
Doping accusations and badminton match throws aside, another controversy has surfaced amidst the, now completed, 2012 London Olympic Games.
This time it is a discrepancy of sexual proportions,as accusations of unofficial condom distributions are now circulating.
With earlier buzz strongly suggesting that Victoria Beckham had previously refused to participate in the Spice Girls closing ceremonial performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, many were indeed shocked to see the starlet back on stage alongside the rest of the British pop group on Sunday.
The 2012 London Olympics will go out on a high note, as several highly anticipated musical performances will close out an already very successful Games. Iconic English mainstays such as The Who, Spice Girls as well as remaining members of Queen will be some of the featured chart toppers to headline the closing ceremonies.
With the 2012 London Olympic Games coming to a close on Sunday, August 12, the United States will surely go out on an unprecedented high note. The 1st place country currently leads the overall medal count 104-87 and the gold 29-27 against 2nd place China respectively.
Mexico left Brazil's long-cherished Olympic dream in tatters when they scored a stunning 2-1 upset win thanks to two goals from Oribe Peralta to clinch the men's soccer title for the first time on Saturday.