On Sunday, Sanya Richards-Ross won the gold medal in the women’s 400 meters. She will also be running in the 4×400-meter relay on Saturday, Aug. 11. She is a four-time Olympic medalist (three gold, one bronze), an eight-time World Championships medalist (six gold, two silver), and the American record holder in the 400 meters. She is married to NFL defensive back Aaron Ross, who played on the New York Giants Super Bowl-winning teams in 2007 and 2012. The couple, who began dating in 2003 when they were student-athletes at the University of Texas, was married on Feb. 26, 2010. Aaron will play for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. Read this exclusive interview that Sports Spectrum partner 2K Plus International Sports Media had with Richards-Ross. Continue reading
The United States defeated Tunisia 3-0 on Monday to clinch the top spot in Group B in men’s volleyball.
LONDON (BP) — In one way, Reid Priddy hopes that the London Olympics won’t be a repeat of what happened in Beijing.
Four years ago, tragedy struck the men’s volleyball squad when Todd Bachman, the father-in-law of team coach Hugh McCutcheon, was stabbed and killed at the Drum Tower in Beijing shortly after the Opening Ceremony… Continue reading
Betty Cuthbert—the Olympic champion Australians have fondly tagged “Golden Girl”— has always loved to run fast!
She was born (along with twin sister) in 1938 at Merrylands, Sydney, no more than 10 kilometers from the site of the 2000 Olympic Games.
As a child, she would win all her school races, even beating the boys—and her teacher encouraged her to join an athletics club.
From 13 on, she was winning New South Wales state championships, yet without the fuss and hype that would accompany such success today. In fact, a hallmark of Cuthbert’s career has been her loathing of publicity… Continue reading