China offered Olympic athletes Olympic condoms during the competition in 2008, having made 100,000 units for distribution. But an "entrepeneur" snapped up about 5,000 and has put them up for auction at $.015 each- take all- no returns- one way sale. According to the BBC story each condom wrapper carries the motto of the Beijing Games - faster, higher, stronger - in English and Chinese.
Sad news in the sports world, as former French Olympic Snowboarding championg Karine Ruby, during her training to become a mountain guide, fell to her death off Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France. According to the AP: Ruby was roped to other climbers when she and some members of the group
fell into a deep crack in the glacier on the way down the mountain.
Our thoughts and prayers go to her family, colleagues and friends.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic committee unveiled their torch relay outfits, and a picture of the torch is circulating, and looks like a well-made-joint. The picture shown is a handout photo from The Vancouver Star
News of the World is reporting exclusively that last November, Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps was at a party, and photographed smoking from a bong. It can't be determined what he was smoking, but it is believed to be pot. Phelps was visiting a girlfriend at the time, and after word got out, according to the paper- Phelps’ aides went into a panic over our story and offered us a raft of
extraordinary incentives not to run the bong picture.
It's only a year or so away, but the city of Vancouver may not be ready for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The city is seeking a $458 Million bailout to finish construction on the Olympic Village and is asking its Government for help. The last of the monies will be gone, and Fortress investments, who was funding the project, has cut off funds according to UPI. A Gov't spokesman said they will not cover any cost overruns. Does this mean no ice dancing? I don't think so....
Some Hollywood producer will probably want to update "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" after Olympian Michael Phelps brought home Caroline "Caz" Pal who is a Bartender/Topless Model and works at Moons Night Club at the Palms Hotel in Los Vegas. I wonder if Pal showed Mrs. Phelps who tattoo.
What a wonderful story. Should garner lots of press....and leave it to Sports by Brooks to find it.
A group of Salt Lake City Mormon pole dancers for fitness women want the fitness event to be included in the upcoming Summer Olympic games to be held in 2012 in London. Listen if they can have ribbon dancing they can have pole fitness- Why not Pole Fitness? Wouldn't You agree?
Michael Phelps is still naive, and needs a group of good handlers- from the photo of him grabbing the butt of a female dancer in Vegas, to not realize he didn't hang up the phone after an interview on Don Le Batard's radio show. The kid is young, and mistakes like this can be costly to his image- believe it or not. Phelps may have 8 gold medals but he is NOT teflon coated. At that point Phelps concluded the interview, but didn't realize he hadn't hung up the phone Sports By Brooks
Phelps was doing interviews for Kellogs today, and when asked (according to Sports By Brooks) “What is the single coolest thing to happen to you since the Olympic Games?” Phelps replied it was having a charity set up by Kelloggs. Batard's last question to Phelps was “Do you go into the nightclub with these Kellogg’s products and just drop them on the floor with your face on them. At that point Phelps concluded the interview, but didn't realize he hadn't hung up the phone. Phelps told his "handlers" I didn’t say nothing. That guy was a idiot, that was ridiculous.”
Another nude calendar! Yesterday we have the Naked Clown Calendar, and today, we have the Women of Curling for 2009. This being the 3rd edition of the calendar, Christine Keshen one of the posers tells the Calgary Herald, "I think this one is more risque, in my personal opinion,” said a
laughing Keshen. “But my boyfriend thinks it’s great. He’s the boy,
he’s the expert.” Proceeds go to the Curlers choice of charities. Cost of the Calendar is $34.95 (Canadian). Like most stories on nude or semi-nude calendars, it's "Caveat Emptor" - Let the buyer beware - as most just tease you to buy. Calendar Web Site