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samuel-stark:


This is beyond belief…


They’ve been found! It’s a little unclear whether the police recovered the medals from the thieves or if Adlington just found them in her house, but the medals are safe. 

Last summer the Wall Street Journal ran a feature on Olympians who’ve lost their medals, and it is possible to pay a replica from the IOC for $500 to $1,200. You can’t get a replacement ribbon, though.

Funny historical anecdote:


Before there was an official process for getting replacement medals, athletes made do with makeshift ones. Olympics historian David Wallechinsky says Canadian high jumper Duncan McNaughton lost his 1932 gold medal. So his friend Bob Van Osdel—the high-jump runner-up who happened to be a dentist—made a mold from his silver medal, filled it with gold and sent the replica to Mr. McNaughton, the historian says.

samuel-stark:

This is beyond belief…

They’ve been found! It’s a little unclear whether the police recovered the medals from the thieves or if Adlington just found them in her house, but the medals are safe.

Last summer the Wall Street Journal ran a feature on Olympians who’ve lost their medals, and it is possible to pay a replica from the IOC for $500 to $1,200. You can’t get a replacement ribbon, though.

Funny historical anecdote:

Before there was an official process for getting replacement medals, athletes made do with makeshift ones. Olympics historian David Wallechinsky says Canadian high jumper Duncan McNaughton lost his 1932 gold medal. So his friend Bob Van Osdel—the high-jump runner-up who happened to be a dentist—made a mold from his silver medal, filled it with gold and sent the replica to Mr. McNaughton, the historian says.

fyeahschmelpers

When I attempt butterfly

heyitri:

How I think it’s going to look:

image

How it actually looks:

Rosie Perrie belly flop animated gif

I was thinking that this is the perfect opportunity to learn how to do the butterfly stroke—my parents have a backyard pool that’s pretty short, so I don’t have to worry about embarrassing myself/drowning halfway across the gym pool. So I gave it a shot yesterday… and it was ugly. And painful. But mostly ugly.

Then a few hours later I saw Bob Bowman post on Twitter that he was accepting applications for swimmers to join his Baltimore Swim Club’s Rio 2016 preparation program. I mentally drafted my email: “I know three out of four strokes and specialize in swimming many lengths of the pool without getting my hair wet.” Semi-related fun fact: Yannick Agnel got in touch with Bowman about training with him through a Twitter DM.

fyeahschmelpers

fyeahschmelpers:

swimmersinsuitsandsweatshirts:

reezybreezybeautiful:

FINA Worlds Day 1 → Michael Phelps reacts to the French beating out the US men in the 4x100 freestyle relay

Omg.

I know he’s not in a suit or sweatshirt but this is probably one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. God I miss him swimming but seriously he just but a facial expression to allll my feelings

HAHAHAHHAHA I LOVE THIS SO MUCH

Little known fact about Michael Phelps: he is occasionally a sassy little bitch and it’s my favorite.

fyeahnathanadrian

fyeahnathanadrian:

“Participation certificate!!! Havent gotten one of these since 8th grade soccer!”

“In all seriousness though it was an honor to compete in #london2012

Wasn’t there a certificate creation program in early 90’s Microsoft Office? Maybe there still is? Well, that’s what these certificates look like. All those fonts are a nightmare! And is that paper even embossed? It took them 6 months to mail out these second grade computer class assignments? Aww, who am I kidding, I find the amateurishness of it all charming, and Nathan’s genuine appreciation for his experience warms my heart.