Friday, December 14, 2012

A Day in Life of David Pocock

At practice

shopping for shoes?

helping a teammate limber up on the beach:

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Manny pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez

Juan Manuel Marquez knocks out Filipino phenom Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round on their fourth boxing match in Las Vegas.

Greatest HIts - Manny Pacquiao. Looking back at Manny Pacquiao's career:

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tim Tebow Training Highlights

Running at Jets Training Camp:

Friday, November 30, 2012

Carlos Condit

Carlos Condit is a mixed martial artist, fighting in welterweight division. The American is currently ranked number 2 welterweight in the world. He narrowly lost to Georges St. Pierre in UFC 154, in November 17, 2012.

Born: April 26, 1986 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170 lbs

Fighting Style: kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, boxing


Career Highlights:
  • Debut in the World Extreme Cagefighting, won it in first round
  • Interim UFC welterweight championship, defeating Nick Diaz
  •  Defended WEC welterweight championship in 2008
  • career fights: 34
  • won: 28 (13 by KO, 13 by submission, 2 by decision)
  • loses: 6 (3 by submission, 3 by decision) 
  • second man to knock down Georges St. Pierre

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sydney Swans Pre-Season Training

AFL's Sydney Swans doing a pre-season training session

Friday, November 23, 2012

Clement Lefert

Clement Lefert is a French swimmer. He won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics in the 4x100-meter relay event, together with teammates Amaury Leveaux, Fabien Gilot and Yannick Agnel. The French team bested the American relay team for the gold. Lefert also won a silver medal in 4x200-meter relay event. 

Lefert is also a member of the USC swimming team in college. He retired from the sport in 2012. 

Born: September 26, 1987 in Nice, France
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 150 lbs

Career Highlights:
  • Holds the USC record for 200-yard freestyle
  • 2-time All American
  • finalist in the 2008 European Short Course Championships 200m freestyle event

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson is a wide receiver for the NFL team Green Bay Packers, the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft. His team won the Superbowl XLV.

Born: May 31, 1985 in Manhattan, New York
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 217 lbs


Career Highlights:
  • Played for the Kansas State University while in college
  • Honored with All-American 2007
  • Biletnikoff Award 2007
  • Finished rookie season with 33 reception and 2 touchdowns 
  • Set career highs in touchdowns, receiving yards and reception in 2011-12 season

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christian Sprenger

Christian Sprenger is an Australian swimmer, specializing in breaststroke events. He won a silver at the 2012 London Olympics, in the 100-meter breaststroke event.

Born: December 19, 1985 in Brisbane, Australia
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 200 lbs


Career Highlights:
  • Owned 2 world records in his career, both in 200-meter breaststroke long-course and short course
  • Won silver at 100-m breaststroke event in London 2012, losing to Cameron van der Burgh 
  • won silver at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 100-meter breaststroke event
  • won bronze in 2010 Pan Pacific championships relay event
  • won 3 medals at the Commonwealth Games

Monday, November 5, 2012

Danell Leyva in Action

At the National Championships: 

Floor exercises:

at the 2012 USA Gymnastics Trials:

Still Rings:

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nick Youngquest

Nick Youngquest is an Australian professional rugby league footballer. He plays fullback and wing for the Super League's Castleford Tigers, and has previously played for Crusaders RL, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Gateshead Thunders, among others. He announced his retirement at the end of 2011 season

Born: July 28, 1983, in Sydney, New South Wales
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 87 kg

Career Highlights:
  • First grade debut in 2003, for Cronulla
  • moved to the French rugby league in 2008
  • played for the English Championship team Gateshead Thunder in 2009

David Pocock in Training

Australian rugby union player David Pocock on training.

and his interview with Total Rugby:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tom Daley & Jack Laugher

Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley and synchro partner Jack Laugher diving at World Junior Championships

and in Australia:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Daniele Greco

Daniele Greco is an Italian triple jumper. He also competes in long jump event, as well as in 100-meter and 200-meter events.

Born: March 1, 1989, in Nardo, Italy
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170 lbs

Career Highlights:

  • placed fourth at triple jump final in the 2012 London Olympics
  • won gold at triple jump event, 2009 U23 European Championships
  • won bronze at triple jump event, 2009 Mediterranean Games 
  • currently No. 5 at the world ranking in triple jump

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nikita Lobintsev

Nikita Lobintsev is a Russian swimmer, specializing in freestyle events. He competed the past two Olympics: in the 2008 Olympics, he won silver medal at the 4x200-m freestyle relay event; in 2012 Olympics he won bronze in the 4x100-m freestyle relay. 

Born: November 21, 1988 in Sverdlovsk, Russia
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 179 lbs


Career Highlights:

  • placed 8th in the final of the 2012 Olympics 100-m freestyle event (won by Nathan Adrian, who beat James Magnussen by 0.01 seconds)
  • won silver, 2009 World Championships, 4x200-m freestyle relay long course
  • won 5 medals in 2010 World Championships short course: a gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes
  • won 2 golds and 1 silver at the 2010 European Championships

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tom Daley's Dives

At the 2012 British Championships

At the 2012 London Olympics

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games

Monday, October 15, 2012

David Myers

David Myers is an Aussie Rules footballer, playing midfielder for the Essendon club. He was playing for the club since 2008. 

Born: June 30, 1989 in Perth, Australia
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Career Highlights:
  • Played 45 games since 2008, scoring 11 goals
  • signed contract extension with Essendon for 2 more years
  • Picked sixth on the 2007 draft

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

David Boudia & Nick McCrory

Synchronize diving partners David Boudia and Nick McCrory won bronze in the 10-meter platform synchronized event at the 2012 London Olympics, the first US pair to win a medal since 1996.

The duo practicing:

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chad le Clos

Chad le Clos is a South African swimmer, specializing in butterfly events. He is a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, winning in the 200-m butterfly event over Michael Phelps by 0.05 seconds. He also won silver in 100-m butterfly.

Born: April 12, 1992 in Durban, South Africa
Height: 6"
Weight: 76 kg


Career Highlights:

  • Commonwealth Games record holder in 50-m and 100-m butterfly
  • won five medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games: 2 golds, a silver and 2 bronzes
  • won five medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics: 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
  • won gold at 2010 World Championships (200-m butterfly)
  • won five golds and a silver at 2011 All Africa Games

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 AFL Grand Final

Highlights of the 2012 Australian Football League Grand Final, between Sydney Swans and Hawtorn Hawks. Swans won by 10 points.

With the victorious Sydney Swans immediately after their 2012 Grand Final win

more match highlights 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Flashback: Great Britain Olympic Water Polo Team

Great Britain's men's water polo team reached the group stage in the London Olympics. It was Britain's first water polo team to compete in the Olympics since Melbourne 1956.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Romain Mesnil

Romain Mesnil is a French pole vaulter. He competed in the previous three Olympics dating back to Sydney in 2000, and the last being in London in 2012. He placed 9th in the finals in his last Olympic outing. 

He once ran naked around Paris as a publicity stunt. 

Born: July 13, 1977 in Le Plessis-Bouchard, France
Height: 6'2"
Weight:  170 lbs


Career Highlights:
  • won bronze in 2001 World Indoor Championships in Lisbon
  • won bronze in 1999 Universiade
  • placed 8th in 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Marcelo Chierighini

Marcelo Chierighini  is a Brazilian swimmer. He competed in the 2012 London Olympics in men's 4x100-meter freestyle and medley relay events.

Chierighini studied in Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. 

Born: January 15, 1991 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 203 lbs
Website/Social Network:

Career Highlights:
  • Helped Brazil to a ninth-place finish in the London Olympics 4x100-meter freestyle relay, swimming the anchor leg
  • Won silver at 2012 NCAA 100-m freestyle
  • Competed at 2011 World Championships
  • Five-time SEC champion (100 free, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tim Tebow Hits the Gym

Tim Tebow, the New York Jets quarterback, hits the gym.

Tim Tebow's exercises for his upper-body strength and power circuit:

His off-season workout routine:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane is the French center back for the Spanish La Liga team Real Madrid. Previously he played for the French club Lens, from 2010 to 2011, after a successful stint as a youth international for France and under the youth team of Lens.

Varane was signed by Real Madrid in June 2011 with a transfer fee of 10 million euros.

Born: April 25, 1993 in Lille, France
Height: 6'3"

Weight: 76 kg

Website/Social Media:

Career Highlights:
  • earned caps for France national youth team in under-18 and under-21 levels
  • Debuted for Real Madrid in a match vs. LA Galaxy, in a competitive match vs Racing Santander