Eleven-time Olympic medalist and future reality TV star Ryan Lochte sounded pretty passionate about training for the Rio Games when he spoke with Parade earlier this week. In fact, he seems to be putting his love life on hold until after the Olympics.
“I do eventually want to settle down, but I am focusing on 2016 right now,” Lochte said, adding that he likes “a girl who can hold her own, and who can laugh at herself. I think that’s sexy.”
Of course, that didn’t stop hundreds of women from asking Ryan if he was single (and at least one girl from asking if he was ticklish) during a rapid fire Twitter session of #asklochte while he was on the road to the Florida Sectionals in Fort Lauderdale.
This was our favorite:
The 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the final competition to determine the Pyeongchang Olympic team, will be in San Jose, California, at the SAP Center, concluding Jan. 7.
It appears to be the earliest the U.S. Figure Skating Championships will end in an Olympic year in at least 50 years.
The competition will be broadcast live on NBC and streamed live on Icenetwork.com.
San Jose previously hosted the U.S. Championships in 1996 and 2012, but it has never hosted in an Olympic year.
Sochi Olympian Polina Edmunds is from San Jose and figures to receive a boost of crowd support. Edmunds, 18, begins classes at nearby Santa Clara University next month.
The January 2017 U.S. Championships will be in Kansas City. The international figure skating season starts next month, with Skate America kicking off the Grand Prix season in October.
Recent Nationals host cities in Olympic years were Boston in 2014 and Spokane, Washington, in 2010.
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Olympic coaches don’t receive gold medals. Fiji Olympic men’s rugby coach Ben Ryan may have gotten something better anyway.
Ryan’s reward for guiding Fiji to its first Olympic medal in any sport — gold in rugby sevens’ Olympic debut — included three acres of land in Fiji and a new name, Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara, according to Fijian reports.
Ryan, a London native, is stepping down as coach of the Fijian team. The 44-year-old coached the team for three years after leading the England national sevens team for six years.
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