Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones weighs more than ever before

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Lolo Jones is packing on the pounds, and she’s proud of it.

Jones, the hurdler turned bobsledder, is sure to be one of the main attractions at the U.S. Olympic Committee Media Summit in Park City, Utah, this week.

She opened the festivities with a weigh-in Sunday night.

Jones, 31, told USA Today she wants to weigh even more, that her goal is 160 pounds. Given her current, diet, she’ll probably hit that number very, very soon. It consists of two daily protein shakes (1,365 calories each) and McDonald’s double bacon cheeseburgers, among other menu items.

 As an aspiring Olympic bobsledder, she’s downing 9,000 calories daily to build the muscle to power a 400-pound sled.

Jones has said she weighed about 135 pounds for track and field. She needed to be heavier to be more productive pushing a bobsled and help her chances of being selected for the Olympic team.

She is by no means a lock to get to Sochi.

It’s likely that the U.S. will qualify three women’s sleds for the Olympics. Jones was fourth in the U.S. push athlete pecking order in the 2012-13 World Cup season, her first in the sport after making two Olympic track and field teams.

Her bobsled suit recently ripped down the middle of her stomach, according to USA Today. Again, that’s a good thing.

“I’m pumped about this muscle weight,” Jones told the newspaper. “My abs are still there. I’m still cut, just super solid.”

Coaches told Jones if she gets up to 170, it will hamper her chances of resuming her track career after the Sochi.

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Paralympic swimmer disqualified for Olympic rings tattoo

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British Paralympic champion Josef Craig was disqualified from a race because he didn’t cover up an Olympic rings tattoo on his chest at the IPC European Championships on Sunday.

Craig, 19, was disqualified because of an International Paralympic Committee swimming rule that states, “body advertisements are not allowed in any way whatsoever (this includes tattoos and symbols).”

Craig, who did not have the tattoo when he took gold at London 2012, has since competed at the European Championships with the Olympic rings tattoo covered.

If people attend the Paralympics, which are held weeks after the Olympics at the same venues, they will very often see the Paralympic Agitos logo where the Olympic logo once appeared.

It is visual proof that the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee are separate entities.

At the London Paralympics, American Rudy Garcia-Tolson earned silver in a 200m individual medley with an Olympic rings tattoo visible near his left shoulder-blade.

An IPC spokesperson said the rule pertaining to the Paralympics — which covers all sports — was new going into 2012 and will be fully enforced for the first time in Rio.

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Missy Franklin reads emotional letter to parents (video)

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Missy Franklin broke into tears reading a letter to her parents in a mock press conference in a spot for Minute Maid, one of the four-time Olympic champion’s sponsors since turning professional a year ago.

It was filmed in April near her home in Denver.

Franklin has split time training and competing and working with companies including GoPro, Laureus, Minute Maid, Speedo, United Airlines, Visa and Wheaties.

Franklin has said the sponsor commitments will curtail in the middle of May, when she starts a blackout period to focus on training for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which are June 26-July 3 in Omaha and air on NBC Sports.

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