Skier Aksel Lund Svindal on Olympic-sized search for…yogurt

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What’s a man gotta do to get some yogurt up in these Olympics?

That’s the question (sort of) that Norwegian Alpine skiing medal favorite Aksel Lund Svindal is asking in these first few days in Sochi.

Apparently the big man – he’s 6-foot-5, 220 pounds – is having trouble finding his favorite breakfast.

“There is no yogurt,” Svindal, a winner of medals of each color at the 2010 Vancouver Games, told the Associated Press. “And that’s kind of my go-to thing every morning — muesli and natural yogurt — so I don’t get too much sugar. That seems to be a hard thing to track down.”

Otherwise, Svindal had little to complain about. Rooming with teammate and 2010 Vancouver bronze medalist Kjetil Jansrud has been like a flashback.

“It’s like being in camp,” he said. “We have two rooms with the same bathroom.”

He also likes running into athletes from other snow sports, like snowboard and freestyle skiing, in the village.

“In Alpine skiing we’re like a class from one school and then we meet all these other kids from the other schools. It’s kind of fun,” Svindal said.

Now, if they can just get some yogurt in the cafeteria.

Sprinter celebrates world title like Incredible Hulk (video)

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Australian Evan O’Hanlon‘s jersey couldn’t contain his excitement after learning he won an IPC world 100m title in London on Friday.

O’Hanlon and China’s Hu Jianwen crossed the finish line in a dead heat, both in 11.07 seconds. It took about 30 seconds for the scoreboard to turn up the first name, at the 2-hour, 8-minute, 40-second mark in the above video.

When it was the five-time Paralympic champion O’Hanlon, the Australian reacted by ripping his jersey apart like the Incredible Hulk.

After Hu appeared to walk off the track, the scoreboard updated to show they were co-gold medalists.

A short while later, O’Hanlon was reinstated as the sole winner, with Hu taking silver.

Afterwards, O’Hanlon tweeted, “If anyone needs me I’ll be at the pub…”

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Mack Horton rekindles Sun Yang criticism before worlds

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Australian swimming gold medalist Mack Horton isn’t backing down from his criticism of Chinese star Sun Yang.

After the team from Down Under arrived in Budapest for the world championships, Horton was asked whether he was looking forward to renewing his rivalry with Sun.

The reply: “I don’t know if it’s a rivalry. I think it’s a rivalry between clean athletes and athletes who’ve tested positive.”

Horton’s comments are sure to rekindle the bitter feelings between two of the world’s top swimmers. Last summer, the Aussie said he had “no time or respect for drug cheats,” a reference to Sun’s three-month doping ban in 2014.

Horton went on to beat Sun in the 400m freestyle final.

Now, they’ll face each other again at Duna Arena. The swimming competition begins on Sunday.

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