The women’s bobsled event at the Sochi Olympics doesn’t start until next Tuesday at the Sanki Sliding Center, but Team USA has been keeping themselves busy with unofficial training, attending the women’s ski jumping event – and now, a dance-off.
U.S. driver Jazmine Fenlator, who has been paired up with Lolo Jones for the event, had one with a member of the Jamaican bobsled team recently – which Jones promptly captured and shared on Vine.
Between Fenlator and U.S. luger Kate Hansen, this “dancing Olympian” thing seems to be turning into a trend, isn’t it?
Hat tip goes to our friends at the TODAY Show.
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The Olympic flame is traversing Brazil by all sorts of means — in a pool, a hot air balloon and even via oxcart on Thursday.
The oxcart portion of the torch relay was captured on video by O Globo in Itaberai, about 170 miles west of the capital of Brasilia.
The flame arrived in Brazil on Tuesday and will conclude its journey in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5, with the lighting of the cauldron at the Maracanã.
VIDEO: Olympic torch relay visits 1896 Olympic Stadium
More video and photos via Rio 2016 and Getty Images:
U.S. 800m runner Nick Symmonds‘ right shoulder is apparently twice as valuable as his left shoulder.
The two-time Olympian auctioned ad space on his body for a second straight Olympic summer, with the final bid at $21,800 for nine square inches on his right shoulder in an Ebay auction that ended Thursday afternoon.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere‘s Twitter account claimed the winning bid of 107 overall bids.
In 2012, Symmonds auctioned the same nine inches on his left shoulder for $11,100 to Hanson Dodge Creative, a marketing agency based in Milwaukee. Here’s what that temporary tattoo looked like.
Symmonds’ temporary tattoo was not visible during the 2012 Olympics or 2012 Olympic Trials, as rules mandate the advertisement is taped over in those events plus other IAAF competitions.
Symmonds, 32, finished fifth at the 2012 Olympics and second at the 2013 World Championships.
He was left off the 2015 World Championships roster, after winning the national title, after refusing to sign a USA Track and Field contract that required athletes to wear Nike-branded Team USA gear at team functions at Worlds.
Symmonds’ apparel sponsor has been Brooks since January 2014. He was previously a Nike-sponsored Oregon Track Club member for seven years.
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