Retired Olympic ice dancing silver medalist Tanith Belbin visited the Sports Lab at the Youth Olympics, a designated area to showcase four non-Olympic sports.
Belbin got an up-close look at roller skating, skateboarding, sport climbing and wushu. The sports aim to one day be part of the Olympic program.
“For the four sports, it is a great opportunity to present themselves in an Olympic environment,” International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said last week. “Wushu is a great traditional Chinese martial art with a dynamism that you would have not necessarily expected and a great balance between body and mind. Climbing is displayed in a very exciting form and presents a high level of technical skills. Skateboarders are using the city as a field of play and it is just breath-taking to see what they are doing on the halfpipe. Each kid at some stage has practiced roller sports but what we see here is close to perfection. Roller sports is really breath-taking.”
NBCSN coverage of the Youth Olympics continues on Tuesday (7-9 p.m. ET) and Wednesday (7-8) and concludes Thursday with the Closing Ceremony (6:30-8).
Youth Olympics broadcast schedule
Before swimming races, Michael Phelps is known for swinging his arms wildly to loosen his limbs.
He utilized the same warm-up prior to his first tee shot at the Celebrity Match for the 2016 Ryder Cup on Tuesday.
Phelps was partnered with surfer Kelly Slater. The pair defeated former sprinter John Regis and former tennis player Martina Navratilova, as the U.S. celebrities dominated the Europeans 14-0 over a 9-hole scramble at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.
Phelps appeared to have fun with the crowd, telling fans that he planned on using one of his 23 Olympic gold medals as a ball marker. He also heard “2020” chants from fans who want him to compete at the Tokyo Games.
“That was pretty funny, because it’s not happening,” Phelps said to RyderCup.com.
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James Corden, the host of the “The Late Late Show,” challenged Usain Bolt and actor Owen Wilson to a 100m race.
Not surprisingly, Bolt, who owns the world record in the event, crossed the finish line first (VIDEO).
The appearance was a part of Bolt’s media tour, which moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles on Tuesday.
He also appeared on “The Ellen Show,” and Ellen DeGeneres asked Bolt his girlfriend. He said that his mother wants him to get married, but he would rather “give it some time.” DeGeneres then asked if his girlfriend was pushing him to “put a ring on it.”
“She might be thinking it, you never know,” he said (VIDEO). “But she’s not saying it, so that’s good.”
Bolt also interacted several celebrities in Los Angeles. After meeting David Beckham, he posed with the rapper Drake.
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