Tags: Ashton Eaton, London Olympics
Ashton Eaton has won his very first gold medal! The 24 year-old set the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials in June and he was favored to win. Eaton took the gold with 8,869 points. Team USA's Trey Hardee took the silver.
Ashton competing earlier this year.
Hardee told the Associated Press:
"So Ashton doesn't have to sound selfish or self-centered, Ashton is the best athlete to ever walk the planet – hands down."
Trey continued: "The title bestowed upon the Olympic champion in the decathlon is 'world's greatest athlete.' Ashton is the world-record holder in that event. The same [reason] Usain Bolt can be the fastest man on the planet –- because that's the title that's bestowed upon those event winners."
Congratulations to our Because He's Hot guy! Go Team USA.
Tags: London Olympics, Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte rolled up to da club around 11 p.m. last night and didn't bounce until around 3:30 a.m. Ryan was clubbing at Chinawhite nightclub in the Big Smoke with his teammates Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, and Matt Grevers.
They drank bottles of gold champagne, Patron and Grey Goose.
TMZ reported that Ryan had boobs in his face but what they failed to report is that the woman sitting on Ryan's lap is his sister! Besides, it's not like Lochte sleeps around considering that he doesn't have one night stands.
Michael Phelps was partying a few miles away with his girlfriend, Megan Rossee.
Photos: Pacific Coast News
Tags: Justin Bieber, London Olympics
Tags: Ashton Eaton, London Olympics
Missy Franklin had no idea that casually saying that she's a fan of Justin Bieber's would lead to her receive a Tweet and a concert invite from the Biebus. Justin is good to his fans, except when they're incredibly annoying, so he's taken it a step further for Team USA's Missy Franklin. Justin recorded a video message for Missy and it aired during her interview with NBC. The Colorado native has earned four Gold medals and she's only 17! Her reaction to the video is pretty cute. Congrats Missy!
Tags: Gabby Douglas, London Olympics
Here we go. Gabby Douglas is the first African-American to win a gold medal for the All-around gymnastics competition at the Olympics. Despite becoming an inspiring role model for people of color around the world, people are focusing on Gabby's hair. It wasn't "done."
Being hypercritical in the African-American community is nothing new. We have to assimilate without assimilating too much. We have to be white without being too white, black without being too hood. Basically we have to be Barack and Michelle Obama.
I've never been fixated on hair like some other African-Americans I've known. The women on both sides of my family all have a lot of hair; I hate weaves and have never had a perm. Still, as I watched Gabby compete, I was thinking to myself 'This girl needs to get her hair done
.' I just wasn't Tweeting about it or publishing stories about it simply because she looked great. A few strands sticking out at the back of her head does not overshadow her achievements and isn't worthy of discussion at all!
The 16 year-old was on the world's stage and she put a lot of gel in her hair, didn't brush it with a fine-teeth comb, didn't bobby pin the back of her hair (it was sticking out), and threw on a fake ponytail to complete her look. Gabby didn't look like she had just emerged from a salon and that's what's so special about her. Gabby looks like so many of the girls who now look up to her. Not everyone can afford to have their hair perfectly done every single day.
She looked fine. She looked great. She looked exactly like she should. Some say that Gabby should have been styled better because she's "representing" black women. Well, she delivered under pressure and won two Gold medals in the most-watched event in the world; Gabrielle's already done more representing than most of us will ever do in our lifetime.
For those who think the criticism is outrageous, it is. More importantly, Gabby will probably laugh the haters off and say that she did need to get her hair done. Black people talk about others "needing to get her their hair done" all the time. Trust me when I say that Gabby won't be surprised by any of this. Besides, she's busy celebrating. Congrats again Gabby!
Tags: London Olympics, Michael Phelps
Haters were hating but Michael Phelps proved them wrong! After Phelps was caught hitting a bong, rumors were rampant that he wasn't training as hard as he used to. He got "depressed and fat" and some doubted that Michael would be able to beat Ryan Lochte, his strongest competitor on Team USA.
But Phelps is going out with a bang. He lost in his first race alongside Lochte, but beat him in the 200-meter individual medley!
Michael is already the most-decorated Olympian of all time. He is also the first male swimmer to win an individual event at three consecutive Olympics! Phelps is not even done yet! He still has the 100 butterfly final today and the 4×100 medley relay on Saturday.
Photo: Pacific Coast News
Tags: Beyonce, Gabby Douglas, London Olympics, Oprah Winfrey
Gabby Douglas is the first African-American to win a gold medal in the All-around competition at the Olympics. The adorable 16 year-old received a type out on Twitter from Michael Phelps, but it wasn't just Team USA athletes who commended her on being such a rockstar.
Beyonce posted the following message on her Tumblr:
"A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas — Wow — what a thrill to watch you take this Gold!I can tell you've been working hard for so long — enjoy this moment, it's yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us! Love, B."
Oprah Tweeted: "OMG I'm so thrilled for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!"
Gabrielle Union, Nicki Minaj, Ian Somerhalder, Elizabeth Banks and Octavia Spencer also posted Tweets about Gabby's historical win.
Tags: London Olympics
Good things happen to POTP's Because He's Hot guys. Happens time and time again. Nathan Adrian, the 6'7 half-Asian Team USA swimmer managed to outswim Australia's James Magnussen, aka "The Missile," winning a gold in the 100-meter freestyle.
Nathan was overshadowed by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte; his win is one of many shockers at the London Olympics, signifying that there are many talented stars on Team USA.
He denied Australia its first individual swimming gold of the London Games.
After his win, Nathan said: "I'm a guy that has a lot of speed and I can go out fast… It's a little nerve-racking the second 50. I just had to really focus on it and stay strong."
Photo: Pacific Coast News