7 Burst results for "Nadia Comaneci"

"nadia comaneci" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast

The Rich Roll Podcast

08:40 min | 10 months ago

"nadia comaneci" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast

"That there was more honor. I do think there was more honor in organizationally. I think there was more honor in terms of how people being fair and having certain values. And honoring the brand itself. I mean, you could look at any sport. Everything's up for sale. Corporate sponsorship left and right. And so when you get into that place, the money becomes the God. And the values are secondary. Now maybe money was always that way. But I do think that it has eroded a bit more in recent years and recent decades anyway. At the same time, I think that everything's up for review right now. So it's not surprising to see the Olympics get just as FIFA as being exposed just as the NCAA has been exposed, USA gymnastics, the IOC is being exposed and you can just peel back every layer of almost every institution and you'll see exposure. And what is kind of scary for me is when all the institutions start to crumble at different times, what replaces them. So you don't want these things to completely collapse because we do need institutional pillars to keep us, I think, to keep us within the guidelines of a healthy society. But at the same time, you can't abide some of the crimes that we're seeing, some of the corruption that we're seeing. So what happens? I'm not so sure, but I agree with you that there's certainly trouble. I also think though that when fans are back in the arenas and the Summer Olympics come back around, which are more popular anyway. And it's in Paris. It could be a different story. Yeah, we'll see. I mean, I guess the question really is is the IOC beyond repair. Can it be can these problems be resolved within the current context of how it operates or do we need to basically create a new IOC from the ground up? Like who polices the IOC? And how can we root out this corruption and hold these people accountable and get people in there who share the values of the Olympics that have integrity and how can we eradicate the undue monetary influences that are causing some of these corruptions? I'm not sure. Because it used to be all about amateur athletics. That ship sailed a long time ago, which is fine. I mean, I think we wanted, we always wanted the best athletes to compete. I mean, it's like, you need the best in the world to compete. The athletes need to make a living. Before you had athletes trying to be amateurs and they couldn't make a living. And then afterwards, it's still that way. But it's at least they have a chance to make a living when they're at their peak earning potential. Right. And so I think it's great. I think Lindsey Krause wrote a devastating call. She did. In The New York Times and the lead to this story. I mean, I'll just read a couple paragraphs. This is what's happening. This explains why I haven't watched. Imagine a dystopian Olympics. Maybe it would have athlete skiing on fake snow down part slopes. Robots mixing cocktails, making dumplings and disinfecting the air. Events, staffed by workers, not in sportswear, but hazmat suits. Instead of a stadium, you are eager to get a seat in a bubble. You can not leave. Yeah. There's a line in this article. The games reek of societal decline. It's very it's a very pessimistic view and she says at the bottom of the fourth or 5th paragraph. Instead of showcasing the best of what humanity can do, this Olympic seems to reflect what we can't. And so it's a more pessimistic take on kind of what David was talking about in his piece. It is. And it's dispiriting, and it's not helped by the fact that there's a nuclear power plant right behind the ski jump. Yes. But it's true. How did that happen? But then there's a lot of people who think nuclear power is an answer to the climate crisis. But the ski jump itself, if you look at if you strip it down, people like Eric haydn or the ski jump. I mean, the ski jump is just mental. They fly so high and so far. And I mean, that's one of the great sports that that's what the Olympics are about. These sports, you don't normally tune into that can be so captivating. So they still has the core. The core is still there. The events, the athletes, the purity is in the athletes. It always was, you know. There's a flickering, tiny little Olympic flame at the bottom of a very deep deep hole and it still continues to flicker. Well, let's put a little more water on it and then we'll fuel it back up with some good stuff. We do have some good stories I want to share. But what's the final dose of water you want to throw on this the chameleon? Situation. Yes. The Camilla valley of a situation. So walk me through this. 15 year old Russian figure skater basically Nadia comaneci on the ice tested positive Fortnite angina drug in December and she basically is this prodigy, the drug helps you make you more efficient, I guess, in athletic endeavors, it's called trimethoprim. Yeah. It's a cardiac metabolic modulator proven to improve physical efficiency. Anyway, this test came in long before the Olympics, but it was still a tested positive for it. And it's a 15 year old girl so first they didn't the Olympic Committee did not identify or water did not identify who it was. But she had helped Russia to team gold. She was favored to win gold in the individual rounds as well. And it was sad because you know a 15 year old girl is taking a drug like that. She's doing what she's being asked to do. Of course. And catch arena vit two time Olympic figure skating champion. Is quoted as saying what they knowingly did to her if true can not be surpassed in humanity and makes my athletes heart cry infinitely. Camilla, is a young girl and child prodigy, who's highly difficult performance is and grace enchanted the whole world at only 15, a minor, depending on adults, and she is not to blame here. So a defensive Camilla, I agree with that. What's crazy is the story of who this coach is? And I wanted to make sure I get the name right. This coach. Yeah, before you get your locking that in. I mean, look, complete prodigy, this poor girl. And you could see the stress on her face if you're watching her in the wake of this controversy. First to land a quadruple jump helps her team win the gold medal. What's interesting is she tested positive on December 25th, and I believe there were some interim competitions between then and now. And that result was not reported until the day after she won gold or her team won gold, but before the medal ceremony, so like, why did this take so long? Was there some kind of political machinations that delayed the reporting on that? Because it's not like she's just some athlete. She's a leading contender for gold. You would think that they would prioritize that test result. Strange, right? And so she wouldn't have had to go to the Olympics at all because they could have figured it out beforehand. Right. And so rusada, Russians anti doping agency lifted the provisional suspension on her. They're the ones who oversee anti doping for not Russia. And here we are in this quagmire, which is not helping the Olympic movement. How do we move forward from here with this girl, this poor girl is caught in the middle of an international scandal regarding once again, Russian athletes and doping. And I think that kind of the institutional problem that the Olympics have had is if you follow gymnastics here in the U.S., there are these young women and girls and young athletes in general are being crushed by this system. You just don't see it too often. And now this is an example of someone who is very publicly and it's happening in real time, not like years later after it's over kind of telling the story. Her coach, she competes under a coach named Atari to bear idce, a Russian who has just a bonker story..

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Gymnastics (MM #3790)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Gymnastics (MM #3790)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. Be summer olympics are about ready to wrap up for another. I would normally say for years but in this case, three years, but what does always fascinated me about the Olympics is the sports that nobody seems to care about the other three or four years. They only care about during the Olympics gymnastics in particular. I realized gymnast, both male and female have all sorts of wage and ships throughout the years, in between the Olympics, but the obsession with Olympic gymnastics, amazes me. And I wonder why it doesn't carry out to the years in between. I can go back to my childhood, with Cathy Rigby and then you'll korbut and Nadia Comaneci, and Kerri strug and now Simone biles, all the Queen's, The Darlings of the Olympics, but usually outside of those years, you don't hear much about them. You don't hear about the Olympic athletes. Begin those other three years or almost four years. Now I'm sure that may change this time around cuz Simone biles isn't sure. She's coming back or not but there will be another Olympic champion to think about but the gymnasts we think about him once every four years. And I wonder why that is dead.

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Gymnastics (MM #3790)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Gymnastics (MM #3790)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. Be summer olympics are about ready to wrap up for another. I would normally say for years but in this case, three years, but what does always fascinated me about the Olympics is the sports that nobody seems to care about the other three or four years. They only care about during the Olympics gymnastics in particular. I realized gymnast, both male and female have all sorts of wage and ships throughout the years, in between the Olympics, but the obsession with Olympic gymnastics, amazes me. And I wonder why it doesn't carry out to the years in between. I can go back to my childhood, with Cathy Rigby and then you'll korbut and Nadia Comaneci, and Kerri strug and now Simone biles, all the Queen's, The Darlings of the Olympics, but usually outside of those years, you don't hear much about them. You don't hear about the Olympic athletes. Begin those other three years or almost four years. Now I'm sure that may change this time around cuz Simone biles isn't sure. She's coming back or not but there will be another Olympic champion to think about but the gymnasts we think about him once every four years. And I wonder why that is dead.

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"nadia comaneci" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:22 min | 1 year ago

"nadia comaneci" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Go for gold. A series based on the lives of the Olympic champions, who shaped the games as we know them today. In this episode list Hartal and here tells more about this hotel and other amazing Olympic athletes is empty. Haj Mohammad welcome back to the show. Hello. So the series begins by talking about the revival of the Olympic Games in 18 96. It's kind of fun to go back and learn all of this history. It was going to open to men from all over the world. But organizers didn't want to include women, Ibtihaj what was their reasoning? This is such an important moment. We've we're coming off of the heels of a really difficult Year for everyone around the globe. And as we you know, embark on the 2021 Olympic Games. I think this is the perfect time to Celebrate. Women and just the The momentous moments that have happened historically, and to remind ourselves here in the states and everyone abroad of just the challenges that women have these And what we're capable of. When you were talking about and getting involved in this series, what was important to you to have this that the series include or be about for you to be involved? When I think of my own journey through sport, um and just finding those different things that I was able to hold on to and And really, I think, encourage and motivate myself to, um Even try to go for an Olympic team. I realized that there was such a meaningful impact that I could create and just Showing up authentically as myself and and really overcoming these these obstacles and and having this opportunity to partner with audible and Tell the stories of These these different women, um, like the first woman marathon runner in the late 18 hundreds, or even, um This young BMX racer from Colombia, who is planning to compete this summer at the Tokyo Games. It Is revolutionary in a way that the things that we have been able to accomplish historically, But I think that this is a moment for Everyone you know women, girls, or, you know, even families to take pause and highlight these women in a way that, um, I think sets us up for For the Olympic Games this summer because I know that they're going to be moments whether it's you know, on the gymnastics floor with Simone Biles or On the track with Shakeri Richardson. I know that they're going to be really big moments that happen and to celebrate these women of the past these women who will compete in Tokyo this is just I think a really great avenue to do that through audible. When you Were when you were getting involved with this project. Had you heard of any of these women before. I did. I did, and What I loved about. It was just being in a room, you know by myself and being able to It and Read out loud these stories. It honestly gave me chills, you know, to look at the obstacles that they faced and we're able to. Push path and overcome and so much of it resonated with me because I know as an athlete At some point, you realize that your journey is bigger than you, especially when you're In a space as the first or, you know, there's no one who looks like you haven't seen that representation and you, you know, you start to dream of what it would look like to see other people. You see other people dream and be able to Achieve and know that it's possible. It honestly gave me chose to work on this project. And to be a part of it to Collab with Audible was for me a dream come true as an Olympian and as a medalist, it was just And it was a definitely a moment that that'll charge for a long time. Was there any one story or moment in any of these six episodes that you really is one of those that you went and told people about like, did you know or This really stands stayed with me. Um, you know, I look forward to actually re listening to everything. Um, I haven't talked to anyone about the project. Obviously, I want people to Be as surprised as I was to hear these stories firsthand, to have the opportunity, um, to see the different challenges that We're faced and No matter who you are, what you're doing, You know you don't have to be a professional athlete to resonate with. You know these different stories. It's about perseverance and resilience. And just having a very clear understanding of you know your path. I guess Ibtihaj Muhammad, Of course. She's the Olympic bronze medalist and fencing. She's the narrator of a new audible series called Rebel Girls. Go for Gold. It comes out July 1st. It was fun for me at my age to read about Nadia Comaneci. Because that was just such a big deal when she was awarded the perfect 10 score at the Olympic Games, and we think now about Simone Biles, who is headed back to the Olympics in a few weeks, and I wanted to get your opinion of a couple of things that you've been there and you've been in this position. She's gotten sort of This weird criticism to start wearing Leah charged with little Rhinestone goats on them, because goat means greatest of all time, and I love what she told People magazine, she said. I don't think of myself as a go, and that's not why I wear the goat on my Leo. It was kind of a joke. In the beginning. I wore one in 2019, and it was funny because the haters Were so upset. I'm curious. What do you think about this negative reaction to someone like Simone Biles, whom is probably the greatest of all time, even though she won't say this of herself of it, and I think it's I'm curious about The way you think she's handling the haters, because I'm sure you had your share. Well, I think that there's a lot to unpack there. I think that Athletes. Particularly African American female athletes are often held to different standards and everyone else And for Simone to show up constantly with grace and poise. They come from her gymnastics background. But I think that she is very season as one of the most profound and prolific athletes of our time, and it's In a real joy to watch her, uh, kind of You know, stop about all of the hate and really show. Especially the next generation of athletes, how to advocate for yourself.

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"nadia comaneci" Discussed on Nerdette

Nerdette

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"nadia comaneci" Discussed on Nerdette

"I mean i think inasmuch as people who spent time on-line two months ago to get a vaccine got the vaccine they're not suckers because that's what we were there to get. That's tom. I think you know getting getting vaccine is the main the main thing and i i suppose what i'm the most curious about is if somebody with more like actual training in the public health Has the same about this. Might my general again. Like lay person's understanding of public health initiatives is that things like shaming and punitive measures tend to discourage people from italic signing up adopting whatever it is the thing you're hoping for them to adopt Whereas like giveaways and like increased awareness lowering barriers to access. Makes it likelier to happen so again if just the goal is like get vaccinated as possible you know whatever works inside the thing to be done in in my opinion Never doesn't work. Should be and that. I love that because that's just incredibly blanche like either. We should do a works. And i don't think we should do. It doesn't work. Let's do good things and bad things. I'm for success. You know it's capitalism right still capitalism. So you just make it more expensive and make it sexier lines around the block to be like so far between the joints and the doughnuts and the beers. I'm not particularly disappointed. By any of those things. I think the state of illinois actually considering a lottery people who got the vaccine and it sounds like the governor will honor people who already got it. I do think in like if there were like you know. Tens of thousands of dollars on the line. And i weren't eligible because i had gotten an early. Do i mean speaking of capitalism. I guess. I do think. I would have been a little crabby about that. You know i think. I wanna join donna. I'm hurting my trip through washington's picked. Okay so i also wanna talk to you. Too about simone biles. She's the twenty-four-year-old gymnast who is so consistently good that she literally has a little goat emblazoned on the side of her uniform because yes she is the greatest of all time. And yes. Danny were just using acronyms but the classic she has won every all around competition. She's entered since two thousand thirteen. She has more than double the amount of gold medals as any other female gymnasts in history. It is amazing. But i'm not like a super gymnastics person are either of you. Danny do you follow it. You don't every couple of years. Someone says it's the olympics and i always believed them and then if it's the summer olympics and they've got gymnastics. I'll definitely do my best to watch it so in that sense like when when when the public informs me that it's time to notice gymnastics. I do it absolutely But beyond that. You wouldn't say that. I'm like an avid fan right. Keep up the offseason or like in odd numbered years. Unlike these are the these are the teams to watch so. Yeah i think it is really interesting. watching her. As a fairly uninformed gymnastics person. Because like i can tell that she is excellent but she makes it look so effortless that sometimes. I'm like they're all things that i couldn't do but i also can't do a cartwheel so like that's a low bar you know but it's like i don't know though i the technique that she has just seemed so insane to me like it's almost unfathomable you know what i mean have. Can you do a cartwheel. Yes i can. I can do so many things. I am a big gymnastics fan. Or i was when i was a kid Starting in the olden. Days with nadia comaneci. Chee now i believe referred to snotty common age. I don't know. I've watched for years and years and i'm i used to be addicted to it and now i just feel like it's so supernatural. The stunts are so. I mean it used to be. People wobbled on. The beam ended a car on the beam. Like that was the way it was in the seventies and now it's like we launch into the air and do i mean you you know you've seen it's just incredible by the same token it's almost like you just feel like everybody's gonna break their neck. I don't know maybe. I'm too anxious to watch anymore. No i mean that's that's fair so just just thinking back to you. Know a chewing. On the idea of whether i think simone biles work looks effortless. Whether i think there's another word that i would use to describe that yeah there so i i think the word that i would use there is something more akin to like It's drying attention to a certain type of expertise and proficiency. In a way that is i think highlighting a sense of like using fluidity of which i think effortless. You know certainly gestures towards that. But i think there's a little bit more like i think of specifically kerri strug like landing on the broken ankle and the sort of classic like honestly jenna maroney like no-one. No-one don't worry. I got this. And that's to say by the way that it was like a dvd moment or that it wasn't fabulous is awful and fabulous at the same time. It was incredibly jack. And i think there's this tradition within women's gymnastics of really drawing attention to some combination of extreme extreme. Overwork hyper focused hyper determination A sort of like effortlessness. That's not effortlessness that really draws attention to like. Look at how much work i had to look into this and now look at how easy it is That's really remarkable. That brings together so different like elements of lake pain managements and it's like camille intensity and I don't know. I don't have a lot of like sharp thoughts. There so much is just looking on general. Yeah that wasn't very sharp. That was pretty. You need to sharpen your thoughts. My god it was an.

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"nadia comaneci" Discussed on Pardon My Take

Pardon My Take

05:51 min | 1 year ago

"nadia comaneci" Discussed on Pardon My Take

"Okay hank who's back on my first. Who's back i got a couple is has boola on this show. Oh the little dude. Yes yeah i feel like it's something that's been blah. Yeah okay we don't go ahead. All he's he's talking about fights they want slogan verse Mayweather whatever wants this kid fighting. He's kind of the. How old is the king of promotions eighteen. He's eighteen mill anarchists thing. Yeah ten times. He looks like he's what a year and a half two years old. Yeah well that was how it started. Where's that video of him punching the guy in the face. I was like oh. It's the little baby turned out like eighteen year old. You know got it and so who are they having a fight another tiktok kid with a similar conditions from a different country. I don't wanna say off the top of my head. Because i don't know for sure but that's awesome turkey or something i think it's probably one of the stance. Yeah he's so funny. Yeah he's very so much swag. Yeah but he's i figured we should talk about some. I see people talking about all the time. So i wanna bring them into the show my other. Who's back magic. Oh that's all my whose basketball are you don johnson. Yeah yeah would you. Corona virus got taken to possess. No but i just. I had twos backs at a backup going. No no i actually had one. Because it's who's back. I wanted to be a try hard. They wow go ahead. Good hank you always have more than one. No i usually just walk right back. Backing the weakest simone biles byles going back. She participants some sort of gymnastics event. Tonight ooh all i know about it was She started her routine off with two separate moves. That are both called the byles that no no one else can even do okay like the hardest moves ever invented. But it's bile but simone biles. Yeah i know but now called the piles. Well she has two different bile moves right by one too hot it and so she was she go she i company. She's probably not company is pretty good. Gabby douglas gabby. Douglas is that. Hurt haunt kerri. Strug michaela maroney. Who's the one who courtesy kerry strug. Pretty much broke her ankle. Noah's accurate sean. Yeah yeah carries drug so Nicole kidman she was saying nadia comaneci his name. But how how bad asses at that like you have a move to moves that are named after you. Yes but this is where we run into problem as gymnastics fans as we are. which is. We don't know what we're watching when we it right. It'd be sick if they just had an event where the judges were just normal people. That never seen gymnastics before and so they just judge things off how bad ass they look. Yes because really. That's what the sport should be about. Wow that's cool that's all you that's all you need coupon and you win. Yeah hank what was the magic tweet. You were gonna read the palinka one. Yeah it was so good. He's doing to read it. Yeah i don't. I honestly don't think for a minute there. I thought that magic maybe self aware. But then i read his whole time line and he was doing a breakdown of all the playoffs and in the middle of it. He said Lakers gm rob. Pelinka has a lot to work a lot of work to do this summer. Because a lotta lakers did not perform well during the series against the phoenix suns. That's actually like the most boring recap of of the series that you could potentially stacey. Let me ask you this. If you're lebron james do you think that maybe he could be talking about you. i don't know maybe lebron james you think that but he magic's tweets like he. He really is putting effort. I did we hear someone told us that. He he doesn't tweet. He tax his tweets to someone else said that which actually now makes so much sense like the whole thing makes perfect sense that they are they do read is text messages What if someone's like. Hey magic what do you think about like what i think. If you read magic tweet tweets. There's a prompt that were missing like someone taxi magic and was like his twitter said. Hey magic like what do you think about rob pelinka. Like what does he do. Does he have a lot to do. And he's like leakers. Gm rob pelinka has a lot of work to do this summer because a lot of leakers do not perform well during the series against phoenix suns. Deaths kind of fascinating. Because you could. You could the person's like treating it like it's a post game press conference right and it's their job to like reach out to magic magic. Still feels like he's getting interviewed right. What if it was somebody on the lakers. That was actually transcribing these and using his voice to send subtle behind the back. Like subterfuge messages. I just wonder if there's if you have this setup where you someone and say hey. Can you tweet this for me. They're probably follow of texts being like. Hey that won't do and does the person like yo. It's poppin like love this road pulling stuff. That's hot hot. Take by you magic or do you think he tells them the truth. You sound like a robot and everyone's mocking you. I think it's it's a person so it's got to be someone with an agenda. Yeah yeah so i mean. They're probably getting paid way too much money to just be magic. I will magic. If you're listening to this. I will do the job for free for the love of the game or the love of the game. I will tweet anything that you text me and i will. I will always be on call. I think that we could probably just create magic. Johnson's voice replicated pretty easily. I've never done the. I the only time i've ever switched my handle and tried to do people was i. Did it with magic. Johnson and i change my twitter profile and i tweeted something and it got like it was the only time i could ever get everyone because he is a parody of himself..

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"nadia comaneci" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

10:02 min | 1 year ago

"nadia comaneci" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"John and other top olympia and paralympian john. Welcome to the show. I was just thinking when you were at woodside. High down here on the peninsula and you decided to go to usc which was a good choice. How much did callan stanford tried to get you to stay in the bay. Well that's very kind of you to to recall. I do consider myself a bit of a bay area kid My junior year in high school. I was injured in a clumsy accident. When i fell off a one meter diving board and missed the water and as a result i was not really on the recruiting radar my senior year until the very last few minutes stanford made a big push. And i thought about doing that. But i just kept envisioning myself. Having my mom do my laundry. And i did not see that as a independence growing move so i decided to go. South cal did not recruit recruit me significantly at all as i recall So it made sense to for me to leave town gotcha. Now i'm let me see nine years younger than you. And i remember the bicentennial very well and i remember those summer olympics. They're probably the first olympics. That i i really watched as as much as i could What was it like that. It seemed like every event you entered you not only one but you would set a record. I mean we're you was it. A surreal moment or were you just brimming with confidence and you kind of thought. Yeah i got this well. My coaches and i decided well in advance what our standards were going to be at the games and what we the times that we produced Turned out to be pretty close to our goals so in that sense i was very delighted my olympics. We're four years on the heels of mark spitz as seven gold medal performance. And i knew there was no chance that i was going to approach that. And the the marketplace knew it as well I think most of the attention in montreal went to bruce. jenner nadia. Come in each sugar. Ray leonard and i returned to usc for another year of eligibility following the olympics. So i wasn't allowed to do any dancing with celebrities or wheaties box or anything like that. And i didn't really plan to so it wasn't i didn't feel of it as a loss so let's just say my times were what i expected And i was very delighted to be able to represent my country so well. Yeah i mean not. In each the first to get a ten and mark spitz became before that and seventy two. Yeah with olga. Korbut i think about the big names there but mark spitz ended up being a a a sex symbol. But don't sell yourself short. John we we know who you are. Well thank you. Let's talk about ready set gold because we do know that with the the pandemic and hopefully knock on wood. We're getting near the end of it but it's Everything is done on zoom or virtual as we say which can be nearly impossible when it comes to instructing people and something physical so How you guys go on about it. Well let me give a little backdrop In two thousand sixty international olympic committee was interested in knowing which olympic bid cities could demonstrate the ability to leave an olympic legacy behind if they were so lucky to be awarded the olympics los angeles bidding for the two thousand twelve game said not only. Will we leave a legacy. If we are awarded we'll build a legacy in advance of being awarded the games and the legacy we decided was to put olympians. Paralympian inside classrooms kids to think and act like olympic contenders. In fact every olympia. I've ever met myself. Included was inspired to become an olympian after actually meeting another olympian. And so it's this hands on role modeling that we felt would best job of promoting the olympic movement. And as you can tell we've been doing it for fourteen years and it's been very very successful. Where athletes visit classrooms. And of course kovin prevented that we had to figure out like olympian stu. How do we innovate around this problem. We decided to go online to have virtual lessons that That would allow kids of any age to benefit from olympic and paralympic thinking and acting and so ready set. Gold created these programs. Put them online. They're available to anybody free of charge just go to Ready set gold dot net and you can register and sign up at all And it's working not only. Are we continuing to reach the schools in southern california. But we're going well beyond that now and the the program is i think. Got a leg up on the competition if you will and we. I honestly anticipate kids today. Who watch those programs will be in the running for metals when the olympics come to los angeles and twenty twenty eight couple more questions for john neighbor. Ready set gold when it comes to fruition and we know that Some play in berkeley california. Now you can't have sugary drinks next to the register. It's too much of a temptation but other than Things like that. How do we get kids. the proper nutrition. Because i know that's something near and dear to you yeah One of the things we talk about is don't Don't feed your tongue feed your brain. You know what do you think you. What do you think your body needs. And and i have to put my tongue in cheek just a little bit because as a competitive swimmer. Michael phelps consumes twelve thousand calories a day. I remember putting honey on my scrambled eggs. Just so i'd have enough energy to get through a workout. So olympic athletes do consume vast quantities of caloric intake. But if they're smart about it and nowadays you know every every olympic contender has some nutritional guidance You realize the difference between empty calories and nutrition and so just with a little bit of research you can choose. I like the rule where you keep your shopping to the outside aisles in the supermarket you know where the fresh produce is rather than the inside. Aisles were all the preservatives and stuff sit And then as a former athlete. I'm learning to listen to what my body needs better than just what i want Those are the those are the kind of philosophical lessons. We try to teach in ready set. Gold very cool just thinking about your sport and how it has changed in. You know there was a time when swimmers. We're going to shave. Their heads shave their eyebrows. And then you know the the swim trunks going from basically a para soccer shorts to You saw the transition into the speedo in you. Yeah well The speedo brand of swimwear was around before. I showed up but i was in the era where swim goggles were introduced and so the moment everybody was wearing goggles. Suddenly the pool managers could crank up the chlorine that that burned off a lot of body hair for the service who are competing now. They're doing things other than chlorine they've got ozone and salt water and stopped but the those technologies have involved have improved in the year. Two thousand speedo introduced what's called the I don't know the super suit of the shark skin suit which was really effective because it was designed with fabric that shed water faster than human skin so the less human skin and the more fabric. You had the faster you were supposed to go. Well those suits were very effective but also very expensive and it didn't make sense for a bunch of parents of six year old kids to drop three thousand three hundred dollars a suit on a suit that frankly could be worn five or six times before it started breaking down so those suits were made Unaffordable and therefore unavailable in the swimming competitive market. And they've they've found a better balance so now you say michael. Phelps wore the jammers that went to from above the knee to the waist And i think the summer are now focusing on performance rather than equipment. Gotcha last question. We just have about a minute. Did you train to go to moscow. Eighty and got burned by the carter boycott or you already done. No i. i can't laughingly say that. Bruce jenner and i were the only two americans to benefit from the olympic boycott because we were not replaced In my era at bruce's era it was an amateur era. You were not allowed to make money and so when my scholarship at usc expired. I had to pay for my own room and board and it was necessary for me to get a job so i did not plan to compete through nine thousand nine hundred but i did plan to go as a broadcaster and i was denied that opportunity because nbc was denied the right to to cover. Those games are interesting. Everybody make sure to check out ready. Set gold you can go on the web to ready set. Gold dot net women speaking to one of the best olympic swimmers of all time and a bay area kid will claim him as our own. John neighbor john. Thanks for your time. Anti let's catch up down the road. I'd love to delighted. Thank you all right. Good stuff and Yeah i do. Remember the seventy two olympics as a kid. I said i think about mark spitz. And he was on the cover of sl and time magazine. That's when it was cool to have like the hairy chest with the medallion in the middle on the hairy chest with seven golds and they were like it's all over the place but Yeah montreal the bicentennial. I was eleven. And i really comprehend what's going on. And it's funny. You think about nadia comaneci or is there connor at the time nadia comaneci but not uncommon each with her ten. If it just said zero point zero. They didn't know how to put ten and bella karoly who would think that bill would be. I'd be taking a picture with him with my arm around him and my studio all these years later the world has shrunk when we come back william sadler rate.

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