15 Of The Wealthiest Olympic Athletes Around The World  A lot of people are under the impression that Olympic athletes earn megabucks but thats rarely actually the case. As an Olympic athlete depending on which country youre representing what sport youre participating in and whether that sport gets a decent amount if any funding from your countrys sports committee or whoevers in charge of dishing out the cash you could end up hardly earning a penny. Plenty of athletes around the world work a…

15 Of The Wealthiest Olympic Athletes Around The World A lot of people are under the impression that Olympic athletes earn megabucks but thats rarely actually the case. As an Olympic athlete depending on which country youre representing what sport youre participating in and whether that sport gets a decent amount if any funding from your countrys sports committee or whoevers in charge of dishing out the cash you could end up hardly earning a penny. Plenty of athletes around the world work a…

Definitive list of British basketball players competing in the US NCAA college league system.

Definitive list of British basketball players competing in the US NCAA college league system.

Using news with younger learners    One great source of news items for students of these age groups is CBBC (BBC Children)'s Newsround.     In the picture the actor Will Smith trying out some sports with athletes, boxers and basketball players from the GB Olympic team.

Using news with younger learners One great source of news items for students of these age groups is CBBC (BBC Children)'s Newsround. In the picture the actor Will Smith trying out some sports with athletes, boxers and basketball players from the GB Olympic team.

NBA star John Amaechi: Sochi athletes should break their ‘silence’ and condemn anti-gay laws in Russia

NBA star John Amaechi: Sochi athletes should break their ‘silence’ and condemn anti-gay laws in Russia

Part of the team Prince Harry talks with wheelchair-bound basketball players during the launch of the Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on March 6, 2014. The Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick service personnel will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of those who serve the country.

Part of the team Prince Harry talks with wheelchair-bound basketball players during the launch of the Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on March 6, 2014. The Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick service personnel will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of those who serve the country.

Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956)    1939: Became the first woman to qualify for the Los Angeles Open golf tournament  A sort of triple threat, Zaharias was an all-American basketball player in her youth before going on to have triumphant careers in both track and field and golf. The seasoned athlete brought home two gold and one silver medal for the United States in the 1932 Olympics, where she competed in hurdles, javelin throw, and high jump.

Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956) 1939: Became the first woman to qualify for the Los Angeles Open golf tournament A sort of triple threat, Zaharias was an all-American basketball player in her youth before going on to have triumphant careers in both track and field and golf. The seasoned athlete brought home two gold and one silver medal for the United States in the 1932 Olympics, where she competed in hurdles, javelin throw, and high jump.

Gymnast wrestler fencer: What kind of Olympic bod do you have?     - CNET  Enlarge Image  President Obamas height and weight match him up with these Olympians.                                              Screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET                                          Lets face it: Few of us have the well-muscled bodies of an Olympic athlete. Just watching the swimmers walk around is like an abdominal anatomy lesson. But a fun web tool from the BBC lets you see whose…

Gymnast wrestler fencer: What kind of Olympic bod do you have? - CNET Enlarge Image President Obamas height and weight match him up with these Olympians. Screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET Lets face it: Few of us have the well-muscled bodies of an Olympic athlete. Just watching the swimmers walk around is like an abdominal anatomy lesson. But a fun web tool from the BBC lets you see whose…

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