Always Sunny in Ainslie Land:
Beginning in 1996, Sir Ben Ainslie has always competed at the Summer Olympics. Five Games. Five medals. But not this summer. The most successful sailor in Olympic history tapped out after London 2012.
So while many Olympians are now readying themselves for the 2016 Games, hoping to stand on the podium just once, Ben is elsewhere, as he claims, having just completed the most amazing week of his life. Ouch!
Is there ever cloud cover for this guy? Should they just hand him now the America’s Cup trophy? In The Telegraph, here are his words…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Always Sunny in Ainslie Land, Editor
Stop Trying to Ruin the Olympics For Us:
Megan Kalmoe, Olympic medalist in rowing at the 2012 Games, now preparing to compete in her third and final Olympics, has grown tired of the negativity toward the Rio Games. Here she reports…
Rio will be my third Olympic Team after walking on to my college rowing team in 2002 with no knowledge or background in the sport. Rio will be my first trip to South America. My family and friends are planning on being there to support me for my last-ever attempt to make the podium while representing the United States in rowing competition.
I will be traveling to Rio as part of one of the most talented and decorated women’s rowing squads in history. I am in…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Stop Trying to Ruin the Olympics For Us, Editor