50 Hottest American Olympians
(Featured Columnist) on July 2, 2012
After two previously unsuccessful attempts, diver Brittany Viola out of the University of Miami qualified for her first Olympics in 2012. Viola had gotten close in both of her previous attempts, but she absolutely dominated at the trials for London, never scoring lower than 72 points on any dive.
Olympic diver: 'With exercise comes longevity' July 31, 2012|By David Raterman, Correspondent
Olympic diver Brittany Viola is representing Team USA in the 10-meter platform competition in London this Wednesday and Thursday. Viola was a collegiate champion at the University of Miami, where she still trains.
Recognizing that her sport is both athletic and subjective, she keeps a hardcore fitness regimen that includes up to 15 workouts per week. And she works with a nutritionist to fuel her body.
But Viola hasn't always eaten right. When she was a teen, she struggled with bulimia. In order to conquer the disorder, she says, "I had to switch my thinking into seeing what was true instead of comparing with the world."
London 2012 Olympics Opens With Spectacular Ceremony: 10 Christian Athletes to Watch
The London 2012 Olympic Games has opened with a spectacular opening ceremony taking place in the east end of the English capital city. The ceremony cost more than $42 million to put together and was created by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle.
On Friday evening 80,000 packed the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London where a massive array of stunning and cinematic imagery was put on display, featuring 10,000 volunteers, 15,000 sq m of staging and 12,956 props, as well as a host of celebrities, sports stars and even the Queen herself.
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