American beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh was pregnant during her hardcore matches at the 2012 London Olympics! Kerri Walsh Jennings (her married name) revealed she was five weeks pregnant at the Olympics in an interview on the Today show.
In an interview with the Today show, Kerrie Walsh Jennings announced she and husband Casey Jennings are expecting their third child. According to the calendar, that means the Olympic gold medalist was five weeks pregnant during her strenuous volleyball matches at the games with partner Misty May-Treanor. Kerri Walsh Jennings walked away from the games with her third straight Olympic gold medal.
2012 London Olympics gold medalist Ryan Lotche is all kinds of ready to parlay his fame from the Games into a Hollywood career. Ryan Lochte has already expressed interest in starring on The Bachelor or Dancing With the Stars. Now we hear he’s already landed a cameo on the CW teen drama 90120.
Ryan Lotche has announced he plans to move to Hollywood, where it looks like he is looking to use Olympic gold to pave his way into a career on film. Rumors have been swirling Lotche might just be in line for future gigs on Dancing With the Stars or even The Bachelor, both of which he’d love to jump on.
Despite a massive campaign and a heartfelt appeal from President Barack Obama himself, there will be no 2016 Chicago Olympics. Instead, the International Olympic Committee vote has awarded the 2016 Olympic Summer Games to Rio de Janeiro.
â€œTo host athletes and visitors from every corner of the globe is a high honor and a great responsibility,â€ President Obama told the IOC in a plea for them to vote Chicago as the 2016 Summer Olympics host city. â€œAnd America is ready and eager to assume that sacred trust.â€
Although Chicago was considered a frontrunner for the 2016 Summer Games, the city was eliminated in the first round of the IOC vote while Tokyo was eliminated in the second round, leaving the final decision between Rio de Janeiro and Madrid. The final vote was announced Friday morning as 32 votes for Madrid and 66 for Rio.
“I honestly believe it is Brazil’s time,” Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told the IOC voters. “For the others it will be just one more Games. For us it will be an unparalleled opportunity.”
Tens of thousands celebrated in Rio after the announcement was made by IOC president Jacques Rogge. In Chicago, bid leaders are now faced with the stark realization the city spent more than $50 million on a failed Olympic bid.