Hours after an important man's wife won an Olympic medal, the feat was repeated by another important man's sister—twice! "Sister of Stars defenseman wins Olympic medals," reports NHL.com, complete with a picture of him.
Penny won silver in the women's 100-meter butterfly on Sunday after helping Canada win a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay Saturday as the anchor leg. The Toronto, Ontario, native set a Canada and world junior record with a time of 56.46 seconds in the butterfly.
Jamie, 23, was selected by the Stars with the No. 14 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. He had trouble finding the words to describe the feeling of watching his sister win medals at the Olympics.
"I don't even know what to say right now, that was one of the most intense and amazing things I've seen," he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Mr. Oleksiak has not won an Olympic medal, but he does play hockey now and again. [h/t Heather]
Ukrainian professional boxer Vasyl Lomachenko jabs with incredible precision at a tennis ball attached to his hat. It’s a neat training technique! All that’s missing, of course, is a soundtrack of “Gonna Fly Now/Theme from Rocky.”
The USPS’s new “Have a Ball!” stamp series include eight circular designs of sports balls I like the design of these stamps more than the sports they celebrate! Each of the 16 self-adhesive circular stamps showcases illustrations of one of eight sports balls: baseball, basketball, football, golf, kickball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. A special coating […]
Members of the San Francisco Giants are using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in an effort to improve their performance on the field. According to SF Giants sports scientist Geoff Head (real name!), “some big-name players” are using the Halo Sport device, resembling Beats headphones, to deliver a small amount of current to the wearer’s […]
The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a simpler take on an active wearable that raised over $2m dollars on Kickstarter and is currently offered in the Boing Boing Store.Somewhere in between the single-day battery life and platform-specificity of the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices, there exists the Ticwatch. Instead of trying to shoehorn another […]
Loot Crate is a subscription service that delivers a box of curated pop culture goods to your doorstep. To sample their geeky wares, you can order a single mystery box exclusively from the Boing Boing Store.Each month Loot Crate sends you 6-7 unique items and apparel, including collectibles, books, and t-shirts. Pulling inspiration from all […]
Yes, yes there is. The ultraportable Twisty Glass Mini boasts all of the simplicity of its forebear, while fitting just a little bit better in your pocket.The Mini is perfect for casual smokers, and anyone who doesn’t have the patience or fine motor skill for rolling papers. This piece keeps the convenient design of its older […]