Friday, 17 August 2012 19:37
With the London Olympics finally in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to take a look back on the plethora of unique gear we saw the athletes using during, and in-between their respective events. One of these items was the custom gold Beats Headphones given immediately to Team USA gold medal winners, at which we’re finally given a chance glimpse. Unfortunately, unless you can convince an athlete to relinquish his or hers on eBay, these special earcans are for your eyes only as Beats won’t be selling them commercially.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 12:44
Celebrated Korean toymaker and artist Coolrain offers a suitable homage to this year’s 2012 Dream Team with two series of action figures. Three particular high-profile and now 2012 gold medal-winning athletes in Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James are placed front and center and appropriated through Coolrain’s signature style. Donning the ever iconic Team USA jersey with some realistic details such as neoprene sleeves and signature sneakers, there’s also a series of lifestyle appropriations that were also created as they feature fashion-based NSW attire alongside in a black and white figure format. [See More]
Published in Art & Design
Monday, 06 August 2012 12:45
Have you ever wondered what Muhammad Ali would sound like as a rapper? You should check out this video then. Team USA put together this video in honor of one of boxing’s biggest legends. Enjoy.
Published in Videos
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 20:32
At just 16 years old, Gabby Douglas is the first African-American since Dominique Dawes to represent Team USA on the Olympic gymnastics team. However, it was not an easy journey for Douglas or her mom, Natalie Hawkins. As part of a special series paying tribute to mothers of Olympians, Hawkins tells the story of letting her teenage daughter move from their hometown in Virginia to West Des Moines, Iowa, two years before the Olympic trials to train. She said letting go of Gabby was one of the hardest things she's ever done. "It's now one of the most rewarding things that I've ever got to experience in my life," she says. Check out the "Raising an Olympian" video above to hear all about Gabby Douglas' journey to the Olympic stage.
Published in Videos