Lauryn Williams became the first American woman to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.
On Feb 18, 2006, Shani Davis was awarded with a gold medal for speed skating, becoming the first black athlete to win gold during the Olympics.
Yes, it seems Vladimir Putin allowed them to stay up all night to get lucky.
Common joins the list of celebrities such as Oprah and Beyonce who have been inspired by Gabby Douglas’ Olympic performance. But he’s also been following the big wins for his tennis champ ex, Serena Williams. He recently offered his congratulations and support to the Crip-walking gold medalist.
And he’d like to grill all of the athletes. “We decided anyone from Team USA that wins a gold medal, we’ll give them a free gold grill,” Houston rapper Wall said.
The two larger than life stars give Olympic champion Gabby Douglas a perfect score.
She was handpicked by director Danny Boyle, the architect behind the opening ceremonies, to perform a tribute to “mortality” that was interpreted by many to be in honor of the 7/7 London terror victims. NBC instead aired an interview of swimmer Michael Phelps by Ryan Seacrest.
[photogallerylink id=112354 align=left] Jay-Z and Rihanna will be representing America for the 2012 Olympics. They are headed to London to headline the Olympic Hackney Weekend music festival While both artists receive top billing, Jay and […]