Posts Tagged ‘London 2012’

Wrestling Gold, Track World Record for U.S. London 2012. Jordan Burroughs of the United States won the gold in men’s 74-kg freestyle wrestling and the United States women’s 4x100m relay team won the gold medal and set a world record with a time of 40.82 seconds. at the Olympic Stadium

United States’ women’s 4 x100-meter relay team members, from left, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Tianna Madison and Allyson Felix below.

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Olympians are sporting kinesio tape at the London 2012 sporting events in various shapes, sizes and colors. Otherwise known as kinesiology tape, it reduces pain by increasing blood flow and encouraging lymphatic drainage. It’s also intended to help the muscle work correctly after an injury.  Dr. Aaron Mares, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at UPMC Sports Medicine and associate team physician for the University of Pittsburgh football team states,

It’s cotton tape that has some sort of adhesive that mimics elasticity of the skin,”

If it is an example of the placebo effect who cares, as long as it gives the athlete a competitive edge.

It was developed 30 years ago by Kenso Kase of Japan.

Nothing surprises me in this day and age of sports medicine.

Chiropractors, Kinesiology Tape and the Olympics – A Colorful Combination Click Here

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NBC local 11pm news at 12:07am in  Jacksonville, Florida. Local sportscaster is perturbed with Bob Costas for his prolonged 2012 Olympics coverage after midnight.

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London 2012 Olympic Medal Count. I will  update at the end of every day of competition.

2012 Standings by Nation

UPDATED: 10:54a ET – 8/12/2012
Country Medalists Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Total
See names 46 29 29 104
See names 38 27 22 87
See names 24 25 33 82
See names 29 17 19 65
See names 11 19 14 44

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