who’s watching Apprentice?

Not me.

Shawn Johnson was FIRED by the Donald.

NCAA scholarships more generous?

In landmark action for major-college sports, schools and athlete representatives from the NCAA’s five wealthiest conferences on Saturday voted 79-1 to expand what Division I schools can provide under an athletic scholarship.

The vote, taken during the NCAA’s annual convention, redefines an athletic scholarship so that it can cover not only the traditional tuition, room, board, books and fees, but also the incidental costs of attending college. That means a scholarship will now be able to pay for items including transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Conservatively this means Division I men’s and women’s athletes collectively stand to gain at least $50 million a year in additional benefits.

USA Today

College 10


Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big Ten, Pacific-12
and Southeastern conferences programs MIGHT up scholarships in future.

The new rules take effect Aug. 1, 2015, but scholarship agreements for the 2015-16 school year can be executed prior to that date. …

(via NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS ALUMNI)

Lais de Souza – lifetime pension

A Brazilian athlete paralyzed while training for the aerial ski competition at last year’s Winter Olympics will get a lifetime pension.

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff approved a special law that provides funds to Lais de Souza, a 26-year-old former gymnast who hit a tree during a training run in January 2014.

The accident happened days before she would have been named as a qualifier for the Sochi Olympics. De Souza, who represented Brazil in gymnastics at the Athens and Beijing summer games, is confined to a wheelchair, unable to move her arms or legs. …

Lais

bloomberg

via FIG WEEKLY PRESS CLIPPINGS)

How many other nations do this for their catastrophically injured Olympic heroes?

$2 MILLION dollars in prize money

In Gymnastics? :-)

No. :-(

In CrossFit.

CrossFit continues to grow in popularity and in large part due to the CrossFit Games appearing on ESPN. Add the support of Reebok and you have a recipe for success.

The CrossFit Games are one of the few events where the men and women’s prize money is equal. The 2015 CrossFit Games prize money will be over $2,000,000.00, a 100 percent increase from three years ago.

The top earners will be the fittest man and fittest woman, both taking home $275,000. That’s more than Mr. Olympia wins in bodybuilding. …

crossfit-games-money

Hard Body

Why is such a new sport able to generate so much more prize money than Artistic Gymnastics?

coach in the UAE

Svetlana Boguinskaia:

There is a new Gymnastics Club in United Arab Emirates, in Dubai. They have Olympic equipment and as in this moment is the best gymnastics club in UAE connected directly with the Shaikh (the ruler of Dubai).

They are recruiting Artistic Gymnastics coaches from all over the world. They need someone with around 10 years of experience in coaching gymnastics that can speak fluent English. (It doesnt matter what level of gymnastics they teach before).

They will bring them here and make the visas and all procedures for them. Please let me know if there is anyone interested. Thank you and sorry for the disturbance but it is a good opportunity for anyone, they have good salaries and i just want to help anybody there who might need a stable job and they can accept to work in this country. Blessings, Peace and Love.

Here is email where you can send your resumes or questions. gymteam (a) ymail.com

coach in Ireland

My friends at Renmore Gymnastics in Galway, Ireland are looking for a WAG coach for 2-3 months (Feb, Mar, Apr 2015).

You’d need to be able to work legally in Ireland. A great life experience for any coach who’s always wanted to travel to Ireland.

Email Head Coach sally.batley (a) gmail.com for details.

drink with @SamuelMikulak

On December 1st … MatéBros will be launching a KickStarter campaign.

What’s MatéBros?

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

maté in English, but never in Spanish or Portuguese, also known as yerba mate, chimarrão or cimarrón, is a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink, particularly in Argentina (where it is defined by law as the “national infusion”, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil, and to a lesser degree in southern Chile, the Bolivian Chaco, Syria and Lebanon. It is prepared by steeping dried leaves of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis, known in Portuguese as erva-mate) in hot water. …

The few times I’ve tried yerba mate myself, it’s not gone well. :-)

Hopefully Sam and the guys have modified the formula.