Olympic track star and USC alumnus Carol Rodriguez comes on the podcast to talk basketball, the life of an Olympian and getting accustomed to the different cultures in each country surrounding track and field.
I apologize for the audio deficiency, I’m working to get this improved by the next episode. Carol dishes out some inside information regarding the daily habits and routines of an Olympic track runner, and talks about the different events she participates in besides the Olympics.
We decided the U.S. Board of Track & Field needs to get on their high horse and start promoting the sport in the states. No more throwing it on TV every now and then and expecting people to watch it by randomly stumbling upon it while channel surfing. Check out the podcast to get the full conversation.
Opening Track: Patrick Stump – “This City (feat. Lupe Fiasco)”
After achieving Olympic gold and greatness, skiier Lindsey Vonn and snowboarders Shaun White and Seth Wescott?will each have their own individual Wheaties box.
There’s nothing Americans embrace more than the Olympics, so put the face of a prized Olympian on a cereal box and expect your sales to double.
Basically every major athletes of the past 50 years has been featured on a Wheaties box, but it’s only every two years that General Mills Inc. can incorporate an Olympian onto their boxes.
Vonn released a photo of herself and her new Wheaties box via her Facebook page on Thursday, and gave her thoughts on being selected for the coveted role.
“I’m thrilled to represent both America and the sport I love on my Wheaties box. Growing up in Minnesota, it’s an honor to share a local connection with the Breakfast of Champions. I cherish this achievement and hope to serve as a positive role model for future Alpine skiers who someday may earn rights to Wheaties box fame.”
Shaun White said that “It’s great being on a Wheaties box, I remember being a kid and looking up to the guys whose faces were on these boxes and thinking how cool it was. I’m just stoked that Wheaties wanted me on the box and I can represent my sport in such a great way.”
Seth Wescott showed how important a spot on the Wheaties box was, saying “To earn two consecutive gold medals means so much, and the culmination of now having a Wheaties box is the icing on the cake.”?