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    Diet and Food in the Olympic Village - Seoul 1988

    An Olympians opportunity to shine only comes around once every four years, so diet and exercise are crucial for success. For myself, training 2x per day for the better part of 1,450 days was only supported by the quality and volume of my food intake (“intake” literally meaning “taking in a lot of food to support the training”). In order to keep my weight over 188 pounds and maintain my strength, I was eating more than 6,500 calories per day! So upon arrival at the Olympic Village we were presented with an incredible array of foods prepared by some of the best chefs in the world, that cater to virtually every nationality, region and taste. We all know that it’s important to eat during training. But it’s also important not to upset the body. So what does one do?

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    USA Luge to Partner with Boathouse for Made in the USA Athletic Apparel

    USA Luge to Partner with Boathouse for Made in the USA Athletic Apparel

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – USA Luge and Boathouse have announced a one-year partnership where the Philadelphia-based manufacturer will supply the luge national governing body with warmup suits, shorts and tank tops. The USA Luge Team will go for the gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea when they compete against the best in the world February 10-15.

    “We are happy to partner with John Strotbeck and Boathouse for their line of upscale athletic products, made in the United States,” said Gordy Sheer, USA Luge Director of Marketing and Sponsorships. “Our athletes will enjoy wearing this comfortable and sharp-looking Boathouse apparel, customized for USA Luge as they warm up and prepare to race.”

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    What is "The United State of Athletes"?

    What is "The United State of Athletes"?

    I competed in two Olympics for the United States, numerous World Championships, European races, Pan Am’s and National Championships. That period was one of the most memorable, influential and glorious times of my life. When people ask me which race was my favorite I often surprise them by referring to my final race during my freshman year of college. While it was a long, long time ago I still remember it like yesterday (and so do the other eight guys I raced with!). Athletics is fun for everyone at all levels whether it’s Youth, High School, College or the Olympics, because we all strive for one thing…to become the best we can be. That is what makes sports and athletics so great. We share a common goal of getting better.

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    4 Hours In The Rain And Still Bone Dry with Gore-Tex.

    4 Hours In The Rain And Still Bone Dry with Gore-Tex.

    I first learned of GORE-TEX in 1988 during the Seoul Olympics. I sat outside the Athlete’s center for 4 hours, in the pouring rain with a teammate drinking beer in a GORE-TEX suit that we were given as part of the 1988 Olympic kit. Our races were done so we had all the time in the world to talk about our plans for the future now that we agreed our athletic careers were over. After 4 hours and a 12-pack we returned to the Athletic Center in search of food. When we got inside we noticed we were bone dry! That 1988 Olympic jacket and pant still hang in my office…though the fit is bit more snug.

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