summer olympics http://wwno.org en John Folse takes Louisiana cooking to Olympics http://wwno.org/post/john-folse-takes-louisiana-cooking-olympics <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Chef John Folse is taking a taste of Louisiana and the &quot;Spirit of the Gulf Coast&quot; to what he calls the &quot;ultimate&quot; stage.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Folse is leading the &quot;Team USA&quot; of the culinary world &mdash; eight chefs from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida &mdash; to the Olympic Games.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:43:01 +0000 The Associated Press 16401 at http://wwno.org Some Athletes Reject High-Tech Sports Fuel In Favor Of Real Food http://wwno.org/post/some-athletes-reject-high-tech-sports-fuel-favor-real-food As the world's greatest athletes gear up for the 2012 Olympic Games in London this month, viewers like us are likely to see a spike in televised ads for sports drinks, nutritional bars, and energy gel — that goop that so many runners and cyclists suck from foil pouches.<p><a href="http://www.synergy-sponsorship.com/our-work/10518/powerade-and-london-2012/">Powerade</a>, in fact, is the official sports drink of the 2012 Olympics, and if it's true what these kinds of ads imply, processed sports foods and neon-colored drinks are the stuff that gold medalists are made of.<p>But sports nutritionist Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:03:00 +0000 editor 15873 at http://wwno.org Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty http://wwno.org/post/thousands-british-troops-olympic-guard-duty When a private firm failed to meet its promise of providing enough guards for the Olympics, the British military was called in to "mind the gap" in security.<p>But even though the government is bringing in those troops — as well as RAF Typhoon combat jets, surface-to-air missiles on rooftops, and an aircraft carrier on the River Thames — organizers say it will still look like the Summer Games, and not war games.<p>"I don't think anyone will go feeling anything other than safe and secure and probably quite charmed by what they witness," London Olympics organizing chief Sebastian Coe said Friday Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:32:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: The Associated Press 15727 at http://wwno.org An Olympic-Sized Outrage Grows Over French Fry Sales At The Games http://wwno.org/post/olympic-sized-outrage-grows-over-french-fry-sales-games When McDonald's <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/non-mcdonald-fries-banned-olympic-park-article-1.1113085">cut a deal</a> to make itself the exclusive purveyor of french fries and the similar (but please <a href="http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=87598&s=4208f13d5e3dfb7774ae36abb5ee0f31">don't say matching</a>) chips at the 2012 Olympic Games in London later this month, it may not have anticipated the flurry of responses. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:46:00 +0000 editor 15698 at http://wwno.org Women's Field Hockey Aims To End Olympic Drought http://wwno.org/post/womens-field-hockey-aims-end-olympic-drought As one of the world's most popular sports, field hockey produces celebrities in Argentina, the Netherlands and Australia. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:23:00 +0000 editor 15487 at http://wwno.org Coldplay Sharpens Fencer's Game http://wwno.org/post/coldplay-sharpens-fencers-game World class fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad talks about the music that keeps her sharp for competition for Tell Me More's series, "In Your Ear." Muhammad and the rest of the U.S. women's team recently won gold at the Korfanty Sabre World Cup competition. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:34:00 +0000 Michel Martin 15219 at http://wwno.org 1500 Meters US Champion On Humble Beginnings http://wwno.org/post/1500-meters-us-champion-humble-beginnings Leonel Manzano is the new U.S. track and field champion in the men's 1500 meters. He took home the title on Sunday night, and booked his place on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. As part of Tell Me More's preview of the Summer Olympics, host Michel Martin speaks with Manzano about his humble beginnings in Mexico. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:40:00 +0000 Michel Martin 15005 at http://wwno.org