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Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte marries mother of his infant son

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has wed the mother of his 7-month-old son. Lochte and former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid were married by a judge Tuesday in Gainesville, Florida, where Lochte attended college. Their son, Caiden, was born last June. According to the marriage license obtained by TMZ Sports, Lochte's father, Steven, was a witness. Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, and Reid appear to be holding off on a honeymoon. He is scheduled to be in Austin, Texas, on Saturday to sign autographs at a swim meet, while Reid tweeted Thursday that she was on her way back to their California home with Caiden. The couple got engaged in October 2016, not long after L...Keep on reading: Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte marries mother of his infant son.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Buhain: Put athletes’ welfare first

WITH the leadership squabble in the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) finally over, two-time Olympic swimmer Eric Buhain called for unity among athletes and officials in order to realize the country’s dream of winning its first-ever Olympic gold medal. Buhain, a multi-titled swimmer who rose to become chairman of the Philippine….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

LOOK: Ryan Bang plays torchbearer for Team Philippines in PyeongChang Winter Olympics

It's Showtime host and Kapamilya celebrity Ryan Bang was chosen as Team Philippines' torchbearer to help light the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic flame. Bang rode a hot air balloon over Chuncheon City in Gangwon Province os South Korea, as per ABS-CBN News. In a series of Instagram posts by Star Magic Philippines,the South Korean comedian, who found fame in the Philippines is seen holding the Olympic torch while on board a hot air balloon.   Ryan Bang at the torch bearing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Feb 7, 2018 at 7:10pm PST   Ryan Bang at the torch bearing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Feb 7, 2018 at 7:10pm PST   Ryan Bang at the torch bearing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Feb 7, 2018 at 7:10pm PST   Ryan Bang at the torch bearing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Feb 7, 2018 at 7:11pm PST   Ryan Bang at the torch bearing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Feb 7, 2018 at 7:11pm PST   Ryan Bang at the torch bearing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Feb 7, 2018 at 7:11pm PST   Ryan Bang at the torch bearing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Feb 7, 2018 at 7:11pm PST   Ryan Bang at the torch bearing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Feb 7, 2018 at 7:11pm PST The Olympic torch relay began October 24 in Greece, and will conclude Friday after the route from the Pyeongchang County Office to the  Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium is completed, to signal the start of the Quadriennial event, according to the official schedule on its website. Bang was among 7,500 torchbearers for the 101-day journey to light the ceremonial flame. Team Philippines is made up of figure skater Michael Martinez and Filipino-American skier Asa Miller......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Olympic leader Nuzman sends resignation letter from jail

em>By Stephen Wade, Associated Press /em> RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carlos Nuzman sent his resignation letter as head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee from a prison on Wednesday. He's been held there since last week amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro. The national Olympic committee immediately designated vice president Paulo Wanderley to replace Nuzman, who had headed the BOC for 22 years. Wanderley will serve the three years remaining on Nuzman's term. Speaking after meeting with the BOC's membership, Wanderley described Nuzman's resignation as 'a relief.' 'The resignation of the president, on a personal level, I think will speed up resolving our problems,' he said. Nuzman, who also headed last year's Rio Olympics, had already been suspended as a member by the International Olympic Committee. Nuzman's arrest has further tarnished last year's games, which were plagued budget cuts, spotty attendance, and reports of endemic corruption. They also left behind a half-dozen 'white elephant' sports venues. Brazil officially spent $13 billion to put on the games. A year after, the organizing committee still owes creditors between $30-40 million. Wanderley said 'all of us were taken by surprise' by Nuzman's arrest and allegations he helped channel at least $2 million to Lamine Diack, a former IOC member from Senegal. Brazilian and French investigators also said Nuzman had 16 kilos of gold — worth about $750,000 — stored in a depository. Wanderley's main job is to convince the IOC to lift Brazil's suspension, which cuts of some its funding. '''I will send answers to the IOC as soon as possible to all the questions they have asked us about,' Wanderley said, adding that he'd had a courtesy phone call recently with IOC President Thomas Bach. As the Olympic body met inside its headquarters, a handful of protesters gathered outside. Many carried placards saying 'Give the athletes a true vote.' Luiz Lima, who quit several months ago as the No. 2 person in the federal sports ministry, was among those carrying a signboard. Lima, an Olympic swimmer at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, said Brazilian athletes had 'almost no power.' He said the 30 federations that make up the Brazilian Olympic Committee each have one vote in setting policy. He said athletes as a collective have only one. 'This is only one vote in 31, which does not seem like any fair representation,' Lima. Lima said Brazil's national government gives the Brazilian Olympic Committee about 200 million reals ($65 million) yearly. He said in his tenure in the sports ministry he pushed for giving athletes and federations the money directly, bypassing the BOC. 'That got little support and was one of the reasons I left,' he said. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

Documentary about anxiety taps Michael Phelps

em>By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press /em> NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about anxiety argues that everyone to some extent suffers from stress, nerves and social fear. And, to make their point, the filmmakers have enlisted as Exhibit A the most decorated Olympian in history. Michael Phelps appears in 'Angst' to share his story of being bullied and depressed, leading to severe anxiety. The swimmer, winner of 28 Olympic medals, would look in the mirror and not like what he saw. 'Once I opened up about that and things that I had kept inside of me for so many years, I then found that life was a lot easier. I got to the point where I understood that it's OK to not be OK,' he says in the film. 'Angst,' an IndieFlix film designed to be screened at schools and community centers, features candid interviews with children and young adults discussing their anxiety, along with advice from mental health experts and resources and tools. Phelps is like a muscular explanation mark for what the filmmakers wanted to show — that even world champions can feel low. 'I'm grateful because my mission with this film is to help make the world a better place and I believe he is so additive on that level,' said Scilla Andreen, CEO and co-founder of IndieFlix. 'If we can introduce prevention, self-care and well-being to our children — even in the pre-K and kindergarten years — they can have a completely different life.' Andreen hopes the film will reach more than 3 million people around the world from 25,000 community and school screenings. 'Angst' was filmed in the U.S. and United Kingdom and is appropriate for children starting at age 10. 'Anxiety is totally treatable,' she said. 'It can be a precursor to so many things that can then lead to addiction, homelessness, dropping out of school and a host of other mental health challenges.' Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age 7 being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. The American College Health Association has found that undergraduates reporting 'overwhelming anxiety' jumped to 62 percent in 2016 from 50 percent in 2011. 'Talking about it is the most effective thing you can do and, of course, the last thing you want to do,' said Andreen. In addition to talking, writing about your feelings or connecting to music can help. 'Anything that helps you to take a break from the anxiety and move the energy to the front of the brain.' Andreen, whose distribution streaming service embraces projects that push for social change, was bullied as a child and learned something about herself while working on the film. 'Everyone has anxiety. And I learned in making the movie that I have social anxiety. I never even knew that. I just thought I was born less than everyone else and that was my lot in life. I would always have to work harder, try harder, never fit in,' she said. 'I don't feel so alone.' In addition to the documentary, IndieFlix is creating a web-based series on anxiety to dig deeper into the issue and has produced a virtual reality component that allows users to experience a panic attack firsthand. Andreen believes anxiety levels are so high in part because of the pace of modern life and the amount of time people spend with their electronic devices, which takes away from connecting in person and developing empathy. 'We need more face time with each other,' said Andreen, a former Emmy-nominated costume designer. 'We just stopped doing it. We're out of practice, that's all.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

The olympic swimmer who cannot swim

Here is an old story that packs a powerful lesson. It inspired me a lot and I hope it will inspire you too......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Passive smoking measures meet resistance – The Japan News

The gap between the government and the ruling parties over secondhand smoke prevention measures has been widening. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry aims to join the international trend toward a total indoor smoking ban by strengthening restrictions in restaurants and other places. However, cautious views on the ban against a backdrop of opposition from the restaurant industry are growing within the Liberal Democratic Party. While the government plans to submit a bill on a smoking ban during the current Diet session, whether the government and the ruling bloc can reach an agreement on the matter remains unclear. Passive smoking refers to the inhaling of smokers’ tobacco smoke by nonsmokers at restaurants, offices or other such places. It is said that the inhaling of such smoke could increase the risk of lung cancer and stroke by 1.3 times, and sudden infant death syndrome by 4.7 times. The Health Promotion Law enforced in 2003 includes moderate allowances toward the prevention of secondhand smoke, but the health ministry believes the current non-compulsory measure has limited effectiveness and is considering an amendment to the law. According to the proposed measures released by the health ministry on March 1, new regulations would include 1) a smoking ban on the premises of medical facilities, elementary and junior high and high schools, 2) an indoor smoking ban for universities, elderly care facilities, gymnasiums, government and municipal offices, buses and taxis, with designated smoking rooms not being allowed, and 3) an indoor smoking ban for assembly halls, restaurants, offices, and train cars, allowing for the establishment of smoking rooms. Smokers who violate the law would face fines of up to ¥300,000, while facility administrators would face fines of up to ¥500,000. The government aims to enforce the law before the period of the Rugby World Cup, to be held in September 2019, after a two-year get-acquainted period. The ministry’s proposed measures are in accordance with the operational guidelines of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. However, the guidelines call for indoor bans in public places and do not allow for the establishment of smoking rooms. Regarding secondhand smoke measures, Japan remains at “the lowest implementation level in the world.” The health ministry aims to “get closer to international standards before the time when the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are held in 2020.” According to the ministry, since 2008 when the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic games were held, host cities, including Pyeongchang, South Korea, which hosts the Winter Games in 2018, have introduced measures against secondhand smoke including fines and most have fully banned indoor smoking. The WHO divides public places into eight categories (medical facilities, non-university schools, universities, administrative buildings, offices, restaurants, bars and public transit), and has released a ranking of countries based on how many categories are subject to indoor smoking bans. According to the ranking, 49 out of 188 countries, including Britain, Russia and Brazil, have bans for all eight categories. Japan falls in the group of 70 countries such as Malaysia with bans for between 0 and 2 categories. Japan remains lowly ranked as it does not have a law to impose an indoor smoking ban, only having promoted separation of smoking areas. Health Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki argues: “Many advanced countries have thorough measures. We should keep in mind how Japan looks from the outside.” If the ministry’s proposed measures become law, an indoor smoking ban will apply to medical facilities, elementary, junior high and high schools, universities and public buildings. It could move Japan up one rank higher. Regarding restriction in restaurants, many countries face difficulties like Japan. For example, Berlin has introduced measures in which smoking-friendly restaurants should be less than 75 square meters, off limits to those under 18 years old, and can serve only food which does not need to be cooked to prevent children and pregnant women from entering. In South Korea, smoking is allowed only at some types of establishments such as bars. Restaurants in most countries appear to worry smoking bans may keep away customers, but the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer emphasizes, “Legal total smoking bans imposed on restaurants and bars do not lead to decreased sales and profit for them.” The health ministry’s proposed measures have polarized opinion among the ruling and opposition parties. While the “Yes” side argues that the ministry’s proposed measures are good enough, the “No” side says that smoking is a matter of manners and should not be regulated by law. “If we don’t do something, we will make a fool of ourselves in front of the world,” said Hidehisa Otsuji, a former health, labor and welfare minister and chairman of a cross-party caucus that aims to implement secondhand smoke prevention measures before the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The caucus met Shiozaki on March 15 and pressed for the strengthening of rules, arguing, “80 percent of people are non-smokers, and we should prioritize the health of the 80 percent.” It is calling for smoking bans in all restaurants, including bars and small drinking establishments known as “snacks.” However, within the LDP, supporters appear to remain in the minority, and it is believed that as much as 90 percent of LDP members are against it while just 10 percent are supporters. About 100 members from the tobacco caucus, chaired by Takeshi Noda, gathered on March 7 and insisted that “tobacco is legal, but [the health [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2017

Filipina, infant freed from Turkish jail, but...

The Filipina mother who forcibly was separated from her infant and detained in Turkey for weeks has been released......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Phelps to Lochte before scrape: Keep your head on straight

CHASKA — Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Ryan Lochte protesters defend TV show ambush after arrest

LOS ANGELES — The protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on "Dancing with the Stars" are defending their actions after being released from jail......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2016

Ryan Lochte protesters defend TV show ambush after arrest

LOS ANGELES — The protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on "Dancing with the Stars" are defending their actions after being released from jail......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 15th, 2016

WATCH: Protesters interrupt Dancing with the Star season premier

Two men wearing anti-Ryan Lochte shirts rushed the stage Monday night during the premiere of Dancing with the Stars......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

Protesters interrupt Ryan Lochte's 'Dancing With The Stars' segment

Protesters interrupt Ryan Lochte's 'Dancing With The Stars' segment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2016

Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months after Rio scandal - reports

Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months after Rio scandal - reports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2016

Michael Phelps has ‘never seen’ Ryan Lochte’s dance moves

LOS ANGELES — Michael Phelps isn't sure what kind of moves Ryan Lochte has planned for "Dancing with the Stars.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2016

US swimmer Lochte charged over false Rio robbery claim

US swimmer Lochte charged over false Rio robbery claim.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 26th, 2016

Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

NEW YORK — Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor — Pine Bros......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2016

Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio Olympic games’ scandal

Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio Olympic games’ scandal.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016

RYAN LOCHTE LOSES SPEEDO SPONSORSHIP

RYAN LOCHTE LOSES SPEEDO SPONSORSHIP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016

Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off a.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016

Ryan Lochte says immature behavior got him into a mess

DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2016