The man more than any other responsible for shaping Fort Lauderdale's swim culture passed away this morning from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. Jack Nelson, 82, was a championship swimmer in his youth and coached multiple champions in Fort Lauderdale, including five Olympic medal winners ... More >>
Every years Father's Day rolls around and the question arises: what to get the dad in your life? This year, why not give the guy something he could really use -- like, say, tickets to a craft beer festival. The best way to celebrate Father's Day weekend this June would be a few tickets to the third ... More >>
We all know that police officers are just doing their jobs. We like safe roadways, but -- let's be honest -- no one likes to be on the receiving end of one of those safety-preserving citations. Just once, maybe you'd like to see the cop hustle to answer your questions and hand over what you nee ... More >>
Justin Patrick Timineri isn't just your average chef. He's actually Florida's official state chef and culinary ambassador for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Yes, a mouthful -- we know. But we're betting Timineri has more to stuff your face with than a just a fancy ... More >>
The 2012 Summer Olympics just got COBRADICK'D.LeBron James went into yesterday's quarterfinal match against Australia and dropped 11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in the 119-86 beatdown of the Aussies. His 12 assists tied tied Olympic records held by Phil Ford, Leon Wodd and some dude named Mic ... More >>
The juggernaut known as the 2012 Olympics keeps barreling along, and if the badminton scandal and hubbub over gymnast Gabby Douglas' hair (seriously, why is that remotely relevant at Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle in Fort Lauderdale.
La-dee-dah, Sen. Marco Rubio doesn't think the money Olympians get paid for winning should be taxed. As our colleagues in Miami point out this morning, Rubio has proposed that the prize money ($25,000 for gold, less for silver and bronze) given to winning athletes should be exempt from taxation. It ... More >>
We're nearly a week into the Olympic games and you've probably started to notice something -- they're kind of boring. During the endless replays, melodramatic athlete bios, and superfluous commentator banter, you may have caught yourself daydreaming about what it would be like to stand on that podiu ... More >>
It's a good weekend for hottie spotting, what with the 2012 Olympics set to air, and an unusually high number of local events involving attractive people putting themselves on parade of one sort or another. How is this tied to dining and drinking you ask? Because of alcohol, my friends. All of these ... More >>
Couldn't score a ticket across the pond for the London 2012 Olympics and now you'll be stuck watching the summer games "in the colonies"? No worries; South Florida bars and restaurants are flying the Union Jack (next to the good ol' Stars and Stripes, of course) in honor of the games, giving you a c ... More >>
The London 2012 Summer Olympics kick off on Saturday and it'll be hard to not feel a bit like an undisciplined couch potato once you catch a glimpse of all those hard bodies in skimpy uniforms achieving amazing feats of strength, speed, and agility. Before those incredible physiques guilt you into r ... More >>
The 2012 summer Olympic games kick off on July 27 in London. So far, there's been talk of the usual Olympic-related madness -- McDonald's getting a French fry exclusive, our team's uniforms being made in China (and what's with those berets?), and the totally weird, one-eyed mascots Wenlock and Mande ... More >>
Dara Torres has competed in five Olympic games since 1984, won 12 medals, and set the American record in the 50-meter freestyle first at 15 years old and then again at 40. The New York Times described her as having "the perfect swimmer's body," hardly marked by age, "gangly, loose and cocky, like a ... More >>
From an Olympic champion to an honest-to-goodness queen, everybody has smoked pot.
Wikipedia CommonsDara Torres could be making your appletini.Kick back tomorrow night at City Oyster and Sushi Bar. Have a drink. In fact, have a drink made by a celebrity.OK, so maybe Johnny Depp won't be stirring your dirty martini, but Dara Torres, the Olympic medalist could be. And it's a ... More >>
Flickr: GoalProVokounWhile the National Hockey League takes a break for the Winter Olympics, fans are keeping themselves busy with trade talk, and one of the hottest pieces of gossip involves a cornerstone of the Florida Panthers franchise: goaltender Tomas Vokoun.During these Olympics, Vokoun's ... More >>
FlickrCanadian figure skater Patrick ChanA Canadian teenager who is among the leading contenders for an Olympic gold in men's figure skating has taken his practice regimen south. Patrick Chan, winner of the gold men in the Four Continents and Canadian Figure Skating Championships earlier this yea ... More >>
It's a number, yes. It's also a signal from your body that it's time to chill.America loves a fierce competitor. And we have a particular soft spot for athletes who prove to be impervious to the ravages of old age. That's why swimmer Dara Torres, who lives in Parkland, emerged as one of the bigge ... More >>
Flickr User: Alida's PhotosOne alleged victim says he met Zada at Fire Island,a gay vacation destinationNational media coverage of the Joe Zada investment scandal has so far focused on his relationships with the Wellington-based equestrian community as well as with the former hockey star, Sergei ... More >>
Matthew Mitcham, the reigning Olympic champion diver with the highest-scoring dive in the sport's history, told an Australian newspaper today that he's terrified of diving in Fort Lauderdale. "Petrified," actually. My own theory is that it's because Mitcham's coach seems prone to vivid descriptions ... More >>
Parkland's Dara Torres can outrace Olympic swimmers half her age, but beating the skeptics may prove more difficult
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