Former Olympic kayaker Chris Barlow said that NFL player Darren Sproles would likely be a good kayaker. An Olympics-pages article Saturday incorrectly attributed the comment to former Olympic kayaker Greg Barton, and incorrectly implied that the commenter used the term “pipsqueak” to describe Sproles. In addition, jiu jitsu was the predecessor of judo, contrary to the statement in the article that judo was the predecessor of jiu jitsu.
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An article in the August 3rd edition of Sports Illustrated incorrectly stated that the shot used in Olympic shot put events is approximately the size of Danny DeVito. Mr. DeVito is slightly larger than a bowling ball. Sports Illustrated regrets its error.
Separated at birth?
A column by sexologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer in the July edition of Cosmopolitan falsely implied that Ryan Lochte’s mother was acting as his “wingman” in soliciting dates for him at the Olympic Village in London. Mrs. Lochte is female, and was acting as a “wingwoman.”
The resemblance is striking.
A review of Olympic coverage in the August 1st edition of TV Guide referred to broadcaster Bob Costas as the “love child of Dick Clark and Debbie Reynolds.” DNA testing has confirmed that Ernie the Keebler elf is the father of Mr. Costas. TV Guide apologizes for any inconvenience.
In the July 24th edition of Investor’s Daily the special pull-out section devoted to the Games of the XXXth Olympiad quoted former boxing gold medalist Sugar Ray Leonard as saying that ribbon dancing is a “wussy” sport. Mr. Leonard’s publicist has informed us that Mr. Leonard said “pussy sport.”
In women’s beach volleyball a “technical time-out” is stipulated by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball in each non-tie-breaking set. A sidebar summary of the rules of the sport in the August edition stated that time-outs in beach volleyball were allowed only in the case of wedgies. Penthouse regrets its error.