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Lynn and Rick Raisman cheer on Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman?s Overanxious Parents And Other Hilarious Parents Of Olympic Athletes [PHOTOS]

One can imagine how stressful competing in the London Games can be for Olympic athletes. But all too often, it seems the parents of athletes are the ones at the center of attention during the fierce competition, watching overanxiously in the stands as their sons and daughters go for the gold. Extreme parent reactions came into full spotlight on Sunday when the parents of Aly Raisman "stole the show," as some media reports said during NBC's coverage of her battle with Jordyn Wieber.
#NBCFail 2012 Coverage: NBC Compares Justin Bieber To Winning Olympics Gold

#NBCFail 2012 Coverage: NBC Compares Justin Bieber To Winning Olympic Gold

NBC is the only American broadcast distributor for the London 2012 Olympics, and despite its efforts to bring high-production value to its Olympic coverage, it continues to receive significant criticism for its Olympics coverage. Now, any time NBC slips up, viewers go to Twitter and note their criticisms with the hashtag, #NBCFail. In covering the American women's victory in gymnastics on Tuesday, one NBC writer compared winning gold to getting a tweet from Justin Bieber. O. M. G.

?No Sex Before Sport? Myth Debunked For Olympic Athletes Like Italian Swimmer Federica Pellegrini Thanks To New Study

It's been an old wives tale for Olympic athletes that engaging in sexual activity before competitions can inhibit sports ability ever since ancient Greeks as far back as 776 BC said abstinence, on the other hand, is key for performance enhancement. The myth, however, has been debunked by experts, one study shows, bringing joy to some athletes competing in the 2012 London Olympics, like Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini.


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