2012 XXX Summer Olympics Gets Underway On Friday With the Opening Ceremonies – 38 Stanford University-Affiliated Athletes Participating In the 2012 XXX Summer Olympics – Give ‘em Hell Boys and Girls and Bring Home Lots of Medals….Preferably GOLD Medals! – Phoenix College Head Football Coach Land Jacobsen Killed Near Phoenix, Arizona – RIP and God Speed Land Jacobsen
With the 2012 XXX Summer Olympics getting underway today in London, England with the Opening Ceremonies we here at Coaches Hot Seat look forward to watching the US Olympians perform as they hopefully pick-up a lot of medals with an emphasis on Gold Medals!
Both the Summer and Winter Olympics are great for bringing together family and friends to watch sports competition and there are few things better in sports than sitting with our children while we watch together US Olympic Team members compete against athletes from around the world and making our country proud as long as they do their Damndest to WIN!
Many of us here at CHS are also especially proud of the 38 Stanford University-affiliated athletes and 1 coach that will participate in the 2012 XXX Summer Olympics.
“A total of 38 Stanford-affiliated athletes (37) and a coach (one) will participate at the Games of the XXX Olympiad set for July 25-Aug. 12 in London, England.
The Olympic competition begins July 25 as women’s soccer kicks off. Opening Ceremonies for the Games will take place Friday, July 27.
“The 38 Cardinal associates will represent a total of eight countries in London. Twenty-seven Stanford athletes and one coach will represent the United States, followed by Canada (three), Kenya (two) and Austria, Bermuda, Greece, New Zealand and Nigeria each with one athlete.
Of the 37 Stanford-affiliated athletes headed to London, five are current student-athletes.
At the Beijing Games in 2008, 49 Stanford athletes combined to win 25 medals, including eight gold, 13 silver and four bronze. The 25 medals set the record for most won by Stanford athletes at a single Olympics, eclipsing the former mark of 20 established at the 1924 Paris Games. The total haul also exceeded that of all but 11 nations that competed in Beijing, tying for 11th with Japan at 25 medals.
Stanford will be most represented in the water-based sports in London, with 22 athletes and one coach participating in the sports of water polo (nine), rowing (five), swimming (four), diving (three) and synchronized swimming (one).
Additional sports featuring Stanford-affiliated athletes include track and field (five), soccer (four), indoor volleyball (two), tennis (two), beach volleyball (one), gymnastics (one) and wrestling (one).”
Give ‘em Hell Cardinal Boys and Girls!
Let’s hope we have a Successful and Safe Summer Olympics.
Phoenix College Head Football Coach Land Jacobsen Killed Near Phoenix, Arizona
On Thursday someone notified us that Phoenix College Head Football Coach Land Jacobsen had been shot and killed in the last week and we certainly send out our condolences to Land’s family and friends.
Since Coaches Hot Seat was founded in January 2007 we have talked to both in person and on the phone and exchanged emails with a lot of people in and around the game of college football and intercollegiate athletics and Land Jacobsen was someone that always provided us with interesting insight into coaches, people and the coaching of college football that added to what we attempt to do here at Coaches Hot Seat which is to inform, entertain and get the readers of our website to THINK about college football and the world around them.
RIP and God Speed to you Land Jacobsen