The U. Center for SafeSport is investigating former Olympic bronze medalist and renowned figure skating coach Peter Oppegard over allegations that include biting and throwing hot beverages on skaters , Christine Brennan reported for USA Today Sports. The Center, which opened in March to investigate allegations of abuse in Olympic sport, does not comment on investigations. The incidents reportedly took place at East West Ice Palace in Artesia, California, where Oppegard worked from until leaving in Oppegard, 61, and his former pairs partner Jill Watson are the last Americans to win an Olympic medal in pairs figure skating.
11 Sports Reporters Who Dated Athletes | Total Pro Sports
It seems far more prevalent over the last decade or so; at least, it appears to be the case. Surely this happened with some frequency, but it simply seems even more frequent now. Because of the ubiquity of cameras and videos, the rapidity with which our society consumes gossip and information, and the increasing confluence of sports and celebrity, we see athletes meeting up with actors and musicians and models and others of fame. On the other hand, there are those celebrity-athlete power couples that seem to be the paragon of perfection and balance. Of course, this is subject to change: marriage could be around the corner, but so could a quick ending. Justin Brent sure has a type.
11 Sports Reporters Who Dated Athletes
Dating an athlete is one of the most rewarding and challenging of relationships you will ever be in. Their love is on and off the playing field, and you are a new player on the team. There are many truths of dating an athlete that many people avoid due to possibly turning people away.
In the days before the Olympics, the U. The gold medal that some observers had predicted the Americans would win had become an afterthought to the players. In their rooms at the Olympic Village, they pecked on their laptops late into the night, exchanging barbed e-mails like tracer fire. Others engaged in face-to-face debates that sometimes ended in tears.