Monday, August 11, 2008

First Photos of the Olympic BMX Track

The first photos of the official Olympic BMX race track facility have been released. If you removed the bleachers, it looks just like the track at the training facility in California. I hope that they fill the stands for the first ever race for BMX in the history.

CLICK HERE: See Photos of the Olympic BMX Track

NBC Website Video- Introduction to BMX

Hey, once again it looks like the NBC website has the goods on BMX at the Olympics. Click on the link below and see the video introduction they have on the sport of BMX.

CLICK HERE: Introduction to Olympic BMX Video

Thursday, August 7, 2008

NBC TV Coverage of BMX Olympic Events

NBC has released the television schedule for the BMX racing at the 2008 games. Get ready, because Tuesday August 19th is the first chance to see BMX on a world stage. With coverage on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there is plenty of racing to be seen. Be sure to visit the link to the NBC schedule below.

CLICK HERE: NBC Olympic BMX TV Schedule

Saturday, July 26, 2008

BMX Leads Spectator Interest Above Other Cycling Events at the Olympics

The NBC Olympic website is conducting a poll, asking which cycling sport spectators are most interested in watching? So far, BMX is leading the way ahead of road bikes, mountain bikes and others. Be sure to visit the site and vote for BMX and while you are there you can read about Mike Day, Donny Robison and more Olympic BMX!


Friday, June 13, 2008

NEWS FLASH! Bubba Harris Injured In Practice...No Chance at Olympic Team!

Bubba Harris the Olympic team hopeful who had recovered from what some felt could be a career ending injury last year, has again been sidelined. Harris fell during practice for the Olympic team trials in Chula Vista, CA on Thursday. The hard fall on the second straight of the replica Olympic track left his ankle broken.

Ironically, it was not the same ankle that he injured so badly in Beijing, China last year that doctors thought amputation could be necessary. Harris who had undergone a year of rehabilitation and training in his quest for a spot on the mens Olympic BMX team saw those dreams end today (Friday June 13, 2008) when he withdrew from the competition.

Harris told that, "Although I'm disappointed that I won't be competing, I look forward to returning to action as soon as possible and once again putting 100 percent of my effort into training and racing," Harris said. "I'd like to wish the remaining competitors good luck on Saturday and I'm sorry I won't be joining them in pursuit of a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Team GT's Jill Kintner- Team USA BMX

GT has a great website dedicated to the Olympics, BMX and its team riders. You should take time to visit the site and read about each of the riders. To get you started we have provided a bio on Jill Kintner the Female Team rider who will be competing in the Olympics this summer!
We provide this information from courtesy of GT's press information.

Jill Kintner
Date of Birth: October 24, 1981
Hometown: Seattle, WA

When you are the best at what you do, what do you do next? This is a dilemma that GT team rider and top female Olympic hopeful Jill Kintner knows well. After literally growing up on the BMX track her father owned in Washington State, it seemed Jill was destined for 20 inch greatness. Pushed by a neighborhood full of boys as well as her brother, pro Freestyle BMX rider Paul, Jill rapidly developed into a fierce competitor. Beginning at the age of 14, Jill dominated race after race until she presided over an empire that included more than 70 race wins, the NBL National Series pro title and the 2002 ABA World Championship crown.

At the height of her BMX dominance, however, Jill discovered the sport of Mountaincross and abruptly abandoned BMX to race Mountain Bikes, a move that was anything but safe. But after a brief acclimation process, Jill was back to a familiar spot: on top. She signed to GT in 2005 on her way to three consecutive UCI 4X World Championship titles. With nothing but green pastures in front of her, Jill made another risky decision upon learning that the Olympic Committee had approved BMX Race for the 2008 Games in Beijing - she switched back to BMX.

Jill is now living and training at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California and is currently the frontrunner for a place on the Olympic team. Having just captured the 2008 USA Cycling BMX National Championship title it seems almost certain that Jill will be representing the US in Beijing. If her past record is any indicator this should bode quite well for our medal hopes.

A win in Beijing will have special significance for Jill as she is racing for the memory of her father who passed away before she made the switch back to BMX.