It is a photogenic face, distinguished by dazzlingly perfect white teeth flashing a triumphant smile, decorated with dashing mustache and crowned by luxuriantly tousled black hair. Its resemblance to Omar Sharif's face is often noted, and like his face, it seems destined for stardom in the movies. In short, his face has become a supremely marketable commodity, which through the miracle of modern merchandising techniques, has become a nearly unavoidable fact of everyday life for millions of Americans. Behind this fact there is a story about a hero who was not born but made.
The full-body LZR Racer is seen as a breakthrough in reducing drag. Suits have changed dramatically in recent decades. July 2, All the talk is technology. NASA was consulted. Just about everyone here at the United States Olympic swim trials has been jabbering about what the candidates for the Beijing Games are wearing. For men, it can just be long-john-like tights.
Former American Olympic swimmer Mark Spits has said Ian Thorpe may have been ever more successful if he'd come out as gay earlier. An American world champion swimmer has said that Australia's greatest Olympian Ian Thorpe may have enjoyed even greater successes if he had not been weighed down by the burden of his sexuality. Seven-time gold medallist Mark Spitz told Fairfax he believes Thorpe could have broken more records if he didn't have to deal with such intense emotional pressure out of the water.