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Carly Patterson 2004 Olympic Gymnastics ChampionIn 2004 when gymnast Carly Patterson won gold at the Olympic Games, the world was dazzled by her amazing gymnastics and bubbly personality. Five years later, Carly is going for a different type of gold – in the form of a new album. Below is the official press release, however, in the days to come we will be announcing a giveaway where three readers can win a copy of Carly’s CD and we are going to be doing an interview with Carly, with questions from gymnasts themselves.

Carly is going to host a live chat with her fans on on Thursday, August 27 at 5pm CST. For more information, please visit:

From the official press release:

CARLY PATTERSON’s new album, Back to the Beginning is available now!

51mVkx6T2HL._SL500_AA280_The Chicago-based MUSICMIND RECORDS has signed former Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist CARLY PATTERSON to an exclusive recording agreement with plans to promote Carly’s debut album with a full scale promotional tour, guest appearances, and etc. The label is distributed by Federal Distribution, a division of Universal Music Group and has announced release of Carly’s debut album, Back to the Beginning on August 25th, 2009.

“We are extremely excited about Carly. She is poised to emerge as one of the unique music discoveries for 2008”, says Anthony Ferguson, General Manager/A&R for MusicMind Records.

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 20-year-old Carly Patterson has come a long way in such a short period. The gymnast made her debut at the senior international elite level, winning back-to-back American Cup titles in 2003 and 2004, as well as the title of 2004 U.S. Co-National Champion. Patterson was also a member of the 2003 World Championship Team where she won a Silver Medal in the all-around and helped lead the U.S. to their first ever World Championship team Gold Medal. It was also at this competition that Carly’s signature beam dismount (an Arabian double front) was officially named “The Patterson”. At the 2004 Olympic Games, Carly and her teammates earned the silver medal in the team competition. It was also at this competition that Carly became the first American woman in 20 years to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the all-around title category since Mary Lou Retton.

In 2006, Patterson decided to retire from Gymnastics after having lower back issues and to pursue a life long passion of becoming a recording artist. Since the games, Patterson has stayed occupied with event appearances (gymnastics related and otherwise), landed a number of high profile corporate sponsorships, appeared in a Mobile ESPN commercial aired during Super Bowl XL, appeared on Celebrity Duets (produced by Simon Cowell of American Idol fame) and finished her authorized biography, which is currently in bookstores nation wide.

Carly is currently visiting radio and TV in support of her album and has recently released the music video for her single, “Time to Wake up”. With the assistance of Universal/Republic, MusicMind Records plans on garnering national and international recognition for Carly Patterson’s August 25th, 2009 CD release.

Additionally, Carly is going to be doing am exclusive live chat with her fans on on Thursday, August 27 at 5pm CST. For more information, please visit:

Download Back to the Beginning on iTunes:

Stop back in later this week for more on Carly and her debut album!

Categories : Celebrities, Gymnastics
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When I started playing golf this spring I had no clue what “acceptable” dress for the golf course was. After doing some research and shopping my local sporting goods stores – I was really disappointed in the selection and the cut of most women’s golf apparel that was available.

I found a Pink Golf Tees – a site specifically for ladies golf equipment, accessories, clothes and resources created just for girls and women. Jen from Pink Golf Tees sent me a few items to review – let me say they are PERFECT!

Ladies golf outfit from pink golf teesThe top is a Jofit Ladies Golf Polo Shirt in pink. It is a super comfy cotton jersey and spandex blend with capped sleeves and a zipper front. My favorite part about the shirt is that it is long enough in the torso to be tucked in or worn out and it doesn’t end up around your navel when you swing.

The pink and gray plaid skort is perfect for golfers or tennis players! The side seams unzip to the waistband and the built in shorts have a side pocket for keeping golf balls or a tennis ball. The skort is also by Jofit – which makes flattering athletic apparel for women that is designed by athletes. The wide waistband is adjustable and does not roll. It is available in black or white, too.

Together these two pieces make a really nice golf outfit that not only looks stylish, but it is comfortable, it moves with you and lets you concentrate on your game – not what your shirt is or isn’t covering.

ladies golf ball holderShe also sent me the coolest little accessory – a golf ball holder. This Sunny Golf Ball Holder would have come in handy the last time I played golf – I never seemed to have an extra ball when I needed one – partially because the shorts I was wearing didn’t have good pockets (That skort would have worked so much better!! Can’t wait to wear it next time I play). The golf ball holder attaches to a belt loop or to your bag and holds three golf balls and two tees.

My daughter’s friend went to a golf camp this summer and loved it. I just sent her Mom a link to Pink Golf Tees because they carry junior golf apparel and gear, too. The hats and gloves come in all sorts of fun, funky designs that girls love and they are in junior sizes.

Pink Golf Tees offers free shipping on orders over $75 and when you sign up for the Pink Golf Tees newsletter, you will receive an extra 5% off.

Also, if you are new to golf or want tips to improve your game, be sure to check out the Resource Center at Pink Golf Tees. You’ll find the essentials of golf etiquette, what all those terms mean, and tips to improve your game!

Categories : Golf
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Natalie CoughlinSeason 9 of the popular ABC “Dancing with the Stars” reality show will feature another Olympic Gold Medalist – Natalie Coughlin. Season 8 was won by Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and other Olympic stars who have competed in past seasons include Apolo Anton Ohno, Kristi Yamaguchi, Evander Holyfield, Clyde Drexler, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Monica Seles, Misty May-Treanor and Maurice Greene.

The season premiere will be September 21. Natalie Coughlin will be joined by 15 other contestants including Tom DeLay, Donny Osmond, Kathy Ireland, Kelly Osborne, Melissa Joan Hart and more.

Coughlin is excited about having the opportunity not only to learn to dance but also to train hard at something else besides swimming. I know we will be looking forward to seeing what she can do and cheering her on!

Categories : Celebrities, On TV, Swimming
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