Hey there, fellow Olympian lovers,
It’s been a while–you might have thought we’d gotten so sick with The Feverr that we couldn’t post, but no, we had to take a road trip across half the United States and got a little bit behind. But we’re back now and will be beefing up the content until the big day. We’ll finish up our sports synopses soon, and with less than 30 days to go, it’s time to start planning your Opening Ceremonies parties, so we’re also working on tips and tricks to have your own gold medal winning celebration.
In the meantime, we’ve noticed that Olympic coverage is starting to come out on the magazine stands, so we’re awash in print-filled excitement. What’s on the American newsstands in July?
Glamour: It’s the Women Are Strong As Hell issue featuring coverwoman Serena Williams. She and 32 Olympians give pep talks about being female athletes and flex some impressive muscles. Judo sensation Marti Malloy’s upper arms alone will make you say, “Daaaannnnggg!”
Marie Claire: This story’s actually from the fashion mag’s June issue, in which five Olympic hopefuls talk about their training, eating and beauty regimens. Luckily, all five “hopefuls”–Allyson Felix (athletics), Gwen Jorgensen (triathlon), Alise Post (BMX), Simone Manuel (swimming) and Morghan King (weightlifting)–are actually going to Rio.
Popular Mechanics: This title’s July/August issue is its Olympic Innovation Issue! with coverman Ryan Lochte. Articles include a feature on track star Justin Gatlin’s biomechanics training and Olympians’ gear over the years. A side reason to pick up this issue: There’s an article on great American factory tours (we love ourselves a good factory tour!).
Scientific American Mind: This title’s July/August issue has an article about psychological and physical traits that separate Olympians from the rest of us. Note: Olympians aren’t necessarily superhumans–you have to have the right mindset, work hard and have good coaching. You’ll have to read the article–and its sidebar about overtraining to learn more. There’s also a follow-up article about coaching like an Olympian–it takes skill to motivate athletes.
Self: July/August is Self’s Olympics issue. Three-time Olympian and highly decorated swimmer Natalie Coughlin is the cover model, although it turned out that Rio 2016 wasn’t in the cards for her, as the U.S. Swimming Trials did not go as planned. Still, this issue is chock-full of Olympic inspiration, including nail art, Olympic-inspired athletic wear, motivation, Olympian workouts and a column on Paralympian triathlete Melissa Stockwell. And a fashion shoot featuring a model and a fencer. For percentage of issue coverage, this one gives you the best bang for your buck.
Where’s the torch?
Curitiba, capital of Paraná. It’s southwest of Rio, near the Atlantic Ocean.