VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
Athletes have bounced all around the TV landscape—particularly the Fierce Five U.S. gymnasts (right, on Good Morning America), who even landed as interns on The Colbert Report. Meanwhile, forget China vs. the U.S.—here's the guests' medal count for late night's superpowers.
Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Wheaties continued the all-American tradition of putting athletes on boxes of cereal, but Winchester Ammunition targeted U.S. shooting star Kim Rhode for a more rarefied honor: gracing a box of 12-gauge shotgun shells.
Many athletes are jumping right back into training in their respective sports, but a few are swimming in unfamiliar waters.
The swimmer will take a swing at a Golf Channel reality show
The sprinter may try the long jump; got a Man U tryout
Half-miler chugged his way to a U.S. record in the beer mile
Medals are one thing, but returning athletes have been showered with everything from cowboy boots to sculptures of Br'er Rabbit. The tastiest treat came from the folks at a New Jersey Smashburger, who awarded home-state swimmer Rebecca Soni free burgers for life.
Back to school
Swifter, higher, smarter: Here are a few of the many athletes who will be hitting the books this fall
Regis Jesuit High (Colo.)
UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
BACK IN SERVICE
Sixteen active-duty members of the U.S. military competed in London.
Conor Dwyer Swimming
Gabby Douglas Gymnastics
Brady Ellison Archery
Kayla Harrison Judo
Breeja Larson Swimming
Aly Raisman Gymnastics
Jordyn Wieber Gymnastics
NOT SO PRIVATE RYAN
90210 guest star
Trying to trademark Jeah
The next Bachelor?
Pool party with Prince Harry
McKayla is so not impressed ...
... but Mo clearly is
THEY SAID IT
"We're saving our good stuff for the regular season."
Jets quarterback, after his team's only points came on field goals in a 17--12 loss to the Panthers on Sunday, the third straight preseason game in which New York (0--3) failed to score a touchdown.
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