It’s Time For Another Allison Stokke Photo Update

You know, it’s been a while since we checked in with pretty polevaulter Allison Stokke, so let’s see how the cute Cal track & field star is doing.

Allison Stokke

My, how she’s grown in college. More pics after the jump.

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Russian: ‘If We Are Ugly Nobody Will Be Interested’

The LONDON TIMES has an epic piece on Yelena Isinbayeva, the current world record holder in the pole vault and recently named World Athlete of the Year.

Alenka Bikar Yelena Isinbayeva

(Isinbayeva (l) is hot, but doesn’t stack up to Alenka Bikar)

Apparently Ms. Isinbayeva hasn’t endeared herself to her competitors over the years with her standoff attitude and candor about their looks. Excerpt:

She is the self-styled beauty of athletics, a Volgograd vixen who says that she is happy if her rivals call her a harpy or a bitch while she bestrides centre stage as the sport’s ultimate drama queen.

Yelena Isinbayeva

It’s a shame we haven’t heard (and seen) more from her until now. But with track now off the map in the American sports psyche (even in an Olympic year), we’ll have to settle for some of her delicious comments in the Times piece - and millions of tribute videos on Youtube. Read more…

Blog The Casbah: Why Yes, Bobby, I Am Curious

  • Bob Knight has some recommendations for your new head coach. Thanks, DEADSPIN.

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