Posted tagged ‘Olympic Gold Medal’

Kerri Walsh Announces She is Pregnant With First Child

December 4, 2008

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh is pregnant with her first child. The beach volleyball superstar, and San Jose native, confirmed this in an exclusive interview with Billy Bush for Access Hollywood. Congratulations to the happy couple!!!

From NBC:

“I’m chubby and I’m pregnant and it’s awesome!” Kerri told Billy on Wednesday morning.

And as it turns out, a gold medal wasn’t the only thing Kerri and husband Casey Jennings brought home from the games in Beijing.

“How pregnant are you?” Billy asked.

“About 16-and-a-half weeks,” she revealed.

“Let’s do the math… that goes back to about the beginning of August,” Billy noted.

“Well, they way they date pregnancies is a little bit confusion. We believe we conceived during our last days in Beijing, or about a couple of days after we won the gold medal.”

But Billy challenged her on the math.

“I don’t think so!” he said jokingly with her. “If it’s sixteen-and-a-half weeks, that’s one week into August! Kerri, have you considered honestly that you were pregnant at the time when you won the gold medal?”

Click here to listen to the audio of Kerri discussing her pregnancy with Billy!

“I think it’s impossible, but you never know!” she admitted. “I don’t want to get into all of the details, but I’m pretty sure it was a couple of days after.”

Fresh off her gold medal victory, Kerri and Casey spoke with Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson on the scene in Beijing about the win and their possible plans for a family.

“So is this now the time?” Shaun asked the couple, hinting at expanding their family.

“I’m in!” Kerri beamed.

“Yea, that would be a third gold medal, wouldn’t it?” Casey smiled.

Michael Phelps Dives in With Subway

November 21, 2008

Subway has signed Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Michael Phelps to be its latest athlete-spokesman. The first campaign with Phelps will focus on the quickservice chain’s mix of healthier options, such as grilled chicken on wheat, and indulgences, such as a meatball sub.

Stuart Ramson

Credit: Stuart Ramson

From Advertising Age:

Michael Phelps is racking up endorsements like they’re gold medals. The Olympian has inked a deal with Subway to represent the brand “across all marketing channels” in a campaign touting the chain’s variety of offerings. Mr. Phelps also helps promote Kellogg, Visa, Speedo and Rosetta Stone.

The deal, which locks Mr. Phelps into an exclusive fast-food contract, is surprising because the swimmer openly campaigned for a relationship with McDonald’s during the Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he won an unprecedented eight gold medals. But this isn’t his first surprising endorsement. Mr. Phelps spurned General Mills’ Wheaties in August for an exclusive cereal deal with Kellogg.

“We enjoyed a very positive working relationship with Michael, particularly at the Summer Games in Beijing,” McDonald’s spokeswoman Heidi Barker said in a statement. “As a top Olympics sponsor, we wish Michael and all the Olympics athletes the best in their future endeavors.”