The rabbits at the Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary are excitedly preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics. They are exercising, stretching and carbing up as they train. Try-outs for the track and field teams will begin on July 9. Help your favorite bunny make the Olympic team and get to England by sponsoring their training.
Recently, while visiting the training facility of some of the teams, we came across young Olympic hopefuls in training. These rabbits are full of energy and enthusiasm. They may have just started their training, but you can already see their potential. Won’t you help them by donating?
After not seeing Muffin at the recent field events, rumors have spread about whether she was injured or has lost her nerve. With some investigative reporting, Ann White has found out the secret behind Muffin’s disappearance. Watch her report below.
As expected, Team New Zealand showed their strength in the shot put throwing competition- Winnie brought home the gold and Cupcake the silver. Cupcake also brought home a silver in discus and is turning out to be one to watch during these Olympic Games. Team California was also an expected strong force in these events- taking three medals. Tripp took a gold in discus and a silver in javelin, while Frankie took a bronze in shot put. But it was Munchkin (Team Dwarf) that surprised us by taking the gold medal in the javelin throwing and Dennis (Team Dwarf) taking a bronze in the discus throwing. Team Lop didn’t bring home any medals during the field events- has the loss of Bunita crushed this team? And missing from competition was Muffin from Team California- an injury or stress? The team isn’t saying.
After the field events, here is the medal total: Team Lop 1 silver, 1 bronze. Team California 1 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze. Team New Zealand 6 gold, 2 silver. Team Dwarf 2 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze.
The Bunny Olympics continues today with the field competition. Teams will compete in discus, javelin and shot put throwing. In the past, Team New Zealand has dominated in the shot put throw, and Team Lop in the javelin throw but there may be some surprises this year. Watch and see.
As expected, Team Dwarf took both the gold and silver medals in the sprints. But it was the alternates who really shined during the competition. Kiev, Team Lop, brought home a Bronze in the sprints- after replacing an injured Bunita only days before the competition began. This was Kiev’s first Olympic competition and her speed was impressive. And the 500 meter run let two other alternates shine- Raphael, Team New Zealand, brought home the gold and Muffin, Team California, brought home the silver. It seems it will be the alternates who will be the ones to watch. Looks like this Olympics is just full of surprises.
After the track events, here is the medal total: Team Lop 1 silver, 1 bronze. Team California 4 silver, 1 bronze. Team New Zealand 5 gold. Team Dwarf 1 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze.
The Bunny Olympics begins today with the track competition. Teams will compete in sprints, relays and the 500 meter run. In the past, Team Dwarf has dominated in the sprints, and Team California in the 500 meter run but there may be some surprises this year. Watch and see.
Judges have finalized the testing and determined that Cupcake and Tosha may compete. Cupcake’s unusual test results were caused by a mixture of herbs that her coach had suggested she try in order to improve her performance. “It is all natural” coach Carrie explained “But there are some herbs in it that many don’t usually use.” Cupcake is excited that the controversy has been settled and she will be allowed to compete. Tosha’s lack of a Dwarf gene will not prevent her from competing either. “There is nothing in the rules that indicate that a team member must be from that region or be that breed.” coach Debbie maintains. “However, Tosha’s great great grandmother was a dwarf, which we have proven through documentation. Her genes are not a question, and we embrace her as a team member.” The judges had nothing more to say. Tosha waved to the crowd and reporters but did not make a statement.