Can The Space Olympic Games Be Far Behind?

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia.

Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk

This past Thursday, a Russian Soyuz rocket carrying an unlit Olympic torch along side the astronauts blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS).  Although this isn’t the first Olympic Torch launched into space (two others made the trip in 1996 and 2000), it will be the first one ever IN space.

Saturday the ISS crew took the torch for a spacewalk. For over an hour the Olympic torch floated with astronauts (or cosmonauts) in open space.

The torch will remain unlit for obvious safety reasons and when it is returned to earth the torch will have finished another leg of the longest Olympic torch journey ever.

The Winter Games begin Feb 7, 2014.

So with this milestone, how long will we have to wait for synchronized space gymnastics?

– Ex astris, scientia –

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Trademarking you catch phrase.

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is hoping that everything he touches turns to gold. He has filed a trademark application for the phrase “Jeah.”

If you are wondering what the word means, Lochte has stated it means happy or good. “Like, if you have a good swim, you say, ‘Jeah.’ Like, it’s good.  So, I guess … it means good,” he explained.  Lochte’s trademark application indicates he wants to market the word on various consumer products, including swim goggles, sunglasses, workout videos, gift cards, jewelry, mugs, key chains, clothing, trading cards and water bottles.

This could come in handy now that the swimming star has his very own reality show.  Airing in April the show is supposed to give us a glimpse into the life of the Olympic gold medalist.  Jeah.

Lochte joins the growing ranks of sports stars who are seeking to profit from their notoriety, or, as is often the case, prevent others from beating them to the punch.

In this case, it appears that Lochte has won the race to the Trademark Office. However, fellow Olympian Gabby Douglas was not so lucky. A student at Fordham University has already attempted to secure a trademark for her “Flying Squirrel” nickname.  Of course, under U.S. trademark law, Douglas can chose to oppose the trademark .

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– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +

Norman