GIF: Olympic champion Helen Maroulis lifts Teddy Roosevelt after presidents race win

Nats racing president Teddy Roosevelt spent the day on the National Mall Thursday, helping the National Park Service celebrate its 100th anniversary. The same night at Nationals Park, the Park Service returned the favor by having park rangers on hand to helping Roosevelt take in the sights during the 4th inning presidents race. Teddy snapped … Continue reading GIF: Olympic champion Helen Maroulis lifts Teddy Roosevelt after presidents race win

Nats racing presidents try Olympic-style synchronized diving, and it’s not pretty

The Nationals racing presidents continued their series-long tribute to the Rio summer Olympics on Friday night at Nationals Park, and if you didn’t think it was possible to take the silliness to another level, here’s your evidence to the contrary. Wearing what could best be described as giant shower caps, the presidents paired off for … Continue reading Nats racing presidents try Olympic-style synchronized diving, and it’s not pretty

Video: Nats Racing president Teddy Roosevelt disqualified as Olympic tributes continue

The Washington Nationals racing presidents continued their tribute to the Rio Olympics Tuesday night at Nationals Park, this time with an equestrian event that featured the ten-foot tall presidents jumping over obstacles while running with stick horses between their legs. The task proved to difficult for lanky Abe Lincoln, who fell down early, but Teddy … Continue reading Video: Nats Racing president Teddy Roosevelt disqualified as Olympic tributes continue

Video: Coolidge returns, Teddy teams with Lincoln and Taft as Nats racing presidents run Olympic triathlon relay

The Nationals racing presidents’ tribute to the Rio Olympics continued Saturday night with an unlikely triathlon relay that teamed Teddy Roosevelt with longtime rivals Abraham Lincoln and William Howard Taft. Visiting president Herbert Hoover is in Iowa for the Herbert Hoover Hometown Days, and so the 2015 visiting president Calvin Coolidge made a return appearance to … Continue reading Video: Coolidge returns, Teddy teams with Lincoln and Taft as Nats racing presidents run Olympic triathlon relay

Racing president Thomas Jefferson wins triple jump to open Nats’ Olympics week homestand

Get ready for a Washington Nationals homestand filled with Olympics-themed shenanigans. The Washington Nationals opened a homestand Friday night at Nationals Park, coinciding with the opening ceremonies of the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. As they did in 2008 and again in 2012, the racing presidents are devoting an entire homestand to an Olympic-style … Continue reading Racing president Thomas Jefferson wins triple jump to open Nats’ Olympics week homestand

Video: Presidential Steeplechase concludes week of Olympic-themed races

The Nationals racing presidents pushed the envelope once again as they wrapped up an Olympic-themed homestand at Nationals Park. After taking on race walking, fencing, rhythmic gymnastics, track, swimming, and sailing, the Nats had turned to Twitter looking for suggestions for the final event.  Fan suggestions leaned toward the unlikely, such as shooting, rowing, handball, trampoline, and badminton; but … Continue reading Video: Presidential Steeplechase concludes week of Olympic-themed races

Racing presidents take on Olympic sailing via Segways fitted with sails

The Nationals racing presidents once again stretched beyond the boundaries of track & field as their week of Olympic tributes continued at Nationals Park. After taking on swimming on Friday, the mascot team stayed in the virtual water Saturday with their own unique take on an Olympic sailing regatta. George, Tom, Abe and Teddy entered … Continue reading Racing presidents take on Olympic sailing via Segways fitted with sails