The US Women's Olympic soccer team was saved from a shooting in the Vancouver hotel where they were staying by a well-timed yoga session. Unfortunately, the shooting interfered with the team's plans to go to Starbucks. Can't win 'em all.
Hope Solo and company were staying at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center during the CONCACAF (world champion longest acronym ever!) Olympic Soccer Trials and were not in the lobby when the shooting occurred. Solo tweeted that the team was all exercised and about to go buy some shitty, ashtray flavored coffee when the shooting started. One man died.
So it turns out that yoga can not only improve flexibility and strength, but it can also save participants from death. Your move, New York Times..