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Heavy Medal: September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008

U of Delaware Hosts 28 World Coaches

In its latest attempt to reach out to the international sports community, the U.S. Olympic Committee has invited 28 coaches in 15 Olympic sports from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas to take part in a coaching seminar...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 19, 2008; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Skier Takes Up Beekeeping

After ankle surgery in April, Chris Beckmann did what any Alpine racer in a walking cast would do: He took up beekeeping. Beckmann and his brother read about beekeeping and decided to give it a try. They started the hive...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 19, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Skiing  
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Phelps's Home Pool Seeks USOC Funds

Michael Phelps's personal coach Bob Bowman led his first coaches' meeting at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Wednesday, but no major changes to the facility or star athletes are expected to arrive until the club learns whether it receives the...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 19, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Vande Velde Wins USA Cycling Tour

From USA Cycling: Colorado Springs, Colo.--With his overall victory at the Tour of Missouri last weekend, Christian Vande Velde (Boulder, Colo./Garmin-Chipotle) won the season-long USA Cycling Professional Tour with a total of 272 points over runner up and defending champion...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 18, 2008; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Moroccan To Head 2016 Evaluation Team

Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Games will be evaluated by an International Olympic Committee team led by Moroccan gold medal winner Nawal El Moutawakel, who also chaired the IOC's 2012 Evaluation Commission. El Moutawakel, the IOC's highest ranking woman,...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 18, 2008; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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USOC Taps Corporate Execs For Board

Two highly successful corporate executives were named to the U.S. Olympic Committee's 10-member board Wednesday, increasing the likelihood outgoing chairman Peter Ueberroth will be replaced by someone with business savvy and executive experience. Ursula M. Burns, the president of...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 17, 2008; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Goucher To Debut in NYC Marathon

Reigning 10,000 world bronze medal winner Kara Goucher plans to run her first marathon in New York on Nov. 2, becoming the latest in a line of distance-running stars to debut there. That list includes Goucher's coach in Portland, Ore.,...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 17, 2008; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Paralympic Games Close

From the Associated Press: Beijing capped its six-week run as the center of world sports, ushering out the Paralympic Games on Wednesday with a lavish closing ceremony. The ceremony marked the end of seven intensive years of preparations and $40...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 17, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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African Stars Push for Cross-Country

From the Associated Press: The IAAF is looking into a request by three African long-distance runners to bring cross country back to the Summer Olympics. Ethiopians Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie and Kenya's Paul Tergat made the request in...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 17, 2008; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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K. Armstrong Chases LeMond

Olympic gold medal winner Kristin Armstrong will lead a team of 17 U.S. athletes at the Sept. 23-28 world cycling championships in Varese, Italy, where she will attempt to join Greg LeMond as the only Americans to win four road...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 16, 2008; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hansen Loses, Recovers Gold

From the Associated Press: Olympic swimmer Brendan Hansen does better in pools than planes. He lost his gold medal from the Beijing Games during a flight from Philadelphia to Texas, but got it back a day later. The American breaststroke...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 16, 2008; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Change But No Controversy for USOC

After years of bitter and occasionally embarrassing changes in leadership, the U.S. Olympic Committee will quietly elect a new chairman of its board in the next few weeks. The four-year term of Peter Ueberroth winds uncontroversially to its close, a...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 16, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pistorius Wins Third Gold

From the Associated Press: Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has won his third gold medal at the Paralympics, taking the 400 meters to go with his victories in the 100 and 200. The South African ran a world-record for his disability...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 16, 2008; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Volleyball Player Charged

From the Associated Press: Olympic silver medalist and former University of Hawaii All-America volleyball player Kim Willoughby pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of first-degree assault. Circuit Judge Derrick Chan scheduled a trial for May. Willoughby, 27, remains free...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 16, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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USOC Admits Mistake to Cyclists

The four track cyclists involved in an international snafu when they walked off their plane in Beijing for the Aug. 8-24 Summer Olympics wearing face masks received letters of apology from the U.S. Olympic Committee but complained during a conference...

By Amy Shipley  |  September 15, 2008; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Snowboard Roster Set

X Games gold medalist Gretchen Bleiler, Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott, Olympic Gold medalist Hannah Teter, Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis, Olympian Elena Hight, U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix overall champion Louie Vito and four-time X Games gold medalist Nate Holland...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 15, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U.S. Jumper Second -- Twice

U.S. ski jumper Jessica Jerome finished second in two Continental Cup competitions in Lillehammer, Norway, this weekend. "It's two of my best results in my entire life, but in both instances I could have won. I know that it's possible...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 15, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jacobellis Wins Opener

Three-time X Games gold medalist Lindsey Jacobellis won the opening snowboardcross race in Argentina, her 15th World Cup victory. "I'm happy," Jacobellis said. "I'm a competitive girl so if I start I want to win. Now, I can go home...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 15, 2008; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dutch Win Doubles Title

From the Associated Press: Korie Homan had to wait a day, but she finally got even with Esther Vergeer. Homan and Sharon Walraven won gold in wheelchair tennis at the Paralympics on Monday in Beijing, defeating Dutch compatriots Jiske Griffioen...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 15, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Phelps Draws Big SNL Numbers

"Saturday Night Live" -- hosted by Michael Phelps -- was the show's most-watched premiere since 2001. The show -- which also featured former cast member Tina Fey returning to play Sarah Palin -- was also the most-watched "SNL" for any...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 15, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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