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Heavy Medal: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Rogge Will Seek 2nd Term

No surprise here: Jacques Rogge will run for a second term as president of the International Olympic Committee. From the Associated Press: No other candidates are expected, with Rogge, 66, virtually assured of being re-elected next October at the IOC...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 24, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  IOC  
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Ski Season Begins Saturday

The FIS Alpine World Cup season begins Saturday on the Rettenbach Glacier at Soelden, Austria, with the women's giant slalom. The men race on Sunday. American Ted Ligety won the season opener at Soelder last fall and went on to...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 24, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Skiing  
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Hunter to Stay an Amateur

Top-ranked super heavyweight Michael Hunter has decided to remain an amateur, a bit of good news for USA Boxing. Hunter won the U.S. Olympic trials in his weight class but failed to meet international standards to qualify for the Games,...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 24, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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BMX Racing Coming to Delaware

USA Cycling will hold a BMX Continental Calendar event next summer in Milford, Del., abuot a two-hour drive from Washington. The race will be held June 13 at First State BMX in Milford, More information can be found "a href="www.ababmx.com">...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 24, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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JMU Grad Takes Boxing Post

Patrick Borkowski has been named to the newly created High Performance Director position with USA Boxing. According to a news release from USA Boxing, "Borkowski will design and manage a new High Performance approach and culture for the organization, with...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 24, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Changes Coming for Commenters

In the next few days, The Post will begin to require registration in order to comment on its various blogs. During installation, there will be a short period -- hopefully no more than a couple of hours -- in which...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 21, 2008; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lothrop Named to Training Squad

Corrie Lothrop, who trains at Hill's Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, is one of seven gymnasts named to the training squad for the Pan American individual championships in Rosario, Argentina, next month. Others on the training squad are Jana Bieger, Rebecca Bross,...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 21, 2008; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Skaters Win Four in Salt Lake City

The U.S. short track speedskating team won a silver and three bronze medals this past weekend in Salt Lake City in the first World Cup event of the season. Apolo Anton Ohno took bronze in the second men's 1,500 meters...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 20, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Short Track Speedskating  
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