Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Heavy Medal: November 2, 2008 - November 8, 2008

Hall of Fame Sprinter G. Larry James Dies

G. Larry James, a two-time medalist at the 1968 Olympics, died Thursday of cancer in Smithville, N.J. It was his 61st birthday. James won the silver medal in the 400 meters in 43.97 seconds at the '68 Games in Mexico,...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 7, 2008; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Warren to Remain an Amateur

Boxer Rau'shee Warren will retain his amateur status and try to become the United States' first three-time Olympic boxer. Warren, 21, of Cincinnati, was the youngest male U.S. Olympian in any sport at the 2004 Olympics. He fought again in...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 7, 2008; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Little-known U.S. Skater Takes Lead at Cup of China

Jeremy Abbott, the 2007 Four Continents bronze medal winner, took the lead after the men's short program Friday at the Cup of China in Beijing after his relatively clean performance to "Adagio" by Tomaso Albinoni that netted a personal best...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 7, 2008; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Mountain Biker Wins Suit Against USOC

From the Associated Press: A federal jury has awarded mountain biker Susan Haywood nearly $319,000 in a lawsuit over her removal from the U.S. Olympic team in 2004. The West Virginian was replaced by Mary McConneloug for the Athens Games...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 7, 2008; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

IAAF Head Slams Rogge

From the Associated Press: In a highly unusual show of discord between Olympic leaders, IAAF chief Lamine Diack sharply criticized IOC president Jacques Rogge on Friday for displaying "a lack of respect" for the sport of athletics. Diack, president of...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 7, 2008; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Swimmers Race For Ill Coach

Four swimmers hope to raise funds for cancer-stricken coach Michael Lohberg, best known for coaching 41-year-old Olympic gold medal winner Dara Torres, according to www.swimnews.org. Americans Randall Bal and Nick Brunelli will join their training mates with the Italian-based ADN...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 7, 2008; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Snowboarder Breaks Ankle

From the Associated Press: Austrian snowboarder Julia Dujmovits will be out for two months after breaking her left ankle and injuring her knee Thursday during slalom training. Dujmovits crashed on the Windachferner course in Stubaital. She was hospitalized in nearby...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 6, 2008; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Snowboard  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Peasant Games Begin in China

The Beijing Olympics are over, the Paralympics are over -- but the National Peasant Games are just beginning. A record 3,500 agricultural workers are particpating in the quadrennial Peasant Games, which include competition meant to mirror farm work in China....

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 6, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Local Skater Fourth at Cup of China

Ashley Wagner, 17, of Alexandria was in fourth place after the women's short program Thursday at the Cup of China in Beijing. Kim Yu-na of South Korea led Japan's Miki Ando, with Laura Lepisto of Finland in third. Wagner (West...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 6, 2008; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Wrestler Gets 2-Year Ban for Medal Snit

From the Associated Press: The Swedish wrestler who dropped his medal in protest at the Beijing Olympics was banned for two years along with his coach for "scandalous behavior," the sport's governing body said Thursday. The wrestling federation, known as...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 6, 2008; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Mellouli Tries to Continue Dominance in Moscow

From the world swimming governing body (FINA): The FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2008 has reached Europe, where three final stages take place until mid-November starting with a Moscow stop this weekend. The 'Olympiisky' Swimming Pool will welcome, in the spirit...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 6, 2008; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Obama Win Could Affect 2016 Selection

From the Associated Press: Barack Obama's election as president could prove crucial in another campaign -- the race for the 2016 Olympics. Obama's victory provides a boost to the bid from Chicago -- his hometown -- to bring the Summer...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 5, 2008; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2016 Games  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Local Wheelchair Racer Featured in Documentary

Tatyana McFadden of Clarkesville, Md., will be among the athletes featured in a 90-minute documentary on the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing that will air Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC (WRC-4, WBAL-11). McFadden won the wheelchair race at the Paralympics,...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 5, 2008; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Paralympics  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Emmons Wins Shooting World Cup

From the U.S. Olympic Committee COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 4, 2008) - Two-time Olympian Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) won his second medal at the 2008 ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup Final in Bangkok, Thailand when he captured the gold medal...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 4, 2008; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Shooting  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Seven Cities Vying for 2013 World Swim Champs

From the international swimming federation (FINA): Seven Cities/National Federations expressed their interest in organising the 15th FINA World Championships, to be held in 2013: Belgrade (SRB), Budapest & Belatonf├╝red (HUN), Dubai (UAE), Hamburg (GER), Hong Kong, China (HKG), Madrid (ESP)...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 4, 2008; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ethiopian Olympians Enjoy 10-Day Wedding

From the world track governing body (IAAF): Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's Olympic 5000m/10000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba and two-time Olympic 10000m silver medallist Sileshi Sihine tied the knot in a spectacular two-week long wedding ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dubbed...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 4, 2008; 6:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Defense Aircraft Named for Olympic Swimmer

From Australian news services: Pick up a newspaper or switch on the television and you're likely to come across swimming sensation Stephanie Rice. Now, the triple Olympic gold medallist's name will also be seen in the skies over the Middle...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 3, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

U.S. Bobsled World Cup Team Announced

The 2008-09 World Cup team will be as follows, according to the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation: USA I: Pilot Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) and push athletes Steve Mesler (Calgary, Alberta), Justin Olsen (San Antonio, Texas), and Curt Tomasevicz...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 3, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Holcomb Wins U.S. bobsled Trials

From U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation PARK CITY, Utah- U.S. national team trials concluded after the final America's Cup competition today at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. The U.S. team collaboratively claimed 28 medals over four days...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 3, 2008; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Mellouli Dominates Swim World Cup Again

From the world international swimming federation (FINA): Australian Robert Hurley was one of the brightest stars in the fourth leg of the FINA /ARENA Swimming World Cup 2008 held in Singapore this weekend, by establishing a new World Cup record...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 3, 2008; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Finalists for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics

From the International Olympic Committee: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today revealed the names of the finalist Candidate Cities from which the host city for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012 will be elected. Innsbruck and Kuopio were...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 3, 2008; 6:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  IOC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company