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Heavy Medal: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

NBAC Receives $100,000 Grant From The USOC

Michael Phelps's goal of turning the North Baltimore Aquatic Club into a training hub for elite, post-collegiate swimmers got a $100,000 boost Saturday night from the U.S. Olympic Committee. The organization's board of directors approved a 2009 budget during a...

By Amy Shipley  |  December 6, 2008; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Local Skaters To Compete in U.S. Junior Champs

More than a dozen skaters from the Washington Figure Skating Club are slated to compete in the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships beginning Monday in Lake Placid, N.Y. Haley Mulera, 12, of Rockville; Taylor Hoover, 14, of Ashburn; and Molly...

By Amy Shipley  |  December 4, 2008; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
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Putin: 2014 Budget Won't Be Cut

From the Associated Press: The budget for building venues for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will not be cut, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday. A Putin deputy overseeing the construction for the Games suggested last month that...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 4, 2008; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Sochi 2014  
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Bad Economy? What Bad Economy?

From the Associated Press: About $147 million is being spent every month on construction for the 2012 London Olympics despite the economic downturn. Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said Wednesday about 64 percent of the $13.8 billion budget for the games...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 3, 2008; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  London Games  
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IOC Rejects European Broadcast Offer

From the Associated Press: The International Olympic Committee has rejected a bid by Europe's public broadcasters to buy rights to show the 2014 and 2016 Olympics, the European Broadcasting Union said Tuesday. The move signals a split between the International...

By Amy Shipley  |  December 3, 2008; 7:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  IOC  
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ISU Final Set: No U.S. Women in Field

Four U.S. skaters or teams--but none in ladies singles--received invitations to the season-ending International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Dec. 10-14 in Goyang City, South Korea. Representing the United States will be Johnny Weir and Jeremy Abbott...

By Amy Shipley  |  December 2, 2008; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
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Phelps SI Sportsman of the Year

From the Associated Press: Michael Phelps achieved another unprecedented feat: the first swimmer honored as Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year. Phelps broke Mark Spitz's iconic record with eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in August and became the...

By Amy Shipley  |  December 2, 2008; 2:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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