July 16, 2012 |
One day is what Miles Chamley-Watson keeps telling himself. To become an Olympic champion, the Philadelphia resident only needs to be the best for one tournament on July 31. For 8 hours, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the men's individual foil competition will take place at the 2012 London Olympics. Win six matches, from a round of 64 to the gold-medal match and Chamley-Watson will have one of the greatest homecomings in Olympic history. "I honestly think I can win the gold medal," said Chamley-Watson, who moved from London to New York when he was 9 and New York to Philadelphia when he was 12. "Last year, I finished ranked No. 2 in the world.
February 13, 2010
2-6 p.m.: Men's speedskating, 5,000 gold medal final (live); ski jumping, individual K-90 gold medal final; women's biathlon, 7.5km sprint gold medal final. 8-11:30 p.m.: Men's short track, 1,500 competition, semifinals and gold medal final (live); women's freestyle skiing, moguls competition and gold medal final (live); men's alpine skiing, downhill gold medal final. Midnight-1 a.m.: Men's luge, singles competition; women's short track, 3,000 relay semifinals and 500 competition; Medals Plaza, award ceremonies.
August 9, 2012
Basketball WOMEN'S SEMIFINALS Australia vs. U.S., Noon (NBC-SN; NBC-BASK) Russia vs. France, 4 p.m. (MSNBC; NBC-BASK) Beach Volleyball MEN BRONZE MEDAL: Latvia vs. Netherlands, 2 p.m (MSNBC) GOLD MEDAL: Brazil vs. Germany, 4 p.m. (NBC10) Boxing Women's Flyweight (51kg); Women's Lightweight (60kg) and Women's Middleweight (75kg) final, 11:30 a.m. Canoe (Sprint) Men's Canoe Double 1000 final; Men's Kayak Four 1000 final; Women's Kayak Single 500 final; Women's Kayak Double 500 final, 4:30 a.m. (NBC10, 10:45 a.m,.)
February 22, 2014 |
SOCHI - The game was so captivating, the play so intense, the result so dramatic and emotionally charged that the ho-hum aspect of yet another Canada-United States Olympic women's hockey final was, on this night anyway, transcended. Less than four minutes from their first gold medal in 16 years, the U.S. women blew a 2-0 lead in regulation, then fell in overtime, 3-2, to the team that now has won the last four Olympic gold medals. "It's the worst feeling in the world," U.S. forward Kelli Stack said.
July 12, 2012 |
U.S. women's soccer team captain and New Jersey native Christie Rampone is hoping to add another gold medal to her collection in her fourth Olympics this summer. The 37-year-old Rampone, a defensive anchor for America's powerhouse soccer team, is also the veteran of the nineteen New Jersey men and women who will represent the United States in the London Olympics. Rampone is the first U.S. player to be named to four Olympic teams. She needs to play in one more game to set an American record for Olympic appearances.
April 13, 2014 |
Throughout her high school career, Liz McGroarty always ran in the postseason track meets in a team of four, with a garnet-colored baton clutched firmly in her hand. That is, until February. The Garnet Valley senior experienced big-meet success in her sophomore and junior seasons as part of the Jaguars' 4x800-meter relay, taking fourth in the state championships at Shippensburg as a sophomore and third place last year as part of a relay that also featured junior Skyler Berardi and 2013 graduates Alyssa Rudawski and Katie Keyser.
March 28, 2013 |
George Washington got one. So did Andrew Jackson, the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, and Neil Armstrong. But 161 years would pass before the Congress of the United States awarded its Gold Medal to a woman. Now, says U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R., N.J.), it's time for Congress to posthumously accord its highest civilian honor to Alice Paul - the unyielding civil rights advocate from Mount Laurel credited with passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
July 23, 2013 |
BARCELONA, Spain - German pair Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding won the gold medal in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform diving yesterday, bringing an end to China's run of three consecutive titles at the swimming world championships. The silver medalists from the 2011 worlds and 2008 Olympics proved to be the most consistent twosome through all six rounds to win the tight final with a score of 461.46 points. Russian duo Victor Minibaev and Artem Chesakov took silver with 445.95, while Olympic champions Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan, of China, earned bronze with 445.56.
July 6, 2012 |
Usain Bolt has more than Yohan Blake to worry about ahead of the London Olympics. Now he's got an injury to contend with and likely won't run again until the Games. Exactly one month before the 100-meter final at the Olympics, Bolt pulled out of the July 20 Monaco Diamond League meet Thursday with "a slight problem" that occurred during the recent Jamaican Olympic trials, acording to his coach, Glen Mills. Mills didn't elaborate on the nature of the injury. The withdrawal followed the double blow of losing in the 100 and 200 to training partner Blake at the trials, a reality check before the Olympics.
October 24, 2014 |
All the baloney about winning and losing could wait. Emory Clark only felt glad not to be rowing anymore. That's how Clark described in his diary the end of the gold medal race of the 1964 Olympics, when a boat out of Philadelphia got to stop first. Clark remembered the "groove of pain" he was in that darkened October evening just outside Tokyo, how relieved he was that the United States Olympic eight didn't have to find another gear, another "more exquisite level" of pain to upset the heavily favored Germans.