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.
December 5, 2015 |
This time, Denise Scott Brown's name is on the prize. After decades of being overlooked and even openly scorned by the architecture profession, Philadelphia's best-known female designer was singled out Wednesday by the American Institute of Architects as cowinner of its prestigious Gold Medal, together with her husband and partner, Robert Venturi. An author of the groundbreaking study Learning From Las Vegas , she is the first living woman to win the medal for career achievement since the AIA began handing out the prize in 1907.
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 26, 2016 |
HERE IS THE difference between becoming Olympic heroes and Olympic dimwits. On Tuesday, the gold medal-winning United States women's gymnastics team was in Manhattan for a taping of the The Tonight Show and just happened to swing by the Richard Rodgers Theatre for prime seats to the Broadway hit Hamilton . On the secondary market, tickets to the high-demand show start at $300 to $500 for the cheapest seats, and reportedly average around...
August 17, 2016 |
It is a tricky proposition to be the first of your race, religion, gender, etc., to accomplish something - especially on a stage as magnified as the Olympics. Take, for example, the stories of U.S. swimmer Simone Manuel and U.S. gymnast Simone Biles during the first week of the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the core, what these two African-American athletes accomplished during the first week of the Games was basically the same. The narratives, however, became quite different. Manuel never wanted to be known as the "African-American" swimmer.
August 24, 2016
Like most Olympics, the Rio Games were an absolute success, if you ignore what went wrong. Unfortunately, the United States suffered the misfortune of having the immature behavior of four members of its swimming team detract from the nation's record-setting performance in the 17-day competition. But before getting into what has robbed too much attention from where it should be, let's acknowledge what went right: America's Olympians won the most medals ever for their country: 121 total.
August 5, 2016 |
THERE'S BEEN a lot of ugliness reported in the run-up to these Olympics. Concerns about crime, terrorism, filthy water, doping and government turmoil have cast an epic cloud over the Rio Games. It's a shame, because thousands of athletes have stretched the bounds of endurance to get there. Hopefully, those very real issues will become secondary, now that the competition has started. Still, watch out for those mosquitoes. Yikes. The Olympics often are less about the medal standings and more about the human spirit.
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,.)
April 14, 2016 |
Jordan Burroughs looked high on the wall of the Winslow Township High School gymnasium. "I thought," Burroughs said with a smile, "I had more wins than that. " The green-and-white banner hanging in the place where Burroughs first burst onto the scene in his chosen sport noted that the future Olympic gold medalist won 115 bouts as an Eagles wrestler. He also lost 20 times. "I wrestled on that 'W,' " Burroughs told a crowd of several hundred people during an informal meet-and-greet Wednesday night.
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.