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July 16, 2012 | John Smallwood
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.
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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.
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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,.)
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February 22, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 12, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
NEWS
April 13, 2014 | By Andrew Parent, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 28, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 23, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
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July 6, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
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October 24, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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October 27, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
With world events quickly spinning out of control in 1941, the need seemed clear. More eyes in the skies would be indispensable if America's ships were going to avoid German submarines and reach their destinations with precious cargoes of fuel and supplies. Just days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the U.S. entry into World War II, the Civil Air Patrol was formed and soon began watching over the nation's coasts and borders. The first two bases were at Atlantic City and Rehoboth Beach, Del. Over the next few years, at least 59 CAP members were killed during missions.
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October 24, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
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.
NEWS
October 10, 2014
THE GREAT American Beer Festival awards are such a tease. Like brazen tarts, the judges tempt us time and again with medals for seductive, mouthwatering brands that just beg you to take a drink. But we can only look, never taste. These award-winners are one-offs. Brewpub seasonals. Special blends. They come and go, peeking out at you like a Maxim magazine nip-slip. Beers like Two Brothers Sour Beer #2 , from Illinois, named the best wood-aged beer in America. I'm sure it's a fine beer; it outpolled more than 100 other entries in the category.
NEWS
April 13, 2014 | By Andrew Parent, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Andrew Parent, Inquirer Staff Writer
Blustery winds and a driving rain set a scene far different from the cozy amenities inside the New York City Armory, where Elise Claffey had run as part of Great Valley's 4x800-meter relay team two weeks earlier in the New Balance indoor national championships. The testy weather conditions at the 30th annual Pennsylvania Track Classic at Plymouth Whitemarsh on Saturday were a less-than-kind greeting to the outdoor season for the junior, but she made the best of it with a victory in her spring debut.
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February 22, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 16, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The scenery was gorgeous. Unless you were a skier. On a blue-sky Friday, the mountain temperature hit 57, and the sun glistening off the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center peaks was in mid-April form. Amid such unusual conditions, story lines at the men's super-combined bloomed like the Caucusus' prized tulips: The surprise winner, Sandro Viletta of Switzerland, hadn't made a World Cup podium in the event all season. Remarkably, Croatian Ivica Kostelic won the super-combined silver medal for a third consecutive Olympics.
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February 9, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOCHI - The American team scattered as it entered Fisht Olympic Stadium Friday night, some waving excitedly to friends and relatives, some hamming it up for NBC's cameras, still others simply moved by understandable exuberance. But Julia Mancuso stayed in formation, smiling, waving, marching. True to her history, she was comfortable letting others step out. The 29-year-old, now a four-time Olympian, may be the unsung hero on a U.S. Alpine ski team whose praises have been sung loudly during the weeks leading to these 2014 Winter Games.
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February 7, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Speedskaters, figure skaters, and curlers are nice on ice. But there's nobody cooler at a Winter Olympics than the Alpine skiers. Helmeted and colorfully outfitted, these slopeside superheroes flash boldly down treacherous mountain courses, shifting and maneuvering like Porsches through mists of displaced snow. Has there ever been a more compelling Olympic image than Franz Klammer flying recklessly through Innsbruck's downhill course in 1976 to capture a medal whose color, fittingly, matched his famously gold ski suit?
TRAVEL
January 27, 2014 | By Eric Vohr, For The Inquirer
ST. ANTON, Austria - In a remote alpine valley in western Austria, a local cheese farmer named Hannes Schneider opened a ski school in the 1920s. Soon people all over the world were learning his "Arlberg" technique, and modern skiing, as we know it, was born. The Arlberg region, named after the mountain range that stretches between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria, is more than just a ski destination, it's a pilgrimage to a holy land. This terrain is some of the most challenging in the world for skiing.
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