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November 8, 2013 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONDON - Hoping to win Olympic gold for Philadelphia in 2024, Mayor Nutter has spent time on his trade trip here seeking tips from the hosts of the 2012 Summer Games. The Olympics figured into private discussions with government officials and were a visible part of his agenda Wednesday when he visited the site of the Games here. Earlier this week, Nutter met with Sir John Armitt, who ran the Olympic Delivery Authority, which organized London's effort. Highlights: The Games cost $12.5 billion, of which $1.5 billion came from London.
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July 27, 2012 | By Ed Barkowitz and Daily News Staff Writer
THESE OLYMPIC Games have been called the most massive peacetime undertaking in London's history. The money spent and the facilities created are a stark contrast to 1948, when the city was still getting to its feet after the devastation of World War II. So pull on your swimming goggles, tighten up the strings on your badminton racket and find a cab if you still need a place to sleep. Just like the U.S. women's basketball team, there is no stopping the momentum of the 50 things you need to know about the Olympics.
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November 22, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The cost of the 2012 London Games has increased by more than a third because of steel prices and security concerns, Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said yesterday. Jowell told parliamentary committee members it's unclear who will pay for the $1.7 billion increase. Officials had suggested the increases would be paid by taxpayers and a lottery. The new $6.25 billion total reflects the doubling of steel prices and the decision to revise transportation costs to account for inflation, Jowell said.
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August 8, 1991 | By Andy Wallace, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer correspondent Michael Bradley contributed to this article
Joseph Verdeur, 65, a swimmer who dominated in the breaststroke during the 1940s and crowned his success with a gold medal at the Olympics in London in 1948, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in Bryn Mawr. Bob Kiphuth, the coach of the Olympic team, called Mr. Verdeur the greatest swimmer of the time. He was about 6-foot-1 and weighed 225, and had the powerful build of a football player, with thick legs, arms and shoulders and a massive chest. That physical ability was coupled with a stern but quiet determination.
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August 7, 1991 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Staff Writer
Joseph T. "Joe" Verdeur thrilled the entire city when he won a swimming gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke in the 1948 London Olympics. But in later years, people who wanted to see the medal had enough trouble just getting him to talk about it. Verdeur, 65, a longtime teacher in the Philadelphia School District, the owner of a pool-supply business and the swimming coach at Temple University from 1960 to 1969, died at his home...
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October 27, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
This article has been corrected. A previous version misspelled the name of Mirka Knapkova as Irka Knapkova. Kjetil Borch, a single sculler from Norway, saw the richest prize in his sport close to his grasp Saturday on the Schuylkill - and then he found out the Schuylkill had a little more adventure left for him. Out in front of the reigning world singles champion, with the reigning Olympic champion also in range, and a $10,000 first prize...
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July 11, 2012 | Associated Press
With Dwyane Wade out, U.S. players think Russell Westbrook can inherit his role on the Olympic basketball team. Wade was the leading scorer for the Americans in 2008, playing an attacking style off the bench. LeBron James said Westbrook can do the same types of things. "Absolutely, because he's that type of player," James said. Wade is unavailable this summer after having knee surgery Monday in Miami.   No Saudi women A Saudi-owned newspaper said no women from the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom have qualified for the London Olympics.
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June 30, 2012 | By Vicki Michaelis, FOR THE INQUIRER
OMAHA - Haverford High graduate Brendan Hansen failed to qualify in a second event for the London Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Swimming trials Friday, finishing fourth in the 200-meter breaststroke to repeat his 2008 trials heartbreak. "I gave it everything I had," said Hansen, 30, who qualified for London earlier this week in the 100-meter breaststroke. "I really didn't make any mistakes tonight. It just wasn't there. " Hansen, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist in the 200 breaststroke, also finished fourth in the 200 at the 2008 trials, a result that contributed to his decision to retire from competitive swimming after the Beijing Games.
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August 1, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
MOBILE, Ala. -It was a split decision for Philly fighters at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Mobile, Ala., yesterday. Jesse Hart won his 165-pound test with an 18-6 decision over Chris Pearson, of Trotwood, Ohio. However, fellow Philadelphian Damon Allen failed to advance. Allen was defeated by Raynell Williams, of Cleveland, 18-12 in the 132-pound class. Hart, the son of former boxer Eugene "Cyclone" Hart, will fight D'mitrius Ballard of Temple Hills, Md. in today's semifinals.
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July 27, 2012
Penn State will have 19 athletes in seven sports competing in the London Olympics. Four of the competitors are current students, one is a coach, and 14 are alumni. Athlete   Sport   Nation    Matt Anderson   Men's Volleyball   United States    Felix Aronovich   Men's Gymnastics   Israel    Dominique Blake   Track and Field   Jamaica    Miles Chamley-Watson   Men's Fencing   United States    Shana Cox   Track and Field   Great Britain    Natalie Dell   Women's Rowing   United States    Bridget Fanek   Track and Field   United States    Nicole Fawcett   Women's Volleyball   United States    Alisha Glass   Women's Volleyball   United States    Daniel Gomez-Tanamachi   Men's Fencing   Mexico    Christa Harmotto   Women's Volleyball   United States    Megan Hodge   Women's Volleyball   United States    Bobby Lea   Men's Cycling   United States    Erin McLeod   Women's Soccer   Canada    Carmelina Moscato   Women's Soccer   Canada    Kirsten Nieuwendam   Track and Field   Suriname    Tommy Ramos   Men's Gymnastics   Puerto Rico    Ryan Whiting   Track and Field   United States    Doris Willette   Women's Fencing   United States   
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October 27, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
This article has been corrected. A previous version misspelled the name of Mirka Knapkova as Irka Knapkova. Kjetil Borch, a single sculler from Norway, saw the richest prize in his sport close to his grasp Saturday on the Schuylkill - and then he found out the Schuylkill had a little more adventure left for him. Out in front of the reigning world singles champion, with the reigning Olympic champion also in range, and a $10,000 first prize...
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November 8, 2013 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONDON - Hoping to win Olympic gold for Philadelphia in 2024, Mayor Nutter has spent time on his trade trip here seeking tips from the hosts of the 2012 Summer Games. The Olympics figured into private discussions with government officials and were a visible part of his agenda Wednesday when he visited the site of the Games here. Earlier this week, Nutter met with Sir John Armitt, who ran the Olympic Delivery Authority, which organized London's effort. Highlights: The Games cost $12.5 billion, of which $1.5 billion came from London.
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September 17, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stanley Biwott raised his arms over his head and pointed his index fingers skyward as he crossed in front of the Art Museum. He finished the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon the same way he ran most of it: without a peer. The 27-year-old Kenyan easily defended his race title Sunday to earn the $3,500 top prize. Biwott finished the 13.1 miles in 59 minutes, 36 seconds, the second-fastest time in the race's 36-year history. Lyudmyla Kovalenko won a sprint finish to be the first woman across the line.
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September 12, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Boosters and assistant coaches at Oklahoma State handed out tens of thousands of dollars to players for at least a decade as the program grew into a national power under coaches Les Miles and then Mike Gundy , according to a Sports Illustrated article released Tuesday. The article, which quoted several former players by name, said some players received $2,000 to $10,000 annually, with a few stars receiving $25,000 or more. Eight players told SI they received cash, while 29 others were named by team- mates as taking money.
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August 23, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
GABBY DOUGLAS is on the move. The Olympic all-around gymnastics champion left coach Liang Chow's gym in West Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this week to join her family in California after a recent move from Virginia Beach, Va. The 17-year-old remains on "good terms" with Chow, Missy Parton , whose family hosted Douglas in Iowa, said yesterday. Chow is out of the country and could not be reached for comment. Douglas' single mother, Natalie Hawkins , did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press . The Des Moines Register first reported the move.
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June 24, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SOUTH AFRICA'S Olympic committee suspended the troubled national track federation yesterday and said athletes like Caster Semenya would not be able to compete at the Olympics or Commonwealth Games until the problems were resolved. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it had now "cut ties" with Athletics South Africa, which had been put under administration this year but defied that order Saturday by reinstating its own board. The battle between SASCOC and ASA is also complicated by the apparent support for the track federation from international athletics body IAAF, which still considers ASA to be in charge of South African track and field.
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June 21, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
FORMER GRAND Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been served a summons to appear in a South African court to face allegations he sexually abused young girls he coached decades ago, prosecutors told the Associated Press yesterday. South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority said the summons was served to the 73-year-old Hewitt last Saturday. Hewitt was ordered to appear at Boksburg Magistrate's Court near Johannesburg on Aug. 16. The NPA would not detail the charges against Hewitt.
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June 8, 2013
French Open women's final, 9 a.m. Saturday, Stade Roland Garros, Court Philippe Chatrier, Paris. For a decade, the French Open has presented more problems for top seed Serena Williams than any of the other Grand Slam tournaments. Her collection of 15 major championships includes only one from Roland Garros, in 2002. She'd love to change that Saturday by beating defending champion Maria Sharapova, the No. 2 seed. A year later: In 2012, Williams suffered perhaps the most surprising defeat in her career, against 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano of France, the only first-round exit for Williams in 51 career Grand Slam appearances.
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June 1, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bobby Lea had a different training routine the last time he rode in Philadelphia. Lee, of Topton, Berks County, participated but didn't finish last year's local race, then known as the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship. Now Lea is looking forward to competing in Sunday's inaugural Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic, and he is more focused on the present than the future. Lee, a two-time U.S. Olympian, was preparing for the Olympics last year, and that meant a different training regimen than for a road race.
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April 29, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Francena McCorory thought the finish line was moving back as she dueled on the home straightaway Saturday at Franklin Field trying to extend the winning streak for the United States in the women's 4x400-meter relay in the Penn Relays' "USA vs. the World" races. The Olympic gold medalist strained and stretched across the finish line by scant inches over Great Britain's Perri Shakes-Drayton to give USA Red the victory, the 12th in a row for the home country at Franklin Field. "I was looking for the finish line," McCorory said with a smile.
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