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
August 13, 1996 |
Mayor Rendell and City Council President John F. Street led the city's salute to its Olympic heroes yesterday at Dilworth Plaza. Gold medalist boxer David Reid (above), and Dawn Staley, a member of the gold-medal-winning basketball team, sign autographs for their fans outside City Hall. Each Olympian received a replica of the Liberty Bell.
August 1, 1988 |
You could watch the Soviet National basketball team on television Saturday afternoon, but you couldn't watch the U.S. Olympic team in the St. Joseph's University gym. You couldn't even get close. The U.S. Olympians spent more than two hours scrimmaging and running controlled possessions against the 76ers' rookies and free agents behind doors sealed to the public and the media at St. Joe's. A day earlier, the Olympians had practiced against both the Sixers' and the New York Knicks' rookies and free agents at Princeton University's Jadwin Gym. Saturday's workout was the first in Philadelphia since the June 28 NBA draft for Hersey Hawkins, the 6-3 shooting guard from Bradley who will join the Sixers after the completion of the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
July 16, 1991 |
The first NBA players ever to compete for the United States Olympic basketball team will be named on a live NBC Sports special presentation on Saturday, Sept. 21. Bob Costas, host of NBC's "NBA Showtime," and Marv Albert, play-by-play announcer for the NBA on NBC, will co-host the program. The decision to use pros is for the 1992 Summer Games only and will be reviewed after the Olympics. College players for the team will be selected after the NCAA season. Olympic assistant Mike Krzyzewski said that Magic Johnson, David Robinson and Karl Malone could be among the NBA players on the Olympic team.
August 15, 1988 |
At Navy, where he was the college basketball Player of the Year in 1987, David Robinson was known simply as "The Admiral. " But lately, he has appeared more suited for deck-swabbing duty. Robinson, the first pick in the 1987 NBA draft, was expected to become one of the focal points of the U.S. Olympic team. That, however, was before it became clear how much of a toll his postgraduate military commitment had taken on his skills. Rusty and out of shape, he struggled during a June tour of Europe with the U.S. Select team.
April 27, 2002 |
The world outdoor track and field season may be in its early stages. The weather may be a little on the chilly side. But Maurice Greene and his U.S. Olympic colleagues are promising a good show today at the Penn Relays. "I'm not going to hold back just because it's cold outside," Greene, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, said yesterday. "I have to prepare myself for whatever it is I have to deal with. The fans didn't come out here to see somebody holding back because it's cold.
July 6, 2016
ISSUE | SUMMER OLYMPICS Protect athletes Thank you for the editorial about the challenges athletes will face at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next month ("Dangerous Games," June 24). I've been concerned that the focus on Brazil's inability to contain the Zika virus has overshadowed other threats to the health and safety of Olympians. I would add the likely security challenges and possible problems with the construction of Olympic facilities. The International and U.S. Olympic Committees should do a better job of looking out for athletes and spectators.
August 6, 2016
ISSUE | SUMMER OLYMPICS Danger in Rio waters Shame on the International Olympic Committee for not vetting all the venues in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before awarding the city the Games. A report commissioned by the Associated Press revealed that water in Rio's Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, where Olympic rowing will take place, contained 248 million adenoviruses per liter in June. That was an improvement over the 1.73 billion adenoviruses per liter in March 2015 but would be considered an alarming number in the United States ("Rio waterways still teeming with filth," Tuesday)
August 25, 2008
If you were at the Penn Relays in April 2004, you might have noticed the tall, lanky kid running a 4 x 100 relay leg for William Knipp High of Jamaica. That was three-time Olympic champion and world record setter Usain Bolt, who also ran at Franklin Field a year later with a Jamaican team in the USA vs. the World series. Quick research by Penn Relays Meet Director Dave Johnson shows a total of 48 2008 Olympic medal winners have run at Franklin Field since the 2004 Olympics, whether at the high school, college or professional level.
August 23, 1988 |
U.S. Olympic basketball coach John Thompson missed the second half of his team's 91-79 victory over a group of NBA stars with a slight case of food poisoning, but he should feel much better today when he breaks down the video teapes. It should be like watching reruns of Georgetown during the Patrick Ewing era. The U.S. finally bore its teeth last night, and Thompson loved every minute of it. He now has the Olympians thinking like his Hoya teams, which have been notorious for their relentless, sometimes confrontational style of play.