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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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August 13, 1996 | ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ/DAILY NEWS
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.
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August 1, 1988 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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July 16, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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August 15, 1988 | By DICK WEISS, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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April 27, 2002 | By Joe Juliano and Ron Reid INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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August 23, 1988 | By DICK WEISS, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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September 3, 2016
ISSUE | SUMMER OLYMPICS Where's the fair play in plights of two tarnished athletes? Goalkeeper Hope Solo left her Seattle Reign soccer team after she was suspended by the U.S. national team for disparaging comments about Sweden during the Olympics ("Solo takes indefinite leave from her NWSL team," Sunday). Her punishments have been swift and severe. Yet Ryan Lochte and three of his fellow Olympic swimmers got drunk, trashed a gas station, and lied about what happened. And what is Lochte's punishment?
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August 29, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown The games of the 31st Olympiad fade into history and the school year of 2016 begins. Parents everywhere are preparing their own little Olympians to charge into the classroom and return with the gold. Or at least a B-plus. The competitive spirit is alive and well in the classroom just as in the Olympic arena. We don't always award gold medals, but being top of the class is an honor coveted by kids and parents everywhere. This is good news for those who despise the awarding of "participation trophies" to children who play on losing peewee football teams.
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August 24, 2016
ISSUE | SUMMER OLYMPICS From Philly streets to 3 gold medals When Matthew Centrowitz captured the gold medal in the 1,500-meter final on Saturday, he became the first American to win the "metric mile" since 1908 ("U.S. cleans up on final night," Sunday). Melvin Sheppard was the American who won that race in 1908. Mel grew up in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of South Philly. He was a street tough, known for his fighting skills, but fighting rival gangs was not his only skill.
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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.
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August 19, 2016
Olympian White accused Olympic snowboarder and bajillion-time X Games medalist Shaun White has been accused of sexual harassment by his former Bad Things bandmate Lena Zawaideh . In a lawsuit, Zawaideh claims White sexually harassed her, forced her to watch pornography, and did not pay her after she was fired from the band. To illustrate her case, she also included text messages White allegedly sent her. "Many years ago, I exchanged texts with a friend who is now using them to craft a bogus lawsuit," White said in a statement.
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August 17, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
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.
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August 11, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
We are less than a week into the 2016 summer Olympic Games, and we've already witnessed quite a few conversation-starter style happenings. Some of the sporty goings-on were catwalk appropriate: supermodel Gisele Bündchen glamorously walking down the opening ceremony runway to Rio de Janiero's unofficial anthem (and Fashion Week favorite), "The Girl from Ipanema. " Others were trendy, albeit painful-looking: Michael Phelps and other swimmers appearing on TV Sunday with purple, circular bruises on their backs from cupping - a recovery therapy in which heated glass cups suction the skin.
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August 6, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, Staff Writer
Tonight marks the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics, hosted by Rio de Janeiro. For those of us who didn't quite qualify to swim alongside Michael Phelps but still want to stay active, here are a few local ways to try out Olympic sports while tuning into the Games. B&A Archery, 7169 State Rd., Beginner's lessons: $35, 215-333-3520. "Archery is addictive," said Bill Arrow, owner of Tacony's B&A Archery. "When you shoot a bow, you want to do it more, you want to get better, and you want to do what other people can't.
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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)
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August 3, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
WARNING TO those walking or jogging or looking for Pokemon characters along the Wissahickon Trail or anywhere along Kelly Drive. You might come across an Olympian and not even know it. Ajee' Wilson has been a Temple student since 2013, when she decided to turn pro and move to Philadelphia to be able to train more conveniently with coach Derek Thompson. She lives near the intersection of Washington Lane and Stenton Avenue. "Some people tell me it's Mount Airy, others say it's West Oak Lane," she said, laughing.
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