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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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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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August 8, 1988 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hersey Hawkins has decided he'll just take U.S. Olympic basketball coach John Thompson at his word. "Coach Thompson says we shouldn't try to figure out what he's doing," said Hawkins after a team of potential U.S. Olympians beat a team of NBA players, 90-82, yesterday at the Providence Civic Center. Actually, Hawkins had little choice but to grin and believe Thompson. The guard from Bradley started the game, played nine first-half minutes, went to the locker room and never got off the bench again.
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March 1, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
After the Turin Olympics in 2006, Peter Laviolette, then Carolina's coach, heard about players returning from the Games and asking for a little break so they could refuel their tanks after the physical and emotional grind of the international tourney. But if Olympians such as Chris Pronger, Mike Richards, and Kimmo Timonen have thoughts about sitting out tomorrow's game at Tampa Bay, they might want to think again. "This is our livelihood here," Laviolette said after putting the Flyers through a high-tempo practice yesterday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees.
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October 17, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When Jen Rhines built up her mileage training for the 2004 Olympic Marathon Trials, she kept running the same route over and over again: through Fairmount Park around the Schuylkill. When she lines up to run the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll half marathon on Oct. 31, she'll consider it a kind of homecoming. "This is exciting for me and I can't wait to get out there," she said. Rhines, 41, is bringing major running star power to what has been Philadelphia's largest half marathon.
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July 23, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jordan Burroughs is nose deep in his four-year preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. On Saturday, the wrestler from Sicklerville, N.J., won the gold medal at the Pan Am Games and will train for more than a month in Nebraska before the world championships in Las Vegas start Sept. 7. There's always another match, and the preparation rarely stops. Nineteen days ago, he did take a break from the mat for a trip to Philadelphia, where he started making appearances at 7 a.m. When he finally sat down for breakfast with two representatives from Liberty Mutual on South Broad Street at 9:30, Burroughs looked down at a blue felt case with "London 2012 Summer Olympics" engraved on it. Inside the case is what pulled him from TV appearance to TV appearance on that day. It's what has turned his life into an unending series of calculated steps.
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June 8, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coaching ability and comic timing are what people remember the most about Irving "Moon" Mondschein, which is why Brian Mondschein spent so much time on the telephone talking to members of the track and field community after his father's death on Friday. "They've got stories, and they just wanted to talk about my dad," he said. "It was neat for me, too. Every single person had a Moon story. " Moon Mondschein, 91, who coached at Penn for more than two decades, died Friday at an assisted- living facility in Hershey, Pa., with his family at his bedside.
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April 7, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Jake Hoyle, 15th place just wouldn't do. "It was a huge disappointment," said the Philadelphia native and Columbia University junior, reflecting on his finish at the 2014 NCAA individual fencing championships. "It was one of those results that you put up in your locker to make you work harder during the year. " That hard work - mostly mental, according to Hoyle, 20 - paid off. Last month at the NCAA championships in Columbus, Ohio, Hoyle went 19-5 in his 24 bouts to win the men's epée title.
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August 21, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been a long time on the comeback trail for distance runner and two-time Olympian Kara Goucher, who has struggled with injuries for much of the last two years and has not raced in about 14 months. But Goucher, 36, says she's "finally healthy and have been for a few months now," and will return to competition Sept. 21 in the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon along the streets of Center City. Race officials announced Tuesday the addition of Goucher and Deena Kastor, the U.S. record holder for the women's marathon and half-marathon, to the field for the 13.1-mile race which features more than a dozen bands at 14 entertainment stages along the course.
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May 13, 2014
FOR MORE than six years, Angela Devona Belle has been carrying a knapsack of false charges on her back. Because I helped put it there, I had to help her shed it. The story starts in 2008 with a column on scammers, one of a series I did on con artists scavenging in Philadelphia and the suburbs. I can't recall how Belle's name came to me, but when I checked the charges against her - mostly theft by deception - with the Lower Merion Police Department and Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, they were verified.
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April 27, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's OK to call Justin Gatlin the old man of U.S. track and field. Just don't expect the 32-year-old to act his age. "Don't put me out to pasture yet," said Gatlin, who will run in the 4x100-meter relay in the 15th edition of the USA vs. the World series Saturday at the Penn Relays. "I'm 32, but I feel like I'm 26. I've still got a lot of spring in my step. " A five-time Olympic medalist, Gatlin set a personal-best time of 9.79 seconds in the 100 in finishing third behind Jamaica's Usain Bolt (9.63)
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February 13, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Charlie Manuel has studied the young woman's face and knows where she got it. She is only 29 years old, but Manuel has seen the same face for more than 50 years, going back to when he met Ted Uhlaender at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., during Manuel's first professional instructional league season. They were alike, the rawboned Appalachian kid and the Midwestern farm boy, and they became best friends on their long trek through the Minnesota Twins minor-league system. Both made it to the majors, the friendship endured and tightened through the decades, and Manuel eventually hired Uhlaender as his first-base coach when he managed the Cleveland Indians.
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January 31, 2014 | Daily News staff and wire reports
A BRAZILIAN gymnast who was expected to compete in freestyle skiing at the Sochi Olympics is unable to move her arms or legs and can't breathe on her own after she hit a tree while skiing in Utah this week, doctors said yesterday. Lais Souza , 25, is fighting for her life and will miss the Olympics, Brazilian team doctor Antonio Marttos said at a news conference in Salt Lake City. She was injured Monday when she hit a tree while skiing recreationally in Park City, Utah, in an accident that doctors said could have happened to anybody.
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