October 6, 2012
Barbara Ann Scott, who became a Canadian heroine at age 19 when she won figure-skating gold at the 1948 Winter Olympics, succeeding Norway's Sonja Henie as the premier women's skater in a sport Europeans had dominated for decades, died Sunday at her home on Amelia Island, Fla. Growing up in Ottawa, Ms. Scott idolized Henie, the champion at the last three Olympics before World War II. Emerging as a champion in her own right at the Games in St....
July 21, 2012 |
After winning her fifth Wimbledon title this month and eight days later capturing the Bank of the West Classic in California, Serena Williams thought best to rest her back for the Olympics. The favorite at the London Games said Friday she was pulling out of Sunday's World TeamTennis match with the Washington Kastles. "I'm disappointed that I won't be able to see my D.C. fans, but can't wait to go for gold in London," said Williams, who has never won an Olympics singles title.
July 12, 2012 |
The United States Olympic Committee on Tuesday announced the 2012 U.S. Olympic team that will compete in the London Games. The 530-member team is comprised of 269 women and 261 men, marking the first time in history that Team USA features more female athletes. The United States will be represented in 25 sports (38 disciplines) and 246 of the 302 medal events that will be contested in London. Penn is represented. Former Penn basketball standout Koko Archibong has made it to London as a member of the Nigeria basketball team.
June 26, 2012 |
LONDON - The Saudi Embassy in London says the kingdom will permit women to compete in the London Olympics - provided they qualify. The embassy said in a statement issued Sunday that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will oversee the participation of women athletes "who can qualify for the games. " An official in Saudi Arabia, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday, says an announcement by King Abdullah about Saudi women's first-ever participation in the Olympics was expected some days ago, but was postponed after the death of Crown Prince Nayef.
June 6, 2012 |
TWO EXPECTED starters for Urban Meyer's first Ohio State football team have been suspended. Ohio State issued a statement Monday saying that Meyer had suspended senior tight end Jake Stoneburner and junior left tackle Jack Mewhort after they were arrested by police on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. The school said it had no further comment. Stoneburner and Mewhort were arrested around 2:30 a.m. Saturday by police in Shawnee Hills, northwest of Columbus, near Muirfield Village Golf Club, where the Memorial Tournament was being held.
March 20, 2012
Schoolchildren, charity fund-raisers, war veterans, and a centenarian are among 8,000 people who will carry the Olympic flame in the torch relay for the 2012 London Games. London Games officials unveiled a street-by-street map of the 8,000-mile route, which begins at Land's End - the westernmost tip of England - on May 19 and includes a stop in Dublin, Ireland. After human rights protests disrupted the international torch route before the 2008 Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee ruled that torch relays should be confined to host countries.
December 11, 2010 |
As snowflakes drifted down Friday afternoon, six cadets from the U.S. Military Academy - one cradling a football - ran into Lot K at Lincoln Financial Field. "Stop right here," said Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., West Point's superintendent, smiling and pointing to the ground at 3:38 p.m. "You did it. " The football never touched the ground through a frigid night in New Jersey, passing a turkey along the road in Bucks County, scores of honking cars, a couple of near misses on the road, plenty of "Go Army" yells, and the occasional spirited "Go Navy.
June 6, 2010 |
The night before, waving from a chariot fashioned from the hostess stand at his Brauhaus Schmitz, Doug Hager had been the final-leg relay man, delivering the Hammer of Glory - the giant, keg-tapping mallet used to officially launch Philly Beer Week III. And here he was on Saturday (in fact, he was up by 7 a.m.), unloading kegs of imported hefeweizen, pilsner, and kölsch - 40 in all - for a bierfest in the big beer garden behind the German Society, Sixth and Spring Garden.
June 5, 2010 |
The night before, waving from a chariot fashioned from the hostess stand at his Brauhaus Schmitz, Doug Hager had been the final-leg relay man, delivering the Hammer of Glory - the giant, keg-tapping mallet used to officially launch Philly Beer Week III. And here he was on Saturday (in fact, he was up by 7 a.m.), unloading kegs of imported hefeweizen, pilsner and kolsch - 40 in all - for a bierfest in the sprawling beer garden behind the German Society, Sixth and Spring Garden. If he was a trouper, he had plenty of company this weekend as what is now America's largest, brawniest toast (at close to 1,000 events in more than 150 venues)
February 27, 2010
VANCOUVER - Given the Jon Montgomery precedent, they've embarrassed themselves again. The directors of the Olympics where a luger died on a killer new track, where they shut down the mass-transit system before they close the bars, and where they placed the Olympic torch behind a not-so-photogenic chain-link fence have, again, embraced the chance to egg their own faces. The Canadian women's hockey team was photographed on the ice posing with their gold medals . . . while consuming beer and smoking cigars.