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By THE NEW YORK TIMES | February 23, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY - Near the conclusion of this dreary game, a group of young men wearing Canadian hockey jerseys rose to their feet from their seats near the Belarus net and added a little noise to the arena by singing their country's national anthem. They were celebrating Canada's 7-1 victory over Belarus in a men's hockey semifinal, and also a berth in the gold-medal game tomorrow against the United States. Although yesterday's game was the most one-sided and least entertaining of the medal round, Canadians had much to sing and cheer about at the E Center rink.
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From Sun staff reports | August 8, 2014
Becca Meyers on Thursday became the second Baltimore-area swimmer in two days to break a world record at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. Meyers, of Timonium, swam her morning preliminary in the women's 400-meter freestyle S13 race in 4 minutes, 25.31 seconds, besting the five-year-old mark of 4:28.64. Meyers went on to win the gold medal in the event during the evening final with a 4:25.58. The event, not contested at the 2012 Paralympic Games, where Meyers made her Paralympic debut with a silver and bronze medal, is slated for inclusion in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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By Earl Gustkey and Earl Gustkey,Los Angeles Times | August 10, 1992
BADALONA, Spain -- While thunder and lightning parted the skies outside the arena and rattled its roof, Cuban boxers strong-armed three more gold medals out of what was supposed to be the most competitive Olympic boxing tournament since 1976.Yesterday, the final day of boxing, the Cubans won three of their four gold-medal bouts to finish the Summer Games with seven golds and two silvers -- the best boxing performance at a non-boycotted Olympics by any country.The 1976 U.S. team that was led by Sugar Ray Leonard and Leon and Michael Spinks won five golds in Montreal, the last Olympics at which all the major boxing nations competed.
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By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
With the United States' 10-7 win over Canada on Thursday night, the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships are underway in the Denver suburbs. Team USA, which defeated its neighbor to the north for the gold medal at the 2010 world championships, is looking for its second straight crown and 10th overall in the event, held every four years. While it's likely that the title game July 19 will be another U.S.-Canada matchup -- the teams have played in every gold-medal contest since 1998 -- a couple of squads could challenge them.  First and foremost are the Iroquois, who are led by five members of the Thompson family.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1996
ATLANTA -- A year on tour, two weeks in the spotlight, and now, the U.S. women's basketball team is right where it wants to be:In the gold medal game at the Summer Olympics.Yesterday, Team USA battered Australia, 93-71, in front of 31,854 at the Georgia Dome. The victory set up tomorrow's gold-medal game with reigning world champion Brazil, an 81-60 winner over Ukraine.Center Lisa Leslie led the Americans with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Katrina McClain added 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Sheryl Swoopes added 16 points.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | August 7, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- In the end, the biggest words came from one of the smallest people.A 2-year-old boy named Bryan Baumgartner."I have a son and we called him on his birthday [July 24]," said Bruce Baumgartner, the U.S. super heavyweight in freestyle wrestling. "I missed it because I was here. My wife had coached him to say, 'Win the gold, Daddy.' That really motivated me. It was really difficult being away from him for two weeks."An inspired Baumgartner blanked Canada's Jeff Thue, 8-0, yesterday to win the gold medal in the 286-pound classification and become the first American wrestler in history to win three Olympic medals.
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August 13, 2004
Archery When: Aug. 18-21. Top U.S. performers: Butch Johnson, Vic Wunderle, Janet Dykman. U.S. chances: U.S. men are well-seasoned at the elite level, winning team medals in three of the past four Olympics. U.S. women have won only one medal since 1976. Outlook: South Korea's men and women dominate the competition. - Hartford Courant Badminton When: Aug. 14-21. Top U.S. performers: The doubles team of Howard Bach and Kevin Han, the only U.S. players to qualify for Athens. U.S. chances: No U.S. Olympian has advanced beyond the second round since badminton joined the Games in 1992.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | October 8, 2000
DECENCY TOWARD EACH other, which should never be allowed to go out of style, has been thrown for a loss in the arena of sports. Is it a lack of civility, consideration or ignorance? Maybe we expected too much from Bernard Williams and James Carter at the Olympics, Terrell Owens in a football game and Ravens coach Brian Billick on the sideline. But they acted regrettably, none of them suggesting a modicum of class or personal dignity. Hurried-up explanations and alibis, even apologies, came later.
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By Philip Hersh and Tribune Olympic Bureau | March 1, 2010
VANCOUVER - In the beginning, on the morning of the Opening Ceremony, there was the death of an athlete pursuing his sport, a life snuffed out at 21 in a way so awful it will forever haunt the memory of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the end, a few hours before the Olympic flame burning here for 17 days went out Sunday night, there was an athletic moment so brilliant it also will be an everlasting memory of these Games. In between, there were organizational problems that will be forgotten, the same way they disappeared after the first few days, when the sun came out in this glimmering city and sparkled over fresh mountain snow limned against an impossibly blue sky. Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili will live forever as a symbol of what can go horribly wrong when athletes push the limits under conditions that some say were questionable, from the design of a sliding track officials already knew was both unusually fast and dangerously unforgiving, to the relative inexperience of the athlete in a sport where split-second decisions at 90 mph are required.
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By Paul McMullen and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 20, 2004
Michael Phelps became only the second male swimmer to collect three individual gold medals in a single Olympics when he won the 200-meter individual medley yesterday. If he can follow that today with a victory over a 100-meter butterfly field headed by Ian Crocker, Phelps will surpass Mark Spitz in at least one regard. Spitz won four individual events on his way to seven gold medals at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Phelps could finish with four gold and a bronze - the most individual medals in one Games in the history of Olympic men's swimming.What was it like to reach a men's swimming milestone only Spitz had experienced, three individual wins in one Olympics?
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
Like many artists before her, Lisa Su has found inspiration from the intricate patterns and textures found in nature: the red seeds from the inside of a pomegranate, barnacles adhering to a rock. Yet the materials she uses are not beautiful or intricate. They are the stuff we throw away: old newspapers, egg shells, plastic bags, pencil shavings and light bulbs. Su's work, which ranges from the realistic bust of her friend to the abstract paper pulp sculpture that is reminiscent of barnacles, has earned her recognition as one of the top high school visual artists in the nation.
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April 17, 2014
Harford Gymnastics won the Level 2 Maryland State Gymnastics Championships earlier this month by edging out Cumberland's East-West Gymnastics 113.525 to 113.15 in Williamsport. Harford's Level 2 team is coached by Megan Blackburn, Karah Dawson and Sara Miller. Harford's Camryn Faulkner posted the highest all-around score (38.075 out of a possible 40 points) in the competition for the gold medal in the Sr. C age group. Faulkner also won gold on bars (9.625). She earned the silver on vault (9.5)
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Sports on TV | February 20, 2014
Chs. 11, 4 Noon-3 p.m. — Women's hockey — gold-medal final: U.S. vs. Canada (live) 8-11:30 p.m. — Women's figure skating — gold-medal final; women's freestyle skiing — halfpipe gold-medal final; men's freestyle skiing — ski-cross gold-medal final 1-2 a.m. — Men's Nordic combined — team k-125 large-hill gold-medal final 2-4:30 a.m. — Prime-time encore NBCSN 3-7 a.m. — Men's Nordic combined — team k-125 large-hill...
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January 7, 2014
Email rec sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Gymnastics Maria Ramsey, a Level 9 Docksiders gymnast who is an eighth grader at Oakland Mills Middle School, competed at the 2014 World Class Invitational at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, VA on Saturday, Jan. 4 with the following results: Vault: 9. 9.025 Uneven Bars: 6. 8.525 Balance Beam: 1. 9.225 Floor Exercise: 1. 9.35 All-Around (14-15 years old)
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
Peter Chen spent all of his childhood in Trinidad, playing cricket and soccer. After he came to the United States at age 19 to attend Howard University, where he helped start the men's soccer team, Chen worked as a bellboy at Columbia Country Club in nearby Chevy Chase. It was there that Chen was introduced to a new game: golf. "[Fred] 'Scotty' McLeod gave me my first set of clubs in 1949," Chen said, referring to the longtime pro at Columbia and the 1908 U.S. Open champion. "I've been hacking around since then.
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By Mike Kettelberger and For The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek won his third gold medal of the year in skateboard vert at X-Games Munich on Thursday, continuing what has been one of the best seasons of the skater's career. Lasek did not complete a full run during his first three attempts, leaving the crowd in suspense and forcing him to pull a spectacular run on his fourth and final attempt, which gave him the win. “I could have easily [played it safe and] done a run I've done before,” Lasek said during his post-run interview.
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January 7, 2014
Email rec sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Gymnastics Maria Ramsey, a Level 9 Docksiders gymnast who is an eighth grader at Oakland Mills Middle School, competed at the 2014 World Class Invitational at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, VA on Saturday, Jan. 4 with the following results: Vault: 9. 9.025 Uneven Bars: 6. 8.525 Balance Beam: 1. 9.225 Floor Exercise: 1. 9.35 All-Around (14-15 years old)
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By Phil Jackman | August 13, 1993
It didn't bother Bud Greenspan a whole lot when he lost out in the bidding to provide the official film of last year's Barcelona Olympics because there were serious concerns about the producer's maintaining creative control.Imagine anyone passing up Cecil B. DeMille, John Huston or David Lean in favor of a local outfit to shoot what amounts to a travelogue in Spandex."The Olympic Committee in Spain wanted it to be the Barcelona Olympics. I wasn't interested in that. I wanted to shoot an Olympics, period," Greenspan said.
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By Child Walker and The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
As Baltimore continued to come down from the euphoria of the Ravens' Super Bowl win, superfan Michael Phelps took to Instagram this week to show the special access afforded an 18-time Olympic gold medalist. On Valentine's Day, Phelps posted pictures of his dogs, Catahoula mix Stella and English bulldog Herman, posing with the Lombardi Trophy. “Champ and champ!!!” Phelps posted under the color photo of Herman, sidling up to the gleaming silver football. Phelps, a regular presence at the team's big games and in its post-victory locker rooms, did not mention how his pooches got so close to the coveted trophy.
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