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February 27, 2010
The Sun's coverage of the Olympics has been disappointing. The reporting of the successes of our American athletes was scant and located deep inside the sports section. However, on the front page of the FEb. 26 edition a photograph shows Canada's women's hockey team celebrating their gold medal win and a photograph showing America's dejected teat with the headline: "U.S. women come up short." Considering the outstanding performances of our Olympic teams, they deserved better. Martha K. Haas Send letters to the editor to talkback@baltimoresun.
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Justin Fenton and Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday in Baltimore, charged for the second time in 10 years with drunken driving. The charge comes five months after the record-setting Olympian's return to competition. Phelps, 29, was stopped for speeding just outside the Fort McHenry Tunnel about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. He was clocked going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone in his 2014 Land Rover and subsequently failed a standard field sobriety test, police said.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Michael Phelps, who reportedly spent time recently in Las Vegas to celebrate his retirement from swimming, will be honored downtown along with fellow 2012 Olympians and Paralympians by the state, the city and Baltimore County on Monday. Gov. Martin O'Malley, Baltimore County executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore City mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will host the event at 4 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light streets. Fans are invited to attend to help welcome back and to celebrate the achievements of Maryland's 2012 Olympians and Paralympians.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. - Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals. The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will bring together the nation's best swimmers as they vie for spots in the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Analysts will have their eyes on Phelps, not only to see how he fares against world-class competition but to glean a hint of which events he hopes to swim at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2012
Scott Parsons, of Bethesda, failed to advance from the qualifying run of the single kayak event Sunday at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre. Parsons, a three-time Olympian, placed 16th with a score of 94.16, which left him 1.59 seconds shy of advancing along with the top 15. He was 10.91 off the pace of Germany's Hannes Aigner, who placed first with a 83.49 on his second run. Casey Eichfeld -- who is from Drums, Pa., but worked at the Adventure Sports...
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Sports Digest | September 16, 2011
Swimming 5 Olympians to appear at Kimmel Center Olympic swimmers Craig Beardsley , Janel Jorgensen , Brenda Borgh Bartlett , Alex Meyers and Patrick Kennedy will visit patients at the Pediatric Oncology Unit at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at 4p.m. Saturday on the eve of Swim Across America's second annual fundraiser in the Baltimore area. The Olympians will meet with patients and learn more about the research being conducted at the Swim Across America Lab at the center.
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By Everett Cook and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
After Michael Phelps won his record-breaking 19th Olympic medal last night, London Games chief Sebastian Coe said that the Baltimore swimmer " probably isn't " the greatest Olympian of all time. Phelps passed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina's 18 medals Tuesday night after the United States won gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. “I think you can say it is self-evident that he is the most successful. I am not sure he is the greatest,” Coe said. "It is a pretty good haul, but who is the greatest?
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2012
Matt Centrowitz Sr. does not recall ever sitting down with his son Matthew to regale him with tales of being an Olympian, or to explain the thrill and responsibility of representing the United States on the world's most-watched athletic stage. They never needed that sort of session. Running, and doing so at the highest levels, was a constant currency in the Centrowitz house, one that streamed through everything. Matthew never had to ask about the Olympics; the men his father spoke to, who came to family gatherings, who were at the other end of vacation trips, so many of them had been there.
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By Tom Worgo and Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer | August 11, 1992
Five Olympian riders who fell short of gold in Barcelona, Spain, will try to win top honors in the $30,000 American Cafe Columbia Classic Grand Prix next month at Howard Community College.Lisa Jacquin and Michael Matz, Olympians from Collegeville, Pa., will compete in the horse jumping show. Matz is one of the all-time leading money winners on the Grand Prix circuit.Other Olympians participating include Anne Kursinski (Flemington, N.J.), Tim Grubb (Great Britain) and Harold Chopping (Canada)
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By Frank Brown and Frank Brown,New York Daily News | May 16, 1991
PITTSBURGH -- From the standpoint of defense, this free-skating free-for-all was more an All-Star Game than the opener of the playoff series that will bring one team the first Stanley Cup in 23 seasons of franchise history.From the standpoint of brilliant play by brilliant centers, though, the Minnesota North Stars' stars shined just a bit brighter than the Pittsburgh Penguins' did last night -- with Neal Broten scoring twice and hoisting his Minnesota upstarts another step closer to the second Miracle on Ice of his lifetime.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Michael Phelps is expected to continue his return to competitive swimming at the Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte May 15-18, USA Swimming announced Tuesday. Phelps began his comeback last month at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., where he finished second in the 100-meter butterfly to longtime rival Ryan Lochte, who is also expected to swim in Charlotte. Fun was Phelps' favorite word in Arizona, where he talked about how happy he was to be back in the pool after a 20-month retirement.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming. Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why? Phelps sounded fairly certain he no longer wanted to confine his life to the pool when he walked away from the sport after the 2012 Olympics. He had seemingly put the perfect exclamation point on his career, winning gold in his last race to bring his record medal haul to 22, including 18 golds.
NEWS
February 20, 2014
Special Olympics Maryland will host its annual Winter Games at Ski Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. on Monday and Tuesday. More than 250 Special Olympics Maryland athletes from across the state will take to the snow, competing in alpine skiing and snowshoe events over the course of two days, including: advanced giant slalom, advanced slalom, advanced slalom (unified), intermediate giant slalom, intermediate slalom, intermediate slalom (unified), novice giant slalom, novice slalom, super glide and glide; snowshoe - 25 meter, 50 meter, 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter, 1600 meter, 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer, 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 200 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay, 4 x 100 meter relay (unified)
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
Eight years after competing in the Olympics, Kimmie Meissner is giving the Winter Games another shot. Minus her skates. Meissner, 24, is working for NBC as a research analyst, a behind-the-scenes job that sent the Bel Air resident to Sochi with little fanfare. There, she's doing off-camera grunt work that might seem odd for the onetime world and national figure skating champion. "Kimmie will watch the skating from the International Broadcast Center and provide a written analysis before and after each event," said Lee Ann Gschwind, NBC's editorial director for the Olympics.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
Hilary Knight, decked out in her navy blue United States uniform and her long brown hair tamed by a stylist, stood on the ice at Ice World in Abingdon, frozen mid-shot near one blue line. Children shuffled around the facility's other ice rink to the beats of Ke$ha and Fall Out Boy as their parents watched from the heated lobby, most of them unaware that one of the world's best female hockey players was in the building for a photo shoot last week. After snapping dozens of pictures of Knight wielding one of their brand new hockey sticks, STX, the Baltimore-based sports equipment maker, put the finishing touches on its promotional campaign to announce that they had signed Knight, the goal-scoring forward and one of the faces of the U.S. Olympic women's ice hockey team, to a five-year promotional agreement.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Thomas J. "Arky" Vaughan, a retired constable and a Senior Olympian who played basketball for 75 years, died Dec. 19 of a massive stroke at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 85. "Arky was one of the best two-hand set shooters I've ever seen," said Al "Goldy" Goldstein, a retired Baltimore Sun sportswriter who played basketball three times a week with Mr. Vaughan and eight others in the gym of the Bykota Senior Center in Towson. "He was such a good-natured guy. " Born in Baltimore and raised on Cator Avenue, Thomas Joseph Vaughan was a basketball star at Towson Catholic High School and graduated in 1946 from City College.
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By PHOTOS BY LLOYD FOX and PHOTOS BY LLOYD FOX,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | March 20, 2006
Special Olympics athletes from across Baltimore dribbled, shot and scored at the citywide Special Olympics Adult Basketball Championships last Monday. Nearly 80 adult Special Olympians competed in three events: basketball skills, which tested passing, dribbling and shooting; a 3-on-3 basketball game; and a 3-on-3 game that paired Olympians and their mentors. About 50 Coppin State University students volunteered and cheered on the athletes in the school's third year hosting the championships.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - After the globe hopping. After the rush of competition. After the cheering has stopped. What happens to the men and women who make up the U.S. Olympic team? "You put your life on hold to pursue a dream," says hockey player A.J. Mleczko, 29. "All of my peers have at least five years of post-college experience. I don't know if what I'm doing qualifies me for anything." And that's from a woman with a gold medal from the 1998 Winter Games, the likelihood of another one next month and a degree in U.S. history from Harvard University.
FEATURES
February 16, 2013
Michael Phelps' latest love interest is 22-year-old Sarah Herndon, according to an interview with the waitress/model from California (the same description as his previous flame, Megan Rossee, whom he dumped just after Christmas). He and Herndon met in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, just before Christmas; fished for lobster in the Bahamas after the holidays and had an evening of sushi and "Zero Dark Thirty" back in Baltimore. Here's a report. By Hugo Daniel For Coleman-Rayner Michael Phelps charmed his latest love interest on a romantic lobster fishing trip - jumping into the water and joking, "This is my home, too, you know.” Sarah Herndon was whisked to the Bahamas by the Oympic champion for a romantic five-day break of fishing, snorkeling and tropical sunsets.
FEATURES
December 31, 2012
Baltimore native and superstar Olympian Michael Phelps has dumped model-waitress Megan Rossee, according to TMZ . The gossip site cited anonymous sources who said that Phelps "felt the relationship wasn't going anywhere, so he decided to end it so he could pursue other options. " The two first appeared in public as a couple during the London Olympics. Phelps played (consolation?) beer pong Saturday evening with Stacy Keibler in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to Keibler's Instagram feed.
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