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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 14, 1996
Capturing a gold medal in the Olympics. Establishing the Navy women's soccer team as a Patriot League power. Shaking hands with President Clinton.That's been the hectic life of Carin Gabarra for the past two years -- where trying to track her down has been almost as difficult as understanding how she fits everything into her schedule."
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By Philip Hersh and Tribune Newspapers | February 19, 2010
Evan Lysacek's coach, Frank Carroll, had one major hope for his skater going into Thursday's Olympic free skate final. "I want him to grab this opportunity and make it something special," Carroll said, "because so few skaters have this chance." Lysacek did all that and more at the Pacific Coliseum. Shaking off the suffocating pressure of the moment -- which actually lasted four minutes, 30 seconds -- Lysacek delivered a brilliant, career-best performance to become the first U.S. man to win the Olympic skating gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1998
ABC broadcaster Jim McKay joined Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. yesterday in supporting Washington and Baltimore's bid to play host to the 2012 Olympic Games by joining the regional organizing committee.McKay, who has lived in Baltimore since he was 15, announced his support next to Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and members of the Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition. McKay, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame, has broadcast 10 Olympics."This is another significant step forward in our march to establish credibility in our bid for the Olympics," said Dan Knise, recently appointed president and chief executive of the bid committee.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,peter.schmuck@baltsun.com | August 24, 2008
News item: : Editor & Publisher released a Pew Research Center study Friday showing that one-quarter of stories about the Olympics focused on Michael Phelps, who got seven times as much media coverage as the next-most-spotlighted athlete. My take: : Seven times as much? That sounds low to me. : News item: : Cuba defeated the United States, 10-2, Friday to knock the U.S. team into the bronze-medal game in what might be the final Olympic baseball tournament. : My take: : One of the reasons they're dropping baseball is because Major League Baseball won't suspend the season and send the game's top players to the Olympics.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1996
ATLANTA -- There was magic in his name and an air of invincibility surrounding his persona. From the moment in 1984 when he upset Greg Foster in Los Angeles to win his first Olympic gold medal, and for much of the decade, Roger Kingdom was the dominant figure in the 110-meter hurdles and one of the most luminous in the track-and-field world.He won another Olympic gold medal in Seoul in 1988.He was ranked No. 1 in the world five times in seven years."He was the man," said Allen Johnson, then an aspiring decathlete growing up in Burke, Va., now ranked second in the world in the 110 hurdles.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | September 3, 1992
In the new world of Olympic figure skating, Kristi Yamaguchi can still skate for cash and medals.Just not all at once.Yesterday, Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympic women's gold medalist, announced that she will make her professional debut at the DuraSoft World Professional Figure Skating Championships at the Capital Centre in Landover on Dec. 12.Five nights later, she will appear in the DuraSoft Challenge of Champions at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif.And,...
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By S. Andrew Rom and S. Andrew Rom,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2000
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - As scores of teen-agers walked the pool deck in search of Olympians at the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium this weekend, there was one teen in the pool trying to become one. At the inaugural Key Bank Swim Classic, Baltimore's Michael Phelps, 14, swam against what Michigan men's swim coach Jon Urbanchek called "80 percent of this year's U.S. Olympic team." Watching Phelps at the starting blocks gave the only clue as to his youth, as he wore his headphones until seconds before each race.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1996
ATLANTA -- Jackie Joyner-Kersee's hamstring problems began earlier this year and flared up again here at last month's U.S. Olympic trials, when they contributed to her losing her first completed heptathlon since the 1984 Olympics and her first on American soil since 1983.It was only a foreshadowing of what happened yesterday.Going for her third straight Olympic gold medal, Joyner-Kersee reinjured the leg while running in the 110-meter hurdles, the opening event of the heptathlon, at Olympic Stadium.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1995
PASADENA, Calif. -- Anita Nall is not making a comeback. She would like to clear that up right from the start. Since she was never really out of swimming -- never even took an extended vacation -- that would not be the correct way to characterize her attempt to re-establish herself as the world's best in the women's breaststroke.And yet, she has some distance to come back if she is to achieve her dream of an individual Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter or 400-meter event.Nall, whose times sagged while she was coping with a serious iron-deficiency problem last year, swam 2 minutes, 31.69 seconds to tie USC's Kristine Quance for the top time in the 200-meter preliminary at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships yesterday, but she faded in the final and finished fourth, nearly two seconds behind titlist Annemieke McReynolds.
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By Mona Charen | February 2, 1994
ALL right. So we've established that in America you can shoot your parents in the back while they watch television (the two Menendez juries were hung), cut off your husband's penis or smash a brick into the head of a passing trucker because he happens to be white -- all without consequences.Why not then take a metal baton to the knee of your prime skating rival? Heck, by current standards, Tonya Harding could have taken off Nancy Kerrigan's whole leg. Her excuse could have been early childhood abuse (which would have the advantage of being true)
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By RICK MAESE | August 12, 2008
BEIJING - It's time we overhauled our language as it concerns Michael Phelps. We can no longer talk about his quest. It's not a chase, it's not a dream, and it's not simply a goal either. Eight gold medals at the Olympics? Let's just start calling it what it is: Phelps' destiny. There's no denying it now: His path is paved in gold. He is going to do it. Phelps of Rodgers Forge is going to leave here with eight golds. He picked up his third of these Games earlier today, winning the 200-meter freestyle in impressive fashion, breaking his own world record by nearly a second and beating the field by so much that he was practically dried off before any of the other swimmers hit the wall.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | January 5, 2008
Olympic gold medal skater Dorothy Hamill is being treated for breast cancer at Johns Hopkins' Kimmel Cancer Center. "I'm OK," Hamill said last night in a short telephone interview. "I'm still a little woozy. It's been kind of a hit in the head." Hamill, 51, had to leave the starring role in the 19-stop national touring company of Broadway on Ice, but she said she would like to rejoin the cast later this month. "I'll be up to normal things soon, but I've got to take it easy right now," she said.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2004
The Olympic year will accelerate with the 97th installment of the Millrose Games tonight. The indoor track and field meet at New York's Madison Square Garden will be graced for the first time by Marion Jones, as the world's top female sprinter will try to elevate an enterprise that has come to resemble the Jerry Springer Show instead of a sport. Doping issues hover over American track and field. Accusations of drug use have led to defiant denials and an act of contrition. Earlier this week, USA Track and Field apologized to the U.S. Olympic Committee for its perceived cover-up in the case of Jerome Young, the 400-meter runner who was allowed on the gold-medal-winning, 1,600-relay team at the 2000 Olympics despite testing positive for banned substances the year before.
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February 16, 2002
THE DECISION of the International Olympic Committee on Friday was swift and sure, like the skating of Canadian pairs team Jamie Sale and David Pelletier. But unlike their performance, it was not flawless. In this case, though, flawless may well have been impossible to achieve. After a huge international flap, the IOC agreed to award the Canadian pair what they deserved for their gold-medal performance in figure skating earlier this week. The first-place gold had originally gone to Russian skaters Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze.
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By John Eisenberg and John Eisenberg,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - The only two Americans to make the finals in the Olympic boxing competition lost today, leaving the United States without a boxing gold medal in the Games for the first time since 1948. "It's a tough thing," U.S. coach Tom Mustin said after featherweight Ricardo Juarez and light-welterweight Ricardo Williams Jr. lost decisions at the Sydney Exhibition Center. The United States entered the Games with high expectations and three world champions on the team. Some observers felt this might be the best U.S. team since 1976.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2000
The buzz is building over Michael Phelps. The 15-year-old from Rodgers Forge has the sinew and strokes to someday be mentioned with America's swimming legends. In 2004 and 2008, he could collect times and titles worthy of Weissmuller and Schollander, Spitz and Biondi. Right. And wrong. The future is now for Phelps, the man-child who has kept growing, training and presumably improving since a month ago today, when he shocked everyone in Indianapolis except himself and his coach by becoming the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic men's swim team since 1932.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1996
NEW YORK -- Lindsay Davenport swept through her second-round match in the U.S. Open, 6-0, 6-4, yesterday, as if nothing would ever disrupt her concentration again.Then she strolled into the post-match interview to talk about her victory over Henrietta Nagyova, stepped up on the podium and sat down in the chair just vacated by David Nainkin, the player who had upset No. 9 men's seed Wayne Ferreira."Oh! Oh! Oh!" she yelped, leaping to her feet and looking at the perspiration-layered chair as if it were a snake.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2004
The Olympic year will accelerate with the 97th installment of the Millrose Games tonight. The indoor track and field meet at New York's Madison Square Garden will be graced for the first time by Marion Jones, as the world's top female sprinter will try to elevate an enterprise that has come to resemble the Jerry Springer Show instead of a sport. Doping issues hover over American track and field. Accusations of drug use have led to defiant denials and an act of contrition. Earlier this week, USA Track and Field apologized to the U.S. Olympic Committee for its perceived cover-up in the case of Jerome Young, the 400-meter runner who was allowed on the gold-medal-winning, 1,600-relay team at the 2000 Olympics despite testing positive for banned substances the year before.
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By S. Andrew Rom and S. Andrew Rom,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2000
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - As scores of teen-agers walked the pool deck in search of Olympians at the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium this weekend, there was one teen in the pool trying to become one. At the inaugural Key Bank Swim Classic, Baltimore's Michael Phelps, 14, swam against what Michigan men's swim coach Jon Urbanchek called "80 percent of this year's U.S. Olympic team." Watching Phelps at the starting blocks gave the only clue as to his youth, as he wore his headphones until seconds before each race.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1998
ABC broadcaster Jim McKay joined Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. yesterday in supporting Washington and Baltimore's bid to play host to the 2012 Olympic Games by joining the regional organizing committee.McKay, who has lived in Baltimore since he was 15, announced his support next to Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and members of the Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition. McKay, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame, has broadcast 10 Olympics."This is another significant step forward in our march to establish credibility in our bid for the Olympics," said Dan Knise, recently appointed president and chief executive of the bid committee.
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