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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1998
Olympic silver medalist Jair Lynch and Morgan State University President Earl Richardson are among 10 community and business leaders named to the Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition by those cities' mayors.Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke named five people to that board, which is working to bring the 2012 Olympics to the region:Richardson, John A. Moag Jr., chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority; Ioanna Morfessis, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Alliance; Ron Shapiro, a Baltimore attorney, and William L. Jews, president and chief executive officer of CareFirst, which was formed by the combination of the Maryland and District of Columbia Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | September 23, 2009
She has an island fantasy camp to run this week, a fall wedding - her own - to plan, an Olympic hopeful to mentor and a televised holiday show to prep for. Yet Dorothy Hamill, the figure skater crowned "America's Sweetheart" after her gold-medal performance at the 1976 Winter Olympics, still finds time to stop for a phone call to her summer home on Nantucket to catch up. Although she wasn't a summer camper growing up, Hamill started to get the bug...
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | September 23, 2009
She has an island fantasy camp to run this week, a fall wedding - her own - to plan, an Olympic hopeful to mentor and a televised holiday show to prep for. Yet Dorothy Hamill, the figure skater crowned "America's Sweetheart" after her gold-medal performance at the 1976 Winter Olympics, still finds time to stop for a phone call to her summer home on Nantucket to catch up. Although she wasn't a summer camper growing up, Hamill started to get the bug...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | December 7, 2006
It came in the last game of the set - the Bryan brothers' famed chest bump. It came after a point in which each brother had made a terrific play. Bob made the first, keeping the ball in play with an amazing backward backhand on what looked like a winner. Mike made the next, splitting Mardy Fish and Robby Ginepri with a winning, driving volley deep into the middle of the court. Mike looked at Bob, and Bob at Mike. Smiles burst out. A hand slap. And then, the leap into the air for the bump.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 14, 2000
Michael Phelps of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club will compete for the first time since the Sydney Olympics at the FINA/USA Swimming 2000 World Cup at the University of Maryland tomorrow and Thursday. A 15-year-old sophomore at Towson High, Phelps was the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic men's team in 68 years. He finished fifth in the 200-meter butterfly in Australia, and is favored to win that event tomorrow. On Thursday, Phelps is entered in the 100 fly and the 200 individual medley, which features Tom Dolan.
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Contributing Writer | May 3, 1993
The final day of Severn Sailing Association's Laser Atlantic Coast Championship Regatta ended with a whimper off Annapolis yesterday afternoon.The only race that was attempted was abandoned in the face of an extremely light and dying wind, a strong flood tidal current, and a 20- to 25-degree wind shift that forced most of the fleet eastward into the mouth of the Severn River instead of south toward the first weather mark.In the absence of results yesterday, the regatta consisted only of Saturday's two races, falling one race short of the number required for an officially sanctioned championship.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2005
A sport-by-sport outlook for the Turin Games: Biathlon: The U.S. squad has never won an Olympic medal in this sport, not even finishing in the top 10. Breaking into the upper echelon might be the best the team can hope for. The men's side has two Salt Lake City veterans in Jay Hakkinen, who has qualified for the 2006 Games, and Jeremy Teela. A fellow Alaskan, Rachel Steer, is likely to join them in Turin. Bobsled: At least fans won't have to watch Prince Albert in a can. The prince - driver and the bankroll behind Monaco's sled - retired after crossing the finish line in 2002 on his head.
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January 21, 1994
HANG AROUNDTop-ranked international gymnasts will vault into town Sunday for the Reese's World Gymnastics Cup, 1 p.m. at the Baltimore Arena.Among the competitors will be Maryland's own Dominique Dawes, 1992 Olympian and silver medalist at the 1993 World Championships. She'll compete against other champs, such as 1993 world titlist Shannon Miller, U.S. Olympic bronze medalists Kim Zmeskal and Betty Okino. Also competing will be 1992 Olympic all-around champion Tatiana Gutsu of Ukraine and Olympic gold medalist Tatiana Lisenko of Ukraine.
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August 12, 2001
Four others from area qualify for the worlds Don and Adam Forgione are two of five Howard countians and one near-countian who qualified for - but aren't necessarily going to - next month's Duathlon World Championships in Italy. The others are: Trey Cassidy, (30-34 men age bracket), Glenelg, principal of Glenelg Country School. Fifth national team. Has raced in Guernica, Spain ("an amazing trip, and my best showing, top-10 among Americans ... did that one with Don Forgione"), Germany, North Carolina and France last year.
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By ALAN ABRAHAMSON and ALAN ABRAHAMSON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 17, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Spontaneously, passionately, insistently came the chants last night from the crowd at the Lingotto Oval, an urgent plea for gold that roared around the arena: "I-tal-ia! I-tal-ia!" The Italian men's speed skating team did not disappoint. Carried along on a wave of sound, the Italian men sailed to a victory in the team pursuit, a victory both unexpected and unexpectedly easy. Italy, led by Enrico Fabris, a bronze medalist in the 5,000 meters earlier in these Games, defeated Canada by almost three seconds in the three-man, 3,200-meter event, which made its Olympic debut.
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By RANDY HARVEY and RANDY HARVEY,SUN REPORTER | February 17, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Even if Johnny Weir had skated his best, he wouldn't have challenged Russia's Evgeni Plushenko last night at the Palavela for the men's figure skating gold medal. Plushenko's lead after the short program two nights before was too commanding and his performance in the free skate too steady, if less than brilliant. But Weir, of Newark, Del., never even gave himself a chance for the silver medal that had been his to lose after the short program. He forgot to check an updated bus schedule at the athletes' village and arrived at the arena later than he likes, left several important elements out of his program and then stormed off the ice as though he had someone to blame other than himself.
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By ALAN ABRAHAMSON and ALAN ABRAHAMSON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 17, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Spontaneously, passionately, insistently came the chants last night from the crowd at the Lingotto Oval, an urgent plea for gold that roared around the arena: "I-tal-ia! I-tal-ia!" The Italian men's speed skating team did not disappoint. Carried along on a wave of sound, the Italian men sailed to a victory in the team pursuit, a victory both unexpected and unexpectedly easy. Italy, led by Enrico Fabris, a bronze medalist in the 5,000 meters earlier in these Games, defeated Canada by almost three seconds in the three-man, 3,200-meter event, which made its Olympic debut.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2005
One group of sailors will be double dipping at this year's National Offshore One-Design Regatta in Annapolis. The winner of the Melges 24 class will claim not only the local title, but also the national championship. The race within a race has attracted some of sailing's top competitors and almost tripled the number of entries over last year's fleet. "We have a fantastic lineup," said Bill Blank, Melges class coordinator for the Annapolis Yacht Club, the host organization. "There's a whole heap of talent out there.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2005
A sport-by-sport outlook for the Turin Games: Biathlon: The U.S. squad has never won an Olympic medal in this sport, not even finishing in the top 10. Breaking into the upper echelon might be the best the team can hope for. The men's side has two Salt Lake City veterans in Jay Hakkinen, who has qualified for the 2006 Games, and Jeremy Teela. A fellow Alaskan, Rachel Steer, is likely to join them in Turin. Bobsled: At least fans won't have to watch Prince Albert in a can. The prince - driver and the bankroll behind Monaco's sled - retired after crossing the finish line in 2002 on his head.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
If figure skaters and bass fishermen can turn their skills into paying propositions seen on television, why can't Olympic swimmers? That's a question gold and silver medalist Gary Hall Jr. asks with a straight face. As the 29-year-old, second-generation Olympian prepares for the Olympic trials in Long Beach, Calif., in July, he also is spreading the word about The Race Club, an international team he founded last fall to bring more attention to the sport. "I've always felt it is a sport with great potential.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2004
Down time could be hard to come by for some NBA players this summer. The league finishes playing the third week in June at the conclusion of the NBA Finals, and on July 26 members of the Olympic squad begin practice at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. After knocking the rust off, the team will spend two weeks on a barnstorming tour of Europe before settling in Athens, Greece, to begin play Aug. 15 against Puerto Rico. Other preliminary opponents are Greece, Australia, Lithuania and Angola.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
If figure skaters and bass fishermen can turn their skills into paying propositions seen on television, why can't Olympic swimmers? That's a question gold and silver medalist Gary Hall Jr. asks with a straight face. As the 29-year-old, second-generation Olympian prepares for the Olympic trials in Long Beach, Calif., in July, he also is spreading the word about The Race Club, an international team he founded last fall to bring more attention to the sport. "I've always felt it is a sport with great potential.
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By RANDY HARVEY and RANDY HARVEY,SUN REPORTER | February 17, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Even if Johnny Weir had skated his best, he wouldn't have challenged Russia's Evgeni Plushenko last night at the Palavela for the men's figure skating gold medal. Plushenko's lead after the short program two nights before was too commanding and his performance in the free skate too steady, if less than brilliant. But Weir, of Newark, Del., never even gave himself a chance for the silver medal that had been his to lose after the short program. He forgot to check an updated bus schedule at the athletes' village and arrived at the arena later than he likes, left several important elements out of his program and then stormed off the ice as though he had someone to blame other than himself.
NEWS
By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | July 7, 2002
AN AMERICAN Olympic gold medalist in 1998, Tara Lipinski, hadn't turned 5 when she won her first regional title in the sport that is our main topic today. Take a guess ... it was not figure skating. Jennifer Rodriguez, the Miami-raised skater who won two bronze medals in Salt Lake City was a 1992 world silver medalist in our topic sport today, too. Nope, it wasn't speedskating, either. We're talking roller skating, with the Howard County twist being that some not-too-shabby competitors in the sport live or train here.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2002
While most students are sitting in class and studying for exams this week, two Key School students will be taking a step toward competing in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Jimmy Praley and Jimmy Attridge, both juniors for the Obezags' sailing team, will pilot a boat in the Olympic Class Regatta race tomorrow in Miami. Praley and Attridge, who will be the youngest sailors in the international 470 class, will compete against a couple of dozen boats for the right to participate in the U.S. Olympic trials next year.
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