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Skier trains for Olympics in Brooklyn basement - Fox5NY


Fox5NY

Skier trains for Olympics in Brooklyn basement
Fox5NY
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - In the dimly-lit boiler room of a building in DUMBO surrounded by a snarl of pipes and boxes and other people's excess stuff, the superintendent of this property, a 36-year-old father of three, trains alone for the 2018 Winter ...

Going for the Gold: 2018 Winter Olympics - KARK


KARK

Going for the Gold: 2018 Winter Olympics
KARK
The U.S. ski team has to practice, but how do they do that in the summer, without snow? The team did well at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, winning 12 medals, five of them gold. They hope to make another "splash" four years later. "In the end of the ...

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Is it too late to say no to 2028 Olympics?: Letters - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune


Is it too late to say no to 2028 Olympics?: Letters
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Regarding the 2028 Olympics for Los Angeles, no matter what the Los Angeles City Council has decided, I still say don't do it! We don't need it. Taxpayers will pay for the Olympics' budget overruns. The city of Los Angeles has no idea what actual costs ...

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Former Olympian Celebrates 25 Years Since Olympics - Lasentinel


Lasentinel

Former Olympian Celebrates 25 Years Since Olympics
Lasentinel
As the Olympics remains popularized every year, creating past and present household names, one past household name is Kevin Young, an Olympian gold medalist of 1988 and 1992, 400-meter hurdles event. This month, Young celebrates 25 years since ...

Dearborn Special Olympics athlete qualifies for national games in Seattle - Dearborn Press and Guide


Dearborn Press and Guide

Dearborn Special Olympics athlete qualifies for national games in Seattle
Dearborn Press and Guide
Come July of 2018, the Special Olympics USA Games held in Seattle will have quite the local flare. Among the 36 athletes on Team Michigan next summer in the Pacific Northwest will be 22-year-old Sean Richardson of Dearborn. He qualified in track and ...
Countdown on for NZ's biggest Special Olympics event Scoop.co.nz

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Rio Didn't Plant the 24 Million Trees Promised to Offset Olympic Environmental Impacts: Report - The Weather Channel


Rio Didn't Plant the 24 Million Trees Promised to Offset Olympic Environmental Impacts: Report
The Weather Channel
Meanwhile, some 12,000 trees planted in Olympic Park for the games are dying from a lack of care, and the blame game is in full swing. Brazil's Federal Court of Audit (TCU) released a report that reviewed the aftermath of the Olympics. It found that ...

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How will the NHL handle the Olympics and the potential friction created with its players? - Canes Country


Canes Country

How will the NHL handle the Olympics and the potential friction created with its players?
Canes Country
As the NHL off-season is right in the middle of its deepest slumber, one of the few topics that is being consistently discussed is the participation of NHL players in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Once the NHL announced ...
NHL's absence from Olympics opens door for South Jersey product Cherry Hill Courier Post

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South Bend man to represent Indiana for 2018 Special Olympics - WSBT-TV


WSBT-TV

South Bend man to represent Indiana for 2018 Special Olympics
WSBT-TV
To qualify you have to win at least one gold medal at State Games. You're then randomly selected. "Pretty exciting. That seems kind of scary to having to compete do all this big stuff,” he said. Grooms has been participating in the Special Olympics for ...

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Ahead of the Winter Olympics, North Korea Looms as a Problem - Wall Street Journal (subscription)


Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Ahead of the Winter Olympics, North Korea Looms as a Problem
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
The last time South Korea hosted the Olympic Games, in 1988, North Korea was keen for a piece of the action and offered to co-host events. After it was rebuffed, Pyongyang bombed a South Korean jetliner and launched its own rival sports extravaganza.

Tensions Between US, North Korea Could Impact NBC's Investment in Winter Olympics - Variety


Variety

Tensions Between US, North Korea Could Impact NBC's Investment in Winter Olympics
Variety
There are also instances when current events overtook the Olympics. In 1980, the U.S. and other countries boycotted the Summer Games in Moscow in protest of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. NBC paid $87 million for the rights, and reportedly ...

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