Tag Archive: Olympics

Aug 14

USA takes gold in men’s 4×100 medley, Michael Phelps’ final race


If his statements about the Rio Olympics being his final Olympic Games, Michael Phelps went out on a high note. Phelps, Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller and Nathan Adrian combined to set an Olympic record with a time of 3:27.95, and Murphy got them going in the first leg. Swimming the backstroke Murphy set world and …

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Jul 19

U.S. will have its most female Olympians ever in Rio


The U.S. Olympic team of 555 qualified athletes includes a record 292 women after the last sports announced their rosters Monday, which is more women than have competed for any nation at a single Olympics, according to Olympic historians. The previous record for female competitors was 289 by China at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to …

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Jul 18

Australians in the NBA: can they help the Boomers perform well at the Olympics?


Without a doubt, basketball is growing in Australia and it is only a matter of time before it blossoms into one of the country’s most popular sports. In fact, there are now a number of Aussies who feature in the NBA – a statistic that confirms just how big it’s becoming Down Under. The Boomers announced their …

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Feb 21

Puck Daddy: How Canada humbled Team USA’s offensive machine in Olympic win

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

The meeting between the U.S. and Canada in the Sochi Olympic semifinals was a meeting between the tournament’s best offensive and defensive teams. As the saying goes: Defense wins championships. Offense, it seems, plays for bronze. The Canadians played a puck possession game, didn’t allow the Americans to establish anything in the offensive zone and …

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Feb 18

Why do Dutch rule speed skating? It’s their way of life


SOCHI, Russia – Hans Van Zetten has lived a pretty fascinating Dutch life. He was a high level gymnast before getting hurt. He joined the army and became a Lieutenant Colonel. After he got out, he became the Netherlands’ national gymnastics coach. After that, he became a hugely popular television commentator for gymnastics and figure …

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Feb 16

Puck Daddy: 5 things we learned from U.S. win over Slovenia

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 9 - Slovenia v United States

The United States defeated Slovenia 5-1 on Sunday and have won Group A. Here are five things we learned: • The Kessels are enjoying Sochi. Phil and Amanda have been wreaking havoc on opposing goaltenders in the men’s and women’s tournaments. With a hat trick against Slovenia Phil has seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) …

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Feb 09

The Sports Bank.net: Julia Mancuso will headline Winter Olympics tomorrow night


Julia Mancuso will be the headliner in tomorrow night’s primetime coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. The featured event of the night will highlight the decorated Olympian in the gold medal final of the super combined, which consists of one downhill run and one slalom run. http://forums.sportsjabber.net/sjforums/showthread.php?t=141902

Jan 21

The Sports Bank.net: Serious security issues at Sochi Winter Olympics

The Sochi Winter Olympics will take place in a Black Sea resort town not far from a mountain training ground for terrorists. Known terror groups reside in a place not all that far away from Sochi, Russia. Washington, D.C. is concerned over potential security threats at the Sochi Winter Olympics. According to a recent CBS …

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Jan 11

The Sports Bank.net: Julia Mancuso will be a hot topic come Sochi


Julia Mancuso is a 29-year-old is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Reno, Nevada. Mancuso was the gold medalist in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the silver medalist in both downhill and combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Her three Olympic medals are the most ever …

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Jan 07

The Sports Bank.net: Nancy Kerrigan to do TV analysis for Olympic skating coverage


Somewhere, Tonya Harding will hear this news about Nancy Kerrigan, and she’ll likely start cursing and shaking her fist up at the sky. Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic figure skating medalist who capped her career with a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage …

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