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Posted on 17 February 2018 | 8:30 am
Hice: American winning in more than Olympics
Covington NewsHice: American winning in more than OlympicsCovington NewsFrom the Miracle on Ice in Lake Placid to the great conquests of Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps, we feel an immense sense of national pride as we remember our heroes of the past and admire the sheer talent and determination of our athletes. Every two ...
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 11:16 am
Relax, We're Nowhere Near the End of World
Outside MagazineRelax, We're Nowhere Near the End of World RecordsOutside MagazineA television documentary a few years ago recruited top athletes to race against virtual versions of long-ago record holders—wearing the old-fashioned equipment. Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse managed an 11.0-second 100 meters in leather shoes ...
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 10:04 am
CBF Morning Run: Carrying a torch for the
Columbus Business FirstCBF Morning Run: Carrying a torch for the Olympics, drafting in Hilliard, taking cheap flights to warm climes ...Columbus Business FirstIn 1972, Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the Summer Games in Munich. To celebrate, 7-year-old Mark Somerson wore a red, white and blue Speedo to the pool that summer. In 1976, right before the Summer Olympics in Montreal, I clipped a coupon from a ...
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 3:47 am
1:38 in the 200 IM? Caeleb Dressel Always
Swimming World Magazine1:38 in the 200 IM? Caeleb Dressel Always Wanted MoreSwimming World MagazineCareer IMers like Jan Switkowski and Mark Szaranek, the 2017 NCAA co-champion in the 200 IM, became his training partners. But why? Why make that choice? Troy had two simple words: “He's special.” Dressel, meanwhile, referred back to a sentence he ...and more »
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 8:50 pm
City Council Will Consider Sacramento Walk
Croker says that could include people like sports legends Dusty Baker, Somer Sanders, and Mark Spitz, but it would not be limited to sports. "Entertainment and arts, news, business and science and technology," Crocker said. The stars would be placed on J ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 6:36 am
Usain Bolt and other World's Greatest
With his extensive array of record-breaking runs and medals, Bolt is considered part of the league of sporting legends which comprises Muhammed Ali, Roger Federer, Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Steffi Graff, Sergy Bubka, Yelena Isinbeyeva and several others ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 3:03 am
Sacramento eyes its own walk of fame
A future walk around midtown might include strolling past stars dedicated to actor Pat Morita of “The Karate Kid” fame, Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz and other famous folks with Sacramento connections. The proposed Sacramento Walk of Stars is the ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
The Father of Surfing Turns 125 Years Old
He was Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps before chlorine; he was Laird Hamilton and Kelly Slater before foam boards and leashes. He was Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson before integration; he was Michael Jordan before "branding." His life contained ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Broward high schools swimming preview: Pine
Most Olympic champion swimmers start early — Missy Franklin was 5, Michael Phelps was 7 and Mark Spitz was 6 when they began competing in the water. Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest junior Marta Ciesla was a good bit older — she was six months shy of her ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 6:00 pm