By Gary Peterson | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupMarch 7, 2019 at 11:53 am Swimmer Natalie Coughlin, born in Vallejo, raised in Concord and admired around the world will have to revise her athletic resume yet again next week when she is inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor. The honor will be bestowed March 15 in Las Vegas at the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament, according to Swimming World Magazine. Coughlin was dominant during her four years (2001-04) at Cal. She was both the NCAA and Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year from 2001-03. She was a four-time team MVP, compiling a 61-0 record in dual meets. She set a raft of records, including two butterfly standards that are still on the books. She didn’t spend all her time at the pool. She was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic team honoree. She was inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. Coughlin used her time at Cal as a springboard to a stellar Olympic career. She earned five medals (two gold) … [Read more...] about Seven years since her last Olympics race, Cal great Natalie Coughlin still being honored
What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it? That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think. With news Friday that Stockholm is likely to pull out of the race for the 2026 Winter Games — just days after it was approved as a candidate city by the International Olympic Committee — there is an ever-increasing chance that no one will be left to hear its name called by the time the final decision is made next year. The only other cities interested in hosting are Calgary, Canada, and the combined Italian bid of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo. But Calgary's proposal faces a crucial referendum next month — and polls suggest it hardly has overwhelming support — while Italy's plans are marred by a lack of government backing and the memory of Rome pulling out of the race for both the 2020 and 2024 Summer Games . As if cities needed any further reminder of what a boondoggle the Olympics is: Pyeongchang is already pondering whether to raze … [Read more...] about Column: What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host?
SOURCE: GEORGIA SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS While thousands of Georgia fans flocked to Athens for Homecoming this past weekend, Georgia women’s tennis freshman Lourdes Carle made her own trip home to compete for Argentina on the world stage, the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The Argentinean grew up in the rural town of Daireaux located approximately five hours from the Nation’s capital, Buenos Aires, and home of the third-ever Summer Youth Olympics. The Games commenced with an opening ceremony on Saturday, while competition in 23 of the 37 sports began Sunday including tennis. Each tennis player competes in a 32-player singles bracket, a 16-team doubles field and a 64-team mixed doubles tournament. Carle made her way onto the court first on Sunday in doubles. Pairing with Maria Camila Osorio Serrano of Columbia, the duo defeated Sada Nahimana (Burundi) and Maria Gabriela Rivera Corado (Guatemala), 6-4, 6-4. Next, the South American tandem face Kamilla Rakhimova and Oksana … [Read more...] about Youth Olympics Provides a Homecoming for Lourdes Carle
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The collector of the world's most thorough cache of Olympic torches, medals and other valuable keepsakes insists he does not play favorites. They are all his babies. Still, when pressed, Gordy Crawford brings up a gold medal from the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. Not long ago, a family from Norway put it up for auction. The price tag soared into six figures. There was only one other bidder. "It was the IOC," he said. "Fortunately for me, they had a budget and I didn't. So, I have a 1932 gold medal." That gold medal, along with millions of dollars' worth of Olympic treasures Crawford has collected over the years, now resides in the archives at the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters in Colorado Springs. Crawford, 71, felt it was time to turn his passel over to the USOC. He spent $1.5 million to build an archive room (an entire floor, actually) that includes a 225-square-foot fireproof Special Collections area where the torches and medals will … [Read more...] about Passionate collector donates rare Olympic treasure trove
The 27-year-old is in an apparent deadlock with the Scottish club after returning back from World Cup duty, with Jacques Lichtenstein angry at the Hoops' treatment of his player. We do not want to take the risk of making that injury worse, while in four months he can talk to any club about a free transfer. "The plan is for him to stay here and I don't see that changing". The club have been in negotiation with Dedryck's agent from a year ago."He wanted to speak to me at 10 o'clock". The goal was unfortunate and we need to bounce back from that."I can't go on about players we want in".He said: "I haven't had dealings with Dedryck's agent, it has all been through the club".Bullish over Celtic's chances in the Olympic Stadium despite the loss of an away goal in Glasgow, Hendry added: 'If we play as we did at home we shouldn't have any problems."We are slightly behind in the tie so we have to go there and be very positive and we've definitely got the players and the team capable of going … [Read more...] about John Hartson claims Celtic need the flawless performance against AEK Athens