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...public relations missteps have beset Boston, which was seen by the USOC as the city with the best chance of bringing the Summer Olympics back to the country for the first time since Atlanta hosted the 1996 Games.The stumbling start has raised questions...
Blackburn grabs discus victory in Florida

2008 Soldotna graduate Paige Blackburn took the first step in her quest of reaching the summer Olympics in 2016 with a discus victory at the Florida Relays.Blackburn, competing unattached, unleashed a throw of 53.59 meters...
What others say: Can Brazil repeat success with Olympics?

...deprived of promised civic benefits once, it's hard to imagine Brazilians exhibiting similar forbearance for the Summer Olympics.Miracles do happen; the fact that Brazil pulled off the World Cup was one, but maybe a second one is too much...
Dazzling opening show is a tribute to Austrailia's long history and culture.

...heavy uniforms to keep them warm. It was the first time U.S. athletes had received parkas and heavy jackets for the summer Olympics. In Australia it is the beginning of spring, with warms days and cool nights. Although the name of the person...
Rules of the Game

We watched the Summer Olympics with enthusiasm. Mostly the individual achievements: swimming, gymnastics and track and field especially, as I expect most...
Finding the passion in one's sense of duty

Weren't the summer Olympics exciting? It is amazing what is possible for the human body to achieve when it is driven to what seems to be its limits. One...


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