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One of Libertyville’s top hurdlers in his first two seasons, Max Roberts is constantly working to improve his technique. On May 16 at the Buffalo Grove Sectional, Roberts qualified for state in the 300-meter hurdles, setting a new personal record of...
Tags: Track and Field
When the Summer Olympics began with the staid Queen of England taking part in a James Bond skit filmed for the best opening ceremony ever, you knew the biggest event on the global sports calendar had a chance to be a celebration of both winning and...
For marketers, Olympics forge true gold: Even before the Olympics ended, speculation began regarding which U.S. athletes were most likely to cash in from their golden moments.VarietyEven before the Olympics ended, speculation began regarding which U.S. athletes were most likely to cash in from their golden moments. Gymnast Gabby Douglas, naturally. Swimmers Michael Phelps (again) and Ryan Lochte; volleyball tandem Misty May-Treanor...
Olympic athletes have breakout potential: Lochte, Franklin among those who could follow in Phelps' footstepsVarietyEach Olympic Games brings an opportunity for an athlete toiling in relative obscurity to become a pop-culture phenom, with his or her achievements potentially translating into appearances on everything from Wheaties boxes to "Saturday Night Live." As they...
BASKETBALL Men Quarterfinals d Argentina 82, Brazil 77 United States 119, Australia 86 Spain 66, France 59 Russia 83, Lithuania 74 HANDBALL Men Quarterfinals Hungary 34, Iceland 33 Sweden 24, Denmark 22 France 23, Spain 22...
LONDON -- The YouTube footage is humorous, the inexperienced subject half-somersaulting, half-back-flipping over a relatively low bar into the pole-vault pit with accompanying laughter from onlookers five years ago. Little did the videographer know he...
Tags: Track and Field, Usain Bolt, Jim Thorpe, Decathlon, YouTube
LONDON — How do you measure greatness? By two events that lasted fewer than 30 seconds combined? By one 10-part event that ground on for 25 hours over two days? About 45 minutes after Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the Olympic track title he thought was...
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