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Bigger beach volleyball fest

...to push the envelope beyond last year."Although the Americans have dominated beach volleyball since it joined the Summer Games in 1996 - Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor have won three straight gold medals - the sport has struggled...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-25/bigger-beach-volleyball-fest
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Life without limits

...We're working on more than basketball skills."Half of the campers are preparing for the 2014 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games, held June 6-8 in Anchorage's Alaska Dome. The other half had very little basketball experience, if any.Experience...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-05/life-without-limits
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Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage

...headway in cleaning up its waters, experts warn the Summer Games could pose health risks to athletes and mar what officials...Olympic Committee took much flak during the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, when the city failed to clean up its smoggy air in...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-21/rios-olympic-waterways-full-trash-and-
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Sports Quote

...first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U.S. men's swim team. He went on to win medals at the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Beijing and London, accumulating a total of 22 medals-18 gold, two silver and two bronze-and setting...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-17/sports-quote
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Today In Sports History

...last August. Twelve records are broken - at least one in seven straight days - in the pool to be used for the 2000 Summer Games.2005 - Michael Memea's home run in the bottom of the seventh caps a stunning comeback to give West Oahu of Ewa Beach...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-28/today-sports-history
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Let's hope athletes take a stand in Sochi

...Olympic Project for Human Rights) badge that Smith, Normal and Carlos wore while receiving their medals at the '68 Summer Games?Wonder how that would go over with Vladimir Putin?Let's hope we get to find out.Certainly, there's no chance...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-19/lets-hope-athletes-take-stand-sochi
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Anchorage committee digs into possible 2026 bid

...back-to-back summer and winter games. The committee will decide in late 2014 whether to field a candidate for the 2024 summer games. A decision on the 2026 games could come in 2017.But by starting work now, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan said they...

http://juneauempire.com/mark-thiessen/2013-08-16/anchorage-committee-digs-possib
Today In Sports History

...line drive.2012 - Jamaica's Usain Bolt claims consecutive gold medals in the marquee track and field event at the Summer Games in London. Only about fifth-fastest of the eight runners to the halfway mark, Bolt erases that deficit and overtakes...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-05/today-sports-history
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An Olympic city that did it right

...locals who can barely stand on a pair of skates.What a contrast with other cities.Take Athens, which hosted the Summer Games two years after Salt Lake City. Many of those facilities were largely abandoned after the Olympics, quickly of no...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-29/olympic-city-did-it-right
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Phelps back in drug testing, keeping options open

...winningest and most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He captured 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall at the last three Summer Games, shattering the previous marks. He is best known for breaking Mark Spitz's record for a single Olympics by winning...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-17/phelps-back-drug-testing-keeping-optio
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