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Today In Sports History

...Open golf championship for the second straight year with a 294 total.1952 - Five American boxers win gold medals at the Olympics, marking the first time the U.S. wins the unofficial team title. The five medalists are flyweight Nate Brooks...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-01/today-sports-history
Sports
Bigger beach volleyball fest

...the sandiest, sexiest sport in the Olympics."We're trying to appeal to...tune into beach volleyball for the Olympics, especially in a place like Rio...public and private money - to hold the Olympics and build related sport and urban...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-25/bigger-beach-volleyball-fest
Sports
Today in Sports History

...Naber of the United States becomes the first swimmer to break the 2-minute barrier in the 200-meter backstroke at the Olympics in Montreal.1976 - Mac Wilkins of the United States sets an Olympic record in the discus with a toss of 224 feet in...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-24
Sports
Hong Kong a hop, skip and jump away

...competition developed by Bob Berry of the Juneau Jumpers.The JJ team members are both nervous and excited to participate in the "Olympics" of jump roping. Most of them have not been out of the country.The team also had to recently relearn routines because...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-20/hong-kong-hop-skip-and-jump-away
Neighbors
Today in Sports History

...the Olympic program for the 2012 London Games, making the two American-invented sports the first events cut from the Olympics in 69 years.2006 - Roger Federer overwhelms Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 to close in on his fourth...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-07/today-sports-history
Sports
Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

...POLYANA, Russia - A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of anti-government protesters...event at the Sochi Olympics.Matsotska wants to leave the Olympics immediately to join protesters in the camp known as...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-21/skier-out-olympics-citing-violence-ukr
Sports
Letter: Killing whales for display at Sochi Olympics

...sophisticated, and intelligent teams in the world, rivaling the best of any team or individual events ever featured in the Olympics. Orcas live in family units, called pods, for their entire lives and must work together as a team for their survival...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-28/letter-killing-whales-display-sochi-o
Letters
If Spain tinkers, Costa ready for World Cup chance

...The Ref," Facebook's official tournament commentator.Social media activity during big sporting events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl has soared in recent years and should continue as user numbers grow. In 2010, when the last World...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-11/if-spain-tinkers-costa-ready-world-cup
Sports
A freestyle skier's road to Sochi began in Indiana

...Colo. - Nick Goepper's road to the Olympics really began on the doorsteps of...course in one of the new events at the Olympics.He'll be doing it in part because...though. Goepper secured his spot at the Olympics with a win and a second-place...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-01-24/freestyle-skiers-road-sochi-began-ind
Not For Web
Baseball-softball join together for Olympic bid

...a combined bid to get back into the Olympics. Following IOC vote defeats in...be stopped to free players for the Olympics, but the confederation points...and softball were last played at the Olympics, at the 2008 Beijing Games. Baseball...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-01/baseball-softball-join-together-olympi
Sports

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