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Bigger beach volleyball fest

...going 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
Sports
Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage

...to host some of the world's best athletes. Unless Brazil makes headway in cleaning up its waters, experts warn the Summer Games could pose health risks to athletes and mar what officials hope will be a global showcase event. Instead of the soaring...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-21/rios-olympic-waterways-full-trash-and-
Sports
An Olympic city that did it right

...to 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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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
Sports
6 cities in running for 2022 Winter Olympics

...costs and investments, otherwise we will not have any applicants for the Winter Games, and the same applies for the Summer Games."The projected budgets for the 2020 Games will be scrutinized during the bid process.Oslo has estimated the cost...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-17/6-cities-running-2022-winter-olympics
Sports
Editorial roundup

...right to remain silent In a few weeks, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether Beijing should host the Summer Games in 2008. Unable to bring itself to say something positive, the Bush administration has decided wisely to zip its...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062701/Ope_Editorial.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...right to remain silent In a few weeks, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether Beijing should host the Summer Games in 2008. Unable to bring itself to say something positive, the Bush administration has decided wisely to zip its...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062701/Ope_Editorial.shtml
This Day in History

...his so-called "fireside chats" in which he recommended the drafting of 18- and 19-year-old men. In 1968, the summer Games of the 19th Olympiad officially opened in Mexico City. In 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Water Resources...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101206/sta_20061012011.shtml
News
U.S. men get back on track

...Rico and avoided dropping to 0-2, which would have matched their combined loss total from the previous 68 years at the Summer Games. "We wanted to play this one and get that out of our heads," Duncan said. The big plays down the stretch came...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081804/spo_usmen.shtml
Sports
This Day in History

...delivered one of his "fireside chats" in which he recommended the drafting of 18- and 19-year-old men. In 1968, the Summer Games of the 19th Olympiad officially opened in Mexico City. In 2006, the United States introduced a draft resolution...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101207/sta_20071012025.shtml
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