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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-
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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
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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
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
Expo embarrassment

COLOGNE, Germany - The U.S. men's Olympic team did more than merely lose.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080404/spo_ustrounced.shtml
Sports
Derek Gibb in Korea for World University Games

...have competed in the winter version, but it's been rare for an Alaska athlete to make the United States team for the summer games. The last Alaskans to compete in the summer games were marathoner Kristi Klinnert (now Kristi Waythomas) of Kodiak...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081803/spo_gibb.shtml
Sports
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
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...jumps and the 50-meter run" in the summer games, Johnson said. But dancing...said. Magalotti's event in the summer games was swimming. He loves the water...Juneau athletes were selected at the summer games, said Gore, area director for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030401/Ins_olympics.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...torch has been carried by Alaskans. Eleven Alaskans carried the Olympic Torch through Olympia, Wash., leading to the summer games in Atlanta. Rosemary Hagevig of Juneau was one of those chosen for the honor. "Carrying the torch was a very exciting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041101/Com_Briefs.shtml

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