September 5, 2013 |
Pau Gasol is in Buenos Aires, preparing a pitch to the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Madrid. "I am very excited about being here," said Gasol, translated from Spanish. "We have a very strong bid, based on trust. We must guarantee that we are going to organize a great Olympics in 2020. " Gasol will make his presentation Saturday. Madrid is hoping to beat out Tokyo and Istanbul, Turkey, for the honor. Pau Gasol proud to be part of a “fantastic team” as he arrives in Buenos Aires.
September 4, 2013 |
The hallways of the big hotels in Buenos Aires are buzzing these days. At stake is not just one Olympian task, but three. This might be the most important gathering of Olympic people since a few got together back in 1979 and decided this fellow Peter Ueberroth might do a decent job running the L.A. Games. Heading into those '84 Games, the Olympic movement wasn't quite sure how long it would be one. Then Ueberroth, Harry Usher, David Wolper and their carefully chosen, hard-working cast provided vision, inspiration and expertise as to how to leverage television.
August 27, 2013 |
Lakers All-Star Pau Gasol has been named a spokesman for Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid, according to the Associated Press. The committee to lure the Olympics to the Spanish capital issued a statement Tuesday indicating Gasol will address the International Olympic Committee next month in Buenos Aires. The Olympics are "more than a sport," Gasol said in the statement. Bringing the Olympics to Spain would provide a boost for Spain's recessed economy. The bid of @Madrid2020ES is ready to host the next @Olympics and needs our support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 |
I've been a vegetarian for most of my life, which means that over the years I've been subjected to plenty of unsolicited opinions about my health and my decision to stop eating meat. There were epic battles with my grandmother, who grew up on a hog farm in Minnesota and believes eating animals is part of human nature. "It has to do with teeth," is her cryptic explanation. My other grandmother, a New Yorker with a New Age streak, insists that I need beef, chicken and fish even more than most people because of my blood type.
June 7, 2013 |
Every summer, millions of Americans repeat again and again a word that has its roots in Taino, the Caribbean language spoken by the people Christopher Columbus met when he first landed in the Americas. Spanish speakers brought the word into their language as barbacoa . Cooking beef on sticks over a fire was an early "fusion food" as we learn in the engaging new nonfiction book "The Story of Spanish. " What English speakers have come to call "barbecue" combines "Arawak technique, European meats and Mexican flavors.
April 4, 2013 |
As the waters receded Thursday, Argentina mourned scores of people killed in floods that raged through Buenos Aires province, knocking out power and forcing thousands to evacuate. Gov. Daniel Scioli told reporters in Argentina that the death toll in the area of La Plata had risen to 49, while 20 more people were missing. Six other lives were lost in earlier flooding in the city of Buenos Aires, according to the Associated Press, including a subway worker who was electrocuted and an elderly woman who drowned inside her home.