September 8, 2013 |
Three standout high school baseball seniors from Southern California will be returning home with a gold medal. The USA 18U baseball team won the IBAF World Cup in Taiwan on Sunday, defeating Japan, 3-2, i n the championship game. From defeating Cuba to rallying several times in the tournament, the USA team was able to pull out victory. Making major contributions throughout were pitcher-infielder Jack Flaherty of Studio City Harvard-Westlake, pitcher Jacob Nix of Los Alamitos and outfielder Scott Hurst of La Puente Bishop Amat.
September 5, 2013 |
Having Ben Johnson become involved in an anti-doping initiative seems like the equivalent of inviting a thief to play a key role in advising police on how to stop crime. But to Johnson, the Canadian sprinter who won a gold medal in the 100 meters at the 1988 Seoul Olympics but was stripped of his victory after he tested positive for a banned steroid, it makes sense for him to combat the cheating and drug use that continues to occur in track and field. Johnson is headlining an anti-doping initiative promoted by Skins, a Switzerland-headquartered sportswear company that specializes in compression clothing for athletes and espouses clean and fair play in all sports.
July 28, 2013 |
Life isn't going to be the same for 12--year-old Justin Campbell, a pitcher from Simi Valley who led the USA 12U national basebal team to an 8-1 win over Chinese Taipei on Sunday in the gold medal game of the International Baseball Federation World Cup before a near capacity crowd of 10,500 in Taipei City. He was named to the all-tournament team as the best starting pitcher after going 2-0 in the tournament with one save. He pitched 5 2/3 innings on Sunday, allowing one run on six hits while striking out four.
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March 27, 1998 |
Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury is quick to say that he works with a gold medal team. Now, Bradbury can say that literally after a member of his staff struck gold at the 13th annual International Police Winter Olympics held recently in Austria. Competing against 21 other police contestants, Kent Bodin, a welfare fraud investigator, took the gold medal in the master's division alpine slalom event.
July 29, 1986 |
A film about the turbulent aftermath of Belgrade's break with Moscow has won Yugoslavia's most prestigious film award, the leading daily Politika said. The film "Happy New Year, 1949," directed by Stole Popov, took the gold medal at the 33rd annual festival of Yugoslav films in the resort town of Pula. It portrays the divided loyalties of a Macedonian family during Yugoslavia's 1948 break with Stalin, after which the country helped to found the non-aligned movement.
July 6, 1989
Galina Stepanyenko and Vladimir Malakhov, who took gold medals at the Moscow International Ballet Competition last month, will perform with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Aug. 1-6.
August 24, 1990 |
Connie Young won the women's sprint final today to give the United States its first gold medal in the World Cycling Championship. Earlier, the Soviet Union captured its fourth gold medal by winning the amateur team pursuit, outpacing West Germany by more than five seconds. Young lost the first race to compatriot Renee Duprel but bounced back to win the next two races and claim her fourth world championship. She won the world title in 1982, 1983 and 1984. Young clocked 11.
July 20, 1999 |
In the quiet of their dressing room, the two boxers heard a knock on the door. It was the 1924 Olympics in Paris and it was time for Jackie Fields and Joe Salas to compete--against each other. Incredibly, the two featherweights were not only both from Los Angeles, but both had learned to box at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Now, it was time. In 1983, Salas remembered the moment: "When they knocked on the door, we looked at each other and started to cry, and we hugged each other.
August 2, 1996 |
Alyson Annan scored two goals as the Australian women beat South Korea, 3-1, to earn a gold medal and extend their unbeaten streak in tournament competition to 40 matches dating to last year. Eight years ago, Australia beat South Korea, 2-0, in Seoul to win the gold. The Netherlands earned the bronze medal by winning a shootout from Britain, 4-3. * The U.S. men's team lost to Malaysia, 4-1, dropping its record to 0-7 in these Games and 0-26-4 in Olympic history.
October 5, 1992
Twelve Monday night concerts and one Sunday matinee, to be given through the 1992-93 season, make up the 15th annual Gold Medal series at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. The series, begun in 1979 "to introduce to Los Angeles artists of the first rank who have not as yet achieved full public recognition," opens Oct. 26 with an appearance by pop singer Nancy LaMott. A second pop event on the series will be given by guitarist Howard Alden, Feb. 22.