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July 23, 1988 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
Through his Olympic film making, Bud Greenspan has made heroes out of the sometimes-forgotten. He captures the Olympic spirit through the courageous stories of athletes whom others overlook. But even Greenspan missed what happened to Joan Hansen in 1984. Not only that, but as Greenspan recalled the other day: "I didn't even know who she was." Her story was lost in the commotion that followed the collision of Zola Budd and Mary Decker in the women's 3,000-meter final.
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June 1, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
None of them had heard of triathlons and biathlons back then, but the Hansen youngsters used to stage neighborhood contests of their own, beginning in the front yard. From the starting line in front of their home in Phoenix, John Hansen would send his twin sisters off, racing around the block in opposite directions, meeting back at the house, diving into the back-yard pool and continuing the race.
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August 10, 1989 | Barbie Ludovise
Unlike many world-class athletes, Joan Hansen has never felt the need to commit seemingly endless years of her life in pursuit of glory. Train rigorously for years without a break? No way. Get psyched for races years in advance? Not hardly. Instead, Hansen, 31, and a 1984 Olympian, seems to reach her athletic potential in spurts. Intentionally. "I don't have that kind of personality where I say, 'Oh my God, I've got to get out and train!' " Hansen said.
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August 10, 1989 | Barbie Ludovise
Unlike many world-class athletes, Joan Hansen has never felt the need to commit seemingly endless years of her life in pursuit of glory. Train rigorously for years without a break? No way. Get psyched for races years in advance? Not hardly. Instead, Hansen, 31, and a 1984 Olympian, seems to reach her athletic potential in spurts. Intentionally. "I don't have that kind of personality where I say, 'Oh my God, I've got to get out and train!' " Hansen said.
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June 1, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
None of them had heard of triathlons and biathlons back then, but the Hansen youngsters used to stage neighborhood contests of their own, beginning in the front yard. From the starting line in front of their home in Phoenix, John Hansen would send his twin sisters off, racing around the block in opposite directions, meeting back at the house, diving into the back-yard pool and continuing the race.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1991 | Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer
Executive search: Richard A. Foster, the longtime president of Interstate Electronics of Anaheim, will retire from the defense company in August, the company said. The company is searching for a successor, company spokeswoman Joan Hansen said. Interstate makes a wide range of defense electronics equipment that includes tracking systems for the Trident submarine missile system and navigation receivers for the NAVSTAR satellite navigational network.
SPORTS
May 8, 2000
Los Alamitos' John Mano and George Canete won two matches Sunday in the Sunset League boys' tennis finals at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach to advance to today's title match. Kanete defeated Jeff Malawy of Edison in the quarterfinals, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, then had a straight-set victory in the semifinals. BASEBALL Concordia received the fifth and final spot in Region II and will play at second-seeded Biola at 3 p.m. today in the opening round of the NAIA baseball playoffs.
SPORTS
November 9, 1997
Concordia women's cross-country Coach Joan Hansen-Lester was named Golden State Athletic Conference co-coach of the year with Westmont men's coach Russell Smelley. Hansen-Lester led the Eagles to their highest national ranking, finishing 22nd in the nation, and highest finish in the conference (third). * The Top Gun charity tennis tournament, which features $6,000 in prize money, began Saturday at SeaCliff Tennis Club in Huntington Beach.
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November 16, 1999
UC Irvine's Courtney Baird and Jon Doroski have been invited to the NCAA cross-country championships Nov. 22 in Bloomington, Ind. Baird, a freshman, finished 17th and Doroski, a sophomore, 25th in the NCAA West Regional Saturday. The top four runners from teams that do not reach the championships are invited. The NCAA invited 38 runners for the men's and women's races. Baird helped the Irvine women finish seventh. The men's team, led by Doroski, finished ninth.
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August 2, 1994 | JEFF BEAN
The popular Mission San Juan Capistrano reports a 6% increase in visitors for the fiscal year ended June 30, but the owners of some downtown shops and restaurants that usually benefit from the tourist attraction say that business is poor. "Business is slow, the worst I've had in 12 years," said Ana M. Tejeda, owner of Ana's of Guatemala on Ortega Highway, close to the centuries-old attraction. "If you walk around town, you see a lot of empty spaces."
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July 23, 1988 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
Through his Olympic film making, Bud Greenspan has made heroes out of the sometimes-forgotten. He captures the Olympic spirit through the courageous stories of athletes whom others overlook. But even Greenspan missed what happened to Joan Hansen in 1984. Not only that, but as Greenspan recalled the other day: "I didn't even know who she was." Her story was lost in the commotion that followed the collision of Zola Budd and Mary Decker in the women's 3,000-meter final.
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June 21, 1996
Concordia University has filled two positions on its athletic staff, hiring Joan Hansen Lester as cross-country coach and promoting softball assistant Lynette Privatsky to head coach. Lester finished eighth in the 3,000 meters in the 1984 Olympics. She was a seven-time All-American at Arizona and set an NCAA record in the 3,000 in 1981. She has previous coaching experience with the U.S. junior national triathlon team, MiraCosta College and UCLA.
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