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November 25, 2011 | Diane Pucin
John Naber is 55 and Louis Zamperini will be 95 in January, but they have two significant things in common: Both were Olympians and both were USC Trojans. And that is enough. Naber, who lives in Pasadena, was a USC swimming star who won five medals -- four of them gold -- at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Zamperini, who lives in the Hollywood Hills, was a track phenom at USC. And though he didn't win an Olympic medal, folded on a table in his living room is a swastika flag he tore from a wall and took home as a souvenir from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
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November 25, 2011 | Diane Pucin
John Naber is 55 and Louis Zamperini will be 95 in January, but they have two significant things in common: Both were Olympians and both were USC Trojans. And that is enough. Naber, who lives in Pasadena, was a USC swimming star who won five medals -- four of them gold -- at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Zamperini, who lives in the Hollywood Hills, was a track phenom at USC. And though he didn't win an Olympic medal, folded on a table in his living room is a swastika flag he tore from a wall and took home as a souvenir from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
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August 12, 2004 | Mark Sachs
In the mid-1960s, an American family was vacationing in Greece, and no one was more impressed than the clan's 10-year-old boy. Soaking up the history of the land where the Olympics began, he boldly told his mother that one day he too would compete in the Games. A decade later, swimmer John Naber not only made good on his word, but he also came away from the 1976 Games in Montreal with five medals -- four golds and a silver -- having broken four world records.
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August 12, 2004 | Mark Sachs
In the mid-1960s, an American family was vacationing in Greece, and no one was more impressed than the clan's 10-year-old boy. Soaking up the history of the land where the Olympics began, he boldly told his mother that one day he too would compete in the Games. A decade later, swimmer John Naber not only made good on his word, but he also came away from the 1976 Games in Montreal with five medals -- four golds and a silver -- having broken four world records.
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November 19, 1989 | GARR KLUENDER
The Los Angeles screening for Bud Greenspan's "Seoul '88: 16 Days of Glory" was held last week and attended by a number of Olympic greats. After the screening for the Nov. 29 Disney Channel premiere ended, filmmaker Greenspan asked a number of those in attendance to say a few words. Some samples: Greg Louganis, gold medalist diver: "The truth about Seoul is that, when I hit my head on the board, I lost all confidence in everything.
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June 23, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
There will be a ground-breaking ceremony in the Arroyo Seco this afternoon for a swimming facility that will do some ground breaking of its own. The very name of the facility--the Rosebowl Aquatics Center--begins the breakdown of images. For decades, Rose Bowl has meant football, not swimming. And the plan for the Rosebowl Aquatics Center shows side-by-side Olympic-sized pools, designed for international competition in both swimming and diving. There will also be a warm wading pool.
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October 5, 1985
Former Olympic champions from USC will join Coach Peter Daland and his 1985-86 USC men's swimming team today in the 28th annual USC Alumni Swimming Relays at 9 a.m. at the Olympic Swimming Complex on the USC campus. Participants include gold-medal winners John Naber (1976), Murray Rose (1956-60), Bruce Furniss (1976), Roy Saari (1964), Lance Larson (1960), Allen Gilchrist (1948-52), Mark Chatfield (1972) and Jon Henricks (l956).
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September 17, 1998 | JENNIFER HAMM
An Olympic gold medalist will lecture on "Character and Sports" at Cal Lutheran University on Monday. John Naber, who won four gold medals for swimming in the 1976 Olympics, believes that too many athletes compete only to win. He has said he wants to see the sports community return to athletics' original values. Now an announcer for ABC and ESPN, Naber also helped carry the Olympic flag during the opening ceremony for the 1984 Los Angeles Games. The free 10 a.m.
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April 15, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
USC will award 12 scholarships to physically disabled athletes during its annual "Swim With Mike" fundraiser Saturday at the McDonald's Swim Stadium. Celebrating its 24th year, the event provides scholarships that enable disabled students to attend college. "Swim With Mike" began in 1981 as a way to raise funds for a specially equipped van for USC swimmer Mike Nyeholt, a three-time All-American who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident.
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November 19, 1989 | GARR KLUENDER
The Los Angeles screening for Bud Greenspan's "Seoul '88: 16 Days of Glory" was held last week and attended by a number of Olympic greats. After the screening for the Nov. 29 Disney Channel premiere ended, filmmaker Greenspan asked a number of those in attendance to say a few words. Some samples: Greg Louganis, gold medalist diver: "The truth about Seoul is that, when I hit my head on the board, I lost all confidence in everything.
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June 23, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
There will be a ground-breaking ceremony in the Arroyo Seco this afternoon for a swimming facility that will do some ground breaking of its own. The very name of the facility--the Rosebowl Aquatics Center--begins the breakdown of images. For decades, Rose Bowl has meant football, not swimming. And the plan for the Rosebowl Aquatics Center shows side-by-side Olympic-sized pools, designed for international competition in both swimming and diving. There will also be a warm wading pool.
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August 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket have put together 11 half-hour shows highlighting contributions and achievements during 100 years of Southern Section sports. On Thursday at 8 p.m., it kicks off with a 90-minute program featuring special guests Pat Haden, Ann Meyers-Drysdale, Eric Wynalda, Joanna Hayes and John Naber, all of whom were prep standouts in Southern California. Other programs that will focus on areas and sports: Oct. 4: "100 Athletes for 100 Years: Football.
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October 16, 1993 | DAVID A. AVILA
A 5-kilometer walk, sponsored by the Children's Hospital of Orange County and Disneyland to raise money for the the Children's Hospital, will be held Sunday at the Town Center near the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Corporate and individual sponsors of all ages are being sought for the third annual event, which begins at 8 a.m., said hospital official Andrea Pronk.
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