CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1996 |
With a balloon launch and a guest appearance by a former Olympic torch-bearer, students at Walker Elementary School staged mock Olympics opening ceremonies Wednesday. Because the Olympic Games happen only once every four years, Principal Robert DeBerry said, "we just wanted our kids to know what it was all about." Led by second-grade teacher Janice Wexler, students have studied the Olympics for the last six weeks to learn about sportsmanship and to increase their awareness of other nations.
August 6, 2012 |
LONDON -- Uh, hello? The U.S. men's basketball team continued to play with substantially less fire than the Olympic flame, muddling through a preliminary game against Argentina and emerging with a 60-59 halftime lead Monday at Olympic Park basketball arena. The U.S. hasn't looked sharp for three halves of basketball, including a 99-94 victory over Lithuania two days ago. Manu Ginobili has 16 points for Argentina, which had no problems scoring at all, shooting 63% and making all 14 of its free-throw attempts in the half.
November 17, 1987 |
Former Olympians Barbara Ann Scott-King, 59, and Ferd Hayward, 76, shared the honor of being the first to bear the Olympic flame during the opening of the cross-Canada torch relay today. Scott-King, a former figure skater, and Hayward, a race walker, smiled and waved to cheering bystanders as they walked the first half-mile of the 11,250-mile relay that will end in Calgary on Feb. 13. "I'm so thrilled," said an elated Scott-King, a gold medal winner in 1948 at the Olympic Winter Games in St.
July 24, 2012 |
LONDON -- Hockey weather, it was not. Of course, it ended up the hottest day of the year in the area -- thus far -- when Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu had his turn with the Olympic torch, running through Hillingdon. This was Day 67 of the torch's journey, leading up to the start of the Summer Games. Koivu probably would have been thrilled to run in rain. The Finn, who is an IOC member, called Tuesday's adventure "an unbelievable experience. " Koivu has competed in four Winter Olympics with the best result coming in 2006 when Finland won the silver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996 |
The Olympic flame may have been extinguished in Atlanta, but for a group of Northridge preschoolers it still burns brightly--at least in spirit. Heading into the final week of a seven-week summer program saluting the Olympic Games and the cultures of the world, Temple Ramat Zion's nursery school spent Monday morning staging Olympic-like games for its eager students.
July 25, 1992 |
The Olympic Torch will be lit today, signifying the official opening for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. An archer will shoot a fiery arrow 115 feet to ignite the Olympic flame.
October 12, 1991
Time magazine called it a scandal, and although that may prove no more accurate than referring to a kayak as the Queen Mary, the public perception seems to be that the U.S. Olympic Committee is the sports version of the Nixon White House. President Robert Helmick has resigned, Executive Director Harvey Schiller is under investigation and U.S. Skiing, the national governing body for that sport, is promising that more executive committee heads will roll.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2002 |
Hundreds of torchbearers carried the Olympic flame through Los Angeles on Tuesday, igniting the enthusiasm of the thousands who cheered them along city streets. The runners were a mix of Southern Californians: relatives of those who died on Sept. 11, movie stars, former Olympians and everyday people nominated by their friends. The Olympic torch relay will cross the Ventura County border shortly before 9 a.m.
February 21, 1994 |
If there's one thing Norwegians go as nuts about as cross-country skiing, it's ski jumping. It's also Nordic, natch. The Olympic airborne troops leaped off the big hill here Sunday and they had a big crowd to appreciate their efforts. Big--40,000 were there--and up for it. The local favorite, Espen Bredesen, was the gold-medal favorite and had the crowd excited to begin with, and about half the folks there, even those with seats, never sat.