CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1996 |
Danny Everett has run away with the first prize again. The 1988 and 1992 Olympic gold medalist took top honors in the Seoul and Barcelona summer games for the 1,600-meter relay race and the bronze medal in the 400-meter race. But these days, Everett has hung up his medals and athletic shoes momentarily, exchanging them for a chef's hat and trays of golden-brown gingerbread. "I've been cooking all of my life," said the 30-year-old Calabasas resident.
July 20, 1996
MEDAL COUNT 1992* *--* Country Gold Silver Bronze RUSSIA 45 38 28 UNITED STATES 37 34 37 GERMANY 33 21 28 CHINA 16 22 16 SPAIN 14 7 2 *--* * Barcelona
July 17, 1996 |
Another team, another dream, another All-American marketing scheme. . . . Those star-spangled, slam-dunking, scene-stealing, Angolan-elbowing NBA stars are back, billed as Dream Team III, for what that's worth. Since the original Dream Team took over the Barcelona Olympics, it has been Dream this and Dream that. O.J. Simpson's lawyers were called the Dream Team.
July 2, 1996 |
"Nervous?" the coach wondered. "No," the diver said. Once, maybe. Once, standing on the three-meter springboard with all his hopes tucked in a pending reverse 3 1/2 somersault, Mark Lenzi might have freaked. But not this time. Not in Indianapolis, on this Friday night, June 21, on this do-or-die last dive at the U.S. Olympic trials. Not after where he had been. Not after winning gold in 1992 at Barcelona and sitting next to Jay Leno one week, then waiting for the phone to ring the next.
June 6, 1995
Doug Kimbell of Orange, the most veteran player on the U.S. national water polo team, has announced his retirement. Knee problems forced him to quit, according to Bruce Wigo, executive director of U.S. Water Polo. Kimbell, 34, played on U.S. Olympic teams in 1988 and 1992. More recently, he helped the U.S. team win the Pan American Games championship in April. He played on the national team for the first time in 1980, not long after graduating from Villa Park High.
December 27, 1992 |
What was the biggest sports story of 1992? Was it the Washington Redskins beating the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl? Or was it the endless debate about who was the best team in collegiate football--the University of Washington or Miami? How about the Olympics and the individual achievements of American athletes? Whichever one you pick, it seems you are bound to find at least one athlete from East, Central or South Los Angeles who participated.