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December 7, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
In response to complaints from officials of the Senior Citizens Center and the public library, the City Council tonight will consider banning skateboarding and roller skating on selected city-owned properties. In a separate action, the council will probably vote on an agreement with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District that would allow city and private recreational programs to be played at school sites.
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September 8, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Wrestling will continue to be an Olympic sport, winning a vote Sunday in Buenos Aires by the IOC, which only seven months ago recommended that it be cut starting with the 2020 Summer Games. Baseball/softball and squash were the losers in the final vote. Members of the International Olympic Committee gave wrestling 49 votes, compared with 24 for baseball/softball and 22 for squash. Wrestling officials and fans had to rally forces to reinstate their sport, which was one of the few to be included in the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
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SPORTS
September 8, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Wrestling will continue to be an Olympic sport, winning a vote Sunday in Buenos Aires by the IOC, which only seven months ago recommended that it be cut starting with the 2020 Summer Games. Baseball/softball and squash were the losers in the final vote. Members of the International Olympic Committee gave wrestling 49 votes, compared with 24 for baseball/softball and 22 for squash. Wrestling officials and fans had to rally forces to reinstate their sport, which was one of the few to be included in the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013
The International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling as a Summer Games sport on Tuesday, meaning that effective with the 2020 Games, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling won't be a part of the festivities after being in every Summer Olympics since 1896. There are a handful of sports under consideration to replace wrestling: karate, wakeboarding, roller sports, baseball/softball, wushu, squash, sport climbing. And wrestling can petition to be let back in, though the odds of that happening are long.
SPORTS
February 11, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Grab your lucky rabbit's foot, modern pentathlon fans (all 12 of you). Your sport could be dropped from the Summer Olympics on Tuesday. That is when International Olympic Committee leaders will decide which sport to drop from the Summer Olympics beginning in 2020. The IOC will also review preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia - less than a year away - and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The sports expected to be on the hot seat for removal besides modern pentathlon: Taekwondo, wrestling, badminton and table tennis.
SPORTS
February 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
In a stunning surprise, the International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling, which has been a part of the modern Games since they began in 1896, from the Summer Olympics starting in 2020. Modern pentathlon was considered the most likely sport to be dropped. The decision was made by secret ballot over several rounds. Four sports were on the bubble in the final round: Wrestling, modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey. The IOC board acted after reviewing all 26 sports on the current Olympic program.
SPORTS
August 14, 2009 | Philip Hersh
BERLIN -- Golf and rugby took a big step toward joining 2016 Summer Olympics, making the cut after the IOC rejected bids from baseball, softball and three other sports. The International Olympic Committee executive board today also denied squash, karate and roller sports. The board will submit golf and rugby sevens -- a faster-paced version of the standard 15-a-side game -- for ratification by the full 106-member IOC assembly in Copenhagen in October. "In the end, the decision came down to which two would add the most value," IOC president Jacques Rogge said.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013
The International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling as a Summer Games sport on Tuesday, meaning that effective with the 2020 Games, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling won't be a part of the festivities after being in every Summer Olympics since 1896. There are a handful of sports under consideration to replace wrestling: karate, wakeboarding, roller sports, baseball/softball, wushu, squash, sport climbing. And wrestling can petition to be let back in, though the odds of that happening are long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1994 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Plans for a roller hockey arena at the Wardlow School were shot down Thursday night by the school board, after neighbors predicted the arena would bring traffic and noise. The Fountain Valley school board refused to waive its policy that prohibits roller sports on school grounds--even a vacant school site such as Wardlow.
SPORTS
August 9, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The Pan Anonymous, er, Pan American Games just concluded in Winnipeg, Canada, without many people in the United States realizing they had even started. But the Games should have had a mass appeal in at least a few ways. Among the sports contested were those hoping for acceptance to the Olympics: water skiing, bowling and roller sports. "I always tell our guys: 'The best thing about your sport is everybody can do it.
SPORTS
February 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
In a stunning surprise, the International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling, which has been a part of the modern Games since they began in 1896, from the Summer Olympics starting in 2020. Modern pentathlon was considered the most likely sport to be dropped. The decision was made by secret ballot over several rounds. Four sports were on the bubble in the final round: Wrestling, modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey. The IOC board acted after reviewing all 26 sports on the current Olympic program.
SPORTS
February 11, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Grab your lucky rabbit's foot, modern pentathlon fans (all 12 of you). Your sport could be dropped from the Summer Olympics on Tuesday. That is when International Olympic Committee leaders will decide which sport to drop from the Summer Olympics beginning in 2020. The IOC will also review preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia - less than a year away - and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The sports expected to be on the hot seat for removal besides modern pentathlon: Taekwondo, wrestling, badminton and table tennis.
SPORTS
August 14, 2009 | Philip Hersh
BERLIN -- Golf and rugby took a big step toward joining 2016 Summer Olympics, making the cut after the IOC rejected bids from baseball, softball and three other sports. The International Olympic Committee executive board today also denied squash, karate and roller sports. The board will submit golf and rugby sevens -- a faster-paced version of the standard 15-a-side game -- for ratification by the full 106-member IOC assembly in Copenhagen in October. "In the end, the decision came down to which two would add the most value," IOC president Jacques Rogge said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
In response to complaints from officials of the Senior Citizens Center and the public library, the City Council tonight will consider banning skateboarding and roller skating on selected city-owned properties. In a separate action, the council will probably vote on an agreement with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District that would allow city and private recreational programs to be played at school sites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
The city's first outdoor roller hockey rink is expected to open late next month next to members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. The City Council recently approved spending $4,000 for the portable rink, which will be installed on basketball courts at McCallen Park. "There are so many kids playing out in the street," said Tanya Grimes, executive director of the clubs. "Now they'll have a safe and supervised place to play."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
Roller hockey is gaining ground among the city's youth, but apparently not with some people. To accommodate the growing number of players, the city is assisting two local groups in building arenas. Arenas are proposed by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley at McCallen Park, near Yorktown Avenue and Delaware Street, and at Wardlow School, 9191 Pioneer Drive, by Kid Connection, a nonprofit youth group.
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