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July 11, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Ariana Washington of Long Beach Poly finished second in the women's 100 meters at the World Youth Championships in Ukraine on Thursday to earn a silver medal and be part of a one-two American finish. Washington ran 11.40 seconds. Ky Westbrook from Arizona won the race in 11.33. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Justin Yoo , a junior at Harvard-Westlake, won a silver medal in cadet and a bronze medal in Junior epee at the men's fencing World Championships last week in Bulgaria. He's the first U.S. fencer to win individual medals at both the Junior and Cadet World Championship. Kasia Nixon of Los Angeles won a bronze in cadet women's fencing.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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July 7, 1991
The Huntington Beach Volleyball Club's 18-under boys' team won a silver medal Saturday in the championship bracket at the U.S. Junior Olympics in Tampa, Fla. Huntington Beach lost a one-game match, 15-9, to Outrigger of Hawaii for the championship. The team reached the final by beating Outrigger, 15-7, 17-15. Matt Taylor, Dennis Winners and Greg Gratteau of Huntington Beach were named first-team All-Americans.
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March 14, 2014 | By David Wharton
Swedish hockey player Nicklas Backstrom, hit with a doping charge during the Sochi Olympics, did not get to play in the gold-medal game against Canada. Now, at least he will get a silver medal. Backstrom was taking Zyrtec-D for his allergies during the Winter Games. A team doctor had assured him the medication conformed to Olympic rules, and Backstrom listed it on an official doping control form during the tournament. But the pseudoephedrine in those pills is banned at certain levels, and when testers detected an excess in his urine sample, the International Olympic Committee issued a provisional suspension shortly before the men's hockey final.
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April 29, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan has established a new medal for outstanding volunteer service. Reagan on Tuesday signed an executive order creating the President's Volunteer Action Award, to be given for "helping others in our society." The order lists 10 categories of service eligible for the sterling silver medallion: arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, international aid, mobilization of volunteers, public safety, youth, and the workplace.
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October 20, 2006 | Ben Bolch; Greg Johnson, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
She has been overlooked for a long time, but it turned out to be a great day for American gymnast Jana Bieger. With the top Americans hurt and sitting out, Bieger finally got her chance Thursday. She won a surprising all-around silver medal, outdone only by the irrepressible Vanessa Ferrari, who zipped and zoomed her way around the arena to bring Italy its first world title at Aarhus, Denmark. Bieger hardly felt like a runner-up. "It's fantastic," she said. "It's really hard to say anybody lost."
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May 30, 1993
Forrest Kelley, an 11-year-old boxer from Torrance, won a silver medal in the district championships of the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation's Junior Olympics at Obregon Park in East Los Angeles last week. Kelley finished second in the 95-pound junior division for age 10 and 11. He is a fifth grader at Riviera School in Torrance. * Jim Garman of San Pedro has been selected to umpire at the 1993 College World Series that begins Friday in Omaha, Neb.
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July 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Andrew Sudduth, 44, a leading figure in U.S. rowing who was part of the eight-man team that won the silver medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his family's home in Marion, Mass. Sudduth, a native of Baltimore, began rowing at Phillips Exeter Academy. He went on to Harvard, where he was a member of the university's 1985 national championship team.
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August 29, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Tabitha Yim of Irvine wasn't even among the top 15 juniors at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships last year, but Saturday she found herself accepting a silver medal from Nadia Comaneci and flowers from Bela Karolyi, the renowned coach. Yim, 13, finished second to Kristal Uzelac of Whitehall, Pa., in the junior all-around Saturday at Arco Arena, two days after winning silvers in balance beam and floor exercise in the junior event finals.
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August 9, 1991 | From Associated Press
A surprisingly strong United States wrestling team took 10 medals in Greco-Roman wrestling on Thursday, including four gold. "This is the strongest team we've ever had," said silver medalist David Butler of El Cajon. "We expected to come here and do well and we did." The U.S. team also took three silver and three bronze medals. Cuba, which won six gold medals and four silver, went against the United States in seven of the 10 finals.
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February 23, 2014 | By John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - One of the few places the Russians were disappointed at these Games was in cross-country. The host nation had won only two silver medals, in men's relay and team sprint. But all of that changed Sunday, the final day of the Olympics, when Russia swept the men's 50-kilometer race. Alexander Legkov outsprinted his teammates to win the gold medal. Maxim Vylegzhanin edged Ilia Chernousov in a photo finish by .07 of a second. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi Somewhat surprising was the performance of defending champion Oetter Northug of Norway.
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February 23, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
SOCHI, Russia -- The United States didn't strike gold at the Sanki Sliding Center, but it made a lot of history. From Erin Hamlin's first-ever American medal in singles luge to Steven Holcomb's drought-ending bobsled runs, the sliding sports accounted for some of Team USA's most memorable moments in the Caucasus Mountains. "Dreams are a scary thing, because there is always a chance you won't accomplish them," said Steve Langton, who won bronze in both the two-man and four-man bobsled events.
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February 14, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Lolo Jones, who finished fourth and seventh as a hurdler in two Summer Games, has her sights set on a medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. OK, she understands she's a long shot in the U.S. No. 3 bobsled, but so far it's mainly lesser-name Americans making a splash at the Sochi Olympics. Alpine sensation Lindsey Vonn missed the Winter Games because of injury, while speedskater Shani Davis, downhill racer Bode Miller and snowboarder Shaun White have all missed opportunities to medal.
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February 9, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
SOCHI, Russia - The future of luge racing belongs to Germany's Felix Loch, who successfully defended his Olympic title and will probably bid farewell to his two biggest rivals later this week. Loch executed two perfect runs Sunday to beat Albert Demchenko of Russia by .48 of a second and Italy's Armin Zoeggeler by 1.27 seconds over four weekend runs at the Sanki Sliding Center. At the end of the two-day competition, the normally reserved Loch jumped off his sled and slid down the deceleration zone in his track shoes.
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February 8, 2014 | By John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - The Winter Olympics record for most medals won is in position to be broken after Ole Einar Bjoerndalen won the men's 10-kilometer sprint in biathlon Saturday at the Sochi Games. Bjoerndalen, of Norway, won his 12th overall medal and seventh gold. He is tied with fellow Norwegian cross-country legend Bjorn Daehlie for most medals and should break his record when he competes later in the men's and mixed relays. Bjoerndalen, 40, also became the oldest gold-medal winner, breaking the mark of Canadian skeleton rider Duff Gibson, who was 39 when he won gold in 2006.
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January 16, 2014 | Stacy St. Clair
Katie Eberling laughed when she first saw the private message sent to her Facebook account in December 2010. Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers, who won a bronze medal at the Vancouver Games earlier that year, had written a note asking if Eberling would be interested in trying out for the U.S. team. It didn't matter that Eberling's knowledge of the sport was largely limited to the plot of "Cool Runnings" and a few races shown on television during the Olympics. Meyers cared only that the suburban Chicago native was a collegiate volleyball star who had been named to the National Strength and Conditioning Assn.
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February 9, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A meeting with Vice President Richard Nixon left Penny Pitou feeling down after she won her second silver medal in the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif. Pitou, a ski racer from Gilford, N.H., was favored in the downhill, but a near fall three gates from the finish cost her the gold medal, won by West Germany's Heidi Biebl. After the race, Pitou was summoned from the Olympic Village to meet Nixon. "He came down and I said, 'How do you do, Mr. Vice President.
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February 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Larry Black, 54, a gold and silver medalist in track and field at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, died Wednesday in Miami of an aneurysm, according to his wife, Cherese Black. At the Munich Games, Black won a gold medal running the lead leg of the men's 400-meter relay. He won a silver medal in the 200-meter dash. A native of Miami, Black was an 11-time collegiate All-American as a sprinter for North Carolina Central University. He won an NCAA outdoor national title in the 220-yard dash in 1971.
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October 6, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
On the final day of the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, Team USA won a gold, two silvers and a bronze to bring its medal tally to 12 (three gold, six silver and three bronze), a record for the United States at a single world championships. On Sunday, Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastix, won the floor exercise gold medal, along with the balance beam bronze.  Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo/Gym-Max, claimed the beam silver medal, and Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma)
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August 5, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For the first time, the USA Girls' Youth National Team  earned a silver medal at the FIVB U18 World Championships in Thailand, and helping the team were Tia Scambray from Dana Hills and Hayley Hodson from Corona del Mar. USA lost to China in the gold medal match. It was the first volleyball medal ever won by a boys' or girls' team from the USA at the World Championships Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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