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July 28, 1986 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
There is an ugly purple scar snaking low behind her left knee, but Jill Trenary is healed. Athletes will tell you that medals and titles do have a miraculous effect. It was a wonderful tonic for Trenary, the 17-year-old hard luck kid who Sunday night won the women's figure skating at the U.S. Olympic Festival.
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July 28, 1986 | DAVE SELL, The Washington Post
His last name will be associated with scandal for a long time, but then Jim Gordon Liddy is used to that by now. It isn't likely to, but maybe an Olympic gold medal would remove a bit of the tarnish. The 25-year-old son of Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy is here to compete in the U.S. Olympic Festival modern pentathlon, which will begin today.
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October 25, 1990 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Dominguez Hills, a Division II school, has signed to play a basketball game in 1992 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The rare meeting resulted from a conversation last summer between Dominguez Hills Coach Dave Yanai and LSU Coach Dale Brown while both men served as coaches at the United States Olympic Festival in Minnesota. "It was a chance for me to ask him for a game," Yanai said. "It was nice of Coach Brown to let us take the opportunity to play them."
NEWS
June 2, 1991 | LIBBY SLATE
This year, a number of skating shows are coming to the Southland, including: * Fifth annual "Star Spangled Ice" show, July 6 at 8 p.m. Starring and choreographed by 1980 Olympic champ Robin Cousins, with national amateur competitors and guest stars. At the Blue Jay Ice Castle rink near Lake Arrowhead. Benefits the Foundation for International Ice Skating Advancement. Tickets: $175 for rink-side seating, cocktail reception and gala dinner; $30 for reserved seating; $25 general admission.
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July 24, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new Alamodome was the site of a Texas-sized comeback Friday, when the United States Olympic Festival held its opening ceremony before a sellout crowd of 62,702. If the opening ceremony is any indication, the festival will play much better here than it did in its last try, in Los Angeles in 1991, when it suffered the worst attendance in 10 years. The crowd at the Alamodome was twice that at the opening ceremony at Dodger Stadium.
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July 20, 1986 | United Press International
The midway point of the 24th Olympiad will be marked July 25-Aug. 3 with the nation's largest gathering of amateur athletes--a 34-sport extravaganza that has a new name but adheres to its original purpose. More than 3,000 competitors will take part in the United States Olympic Festival, heretofore known as the National Sports Festival. The name of the U.S.
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July 23, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after suffering poor attendance and resulting financial disaster at Los Angeles, the United States Olympic Festival, which begins here with opening ceremonies tonight, appears to have been revitalized. With more than 3,000 athletes ready to compete in 37 sports over 10 days, the city seems caught up in the festival.
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July 26, 1986 | JOHANNES TESSELAAR, Sports Digest was compiled by Johannes Tesselar
Two main events featuring Valley-area fighters and a tribute to Frankie Duarte highlight Tuesday night's seven-card fight night at the Country Club in Reseda. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. In one of the main events, bantamweight Manny Olivas will fight Javier Lara in a scheduled eight-rounder. Olivas, from North Hollywood, has a record of 9-3, while Lara, from Panorama City, has a 7-5 mark. Lara is coming off an upset win over Robert Lopez last month at the Country Club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1988 | Herbert J. Vida
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County named John Odland of Fountain Valley and Al Itani of Anaheim as co-Big Brothers of the Year and Cathy Winans of Fullerton Big Sister of the Year. Louise Nakamine-Soong and Rodney Soong of Fountain Valley were selected Couple of the Year. The selections were announced at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters 17th annual picnic in Central Park in Huntington Beach. Little Brothers, Little Sisters, parents, board members and auxiliary members also attended.
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