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August 9, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Los Angeles was host to the Summer Olympics 25 years ago. This 13th part of a 16-day series looks back at Thursday, Aug. 9, 1984. The big news On this day, little-known sprinter Valerie Brisco-Hooks collected her second gold medal by winning the 200 meters. She became the first athlete to win the 200 and 400 meters in the same Olympics. The L.A. native emerged from a group of more-renowned athletes at the Coliseum to set U.S. and Olympic marks. The previous year, she was not ranked as a top-10 competitor in either event.
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January 18, 1990
Two-time Olympic sprinter Valerie Brisco, who had just resumed training after a one-year layoff, had surgery at Centinela Hospital Medical Center to repair a torn Achilles' tendon that she suffered Monday during a training session at UCLA.
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June 21, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
"I don't care about Michael Johnson," said Quincy Watts, the 1992 Barcelona gold medalist and Valley guy, after being outrun by Johnson in the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials here Wednesday night. "I have two gold medals. Ask me about Carl Lewis. Ask me about Valerie Brisco. Ask me about somebody who's done it." Valerie. Yeah. About time somebody asked about Valerie.
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June 21, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
"I don't care about Michael Johnson," said Quincy Watts, the 1992 Barcelona gold medalist and Valley guy, after being outrun by Johnson in the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials here Wednesday night. "I have two gold medals. Ask me about Carl Lewis. Ask me about Valerie Brisco. Ask me about somebody who's done it." Valerie. Yeah. About time somebody asked about Valerie.
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August 22, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Carl Lewis, demonstrating strong form in preparation for next week's World Championships, won the 200 meters in 20.09 seconds Friday night at a Grand Prix track and field meet in West Berlin. Lewis earlier in the day confirmed he would only be competing in the 100 meters and the long jump at Rome, starting next Saturday. He also tried to downplay his battle with Canadian Ben Johnson, his main rival in the 100. "I'm not afraid of Ben Johnson, and he's not afraid of me," Lewis said.
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April 14, 1993 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marion Jones of Thousand Oaks High might lack the national name recognition of some of the first inductees into the newly created Arcadia Invitational Hall of Fame, yet no high school athlete has accomplished more than Jones at the meet. Neither Quincy Watts, the 1992 Olympic champion in the men's 400 meters, nor Steve Lewis, the 1988 Olympic 400 champion and the 1992 silver medalist. Not Mike Powell, the world record-holder and 1991 world champion in the long jump.
SPORTS
August 9, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Los Angeles was host to the Summer Olympics 25 years ago. This 13th part of a 16-day series looks back at Thursday, Aug. 9, 1984. The big news On this day, little-known sprinter Valerie Brisco-Hooks collected her second gold medal by winning the 200 meters. She became the first athlete to win the 200 and 400 meters in the same Olympics. The L.A. native emerged from a group of more-renowned athletes at the Coliseum to set U.S. and Olympic marks. The previous year, she was not ranked as a top-10 competitor in either event.
SPORTS
March 29, 1985
Two Tulane University basketball players, who reportedly have been granted immunity from prosecution, were questioned Thursday by a grand jury investigating the alleged point-shaving scandal involving team star John Williams, an NBA prospect from Sorrento, La. Also, a fifth student was arrested in the scandal. Mark Olensky, 21, a senior from Fair Lawn, N.J., surrendered to Orleans Parish District Atty. Harry Connick and was booked on two counts of bribery of sports participants.
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April 14, 1993 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marion Jones of Thousand Oaks High might lack the national name recognition of some of the first inductees into the newly created Arcadia Invitational Hall of Fame, yet no high school athlete has accomplished more than Jones at the meet. Neither Quincy Watts, the 1992 Olympic champion in the men's 400 meters, nor Steve Lewis, the 1988 Olympic 400 champion and the 1992 silver medalist. Not Mike Powell, the world record-holder and 1991 world champion in the long jump.
SPORTS
January 18, 1990
Two-time Olympic sprinter Valerie Brisco, who had just resumed training after a one-year layoff, had surgery at Centinela Hospital Medical Center to repair a torn Achilles' tendon that she suffered Monday during a training session at UCLA.
SPORTS
August 22, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Carl Lewis, demonstrating strong form in preparation for next week's World Championships, won the 200 meters in 20.09 seconds Friday night at a Grand Prix track and field meet in West Berlin. Lewis earlier in the day confirmed he would only be competing in the 100 meters and the long jump at Rome, starting next Saturday. He also tried to downplay his battle with Canadian Ben Johnson, his main rival in the 100. "I'm not afraid of Ben Johnson, and he's not afraid of me," Lewis said.
SPORTS
March 29, 1985
Two Tulane University basketball players, who reportedly have been granted immunity from prosecution, were questioned Thursday by a grand jury investigating the alleged point-shaving scandal involving team star John Williams, an NBA prospect from Sorrento, La. Also, a fifth student was arrested in the scandal. Mark Olensky, 21, a senior from Fair Lawn, N.J., surrendered to Orleans Parish District Atty. Harry Connick and was booked on two counts of bribery of sports participants.
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