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1 hr ago | Langley Times

'An opportunity to make a direct impact'

Special Olympics in Langley have been providing persons with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievements by enabling positive sports experiences for many years now.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics, Sports, Swimming

5 hrs ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Photo shows Ray Ewry with his Olympic Gold medal.

A ceremony was held Friday at Jefferson High School in Lafayette to celebrate the renaming of a stretch of the highway in West Lafayette.

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18 hrs ago | Burbank Leader

Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

Since it inducted its first class in 2008, the Burbank High Athletic Hall of Fame has had a long and illustrious group of former athletes, coaches, teams and administrators to choose from.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Georgetown Times

A jump of faith

Eileen Keithly/South Strand News Toronto King stands holding his national standing long jump plaque with his coach at left, Darlene Priest, and at right, Desmond Phillips, track and field coordinator for the Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Department.

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DNA India

About 15 disciplines face axe from Asiad if Sports Authority of India has its way

First came the news that the Indian Olympic Association sent a list of 935 athletes and officials for the upcoming Asian Games.

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Redmond Reporter

Speedy Debu sets age-group world records for 10K run; Cretu competes...

Following a 46-minute, 49-second Railroad Days 10K fun run performance on Aug. 16 in Snoqualmie, the Redmond 8-year-old notched her second world record.

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Switched

Wife Of Maryland Congressman Andy Harris Dies

Erin Montgomery is a spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Andy Harris. She said that Sylvia Harris died Thursday after being taken to a hospital.

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The Washington Post

No. 13 LSU expects big jump from DE Hunter

In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Georgia running back Todd Gurley is hit by LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga.

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Related Topix: Evan Washington, Sports, LSU Tigers NCAA Football, Louisiana State University NCAA, NCAA Sports, NCAA Football, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Football, Usain Bolt, Olympic Athletics

The Washington Post

Allen's speed gives him an edge at WR for Oregon

In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Oregon's Devon Allen, front left, and Texas A&M's Wayne Davis II reach for the finish line during the men's 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships on, in Eugene, Ore.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Sports, University of Oregon NCAA, NCAA Sports, Oregon Ducks NCAA Football, NCAA Football

The Orlando Sentinel

FSU and Oklahoma State both feature 'Olympic speed'

FSU fields four athletes starting DBs Jalen Ramsey and Ronald Darby and WR John Franklin and Kermit Whitfield who were on the school's track and field roster, although Darby and Whitfield did not participate in any events this spring.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic

The Citizen

Aitken Places Sixth in Youth Olympics - Aug. 28

Londesborough-area track and field athlete Lexia SAitken placed sixth in the women's 400-metre hurdles A Final on Monday at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

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CNN

Chinese sport is about more than national pride

Runners compete in the Great Wall marathon in 2012. The annual race is regarded as one of the most challenging in the world.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RMU sets '14 Hall class

Robert Morris announced its 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame class, a group headlined by basketball player Tony Lee and hockey player Brianne McLaughlin.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Brianne McLaughlin (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Sports, Olympic Hockey, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Summer Olympic

Huskers.com

Pepin Tabs Cappos as New Throws Coach

Lincoln On Wednesday morning Nebraska track and field Head Coach Gary Pepin announced that Scott Cappos has joined the Husker staff as the team's throws coach.

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Rock Chalk Talk

Know Your KU History: Al Oerter

Everyone around Jayhawk nation knows the names Allen, Manning, Mangino, and Collins.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, NCAA Sports, University of Kansas NCAA

Digital Game Developer

ASICS America Adds Royalty To Its Roster of Track and Field Athletes...

An NCAA champion in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles, Queen's proven track record as an aggressive competitor makes her an important addition to the ASICS athlete family, just two years away from the 2016 Summer Games in .

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CultureMap

Sports stars mix it up for charity while UH's Shasta and TSU tiger compete in dance-off

The 411: Former City Councilwoman and track star Jolanda Jones and Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis chaired the lively event that served to raise attention to the subject of HIV/AIDS as well as funds for AFH programs and for 2014 scholarship recipient Adoile Turner III.

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Nuvo.net

A simple request

That thought echoed through my head after 90 minutes in a coffee shop on the south side of Indianapolis with Austin Armacost and Jake Lees.

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The Indian Express

IOA sends government 935-strong list with 662 athletes for Asian Games

Array [1] => Array [2] => Array [3] => Array [4] => Array [5] => Array ) Indian Olympic Association released a list of 935 athletes and officials for the upcoming Asian Games which the government said will be pruned down before finalising the final contingent early next week.

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Scientific Blogging

Key To Speed? Elite Sprinters Maximize Force To Ground

The world's fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for some of their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies which indicate that the secret to elite sprinting speeds lies in the distinct limb dynamics sprinters use to elevate ground forces upon foot-ground impact.

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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