Douglas hopes gymastics win will inspire others

For Gabrielle Douglas winning the gold medal wasn’t about becoming famous. More than anything, she said she hopes her victory honors those who have inspired her and will help to inspire others.  

US women set new 4x100m record

For the first time since 1996, the Americans took gold in the 4 x 100m final, and did so in runaway fashion with Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Jeter teaming up to clock in at 40.82 seconds. The mark shattered the old record by almost half a second.

Coach K prepares team USA for ‘road game’ final

Mike Krzyewski has helped his troop of NBA superstars learn the differences, such as a shorter three point line, 10 minute quarters and different substitution rules are just a few of the minor differences, between the NBA and the international rules to prepare for Sunday’s gold medal final against Spain.

USA’s Coleman Scott to wrestle for bronze Saturday night

Coleman Scott, a USA wrestler originally from Waynesburg, Penn., will face compete for the bronze medal Saturday night. Click here to read Melissa Wells profile.

Alise Post, a former gymnast, leads US medal hopes in BMX

From the time she was a little girl, Alise Post wanted to compete in the Olympics. She switched her preferred sport from gymnastics to BMX, but her Olympic dreams have come true.

Olympics convince US fans to make handball more popular at home

Even though Team USA didn’t field a handball team, U.S. fans at the semifinals match between Norway and Brazil cheered loudly for both teams because they said handball is just so much fun to watch.

Ohio’s Wukie talks archery silver, sport’s increasing popularity

U.S. silver medalist Jacob Wukie spoke with our Olivia Arbogast and Holly Moody about winning one of the first medals for the U.S. in archery, and knocking out the favored South Korean archers in the semifinals.

Ohio University Connection

  • Ohio’s marathon man, Craig Leon, barely misses Olympic cut

    As he made his way through the scenic town of Eugene, Oregon and up through the gates at famous Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Craig Leon had to marvel at what he just accomplished. “It was a weird feeling,” he said. “At no point during training did I think I was going to [...]

  • Athens Native Returns Home from Olympics with Lifelong Memories

    From small town aspirations, to international success. That has been the formula for Grenada national swimming coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron. The 34-year old Ohio University graduate and Athens native coached Esau Simpson to a Grenadian best time in the 100-meter freestyle at the Games. Simpson finished first in his heat, but failed to advance in the [...]

  • Former Bobcat goes from business to broadcast

    By Melissa Wells LONDON – Women’s Basketball analyst, Debbie Antonelli, said she doesn’t take anything for granted. “I love my life and I am very blessed to be where I am right now,” she said. Antonelli has been a lead television analyst for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big XII Conference, Southeastern Conference and CSTV’s coverage [...]

Olympic Events

  • That’s the spirit

    I’ve learned that cultures are different, but people are really the same. No matter what skin color or accent or mannerisms a person has, we’re actually not that different. Men and women are all looking for their mates, their careers and their desires. But I’ve noticed that it’s in the children here where you truly [...]

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  • Triathlon spectators hold their ground in crowds

    LONDON — The men’s Triathlon on Tuesday, Aug. .7 drew large crowds specifically for the cycling segment of the race outside of Buckingham Palace. Some spectators went to great lengths to secure their sights on the cyclists. Perry and Jackie Griffis of Peterborough came prepared with a cardboard periscope in an effort to see the [...]

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  • USA pride whether in London or on the couch

    LONDON, England — Moments after Ashley Richardson came through the terminal at Heathrow Airport, she realized her Midwestern accent and Indiana University apparel made her distinctive in the convenience store line, a realization that she said bothered her. However, just days later, as Richardson and her family painted their faces and dressed in bright blues [...]

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Feature stories

  • Marathon Runners are both Crazy and Patient

    Even if we lived in a world where we had to jump through a ring of fire every time we wanted to change the channel, marathon runners would still make us look lazy  —  and at the same time much more sane. Think about it. Marathoners run 26.2 miles, while at any second, their bodies [...]

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  • Ohio’s marathon man, Craig Leon, barely misses Olympic cut

    As he made his way through the scenic town of Eugene, Oregon and up through the gates at famous Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Craig Leon had to marvel at what he just accomplished. “It was a weird feeling,” he said. “At no point during training did I think I was going to [...]

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  • Athens Native Returns Home from Olympics with Lifelong Memories

    From small town aspirations, to international success. That has been the formula for Grenada national swimming coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron. The 34-year old Ohio University graduate and Athens native coached Esau Simpson to a Grenadian best time in the 100-meter freestyle at the Games. Simpson finished first in his heat, but failed to advance in the [...]

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Olympic Issues

  • That’s the spirit

    I’ve learned that cultures are different, but people are really the same. No matter what skin color or accent or mannerisms a person has, we’re actually not that different. Men and women are all looking for their mates, their careers and their desires. But I’ve noticed that it’s in the children here where you truly [...]

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  • Triathlon spectators hold their ground in crowds

    LONDON — The men’s Triathlon on Tuesday, Aug. .7 drew large crowds specifically for the cycling segment of the race outside of Buckingham Palace. Some spectators went to great lengths to secure their sights on the cyclists. Perry and Jackie Griffis of Peterborough came prepared with a cardboard periscope in an effort to see the [...]

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  • USA pride whether in London or on the couch

    LONDON, England — Moments after Ashley Richardson came through the terminal at Heathrow Airport, she realized her Midwestern accent and Indiana University apparel made her distinctive in the convenience store line, a realization that she said bothered her. However, just days later, as Richardson and her family painted their faces and dressed in bright blues [...]

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