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22 February 1980: Miracle on Ice

I still get the shivers watching this, even after all these years.

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Olympics Day 4-5: Running and stuff

I continue to follow Volley Ball and Handball, Table Tennis and a bit of Badminton. There were some great shooting competitions yesterday.   This is .22 cal at 50m and the target is only about 6 inches in diameter. They have to … Read More

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Olympics Day 4-5: Fired Up

Last night, having avoided all Olympic news during the day, I summoned from the genie cave of my DVR the videos of the events.   I watched, of course, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky win gold medals.  He was pretty … Read More

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Olympics Day 2-3: Maxed

I have my DVR recording multiple channels so that I can pick and choose which things to watch without commercials and skipping the sports that don’t interest me.  The DVR/TV system is so maxed out that I can’t change channels! … Read More

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Summer Olympics and You

So, the 2016 Summer Olympics are upon us. The opening ceremony is tonight. There are various controversies going on. Controversies aside, are you going to watch any of the events? For my part, I’ll use my DVR to record swathes … Read More

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22 February 1980 – The Miracle

I was at the University of Minnesota when the US Hockey Team beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. I was particularly tuned in, because quite a few Minnesota players were on the team. From History: U.S. … Read More

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What the heck is this? The Vatican?

The International Olympic Committee seems to be adopting the Vatican’s time-honored policy “Yesterday’s technology tomorrow!” From FNC: No Tweets, Instagrams, iPhones at the Olympics, authorities declare The 2014 Olympics might feel more like 1914. Journalists attending the 2014 Sochi Winter … Read More

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Ethiopian Olympic Gold Medalist and the Blessed Virgin Mary

From CNA London, England, Aug 10, 2012 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ethiopian athlete Meseret Defar provided one of the most emotional moments of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games when she crossed the finish line in the 5000 meter … Read More

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7 August: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

You have, no doubt, been waiting for an exciting update on Olympic Team Handball. But first, remember this? [wp_youtube]THUKgZX9pw8[/wp_youtube] And now the standings: THE MEN: THE WOMEN:

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3 August A.M.: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

I am settling in to review email, start an article for the paper, and, of course, probably just as you are, watch Team Handball (M – GER v IND, Match 33 in Pool B).  I know you want your update. … Read More

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1 August: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

You are probably about to clamor for updates in TEAM HANDBALL. Actually, it’s FIELD HOCKEY today. But first, remember this? I do! [wp_youtube]CVFWEhqUAPw[/wp_youtube] Remember what happened next?  I do. The Men: The Women:

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USA Gold, as seen by Pres. Obama?

I can hardly wait until the comments that will be added to photos of Pres. Obama receiving Olympic medalists at the White House. Until then: Nooooo… somebody else won that for them. Seriously, …. WDTPRS kudos to the WINNERS. They … Read More

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31 July: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

I know you are all dying for an update on Olympic Team Handball, but before that, let’s return to the past. Last night I saw a little bit of the Women’s (Girls?) Team Gymnastics competition.  I couldn’t help but remember … Read More

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The Olympic sports I most enjoy…

… don’t have to be played by the physically uncommon person. Ahhhh, the Olympics. I enjoy watching the sports which we hardly ever get to see on the telly, specially those which you don’t have to be 7′ tall to … Read More

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Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony: Blech.

I loathe TV commercials.  But last night, during the short amount of my life which I will never have back, I thought the commercials were better than the Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony. I tuned in the first time while they … Read More

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Is it just me, or is this a little creepy?

Did you see this? The new mascots for the London Olympics. Wenlock, left, the London 2012 Olympic mascot, and Mandeville, the Paraolympic mascot.

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It’s hockey …day… in Canada! GO USA! UPDATE!!  24 SECONDS LEFT!  3rd PERIOD!! EMPTY NET!!!  SHUCKS.  But!… WHAT.A.GAME!

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