July 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Just days before the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Virgil Hill fell sick. The 165-pound Olympic boxer from Grand Forks was in a Colorado Springs, Colo., hospital with a 103-degree fever. By the time 19-year-old Hill recovered and made it to California, he was eight pounds overweight and four days from weighing in for the Games. Continue Reading
July 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Fast-forward to the Olympics in London, where for the first time every event will be streamed live, athletes will be able to tweet every little thing they do and Facebook users will be able to instantly debate a botched call. It will be the most connected sporting event of all time. Continue Reading
July 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
It was a bright, sunny almost perfect day at the track and field complex at Macalester College. The small school just off Snelling Avenue in St. Paul has been the professional venue for Amanda Smock her post-graduate Ellig Sports Complex. Continue Reading
July 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
With the flame comes the games. After years of preparation and months of buildup, London’s Olympic moment finally arrived Friday night. Continue Reading
June 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Former UND All-American defenseman Chay Genoway has re-signed with the Minnesota Wild, inking a two-year deal on Friday.
Financial terms of the contract were not immediately available.
Genoway was set to become a restricted free agent on Sunday. Continue Reading
June 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The Fastest Man in the World wasn’t the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night. That honor goes to Yohan Blake, who got out of the blocks fast and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset world-record holder Usain Bolt by 0.11 seconds in the Jamaican Olympic trials. Continue Reading
February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Queen Elizabeth II’s busy summer calendar just got a bit more crowded.
Buckingham Palace said the monarch will open both the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics this summer, signaling that both events will be celebrated as great state occasions something the British are famous for. Continue Reading