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Grand Forks native, Virgil Hill, remembers 1984 Olympics

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

2012 Olympics set to be most connected sporting event of all time

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

NDSU alum faces stiff competition at Olympics

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

Olympic buzz takes off: London welcomes the flame

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

LOCAL CLIPBOARD: Genoway re-signs with Wild … Gormally fails to advance at Olympic trials

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

Blake pulls a stunner, beats Bolt in 100

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

Queen Elizabeth II to open 2012 Olympics

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