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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:10 am

Shiffrin becoming the one to beat in women’s skiing
The American is branching out, and could challenge Lindsey Vonn's records.

...Her downhill win at Lake Louise in early December was a personal breakthrough and sent out a statement: The Olympic and three-time world slalom champion, who has a few wins in giant slalom races, no longer views herself as just a technical specialist.

“I’m finding something new, some more speed,” Shiffrin told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “My positioning, my skiing, my tactics, everything’s coming together. I’m certainly not (just) a slalom skier anymore, I consider myself an all-event skier.”

Her two wins at the French Alpine resort of Courchevel this week – in GS and the inaugural parallel slalom – took her to 35 World Cup wins.

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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:45 am

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Congrats to one of our @UNHAlums and former @unhskiing standout, @BiathleteEgan, on her qualification for the 2018 #WinterOlympics in PyeongChang, South Korea with the biathlon team! Details: http://unh.me/pnRW30hnC8s #IBelieveInUNH
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:18 am

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Congratulations to Clare Egan 12G who has qualified for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games held 2/9-25. She will represent Team USA in PyeongChang, South Korea on the Biathlon team. Egan is now the 13th Olympian in the history of the #UNH skiing program. http://unhwildcats.com/news/2017/12/19/ ... mpics.aspx … #GoUNH
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:56 am

Luger born in Maine finally living the Olympic dream
Emily Sweeney knows the meaning of disappointment. Now she's learning about happiness.

...At long last it’s here.

Olympic gear is coming her way, and it was earned. Sweeney is one of the three women on the team that USA Luge will send to the Pyeongchang Games in February, after clinching her spot earlier this month and ending an eight-year odyssey that had more twists and turns than the ice-coated winding chutes she slides down to make a living.

“It doesn’t feel real,” said Sweeney, who was born in Portland and lived in Falmouth before her family moved to Connecticut in 2003. “I feel exactly the same as I did before.”

Much like a luge track itself, Sweeney’s path to the Olympics has been long, cold, bumpy and treacherous. She lost a race-off for the final spot on the 2010 U.S. Olympic team – to her sister. She missed out again when trying to make the 2014 team for the Sochi Games, doomed in part by injuries. She’s barely a year removed from surgery on a wrist that still gives her problems.

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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:24 am

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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:20 am

Colby Athletics to host documentary filmmaker Tuesday

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College Department of Athletics and the Pugh Center is sponsoring a day with filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Riley Draper's documentary, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, explores the experiences of the 18 African American members of the 1936 U.S. Olympic team who competed in the Berlin games.

Riley Draper will spend the day with the Colby community by co-hosting an open class session with Professor Cheryl Gilkes at 10 a.m. in Ostrove, and a reception at 4 p.m. and a film screening at 5 p.m. at Ostrove.

A 2016 Film Independent Lab Fellow, Draper was named to Variety Magazine’s
“2016 Top 10 Documakers to Watch“ list. Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, tells the untold story of 18 African Americans who defied Adolph Hitler and Jim Crow in 1936 and is a 2017 nominee for the NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Documentary – Film and
qualified for the 2017 Oscars race. Draper co-wrote the film’s theme song, “Find
My Victory”, which was eligible for the Oscar for Best Original Song.

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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:37 am

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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:21 am

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Bowdoin's Kaitlynn Miller '14 has been named to the 2018 @usskiteam for the #PyeongChang2018 Olympics! Full story below. #GoUBears
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:10 am

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Congrats to @BatesAlpineSki's Dinos Lefkaritis (@dlefkaritis6) on qualifying to represent #Cyprus at the 2018 Winter @Olympics!

Hear from him on this week's @BatesCollege Bobcast: http://athletics.bates.edu/general/2017 ... sBobcast91 … #mesports #ncaaSki #GoBates #Olympics2018 #WinterOlympics
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We are excited to announce that Bates alpine skier Dinos Lefkaritis '19 of Larnaca, Cyprus will represent his home country in the 2018 Winter Olympics! He becomes the 12th Olympian in Bates College history. All that and more on the latest Bates Bobcast.
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Re: Olympics: Pyeongchang 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:04 am

Olympic doping bans lifted for Russians
The Court of Arbitration for Sport decides to overturn bans for 28 Russian athletes.

...The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, including gold in men’s skeleton and men’s 50-kilometer cross-country skiing.

“This does not mean that these 28 athletes are declared innocent, but in their case, due to insufficient evidence, the appeals are upheld, the sanctions annulled and their individual results achieved in Sochi are reinstated,” CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb said in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The IOC said it had taken note of the CAS decision “with satisfaction on the one hand and disappointment on the other,” adding the decision “may have a serious impact on the future fight against doping.”

The 28 who had their bans lifted could now seek late entry into the Winter Olympics, but the IOC said “not being sanctioned does not automatically confer the privilege of an invitation.

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/02/01/ ... -russians/
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