olympics http://wamc.org en Regional Newspaper Sends Reporters To Sochi http://wamc.org/post/regional-newspaper-sends-reporters-sochi <p></p><p></p><p>The newspaper in the center of the Adirondacks covering Saranac Lake and Lake Placid is sending two of its reporters to the Sochi Olympics.&nbsp; Chris Knight talks about his trip to Russia to cover the local athletes competing in the winter games. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83021 at http://wamc.org Regional Newspaper Sends Reporters To Sochi Lake Placid Looks At Changes In The Olympic Games http://wamc.org/post/lake-placid-looks-changes-olympic-games <p></p><p></p><p>Thirty-four years ago, the Winter Olympics were held in our region in a small village, with much less spectacle than the modern games. As the Sochi games approach, some of the people involved with the Lake Placid Olympics are looking back at the 1980 Games — and noticing just how much the Games have changed. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82980 at http://wamc.org Lake Placid Looks At Changes In The Olympic Games Keith Strudler: Terror And The Olympics http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-terror-and-olympics <p>In a New Year’s announcement, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach declared that “terrorism must never triumph” and that Russia would host a “safe and secure” Winter Olympic Games next month. Like most New Year’s resolutions, we can only hope this rings true. For the current time, it seems a lofty goal. Just Monday, the Russian city of Volgograd suffered its second suicide bombing in 24 hours, this one on a passenger bus killing at least 16 people. The previous day’s attack killed at least 18 at a rail station. Both appear linked to Chechen rebels and a movement to attack civilians in route to disrupting next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. While these attacks happened hundreds of miles away from the Olympic site, if the radical rhetoric is to be believed, these are just part of a larger process of eventually infiltrating the Olympic sites and venues themselves, something that hasn’t happened in any wide scale in the history of the Modern Olympic Games.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Keith Strudler 81148 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Winter Sports : 1/2/14 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-winter-sports-1214 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Year—in addition to a monster snow storm—is bringing with it some exciting sports news. Notably, the </span>BCS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> championship between Auburn and Florida State kicking off Monday night, and the rapid approach of the Winter Olympics in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We’re talking sports today with our </span>WAMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sports Commentator Keith </span>Strudler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 81067 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Winter Sports : 1/2/14 Keith Studler: Tokyo's Olympic Selection http://wamc.org/post/keith-studler-tokyos-olympic-selection <p>Everything is relative, I suppose. So if a city has suffered five recessions in the past 15 years, a devastating earthquake and a nuclear emergency, it can still somehow be considered the safe choice. That’s Tokyo, and it was oddly the benign selection to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, chosen over the comparatively risky Madrid and Istanbul, or Constantinople, for all you They Might Be Giants Fans. Madrid has an unemployment rate approaching 25% and a long legacy of doping by top athletes. And Istanbul offers civil unrest and an unfortunate neighbor in Syria. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:52:00 +0000 Keith Strudler 73384 at http://wamc.org 'Miracle On Ice' Jersey Going to Auction in NYC http://wamc.org/post/miracle-ice-jersey-going-auction-nyc <p></p><p>It's one of the greatest sporting moments of the 20th century: the winning goal Mike Eruzione scored against the Soviet hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Now the 58-year-old "Miracle On Ice" captain is parting with his iconic No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick and other Olympic paraphernalia. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56554 at http://wamc.org Question of the Day - Olympics Coverage? http://wamc.org/post/question-day-olympics-coverage <p></p><p>How do rate the coverage of the Olympics so far?</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:24:10 +0000 Joe Donahue 44267 at http://wamc.org David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton - How to Watch the Olympics http://wamc.org/post/david-goldblatt-and-johnny-acton-how-watch-olympics <p>Millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world, over the next few weeks. Just in time, <a href="http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,1000038012,00.html">David Goldblatt</a> and Johnny Acton have created a fun guide to the rules, strategy, and history of each Olympic event. We will learn, <em>How to Watch the Olympics, </em>with Goldblatt &amp; Acton.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 44072 at http://wamc.org David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton - How to Watch the Olympics "Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics" http://wamc.org/post/rush-gold-mystery-olympics <p>London&#39;s &quot;Olympic Stadium&quot; looks to impress the world as all eyes are set upon it this evening during the opening. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:34:38 +0000 Joe Donahue 44088 at http://wamc.org "Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics" Dominique Moceanu http://wamc.org/post/dominique-moceanu Dominique Moceanu is an American gymnast who was a member of the Olympic Gold medal winning 1996 U.S. Women's Gymnastics team in Atlanta. Fri, 25 May 2012 13:35:25 +0000 Joe Donahue 39798 at http://wamc.org