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Baby Elephant
5:03 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Oregon Zoo Says Baby Elephant Will Stay

The Oregon zoo's new baby elephant.
Credit Oregon Zoo website

Oregon Zoo director Kim Smith says there are no immediate plans to move a newborn elephant calf away from the herd. But zoo officials also confirmed a Seattle Times report that the zoo does not own the animal.

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Seattle Olympic Boxer
4:04 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Seattle Boxer Takes Historic Step Into Ring, If Not The Gold

Seattle boxer Queen Underwood.
Team USA

Fans of Seattle boxer Queen Underwood hope a disappointing outcome in London won’t keep her from trying again at the 2016 Olympics. Underwood lost her opening bout Sunday in the first Olympics to open up boxing to women.

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Idaho Olympian Cyclist
5:19 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Three-Time Idaho Olympian Won't Be At Opening Ceremonies

Idaho cyclist Kristin Armstrong is in London getting ready for Sunday’s 86-mile road race through the English countryside. This is Armstrong’s third Olympics, and she says she won’t take part in today’s opening ceremonies.

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Female Olympic Boxer
5:26 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Star Pupil At Seattle Boxing Gym Aims For Gold

Queen Underwood leaves the ring after winning her final round at the trials in Spokane, earning a spot on the USA's first women's Olympic boxing team.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

A Northwest boxing gym will be rooting for its hometown favorite at an Olympic event never-before open to women. Boxing was the last all-male hold out in the Olympics, until this year. Seattle’s Queen Underwood hopes to bring home the gold.

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High Jump's Northwest Roots
5:27 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

High Jump's 'Fosbury Flop' Has Roots In Northwest

A high-jumper demonstrates Dick Fosbury's eponymous technique, the 'Fosbury Flop.'
Patricio Lorente Wikimedia

A second-time Olympian from Beaverton, Ore., will be the flag bearer for Team USA during Friday's Opening Ceremony at the London Games. U.S. team captains chose fencer Mariel Zagunis for the honor.

Meanwhile, one of the fans cheering the athletes on will be another Northwesterner who revolutionized the high jump.

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Nike Changes Paterno Facility Name
7:01 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Nike Drops Paterno Name From Child Care Facility

Nike's Joe Paterno Child Development Center will get a new name.
Northwest News Network

Shoe giant Nike is dropping the name Joe Paterno from the childcare facility at the company's Beaverton headquarters. It's more fall-out from a new report saying Paterno and other Penn State officials hid critical information about child sex abuse.

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Olympic Track And Field Trials
5:34 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

UO Alumni Centrowitz, Wheating Make U.S. Olympic Team

Matthew Centrowitz (first from right) and Andrew Wheating (second from left) finish second and third at the men's 1,500-meters.
Jes Burns KLCC

Two more University of Oregon alum are headed to the London Olympics this summer, after the final day of the Track and Field Trials Sunday. Matthew Centrowitz and Andrew Wheating will face the world's best after placing in the top three of Sunday's 1,500-meters.

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Oregon Racewalker
4:34 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Eugene Racewalker Places Third At Olympic Track And Field Trials

Erin Gray competes at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Jes Burns KLCC

The only Eugene native competing at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials placed third Sunday in the women's racewalk. But it wasn't enough to earn her a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

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Olympic Track And Field
5:34 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Unlikely Olympian Not Well Known In His Hometown

One of the surprise winners of a slot on the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team isn’t a household name, even in the town where his track career took off. Now, Ryan Bailey is headed to London to compete in the 100-meter race.

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Entrepreneurial Athletes
5:32 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Olympic Hopeful Is Also An Entrepreneur

Lauren Fleshman speaks with reporters in Eugene.
Rachael McDonald KLCC

Two Eugene-based athletes competing in the Olympic Track and Field Trials, which start this week, are also entrepreneurs. Lauren Fleshman and fellow runner Stephanie Rothstein have a two-year-old business making dairy and gluten free energy bars.

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