olympics

Olympic Goalie
6:04 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Washington’s Hope Solo Makes Big Stops To Earn Team USA Gold

Washington-born and raised goalkeeper Hope Solo saved the day, quite literally, according to her teammates in the Olympic women’s soccer final Thursday. Team USA held on for a 2-1 victory over Japan to win the gold medal. When the final horn sounded, U.S. goalie Solo was mobbed by her fellow players. Solo says she knew the game was on the line when she made a dramatic lunging save in the waning minutes of the game.

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Oregon Decathlete Wins Gold
5:40 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Oregon's Ashton Eaton Wins Gold In Men's Decathlon

At the London Olympics today, Oregon's own Ashton Eaton placed first in the Men's Decathlon, coming in just shy of the Olympic record. That achievement earned the 24-year-old Eaton not only a gold medal, but also the ceremonial title of "World's Greatest Athlete."

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Northwest Olympic Soccer Fans
5:16 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

USA-Japan Match Draws Northwest Soccer Fans

Megan Rapinoe, a University of Portland alum, is a member of USA's gold-medal winning women's soccer team.

Scores of people watched at the University of Portland Thursday as the American women’s soccer team defeated Japan for the Olympic gold medal. USA star Megan Rapinoe is a UP graduate. But another player with Northwest ties might’ve been more critical to the win.

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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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Olympic Runner
6:37 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Galen Rupp Takes Silver in the Olympic 10k

Galen Rupp after the US Olympic Trials in Eugene.
Photo by Jes Burns KLCC

Good news for Northwest track athletes at the London Olympics. U of O grad Galen Rupp made history Saturday in the men's 10,000 meters, winning silver. KLCC’s Jes Burns has the story.

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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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Sudanese Olympic Runner
6:31 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Northwest Runner Wants To Leverage Olympic Platform To Help South Sudan

Lopez Lomong (second from right) racing at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene.
Photo by Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Athletes going to the London Olympics commonly have stories of overcoming adversity. But few can top African-born distance runner Lopez Lomong. The one time "Lost Boy" of Sudan relocated to the Portland area last year. He's running for Team USA, but hopes to leverage Olympic success into greater aid and attention for his former homeland. Correspondent Tom Banse introduces us.

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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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