Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

What to Watch: Olympics 2012

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

With the 2012 Olympics fast approaching, America’s fastest and strongest athletes are ready to go for gold in London. In Beijing in 2008, Team USA topped the international competition with 110 medals, the most taken home by any country in the Games. This year, returning champions and bright-eyed rising stars make up a team that [&hellip
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Olympic Sprinters Trained in Central Park

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

by Amanda Woods Four sprinters who will compete in this year’s Olympics, many of them record-setters and breakers, trained for their lifelong dream competition in one of New York City’s most popular jogging spots: Central Park. Erison Hurtault, who will compete in the 400-meter dash; Julius Mutekanga, who will take on the 800-meter dash; Jeremy [&hellip
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The Humor in Soda Ban Protest “Escapes” Bloomberg

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Eat & Drink, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town

“The humor kind of escapes [him],” Mayor Bloomberg says of the “Million Big Gulp March” in protest of his proposed soda ban. This weekend New Yorkers for Beverage Choices took to the streets to urge Bloomberg to let them put what they want into their bodies. Bloomberg referenced obesity and obesity-related deaths in the City, [&hellip
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Searching for Downtown Prodigies: A 12-Year-Old Future Olympian

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By Beth Mellow Not unlike a disciplined dancer, Ted Karakitsos is studying the graceful choreography of the high bar. The 12-year-old Karakitsos is an award-winning gymnast who recently nabbed the New York State Championship. The 7th grader, who trains at Chelsea Piers, began gymnastics when he was just 5 years old. He has a simple [&hellip
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On the Run

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It’s raining furiously outside, so today Howard Lindsay is inside a narrow room at the United Nations International School (UNIS), putting his hurdlers through their paces. “Attack the hurdle,” he urges with commanding repetition. “Don’t be scared of the hurdle. You can’t be scared of it because it won’t hurt you. Lean. Lean!” Then, a [&hellip
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