Monday, December 31, 2012
Your group of local patch editors weighs in on the standout sports moments of the year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is part of a special "end-of-the-year" series in which local editors from your nearby Patch towns highlight their favorites in various topics. Jonathan Friedman - Editor, Attleboro-Seekonk Patch From my earliest days through college, I was a competitive swimmer. I was never good enough to be an Olympian, but I have a tremendous respect for those who are. And every four years, it is exciting to see swimming in the spotlight. Special kudos go to Michael Phelps, who looked like he had lost his magic when he didn't even win a medal in his first individual event, the 400 IM (first time since 2000 that had happened), but then regained it later in the week with spectacular wins in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
With dozens of local athletes and hundreds of events, finding who is on when is tough — but here are the times for Massachusetts' Olympians.
2012 London Olympics excitement begins in a few days. But there are so many events, that finding the ones you want to watch can be tough. Patch has sifted through the schedules so you will know when the local athletes will be in action and when you can watch. NBC and its networks announced it will show every event, so no matter who you are rooting for you should be able to find his or her competition. Some will be streamed live on the NBC Olympics website’s Live Extra. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics are not until Friday, but the competition begins Wednesday including the U.S. women’s soccer team’s game against France at noon Eastern time on NBC Sports Network. See when Olympians from the Bay State will compete: Note…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Meet the local athletes from Massachusetts who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.
They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle. 529 athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They are competing in events as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. For everyone, from swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win the coveted medal. It's time to meet the Olympians from Patch towns in Massachusetts! Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians! Shalane Flanagan Sex : Female Competing in Athletics Event / …
The Summer Olympics begin on July 27, but how well do you know the Games? All this week, Patch will post trivia questions to test your knowledge.
From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Olympic history. As hundreds of world-class athletes prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games beginning Friday, July 27, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week. Post your answers in the comments below. We'll post the correct answers in the comments by 7 p.m. today. 2. Which of these is no longer an Olympic event? 3. In 1904, American George Eyser won three golds, two silvers and a bronze in gymnastics. Besides the number of medals he took home, what was remarkable about his achievement? …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day.
There’s something about watching Olympic athletes that makes you want to get off the couch and go break a world record. Well, maybe not a world record. But at least run around outside. Which is why Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day. The first lady is leading the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Summer Games opening ceremonies in London on Friday July 27. Her fitness initiative, Let’s Move, and Patch are teaming up to bring Olympic sports to life for you and your family in your town. Here's how: 1. If you (or anyone you know) are interested in trying an Olympic sport, check out Partnership for a Healthier America’s website, where you can track down professionals who offer instruction in your …