Olympics

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2014 at 7:19AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Cloudy. Light snow likely this afternoon. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Thursday night: Periods of snow. Low 16. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected. EVENT OF THE DAY: Pop Americano! From the creators [...]

St. John’s University alumna Dagmara Wozniak wins fencing gold and bronze
St. John’s University alumna Dagmara Wozniak wins fencing gold and bronze
News Queens Courier Staff 7/02/2013 at 7:15PM

BENJAMIN FANG Dagmara Wozniak, a St. John’s University fencing alumna, won bronze in the women’s individual saber and helped Team USA win gold in the team saber event at the Pan American Games. The victories marked her third individual medal and seventh consecutive gold for the U.S. women’s saber team at the Pan American Games. [...]

Wrestling voted out of Olympics
Wrestling voted out of Olympics
Sports Queens Courier Staff 2/21/2013 at 8:56AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The sport of wrestling is now fighting for its life. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted the sport, which was part of the inaugural 1896 Olympics held in Athens, Greece, off the 2020 games program. Richard Zbytniewski, a wrestling coach at MS 72 Count Basie in Jamaica, said he couldn’t understand the [...]

St. John’s fencers meet Obama
St. John’s fencers meet Obama
News Terence M. Cullen 9/20/2012 at 7:36AM

They got to travel and compete in London, and now two St. John’s University fencers can add meeting the president to their stat sheet. Seniors Daryl Homer and Dagmara Wozniak met President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden last week as part of the commander in chief’s meeting with USA’s [...]

Olympian Gabby Douglas throws first pitch at Citi Field
Olympian Gabby Douglas throws first pitch at Citi Field
Sports Terence M. Cullen 8/28/2012 at 11:42AM

It’s been a whirlwind journey for two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas since she returned stateside after the London games. She’s met Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama, and appeared on a number of talk shows after capturing gold in team and individual all-around competitions — the first American woman to win both in the [...]

Olympian shows courage
Letters Letters 8/17/2012 at 12:45PM

I would like to praise gymnast Aly Raisman for winning the gold medal for the women’s floor exercise. But more importantly, I would like to praise Raisman, who is Jewish-American, for having the courage to speak up for those 11 Israeli Olympians who were executed 40 years ago at the Munich games. Raisman said she [...]

Two Johnnies fence for Olympic gold
Two Johnnies fence for Olympic gold
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/27/2012 at 9:57AM

The Red Storm has had a lot to talk about lately. Its women’s basketball team made its first appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen; the baseball team broke into the NCAA Super Regionals and had five players drafted by the major leagues; and Maurice Harkless is the first Johnny to be drafted by the NBA [...]

Citi’s Team USA shows Olympic pride in L.I.C.
Citi’s Team USA shows Olympic pride in L.I.C.
News Michael Pantelidis 4/25/2012 at 11:19AM

Olympic pride was on full display in Long Island City last week. To commemorate the 100-day countdown to this summer’s Olympic Games in London, Citi’s Team USA Flag Tour visited the bank’s site in L.I.C. on April 18. Paralympian Kari Miller, who plays sitting volleyball, and Olympian swimmer Cullen Jones – both members of Team [...]