Photo of the week: Team USA hopeful Caroline Queen
May31

Photo of the week: Team USA hopeful Caroline Queen

At age 16 she became the youngest athlete to make the national team for slalom kayaking, but Caroline Queen missed qualifying for the previous Olympic Games by a hair. Now at age 20, and after coming back from a knee injury, Queen is a favorite to earn a spot on the 2012 Summer Olympic roster. Her fate will be decided June 10. Read her story here: Queen aims for USA Kayak crown Photo courtesy of Brett...

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Gold medal highlighted but has not defined 81-year-old Olympian’s life
May30

Gold medal highlighted but has not defined 81-year-old Olympian’s life

By Jessica Pettengill  |  BSU at the Games Greg Bell was once known as the world’s greatest long jumper. Almost 60 years ago, he received the gold medal in long jump at the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. Now at the age of 81, Bell resides with his wife, Mary, in Logansport, Ind., the only state in which he has ever lived. But Bell views himself as more than just an Olympic champion. He is the head of...

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Fencing substitute’s work ethic wins him title of team captain
May30

Fencing substitute’s work ethic wins him title of team captain

By Conor Hockett  |  BSU at the Games Eating with a teammate in the Olympic Village dining hall back in 2008, Gerek Meinhardt watched in awe as Dwyane Wade sat down at his table 20 feet away. More NBA players from the Olympic team slowly filed in until Chris Paul and Michael Redd took a seat next to Meinhardt. Growing up in San Francisco, Meinhardt was a huge Golden State Warriors fan. His sister Katie played Division I basketball,...

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Olympic Games, cool—but I want to see some cricket
May29

Olympic Games, cool—but I want to see some cricket

London! It’s not exactly the city that never sleeps, but with the 2012 Olympic Games coming to town, there probably won’t be much sleeping going on. I know a lot of people are excited to see the Olympic Games and to experience them for themselves, but for me the Games are going to be my job while I’m there. As a photographer I find it difficult to really enjoy an event that I am covering since I’m so focused on what’s going on. Where...

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Queen aims for USA Kayak crown
May27

Queen aims for USA Kayak crown

By Mat Mikesell | BSU at the Games When she was 16 and already the youngest athlete ever to make the national team, Caroline Queen came just short of qualifying for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing for slalom kayaking. She finished third in her class when she needed a win to make the Olympic Games. Now, at age 20, Queen is a favorite to earn a spot on the Olympic roster heading into the World Championship, a three-day event starting...

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