NEW PLATEAUS Looking Back: The Stories of 2012
A lot of websites have their "ten best" or "best moments" of 2012 articles out there right now. But they're often specific to a theme--best movies, best tech stories. Here on New Plateaus, we'll look ... Posted on 1/2/13 at 10:33 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Gabby Douglas
This evening on WDAZ News @5, we'll chat with Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas.... Posted on 12/5/12 at 8:43 AM
GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD BUSINESS "Don't Worry, I Got You."
By Denise Hellekson, The Village Business Institute
I enjoyed watching the Summer Olympics more this year than I have in the past. Maybe it was because I had a greater need to see the positivity, pas... Posted on 8/21/12 at 3:53 PM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II mama mondays: olympics prompts memories of track days
I missed the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics 2012 and was beginning to feel I had too many other obligations to sit tight long enough to get through any of the events.
Then came my surprise... Posted on 8/20/12 at 12:01 AM
THE NEW FORTY Airport Olympics
I was walking about the Atlanta Airport yesterday and it hit me that there should be airport Olympic games. There are some seriously gifted athletes performing at Olympic standards in airports around ... Posted on 8/13/12 at 9:27 PM
Every gold medal won by the U.S. in hockey — in the Olympic Games or the World Junior — has had at least one player, coach or father of a future gold medalist from UND connected to it. And this year, UND rookie Rocco Grimaldi is skating for the U.S., a good omen indeed.
Think of the response by our American athletes if Obama's words had been spoken to them; as if their individual hard work had not made a difference, somehow implying that everyone’s efforts are about the same.
When Olympic athletes raise their arms above their shoulders after a victory, we might think they are quite proud of themselves. But the emotion felt by the athletes at that moment may not be pride but triumph, according to a recent body language study of competitive athletes.
During a recent visit to Dakota, I thought about my friend in Texas.
A dyed-in-the-wool conservative, he would be pleased to note North Dakota has always kept its governorship and Senate seats safely in the hands of men. Perhaps North Dakotans will change that. It may be worth a try
Aly Raisman finished the Olympics in style. The U.S. captain matched Gabby Douglas in gold medals, winning the title on floor exercise Tuesday. Add in the bronze on balance beam from earlier in the day, and she becomes the most decorated of the Fierce Five.
Michael Phelps ended his career with another gold as the United States won the medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday. Phelps leaves the sport with a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall. At these games he won four golds and two silvers.
"I've worked for six years ... to get my chance," said Oscar Pistorius, who finished second and advanced to Sunday night's semifinals. "I found myself smiling in the starting block. Which is very rare in the 400 meters."
Serena Williams wore a smile herself after she became only the second woman to achieve a Golden Slam, winning the most lopsided women's final in Olympic history Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1.
Two days after running and gunning to a record-shattering 83-point win, the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team had to come back in the fourth quarter for a 99-94 win over a fearless Lithuania team that had the Americans in serious trouble until the closing minutes.
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