Olympics http://wvxu.org en The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics http://wvxu.org/post/boys-boat-and-1936-olympics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Boys-Boat-Americans-Olympics/dp/067002581X" target="_blank">THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics</a></em>, by <a href="http://www.danieljamesbrown.com/" target="_blank">Daniel James Brown</a>, tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Daniel James Brown joined us to talk about the improbable story of nine working-class boys from the American west who beat the odds and found hope in the most desperate of times.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 29021 at http://wvxu.org The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics Curling, on the Button http://wvxu.org/post/curling-button <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.curlingrocks.net/" target="_blank">Curling </a>has been described as a mixture of bowling and shuffleboard, with a hint of bocce, on ice, and has become a sensation of the <a href="http://www.sochi2014.com/en/curling" target="_blank">Winter Olympics</a>. But how much do you know about the sport? <a href="http://www.cincinnaticurlingclub.com/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Curling Club</a> members Jonathan Penney and Stephanie Simpson join us to explain curling, and why its popularity is growing in the US.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 22969 at http://wvxu.org Curling, on the Button Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts http://wvxu.org/post/olympic-gold-medalist-heather-mitts <p>Cincinnati native and Olympic gold medalist <a href="http://www.heathermitts.com/index.htm"><strong>Heather Mitts</strong></a> is in <a href="http://wvxu.org/programs/front-row-betsy-ross"><strong>The Front Row with Betsy Ross</strong></a> to talk about last year’s gold medal team, her recent retirement from soccer, being inducted into the <a href="http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=25437"><strong>University of Florida’s Gator Athletic Hall of Fame</strong></a>, this summer’s <a href="http://www.procamps.com/heathermitts"><strong>soccer camp</strong></a> in West Chester and her appearanc Fri, 19 Apr 2013 05:30:10 +0000 Betsy Ross 11527 at http://wvxu.org Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts Cincinnati's Heather Mitts retires from professional soccer http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnatis-heather-mitts-retires-professional-soccer <p>United States national soccer team member and Cincinnatian Heather Mitts <a href="https://www.facebook.com/heathermitts/posts/10151278012346981:0" target="_blank">is retiring</a>. The 34-year-old, three-time Olympic gold medalist says it's time to move on to the next stage of her career.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:22:44 +0000 Tana Weingartner 10275 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati's Heather Mitts retires from professional soccer Middletown welcomes home Olympic champion http://wvxu.org/post/middletown-welcomes-home-olympic-champion <p>Olympian<a href="http://kaylaharrison.com/" target="_blank"> Kayla Harrison</a> is getting a hero's welcome in her hometown of Middletown. The gold medal winner will visit with students at Middletown High School Tuesday. The city is also throwing her a parade through town ahead of public rally. Event organizer and councilwoman Ann Mort says the town can't wait to welcome Harrison in style.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:59:59 +0000 Tana Weingartner 3139 at http://wvxu.org