Olympic winners like gold medalist Claressa Shields have said the games were a learning experience, but what were they learning? Hard work? Sure. Sportsmanship? Maybe. The metric system? Certainly not.
U.S. judo competitor Kyle Vashkulat competes at 100 kg, which he knows means he weighs 220 lbs. But does he know height?
"We were in a sauna, and the guy's telling us the height of the boxers, and he's like, 'Yeah, this guy's like, 1.7 meters' — and we're like, 'How tall is that?'" Vashkulat says, laughing.
Since Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., came on the scene Saturday, Mitt Romney's rallies have felt different. The crowds are bigger. The audience is more raucous. Lines that used to be a routine part of the Republican presidential candidate's stump speech have become rousing battle cries.
At the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C., 1,600 people crowded into the room and thousands more swarmed outside.
"I feel like I'm in Woodstock," gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory exclaimed. "There's a parking jam!"
Nicholas Radina, Programming Director of Salsa on the Square, will be releasing the 4th annual cd which will be given away on a first-come first-served basis at the Salsa night event on August 23. Brian O’Donnell also finds out about the remaining Salsa on the Square schedule and the new book coming out soon entitled Salsanati.
Xanadu, the wonderfully cheesy 1980’s movie musical has been adapted for the stage, and The Carnegie will present the first local production, under the direction of Alan Patrick Kenney. Jim Stump talks roller skating, muses and Gene Kelly with Carnegie Theater Director Joshua Steele.
Brian O’Donnell speaks with Jim Hunt about the upcoming auction on August 17th at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout to benefit the Play it Forward Foundation, which provides financial assistance to area musicians.
Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 10:43 pm
The last medals of the London Games were just presented at the end of the women's modern pentathlon.
Like it did in the last three Olympics, the United States dominated. Last time around in Beijing, China outdid the States in total gold medals but this year, the U.S. climbed back proving itself in pretty much every category.