Olympics

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri July 11, 2014

The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics

The story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal.

  THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown, 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.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Curling, on the Button

Curling stones, 44 pounds of smoothed granite, gliding across the ice.

  Curling has been described as a mixture of bowling and shuffleboard, with a hint of bocce, on ice, and has become a sensation of the Winter Olympics. But how much do you know about the sport? Cincinnati Curling Club members Jonathan Penney and Stephanie Simpson join us to explain curling, and why its popularity is growing in the US.

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The Front Row
1:30 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts

Cincinnati native and Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about last year’s gold medal team, her recent retirement from soccer, being inducted into the University of Florida’s Gator Athletic Hall of Fame, this summer’s soccer camp in West Chester and her appearanc

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Heather Mitts
2:22 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Cincinnati's Heather Mitts retires from professional soccer

US National Team defender Heather Mitts played for several teams in several iterations of women's professional soccer leagues, including for the Atlanta Beat.
Credit Atlanta Beat

United States national soccer team member and Cincinnatian Heather Mitts is retiring. The 34-year-old, three-time Olympic gold medalist says it's time to move on to the next stage of her career.

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Harrison returns home
4:59 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Middletown welcomes home Olympic champion

Olympian Kayla Harrison 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.

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