Rio 2016, Day One Report: Samba, Speedos and Sexy Water Polo Players

sportRio 2016, Day One Report: Samba, Speedos and Sexy Water Polo Players
Twenty-four hours ago, the world didn’t really know what to expect from this year’s Olympic games in Rio. But once the Olympic torch was lit at the world-famous Maracanã stadium, there was no turning back for Brazil. The 2016 Olympic Games got …
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Immigrants of the Day: Rio Olympics Edition: The Water Polo Team
The US Men’s Water Polo Team has gotten off to a tough 0-2 start, but, hopefully, things will pick up. Two members of Team USA are immigrants. Tony Azevedo is a native of Rio de Janeiro and is captain of Team USA. That’s well deserved considering …

Rio 2016 USA vs Spain Water Polo Li-ve St-ream
Water polo isn’t a sport that gets Americans on their feet, but they definitely should consider giving it a watch during the 2016 Olympics. Believe it or not, water polo is the oldest team sport in the Olympics, having been a part of the Games since 1900.


Report: Music festivals bring $15 million to region

musicReport: Music festivals bring million to region
HUNTER — One of the companies that stages the Mountain Jam and Taste of Country music festivals at Hunter Mountain has released an economic impact report on each, and estimates the total benefit to the surrounding four-county region at almost $ 15 …
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Music festivals offer great getaway for music lovers
If you ever get the chance to attend one of these festivals, be sure to jump at the opportunity. Music festival season is right around the corner, which means some may begin to debate if attending a festival is worth the cost. With the growing …
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How Music Festivals Shape Cities
From Coachella, Glastonbury, and Stagecoach to Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, and Ultra, music festivals clearly play a role in the economies of cities. They bring in huge numbers of tourists and revenue, attract large audiences, create significant …
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College Football Report for Week 8

sportCollege Football Report for Week 8
The Dukes lead the Football Championship Subdivision in total offense (613 ypg). They rank second in scoring offense (48.7 points) and third in rushing offense (332.9 ypg). “What we wanted to do [this year was about] … opening up the playbook and …
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College football stats: Best numbers from Week 7
5,218 Ferris State quarterback Jason Vander Laan became the greatest rushing quarterback in the history of college football (across all divisions) Saturday with a 161-yard performance that pushed his career rushing total to 5,218 yards. With that …


Midseason Awards: The best (and worst) plays from 2015’s first half
We’re halfway there. We’re halfway through a season that has been every bit as good as advertised, that has seen countless highlights and monumental mishaps, and that is no closer to making sense now than it did in early September. Is Ohio State really …
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The Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race Report and Results

sportThe Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race Report and Results
The roads of Francis Marion are littered with car sized, bike swallowing potholes, megafauna such as bear, snakes, boar (and chupacabra…), and trail sections along the Palmetto Trail that are difficulty rated, in Roubaix-like fashion, by the race …
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LOMBARDIA ’15: Roadside With Pez!
lombardia15-01pez My second time back in two years – Il Lombardia was better than ever, with great racing, epic weather, and a course around Lake Como worthy of this Monument – my day chasing the race was a fitting end to the 2015 race season.
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Velo magazine — October 2015
While the contingent of American racers has never been stronger, the domestic race scene is a discombobulated mix of races in USA Cycling’s sprawling Pro CX calendar. Spencer Powlison considers what should be done to improve the circuit for fans and …

Failed 2024 Olympic bid slammed in state-backed report

sportFailed 2024 Olympic bid slammed in state-backed report
Consultants hired by state leaders eviscerated Boston’s defunct Olympic bid Tuesday, suggesting planners underestimated potential expenses, skimped on contingency funds, and were too optimistic in assessing public infrastructure costs for the Games.
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BUZZELL: Georgia Golden Olympics founder gets Distinguished Service Award
Georgia Golden Olympics is funded through contributions from friends, individuals and organizations interested in improving the health and well-being of older adults. The coordinating organizations for the Georgia games include the Georgia Department …
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Olympic dreaming: Could Detroit ever host the games?
It’s probably an Olympic record we don’t want, and it’s not marked with any banner or highway sign. But no other city in the world has made more Summer Olympic bids than Detroit — seven — and never landed the games. The closest Detroit ever came was …
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