Posts Tagged: Olympics

Former Olympian diving champion Mark Lenzi was East Carolina University diving coach

GREENVILLE, NC – Olympic diving champion Mark Lenzi died Monday after spending two weeks in critical condition in a Greenville, N.C. hospital. He was 43. (This story appeared at Fredricksburg.com. Read the rest here.) Advertisements

Former Olympian diving champion Mark Lenzi was East Carolina University diving coach

GREENVILLE, NC – Olympic diving champion Mark Lenzi died Monday after spending two weeks in critical condition in a Greenville, N.C. hospital. He was 43. (This story appeared at Fredricksburg.com. Read the rest here.)

Too short for basketball, Sol Schiff, 94, became world-class table tennis player

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Sol Schiff, whose rocketing, flat forehand propelled him to national and world table tennis championships in the 1930s when he was still in his teens, and who later earned the unofficial title “Mr. Table Tennis”as an ardent

Too short for basketball, Sol Schiff, 94, became world-class table tennis player

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Sol Schiff, whose rocketing, flat forehand propelled him to national and world table tennis championships in the 1930s when he was still in his teens, and who later earned the unofficial title “Mr. Table Tennis”as an ardent

Ski champion Jill Kinmont Boothe, paralyzed on an icy slope, became an inspirational teacher

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Jill Kinmont Boothe, a champion ski racer whose struggle to recuperate from a paralyzing fall on an icy slope became the subject of the popular 1975 film “The Other Side of the Mountain,” died Thursday in

Ski champion Jill Kinmont Boothe, paralyzed on an icy slope, became an inspirational teacher

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Jill Kinmont Boothe, a champion ski racer whose struggle to recuperate from a paralyzing fall on an icy slope became the subject of the popular 1975 film “The Other Side of the Mountain,” died Thursday in

Harry Keough, 84, played on US soccer team that stunned England in World Cup in 1950

(You can imagine how England’s defeat – and the United States’ win – went down in Europe in 1950. Must have been a huge embarrassment on the continent.) ST. LOUIS – Harry Keough, a St. Louis postman who reached the

Harry Keough, 84, played on US soccer team that stunned England in World Cup in 1950

(You can imagine how England’s defeat – and the United States’ win – went down in Europe in 1950. Must have been a huge embarrassment on the continent.) ST. LOUIS – Harry Keough, a St. Louis postman who reached the

Mexico spy agency chief Miguel Nazar Haro, 87, was accused of helping leftist guerrillas disappear

(From The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 30, 2012.) MEXICO CITY — Miguel Nazar Haro, who led Mexico’s domestic spy agency and was accused of being behind the disappearances of alleged leftist guerrillas in the 1970s, has died at age 87.

Mexico spy agency chief Miguel Nazar Haro, 87, was accused of helping leftist guerrillas disappear

(From The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 30, 2012.) MEXICO CITY — Miguel Nazar Haro, who led Mexico’s domestic spy agency and was accused of being behind the disappearances of alleged leftist guerrillas in the 1970s, has died at age 87.

Winner of Olympic ski jump, Jiri Raska, 70, has been called the best Czech skier ever

(Editor’s note: On my last visit to Prague a few years ago, I bought, at a mountaineering store, a map of the mountains outside the city. I look forward to seeing the slopes that Jiri Raska flew over. My apologies

Winner of Olympic ski jump, Jiri Raska, 70, has been called the best Czech skier ever

(Editor’s note: On my last visit to Prague a few years ago, I bought, at a mountaineering store, a map of the mountains outside the city. I look forward to seeing the slopes that Jiri Raska flew over. My apologies

Star Wars sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

LONDON – Bob Anderson, a former Olympic swordsman who staged fights for films including the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings series, has died, British fencing authorities said today. He was 89. The British Academy of Fencing said that

Star Wars sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

LONDON – Bob Anderson, a former Olympic swordsman who staged fights for films including the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings series, has died, British fencing authorities said today. He was 89. The British Academy of Fencing said that