London 2012 Summer Olympics http://nhpr.org en 6.02.14: Ghost Towns http://nhpr.org/post/60214-ghost-towns <p>From the dusty towns of the old west, to the empty mills of the east, there’s just something about abandoned places and the stories they leave behind. Today’s Word of Mouth is all about ghost towns, from neglected Olympic villages to forgotten websites. Plus, the story of a couple who transformed an abandoned underground missile base into their home-sweet-home…complete with an overhead front door.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:33:36 +0000 Word of Mouth 49458 at http://nhpr.org 6.02.14: Ghost Towns From the Archives: Bode Miller http://nhpr.org/post/archives-bode-miller <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later this week, Bode Miller will become just the sixth American to participate in five Winter Olympics.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Back in 2002, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">N</span>HPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Doug&nbsp;</span>MacPherson<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;profiled the young athlete as he was preparing for his second (in Utah).</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:28:01 +0000 Andrew Parrella 43038 at http://nhpr.org From the Archives: Bode Miller With One Week To Go, 23 With Granite State Ties Slated For Sochi http://nhpr.org/post/one-week-go-23-granite-state-ties-slated-sochi <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a little less than a week to go to the start of the Olympic Games, 23 athletes with New Hampshire connections are set to represent to United States in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>With a number of strong boarding school winter sport programs in the state, distinguishing who is a “New Hampshire athlete” and who isn’t can be a challenge. But here’s a general list of who’s who.</p><p style="margin-left:31.5pt;">·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nick Alexander, Lebanon, Ski Jumping</p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 42819 at http://nhpr.org With One Week To Go, 23 With Granite State Ties Slated For Sochi "Something Like The Gods" http://nhpr.org/post/something-gods <p>In the words of author <a href="http://stephenamidon.com/">Stephen Amidon</a>, “no other figure is the focus of so much passion, controversy, expectation, and disappointment…” regardless of whether it is football or soccer, figure-skating or hockey, watching the world’s top athletes borders on hypnotic… and sometimes stands as proof of our ability to exceed physical human limitations and become <a href="http://stephenamidon.com/something-like-the-gods/">something like the gods</a>. That’s the name of long-time sports-lover and novelist Stephen Amidon’s new cultural history of the athlete, detailing sport from the first <a href="http://www.olympic.org/">Olympic Games</a>, to the rise of <a href="http://www.lebronjames.com/">Lebron James</a>. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:05:18 +0000 Virginia Prescott 6300 at http://nhpr.org "Something Like The Gods" Andover Native Clinches Spot On Winter Olympics U.S. Ski Team http://nhpr.org/post/andover-native-clinches-spot-winter-olympics-us-ski-team <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Andover native Nick </span>Fairall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will take part in the Winter Olympics in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in February.</span></p><p>Fairall secured a spot on the U.S. ski jumping team with his win at the Olympic Trials in Park City, Utah this past weekend.</p><p></p><p>Fairall, 24, has been skiing since he was six years old, cutting his teeth at the Andover Outing Club.</p><p>He says while competing in his first Olympics will be thrilling, he won’t be satisfied until he has the ultimate prize.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:30:18 +0000 Michael Brindley 40935 at http://nhpr.org Andover Native Clinches Spot On Winter Olympics U.S. Ski Team U.S. - Russia Relations: What's Next? http://nhpr.org/post/us-russia-relations-whats-next <p>U.S. ties with Russia have always been complicated, but recently they have heated up even more. Disputes over how to approach the war in Syria, Russia’s protection of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, as well as the recent tug of war over Ukraine have all contributed to this tension. We’re examining this fraught relationship and how it’s changed.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39566 at http://nhpr.org U.S. - Russia Relations: What's Next? N.H. Ski Jumper Christopher Lamb Vying For A Spot On The U.S. Olympic Team http://nhpr.org/post/nh-ski-jumper-christopher-lamb-vying-spot-us-olympic-team <p>The 2014 winter Olympics begin on February seventh in Sochi, Russia. Until this week, talk about the games focused on worries that there might not be enough snow, and international criticism and threats to boycott the games because of Russia’s law banning what it called “homosexual propaganda.” On Monday, President Vladimir Putin reversed course and said that everyone will be welcome to Sochi. As to the snow, there are no certain answers.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:24:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37570 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Ski Jumper Christopher Lamb Vying For A Spot On The U.S. Olympic Team Supporters Cheer For Guor Marial In Olympic Marathon http://nhpr.org/post/supporters-cheer-guor-marial-olympic-marathon <p>A Concord movie theater turned on a projector before dawn yesterday to show live footage of former resident Guor Marial running in the Olympics. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:26:47 +0000 Michael Samuels 10711 at http://nhpr.org NHPR's In-House Marathoner Weighs In On Olympic Track and Field http://nhpr.org/post/nhprs-house-marathoner-weighs-olympic-track-and-field <p>Millions of Americans have been following the Olympics in London, and NHPR staffers are no exception. But one of our colleagues is watching with a more seasoned eye &ndash; <strong>Keith Shields</strong> is executive producer of The Exchange, but he&rsquo;s also a 27-time marathoner who&#39;s currently training for an Iron Man triathlon in Quebec.</p><p>He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the races he&#39;s been following, London&#39;s history in shaping the modern marathon, and whether athletes watch Olympic competition any differently than the rest of us.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:15:50 +0000 Brady Carlson & Keith Shields 10336 at http://nhpr.org NHPR's In-House Marathoner Weighs In On Olympic Track and Field The Mile Still Matters To Track & Field http://nhpr.org/post/mile-still-matters-track-field <p>Track and field has a numbers problem. As in, there are just too many of them. The 60, 26.2, 4-by-8, 2-oh-3, 5, 8, 10k&hellip;</p><p>Back in the 1950s, there was one number that mattered.</p><p><em>&quot;I think there are only a handful of achievements like breaking 4 minutes for the first time, in any sport, that comes close to what Roger Bannister has done.&quot;&nbsp;</em></p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 9849 at http://nhpr.org The Mile Still Matters To Track & Field Olympic Kayak Paddles Made in New Hampshire: A Family Legacy http://nhpr.org/post/olympic-kayak-paddles-made-new-hampshire-family-legacy <p>Earlier this week, at the London Olympics, the American team competed in the double canoe slalom. That&rsquo;s when two men kneel inside a kayak and work together to navigate an obstacle course on whitewater rapids. If you watched this on NBC, you might have caught a glimpse of a pair of paddles made in New Hampshire.</p><p>In rustic Canaan, New Hampshire, Peter Mitchell is hard at work sanding a freshly carved double-bladed kayak paddle.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:25:16 +0000 Ryan Lessard 9932 at http://nhpr.org Olympic Kayak Paddles Made in New Hampshire: A Family Legacy Robot Cameras Help Carry the Load at the Olympics http://nhpr.org/post/robot-cameras-help-carry-load-olympics <p>While the world&rsquo;s top athletes compete at the&nbsp; London 2012 Olympics, hundreds of photographers are contending to capture the game&rsquo;s defining moments on camera.&nbsp; To maximize its odds of snapping a winning pic, Reuters is getting some help, <a href="http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/07/olympic-robo-cams-reuters/?pid=3064">from robots</a>.&nbsp; The new shutter-bots will be stationed at Table Tennis, Boxing, Taekwondo, Judo, Fencing, Weight Lifting, and at the main Olympic Park for some of the big events.&nbsp; Word of Mouth Producer Taylor Quimby caught up with Patrick C Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:13:07 +0000 Taylor Quimby 9814 at http://nhpr.org Robot Cameras Help Carry the Load at the Olympics South Sudanese/Granite State Phenom's Story Spreads Far and Wide http://nhpr.org/post/south-sudanesegranite-state-phenoms-story-spreads-far-and-wide <p>Guor Marial is a South Sudanese refugee who spent his high school years in <a href="http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/life-on-the-run">Concord</a>. He has now qualified to run the Olympic marathon.</p><p>In the past few weeks he&rsquo;s had a lot of press: <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/story/2012-07-26/London-Olympics-Mike-Lopresti-Guor-Marial/56522722/1">Time Magazine</a>, <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/23/south-sudan-refugee-independent-olympic">the Guardian</a>, <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-la-la-sp-on-guor-marial-olympics-20120721,0,7071095.story">The Chicago Tribune</a>, the Associated Press, and too many other publications to name&nbsp;have run profiles on him. Marial&rsquo;s story has spread so far because it&rsquo;s basically the perfect Olympic story. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 9663 at http://nhpr.org South Sudanese/Granite State Phenom's Story Spreads Far and Wide London Olympics: Watching The Opening Ceremony, And This Weekend's Events http://nhpr.org/post/london-olympics-watching-opening-ceremony-and-weekends-events The London 2012 Summer Games are set to begin in earnest, with today's opening ceremony kicking off a weekend of gold-medal competitions. But if you're in America and you hope to watch the Opening Ceremony live, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed: NBC is tape-delaying its broadcast until Friday night.<p>That sets the Opening Ceremony apart from nearly all other Olympic events, which are being live-streamed online and broadcast on NBC and its affiliated cable channels, from MSNBC to Bravo. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:48:01 +0000 Bill Chappell 9631 at http://nhpr.org London Olympics: Watching The Opening Ceremony, And This Weekend's Events Writers on a New England Stage: Chris Cleave http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-chris-cleave-0 <p><a href="http://www.chriscleave.com/"><strong>Chris Cleave</strong></a> is a columnist for the UK's <a href="http://www.guardiannews.com/"><em>Guardian</em></a> newspaper and author of<em> Incendiary </em>and <em>Little Bee. </em></p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:25:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9626 at http://nhpr.org Writers on a New England Stage: Chris Cleave