Olympics 2012 http://nhpr.org en 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 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 New Englanders To Compete In 2012 Summer Games http://nhpr.org/post/new-englanders-compete-2012-summer-games <p>Today is the kick-off of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Below is a list of New Englanders competing in London, as provided by the U.S. Olympic Team.</p><p><strong>Connecticut</strong></p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:30:06 +0000 Associated Press 9615 at http://nhpr.org New Englanders To Compete In 2012 Summer Games A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music http://nhpr.org/post/know-it-alls-guide-olympic-music <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IizWc4cJwbw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xio0TcKhRUI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZARDqznfyo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YdgWWaH7UM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsB4a--WRTs</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:52:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 9539 at http://nhpr.org A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music Romney's London Trip Highlights His Olympic Pedigree http://nhpr.org/post/romneys-london-trip-highlights-his-olympic-pedigree Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in London on Thursday to raise money for his campaign, to meet with former and current British leaders and to remind voters of his experience running the 2002 Winter Olympics.<p>Romney is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of the London Games on Friday, after meeting with American athletes. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:28:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 9530 at http://nhpr.org Romney's London Trip Highlights His Olympic Pedigree A Horse of Exactly the Same Color http://nhpr.org/post/horse-exactly-same-color <p>A new ruling will allow cloned horses to someday compete in the Olympcs. Wait...what?</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:07:58 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8920 at http://nhpr.org A Horse of Exactly the Same Color Jumping for Gold...Someday http://nhpr.org/post/jumping-goldsomeday <p>Elise Lesko jumps like a champion. It's hard to believe she's just ten.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 8879 at http://nhpr.org Jumping for Gold...Someday A Newbie Tries To Squeeze Into The U.S. Olympic Pool http://nhpr.org/post/newbie-tries-squeeze-us-olympic-pool Across the country, swimmers are putting in their final laps before this month's Olympic trials. For many, the dream of making the U.S. swim team has been what gets them out of bed for a predawn practice. But on the men's side of the pool, the superstars of swimming often leave little room for anyone else.<p>At a recent swim practice in Nashville, Tenn., Dakota Hodgson, 20, puts in laps. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:33:43 +0000 6647 at http://nhpr.org A Newbie Tries To Squeeze Into The U.S. Olympic Pool The Road To London Is Paved With Olympic Gaffes http://nhpr.org/post/road-london-paved-olympic-gaffes The road to any big event, be it a family reunion, a graduation, or the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, is often pockmarked with screw-ups, flubs, and insensitive oversights. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish catalog a few of the gaffes leading up to the London games, including torch flame-outs, missing hurdles, and the resurrection of the apartheid-era South African anthem. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:31:00 +0000 6523 at http://nhpr.org Cyclist's Swift Ride From Wall Street To The Olympics http://nhpr.org/post/cyclists-swift-ride-wall-street-olympics Four years ago, Evelyn Stevens was working as a Wall Street investment banker and just starting to race bicycles. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:56:13 +0000 Murray Carpenter 6316 at http://nhpr.org Cyclist's Swift Ride From Wall Street To The Olympics Word of Mouth 05.26.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05262012 <p><strong>Part 1: Trophy Wives/Old Lady Style</strong></p><p>In those gin-soaked days of yesteryear, a beautiful woman on the arm was an executive&rsquo;s secret weapon for landing the deal.&nbsp; A young knock-out by your side signaled power, style, and proof that you had it all. Just ask all those Mad Men...That was then.</p> Sat, 26 May 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5557 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 05.26.2012