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 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 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 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 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 History of Going for the Gold http://nhpr.org/post/history-going-gold <p>Stephen Amidon, author of “Something Like the Gods: A Cultural History of the Athlete from Achilles to Lebron” tells less familiar stories of the Olympic glory.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:43:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9536 at http://nhpr.org History of Going for the Gold 'Roller Skiing' Summer Training for Winter Athletes http://nhpr.org/post/roller-skiing-summer-training-winter-athletes <p>Athletes all over the country are competing to secure their places on the Summer Olympics team. At the same time, Winter Olympians are doing what they can to stay in shape. For cross-country skiers, that means <a href="http://www.xcskiworld.com/training/rollerguide.htm">roller skiing</a>. New Hampshire Public Radio&#39;s Sam Evans-Brown reports roller skiing has become a competition sport in its own right.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:41:24 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 8196 at http://nhpr.org 'Roller Skiing' Summer Training for Winter Athletes