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2012 London Olympic Games
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Tamika Catchings, who played for Stevenson High School in the mid-1990s, is a member of the 2012 women's basketball team.
(Update, August 12) The U.S. women's basketball team won the gold medal Saturday in its final Olympic game, beating France 86-50. Tamika Catchings, a member of the team who played basketball for Stevenson in the '90s, Tweeted the news Saturday afternoon. "Wow #Soblessed!! #OperationGOLD ACCOMPLISHED!!! Such an amazing experience w/ an amazing team! Luv ya'll! Dreams do cm true... : )," she wrote. The gold medal was the third for Catchings, and the seventh consecutive for the U.S. ------------------------------------------------------------------- A former star basketball player for Stevenson High School is shooting for the Olympic gold for the third time as part of the U.S. women’s basketball team. Tamika Catchings, who as a sophomore led…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Watching the Olympic games at age 18 changes previous perspectives
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately watching TV, and for once, my mom isn’t yelling at me. In fact, she’s sitting right next to me, enjoying the competition of the 2012 Olympic Games. This opportunity comes along once every four years, but being a couch potato this year has become much more meaningful than in the past. Now that I’m 18, I’ve grown to appreciate the Olympics much more than when I was merely 14, 10 or 6. While watching the athletes compete in different sports, I am now able to recognize the amount of talent these competitors possess. In 2008, when the games were in Beijing, I watched the Olympics simply to cheer on the U.S. athletes. This year, I have much more of an interest in watching specific events and have more …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Impromptu party at Cubby Bear North organized to support Riverwoods’ Christina Loukas dive in Olympic finals.
When you want to watch a good friend or a girl you knew since infancy compete in the Olympics what do you do if you are not in London for the Games Sunday? In the case of more than 50 friends and family of Deerfield High School graduate Christina Loukas, you go to church in the morning and then head for the Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire, an establishment owned by Christina’s parents, Patty and George Loukas. Earlier: Loukas Finishes 8th in Olympic Diving The impromptu party was more than cheering for Loukas. It was a way of supporting a family which has been an important part of their lives as well. It was organized by Penny Amarantos of Lake Forest, a close friend of Patty Loukas. “We want to cheer from here since we can’t be there,” …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thanks to Patty Loukas from Patch for her blogs.
Matches performance four years ago in Beijing.
Christina Loukas came up a bit short in her hopes to claim a medal in the finals of the three-meter springboard diving competition today at the Aquatics Center of the London Olympics. Loukas scored 332.10 to finish eighth in the world. It is the same position the Riverwoods’ native and Deerfield High School graduate had 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Earlier: Loukas Dives Into Olympic Finals “Loukas is performing well today,” British Broadcast Company commentator Liam Taylor said. “A little bit away from her best. She will be eighth today. I think that is about right with her performance today. Loukas finished with a score of 339.75 on Saturday in the semifinals and was seeded sixth in today’s finals. The former Warrior got off to a good start …
Deerfield High School grad seeks medal in Olympic 3-meter diving finals.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers now has six Olympic medals to his name; three gold and three silver.
Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers is golden again and he had company, Michael Phelps. Grevers, who won an Olympic gold medal Monday in 100-meter backstroke, doubled his collection Saturday at Aquatics Center of the London Olympics. Earlier: Grevers Claims Olympic Gold, Record Swimming backstroke, Grevers did the opening backstroke leg of the men’s’ 4 x 100 medley relay. The American team, which had never lost this event, did not disappoint, coming home in a time of 3:29.35. The Americans easily outdistanced Japan, who was second in 3:31.26 in the final swimming event of the London Olympic Games. The American team was the swimming version of the dream team with three gold medal winners and a bronze including Phelps, considered by many the greatest…
See how the Olympic Games wash away high school rivalries.
Former Deerfield High School diver seeks Olympic medal.
Christina Loukas is headed back to the Olympic diving finals. Loukas, who hails from Riverwoods and graduated from Deerfield High School, came up with an impressive performance Saturday in the women’s’ three meter springboard diving at the London Olympics. Earlier: Loukas Advances to Olympic Diving Semifinals Loukas scored a 339.75 in the semifinals to finish 6th and easily place in the top 12 scores that advanced to the finals. Loukas’ score on Saturday was nearly 10 points and one place higher than her preliminary score of 330.45 on Friday. Neither score carries over into the finals. Loukas, who was 8th in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, will now compete Sunday in the finals of the event. The finals are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Chicago …