Olympics http://knau.org en The Olympic Marathon Runner without a Country Trains in Flagstaff http://knau.org/post/olympic-marathon-runner-without-country-trains-flagstaff <p>Guor Marial is a runner.&nbsp; He glides around a blue turf oval track. His steps are quick and light.&nbsp; His back gleams with sweat in the July morning sun. He jokes with his training partner.</p><p>&ldquo;Tired&hellip;that&rsquo;s life man. Yeah, that&rsquo;s life,&rdquo; he laughs.</p><p>&ldquo;He doesn&rsquo;t mind because it is part of the game,&rdquo; his training partner Fidele Jefferson tells me. &ldquo; Tired and keeps going.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:36:08 +0000 17837 at http://knau.org The Olympic Marathon Runner without a Country Trains in Flagstaff London Olympics: Watching The Opening Ceremony, And This Weekend's Events http://knau.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 16:32:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17615 at http://knau.org London Olympics: Watching The Opening Ceremony, And This Weekend's Events 'It's What We Have': Spain's Athletes Sigh, And Put On Olympic Uniforms http://knau.org/post/its-what-we-have-spains-athletes-sigh-and-put-olympic-uniforms Spanish Olympians are learning a painful lesson as they suit up for Friday's opening ceremony in London: You get what you pay for. <br /> <br /> With Spain on the brink of bankruptcy, its Olympic committee decided to save money this year. It got its Olympic uniforms for free, from the Russian designer <a href="http://www.bosco.ru/en/boscosport/history/">Bosco</a>, which also provided kits for the Russian and Ukrainian teams. <br /> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:11:00 +0000 editor 17611 at http://knau.org 'It's What We Have': Spain's Athletes Sigh, And Put On Olympic Uniforms Let's Catch Up: Lighting The Olympic Cauldron, And Angry Fans http://knau.org/post/lets-catch-lighting-olympic-cauldron-and-angry-fans <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPIA7mpm1wU</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17607 at http://knau.org Let's Catch Up: Lighting The Olympic Cauldron, And Angry Fans 'Tremendous Honor': Dancing For The World At Olympics Opener http://knau.org/post/tremendous-honor-opening-ceremony-dancer-perform-world The London Summer Olympics officially begin today with the opening ceremony. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle of <em>Slumdog Millionaire</em> has put together the latest Olympic kickoff spectacle. As NPR's Philip Reeves <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetorch/2012/07/26/157429173/video-clip-of-london-2012-opening-ceremonies-is-released">reported yesterday</a>, a preview video has been released.<p>The ceremony is a wide-ranging ode to British history and culture called "Isles of Wonder," which features music, dancing, live farm animals and 10,000 volunteers. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 05:13:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 17593 at http://knau.org 'Tremendous Honor': Dancing For The World At Olympics Opener Maroney Says She'll 'Make The Best' Of Competing On Broken Toe http://knau.org/post/maroney-says-shell-make-best-competing-broken-toe U.S.gymnast McKayla Maroney will compete in the London Summer Games, despite the lingering effects of a broken toe. Maroney, a gold medal contender, is the reigning world champion in the vault. Early reports suggested that Maroney broke her toe in London. But it appears that she merely tweaked an earlier injury.<p>On Twitter, NBC producer <a href="https://twitter.com/AAinsworthNBC">Alexa Ainsworth</a> clarified that Maroney's toe "was broken before Classic and she just aggravated that here."<p>The U.S. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17578 at http://knau.org Maroney Says She'll 'Make The Best' Of Competing On Broken Toe NAU's Lopez Lomong is Heading to the Olympics http://knau.org/post/naus-lopez-lomong-heading-olympics <p>The Olympics are just about to get underway, but Lopez Lomong is not in London yet.</p><p>He&rsquo;s returned to Flagstaff in order to finish his training.</p><p>Lopez says Flagstaff is the place that made him a world-class athlete, and he&rsquo;s bringing some of his US teammates with him.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s like I&rsquo;m still a student here.&nbsp; I still run the same trails, they&rsquo;re still the same distances.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s why I&rsquo;m bringing some of my friends, my teammates, the love of what Flagstaff has to offer to the world.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:11:35 +0000 Zac Ziegler 17569 at http://knau.org NAU's Lopez Lomong is Heading to the Olympics In Kayla Harrison, U.S. Has Chance For Judo Gold, And A 'Comeback Kid' Story http://knau.org/post/kayla-harrison-us-has-chance-judo-gold-and-comeback-kid-story <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gHsUCLFuPc</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:06:00 +0000 editor 17571 at http://knau.org In Kayla Harrison, U.S. Has Chance For Judo Gold, And A 'Comeback Kid' Story What To Watch For At The 2012 Olympic Games http://knau.org/post/what-watch-2012-olympic-games A number of events got started even before the official opening, including men's and women's soccer. Already, the US women's team has claimed its first win. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman reports from London with a look at what to watch for at the 2012 Olympic Games. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:07:00 +0000 editor 17567 at http://knau.org Video Clip Of London 2012 Opening Ceremonies Is Released http://knau.org/post/video-clip-london-2012-opening-ceremonies-released <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Jq6w1Vlls</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:29:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 17557 at http://knau.org Video Clip Of London 2012 Opening Ceremonies Is Released