Olympics

Broadcasting careers opening to veterans

From the viewer’s end of the television, sports and media coverage come through as a seamless stream of “fades” to and from the action. But on the ground, crews m ...

Q&A with an Olympic hopeful: Bear River grad Darlene Julian is training to fulfill her wrestling dream

Local wrestling coaches at the No Guts No Glory tournament in Rocklin were delighted to find the beaming smile of 2012 Bear River graduate Darlene Julian amid the action across sev ...

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

A time-honored walk along Auburn Ravine

We all know that Claude Chana discovered gold in Auburn Ravine Creek in 1848, but few of us pause to think much about the stream that gave birth to the city of Auburn. Part of the ...

Brief - Winter Olympics medalist Jeff Hamilton's bronze medal on display at Community 1st Bank in Auburn

Olympian Jeff Hamilton’s bronze medal, photos, skis and competition gear are currently on display at Community 1st Bank’s Auburn office. Hamilton, who was born and rai ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Crush Bonspiel curling returns to Roseville — with extra-curricular activities planned

Wine Country Curling, ever the gracious host, has places to go and things to do for visiting curlers when they aren’t competing in the Wine Country Curling Club Crush Bonspie ...

Roseville complex welcomes 562 youth swimmers for Western Zone

The parking lot at the Roseville Aquatics Complex was full of cars and RVs on Wednesday, and it will be again Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They included license plates from Nevad ...

Granite Bay’s Haley Anderson strikes gold at worlds

Haley Anderson of Granite Bay won the women’s 5K open-water swim Saturday at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Anderson was timed in 56 minutes, 34.2 seconds ...

Gold medalist Summer Sanders gets very close to varicose veins campaign

In childhood innocence, Summer Sanders referred to varicose veins as “very close veins.” Now a mother of two, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Roseville has gro ...

Media Life: Family treasure trove of Placer’s Olympic artifacts on display

    AUBURN CA - Trekking up Interstate 80 and then making a right-hand turn into the Tahoe area will have the added benefit starting next week of not just some of the m ...

U.S. bid for 2022 Winter Olympics goes under

Any hope of the 2022 Winter Olympics being held at Squaw Valley were quashed Tuesday afternoon after the U.S. Olympic Committee decided it will hold off on placing a bid for the ga ...

Former Placer High wrestler Lewis to coach at the Olympics

Shon Lewis, a graduate of Placer County High School, will head to the Olympics later this month not as an athlete, but as a leader. Lewis, 45, currently lives in Colorado Springs, ...

Beard: No plan to retire if she's no-go for London

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ? Amanda Beard's bid to become a five-time Olympian won't necessarily end if she fails to make the U.S. team for London. "It wouldn't be like, 'OK, I shouldn't con ...

Softball camp features Olympians Fernandez, Granger

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Fernandez will hold a Gold Medal Youth Softball Camp and Coach’s Clinic from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, at Foskett Park in Linco ...