Olympics

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 ...

Who paid for Gaines’ trip?

Did it raise a red flag for anyone that (California State Assemblyman) Ted Gaines attended the Olympics on our behalf? Can someone tell me who paid for him to attend the Olympics? ...

14-year-old reporter shoots for broadcasting career

Daniel Wetter doesn’t care much for the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I don’t like that question,” the 14-year-old says. “I’m already doing ...

Torch memories still exciting for Auburnites

The Olympic torch has made instant mini-celebrities out of those who have carried it – and even of those who merely held it for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. Gary Hal ...

Olympics great for night owls

Dear NBC: As we go to sleep by around 10, my family and I were just curious how the Olympics event finals have been. Too bad technology does not allow for the already tape-delaye ...

Memorable photo passed on to torchbearer

Does George Neill remember carrying the Olympic torch 50 years ago? “Oh yeah!” Neill exclaimed, laughing. Neill was 17 years old when then-Auburn Mayor Jim Jacobs passed th ...