Olympics

Son passes on his father’s Olympic torch memories

Auburn resident Jay Jacobs doesn’t have to look far to see a piece of Olympic history up close and personal. Jacobs has a framed picture of his father, Jim Jacobs, who was Aubu ...

Olympic memories reach back 50 years

A half-century-old hockey puck and stick re-ignited the memories of a thrilling moment this week. The puck is from the USA win over the USSR during the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics, ...

Our predictions for the region, 2009

As we bid farewell to 2008 and welcome 2009 with open arms — and, hopefully, fuller retirement portfolios — we look to that time-honored tradition of New Year’s resolutions t ...

Quite a splash

Ron Buda claims he was a “terrible swimmer” with the Auburn Robalos more than 40 years ago. He found his niche in coaching and raised the Placer High swimming program to promin ...

Phelps’ medals tarnished by his mother’s stories

Sure, Michael Phelps’ 100-meter butterfly win was exhilarating, and his eight gold medal performances were amazing, but do we have to listen to his mother tell stories? Phelps ...

Riders on Felt bikes grab 2 golds

Two Olympic bikes designed by Auburn’s Jim Felt have rolled in golden performances at the Beijing Games in the past three days. German cyclist Jan Frodeno, riding a Felt Bicycle ...

Club helps put America’s health back on track

As our nation’s young athletes compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, I am full of admiration for each of them. I can only imagine the tremendous challenges, pain and se ...

Reigning world champ Johnson the favorite with gymnasts

One name dominated discussion of Olympic gymnastics favorites this week at Auburn Gymnastics Center. U.S. star Shawn Johnson was the overwhelming pick to win gold among the young ...

Letting it fly in the foothills

ROCKLIN — A broken hand is enough to spoil just about any teenager’s summer, let alone a discus thrower with aspirations to make the Junior Olympics. A wakeboarding accident l ...