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  • Harford County connections to Sochi

    Harford County connections to Sochi
    Two people with Harford County ties will be working with NBC Sports in Sochi, Russia, to help tell the stories of the athletes and many other people involved in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Jennifer Watson Hamilton, a native of Forest Hill who lives in...
  • Plunge like a polar bear — again [Letter]

    Plunge like a polar bear — again [Letter]
    On Saturday, Jan. 25, Special Olympics Maryland, in consultation with the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Park Service and Natural Resources Police, canceled the MSP Polar Bear Plunge due to a combination of extreme conditions at Sandy Point State...
  • Star-Spangled and speedy

    Star-Spangled and speedy
    When Matt Strackbein was seeking inspiration for the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team's uniforms, he thought back to his Maryland roots. The suits, which will be worn by the team in Sochi, Russia, beginning this week, needed to convey patriotism. They...
  • Winter Olympics helps draw newcomers to Laurel-based club

    Winter Olympics helps draw newcomers to Laurel-based club
    Dominique Banville was on the ice at the National Capital Curling Center, and she shouted encouragement to three young women who were new to the sport of curling. "Hips back! Push! Go! Sweep it hard!" Banville shouted Saturday night at The Gardens Ice...
  • Former Olympian Kimmie Meissner working as a research analyst at Sochi Games

    Former Olympian Kimmie Meissner working as a research analyst at Sochi Games
    Eight years after competing in the Olympics, Kimmie Meissner is giving the Winter Games another shot. Minus her skates. Meissner, 24, is working for NBC as a research analyst, a behind-the-scenes job that sent the Bel Air resident to Sochi with little...
  • For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood

    For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood
    She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice. One of the youngest members of the Olympic luge team, Britcher, 19, is competing in her first Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Opening...
  • Carroll teens warm up to winter sports with Olympics in spotlight

    Carroll teens warm up to winter sports with Olympics in spotlight
    Mike Martin, of Sykesville, started playing hockey at the age of 20 for one reason. "The Olympics had everything to do with it," said Martin, who was inspired by the USA hockey team's 4-3 win over the heavily-favored Soviet Union team — a game now...
  • With Olympics underway, Russia's gay-rights record leaves some Marylanders uneasy

    With Olympics underway, Russia's gay-rights record leaves some Marylanders uneasy
    When Maryland first lady Catherine Curran O'Malley sits down to watch the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she'll feel a little uneasy. Like many Marylanders and others around the world, the start of the games has left O'Malley wondering what more...
  • The Sochi lesson: Just say no to hosting the Olympics

    The Sochi lesson: Just say no to hosting the Olympics
    A lot of attention has been paid to the lead up to the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia this week. While there was a lot of anticipation for fans to watch the games themselves (I'm fond of curling myself) folks here in Maryland need to...
  • Michael Phelps plans to return to competition this month

    Michael Phelps plans to return to competition this month
    Less than two years after he retired as the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps is diving back into competition next week — a move that could lead the Baltimore swimmer to his fifth Summer Games in 2016. Phelps will compete in the Arena...
  • Summer Britcher in 15th place after two runs in Olympic women's singles luge

    Summer Britcher in 15th place after two runs in Olympic women's singles luge
    SOCHI, Russia – Meeting the international press here for the first time here last week, Summer Britcher frowned when a journalist referred to her as a surprise member of the U.S. luge team. After all, the reporter asked, who would have expected...
  • Summer Britcher finishes 15th in women's singles luge at Olympics

    Summer Britcher finishes 15th in women's singles luge at Olympics
    Summer Britcher, the Baltimore-born teenager, finished in 15th place in the women's singles luge event as her American teammate made history. Britcher, 19, ended with a time of 3 minutes, 24.143 seconds after her four runs, which was 4.38 seconds behind...