Thomas Hong of Laurel and Maame Biney, a native of Ghana who was raised in Rockville, were named by US Speedskating to the 2019-2020 long track and short track national teams. Hong and and Biney were named as part of a 28-member team that will train at the Utah Olympic Oval this summer.
After a disastrous performance at the 2014 Winter Games, the U.S. speedskating team has doubled down on its partnership with Under Armour, its outfitter and sponsor whose speed suits were ditched by some of the skaters in Sochi.
Martin Fourcade regularly gives away his World Cup biathlon medals to fans after races. But don’t expect France’s star biathlete to give away any bronze, silver or gold hardware that he wins in Pyeongchang.
Speedskater Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton) won the silver medal in the men's 500-meter A final Saturday in Innsbruck, Austria, becoming the United States' first men's Short Track World Junior Championships individual medalist since 2012.
Teachers across Howard County are getting creative when it comes to physical education. Though many schools still offer traditional units like basketball and soccer, more are incorporating activities like golf, bicycling and even obstacle courses into their classes.
Thomas Hong, a University of Maryland freshman who lives in Laurel and graduated from Atholton High School, has turned a boyhood interest into a calling. Hong was picked to represent the United States at the International Skating Union Short Track World Cups in Montreal from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 and in Toronto from Nov. 6-8.