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Three former Panthers heading to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Three Middlebury College alums will represent the United States at the Winter Olympics that kick off in South Korea on Friday.

For 2009 grad Simi Hamilton, Pyeongchang will be his third Olympic games. The former Panther Nordic racer skied on the U.S. team in 2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Other U.S. team members with Middlebury roots are 2000 graduate Forest Carey, head technical of the U.S. men’s alpine team, and 2001 grad Matt Whitcomb, head coach of the U.S. women’s Nordic team.

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Former Weybridge resident wins Olympic historian award

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WEYBRIDGE — Stephen L. Harris of Anthem, Ariz., formerly of Weybridge, recently received the 2016 Vikelas Plaque awarded by the International Society of Olympic Historians (IHOS) for his many contributions to Olympic history.

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Former running champion: Adjust approach for best results

Posted on April 1, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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So you’ve been training all season and no matter how hard you try, you’re just not getting faster. Your 5K times won’t break 20 minutes or your marathon is never under three hours.

There’s a solution to this problem and it has to do with the way you approach your training. In most of the accounts that Olympian Lynn Jennings hears, runners are either over-training or under-training. If you’re having trouble with a plateau, Jennings says there’s a good chance you’re falling into one of these two categories.

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Lincoln skier has Olympic goal

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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LINCOLN — This time of year, most high school seniors are busy setting goals for the future: what college they hope to attend, which career they hope to pursue, what they want to accomplish before leaving home for good.

Sarah Jane Grundon — known to everyone but her parents as SJ — has a goal more ambitious than most. She wants to represent the United States in the Winter Olympics as a freestyle skier.

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Opinion: Political world has its own series of 'Olympic' events

Posted on March 3, 2014 |
By Rustan Swenson



This entire nation is truly caught up in the grip of the quadrennial Olympic Spirit. Even the U.S. Senate and Congress have been caught up in an Olympian-like spirit as evidenced by the soaring Olympian imbecility permeating many familiar-sounding competitions and events.

Ski Jump: Great leaps of unprecedented failures and lapses of common sense.

Downhill: Tremendous dizzying rush downhill in the “Race to the Bottom,” culturally, morally, intellectually and economically.

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