Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

From Rio to Millrose | Manhattan Times

From Rio to Millrose | Manhattan Times

NYRR Games to feature 11 gold medalists It’ll be a new runners’ high. Northern Manhattan will soon get a close-up look at a slew of recent track and field stars, as 11 gold medalists from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been confirmed for this year’s New York Road Runners (NYRR) Millrose Games in Washington […]


Why Karl-Anthony Towns Turned Down USA Basketball For The Dominican Republic | The Undefeated

Why Karl-Anthony Towns Turned Down USA Basketball For The Dominican Republic | The Undefeated

BY MARC J. SPEARS | @MARCJSPEARSESPN Dominican cuisine can be quite complicated, but Karl-Anthony Towns likes to keep it simple. Sancocho, the Dominican Republic’s national dish, includes beef, chicken and sometimes even pork, all meats that are regular staples in most Dominican meals. But whether it’s his food preference or his love for his mother’s Dominican heritage, […]


Olympian Aliann Pompey worked hard to win; now encourages young runners to do the same | NY Daily News

Olympian Aliann Pompey worked hard to win; now encourages young runners to do the same | NY Daily News

BY Clem Richardson Four-time Olympian Aliann Pompey has trained on the Fort Washington Armory track for much of her running career. “This is sort of home and has been to me for some time,” Pompey said as we sat in the stands overlooking the state-of-the-art facility in Washington Heights. “All through college this was the […]


Dominican-American Félix Sánchez Wins Olympic Gold For Abuelita

Dominican-American Félix Sánchez Wins Olympic Gold For Abuelita

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) You may have heard loud cheers erupting throughout Washington Heights last night as Dominican-American Félix Sánchez won his 2nd gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles. Sánchez dedicated the win to his beloved grandmother, who passed away 4 years ago as he was preparing to compete in the Beijing Olympics. He understandably […]

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