OSU Holds Panel on Sochi Winter Olympics

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Winter Olympics begin next month in Sochi and they’re shedding light on homosexuality laws in Russia. A panel at Oregon State University is talking to the public Wednesday afternoon about current Russian laws. One panelist, William Husband, says one of the goals of the discussion is to address misconceptions Americans have … Continue reading »

Local Gymnastics Legend Dies

EUGENE, Ore. — A gymnastics legend in Eugene has died, but his family plans to carry on his legacy. Richard (Dick) Mulvihill died Oct. 8, a day before his 85th birthday. He was an assistant coach for the U.S. gymnastics teams and coached athletes who competed in the Olympic games from the ’60s through the … Continue reading »

Run With Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Runners will be taking over 5th Street between Centennial Boulevard and A Street on Friday evening for the second annual Nick Symmonds 800 Meter Race, and the star Olympian himself will be running alongside them. Last year’s race was a huge success; almost 200 people participated and an even bigger turnout is … Continue reading »

Interview: Nick Symmonds

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — He’s fast, he’s an Olympian, and on Thursday morning, Nick Symmonds sat down with KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us all about the Nick Symmonds Springfield 800.

Figure Skating on Four Wheels

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Elegance is not a word often associated with roller skating. Music and moves, twists and turns in a rink. That’s normally on ice. But at Springfield Skate World, some talented youngsters have swapped one blade for four wheels. “They ask me, ‘oh, what sport do you do’ and I say roller skating … Continue reading »

Local Businesses React to Trials Return

EUGENE, Ore. — The return of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials is a big win for the local economy. It’s great news for all the track and field fans in town and some say possibly even better news for the local economy. Each business we spoke to said the vibe is infectious and … Continue reading »

Track and Field Trials Return in 2016

SALEM, Ore. — It’s official. Eugene will host the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team trials again in 2016. KEZI 9 News first confirmed this news Wednesday, but the official announcement was made Thursday at the state capitol. Athletes say they knew about a week ago, but couldn’t say anything until now, when the official … Continue reading »

Eugene to Host Track & Field Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — The U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials are once again coming to Track Town U.S.A. in 2016. USATF CEO Max Siegel made the announcement Thursday at the Oregon State Capitol building, surrounded by Governor John Kitzhaber, TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna and other supporters. This is the third straight time, and the … Continue reading »

Olympian Speaks at Kelly Middle School

EUGENE, Ore. — A Brazilian track-and-field Olympian returned to Eugene this week to visit friends and volunteer his time with the students of Kelly Middle School. Jose Luis Barbosa picked Kelly because of his relationship with school principal Jose da Silva. The two have been friends for more than 30 years, and Principal da Silva … Continue reading »

IOC Votes to Drop Wrestling

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The International Olympic Committee voted Tuesday to remove one of their oldest sports from the list. As of Tuesday morning, wrestling will not play a part in the 2020 Olympic Games. Wrestling is considered one of the oldest sports in history, which is one of the reasons why Coach Jim Zalesky and … Continue reading »

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