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6 Of The Most Devastating Team USA Losses In History

You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …

06/23/2014

1 SEP 1960:  PETER RADFORD CROSSES THE FINISH LINE TO WIN HIS FIRST HEAT IN THE 100 METRES BEATING F. BUDD BY A WHISKER WITH E. OZOLIN IN THIRD PLACE AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN ROME. 
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Local Olympic Sprinter And Villanova Alumnus Dead At 74

Olympic sprinter and former 100-meter dash world record holder Frank Budd has died at 74.

05/02/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

04/14/2014

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City Council To Take Look At Philadelphia’s Ability To Host Major Events

Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.

03/18/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Top 5 Moments In Olympic History

Do any Olympic moments from Sochi make it on to our top 5 all-time list?

02/24/2014

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American High Schools Can Produce Olympic Talent, Too

James van Riemsdyk, the former Flyer now a Toronto Maple Leaf, had a lot of choices his sophomore year at Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, N.J.). The U.S. National Team Development Program wanted him to head to Ann Arbor, Mich., and a number of junior programs were inquiring, too.

02/21/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 23: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates a Flyers goal during an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild at Wells Fargo Center on December 23, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Ed Snider: Giroux’s Olympic Snub A ‘Farce’

Flyers captain Claude Giroux has been snubbed from the Canadian Olympic hockey team, twice. Ed Snider isn’t happy about it.

02/07/2014

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No Power Means No Cable As Olympic Games Begin

Most cable outages are power related and customers should have cable when the lights go back on.

02/07/2014

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2014 Sochi Games Pregame Playlist

As Team USA gears up for the biggest sporting events of their lives in Sochi, they need some motivation to push themselves in ways they never have before.

02/05/2014

Stigall Show Log 1.20.14

Chris reviews yesterday’s NFL Conference Championship games, Pennsylvania’s voter ID law being struck down, and Vladimir Putin’s attempt to welcome gay athletes to the Olympics. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/20/2014

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Claude Giroux Snubbed, Not On Team Canada

The Flyers will be sending five players to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi; Claude Giroux is not one of those players.

01/07/2014

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Local Athlete Returns To City For Philadelphia Triathlon

It’s triathlon weekend in Philadelphia, and Sunday’s race is drawing several of the top professional triathletes in the country, including one who calls this his “hometown race.”

06/23/2013

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Author Sets Out To Tell Tale Of American Rowing Team From Hitler’s Berlin Olympics

The Olympics have been the source of many inspirational tales and a journalist is following one of the biggest, hot off the presses from 1936.

06/23/2013

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Backyard Olympics: How To Have Your Own Field Day

Give your kids a summer day filled with friends, fitness and fun! Organizing a Backyard Olympics can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, so don’t be afraid to dive in and indulge your kids with a field day of their own!

06/03/2013

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