Elijah Warren celebrated the Fourth of July with a bang. Not of the fireworks kind, but of the commitment kind, as the Regis Jesuit star swimmer used the holiday to give his verbal commitment to Arizona State.
The Olympics and McDonald’s used to go together like a hamburger and fries. They are no longer a combo. In a surprise move, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday it was ending its Olympic sponsorship deal with the fast-food giant three years before it was supposed to expire — severing a relationship that dated to 1976.
The International Olympic Committee has yet to announce a formal ethics investigation into the sheikh, who was widely credited for helping Thomas Bach win the IOC presidency in 2013. The IOC says only that the Sheikh Ahmad case file from the U.S. Department of Justice is being looked into.
Manuel’s victory took on added significance in a sport that still has few people of color, especially in light of the racial divide in the United States. She even mentioned “some of the issues with police brutality.”
RIO DE JANEIRO | Missy Franklin got that Olympic gold medal feeling back Wednesday night. The Colorado Stars club swimmer and graduate of Aurora’s Regis Jesuit High School won four gold medals in her Olympic debut in 2012, but had to wait until five days into the Rio Games to claim her first.
The man with the most gold medals in American Olympic history helped a local first-timer capture his first one Aug. 9. American swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who owns 21 gold medals in his five career Olympic performances, helped the U.S. 4×200-meter relay team to victory, putting a gold medal around the neck of Regis Jesuit High School graduate Clark Smith.
“If that’s what she feels she needs to be able to compete, whatever, that’s her deal,” King told reporters. “I’m here to compete clean for the U.S. and that’s what I’m going to do.”
“I didn’t think I was going to cry. I was too tired to cry, I didn’t think I could cry,” Held said. “I’ve heard the national anthem hundreds of times, but as soon as that played it was just something different. The tears just started rolling down my face.”
“It’s never 100 percent perfect but I think we showed that our gymnastics is of the highest level,” Karolyi said.