Meet another former Olympian living in Gainesville: Byron Dyce
In the past week or so, WUFT-FM has tried to put a local spin on the London 2012 Olympic games. The world will find out who the best athletes are and who will go home disappointed. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on how the Olympics have changed over the years and what a Gainesville man who is a former Olympian feels about the Games now.
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According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, some charities spend as much as 99 percent of funds raised to help fulfill their mission statement while others funnel the same portion into administration costs.