Tag Archives: London Olympics

Florida swim team has new assistant coach

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Gemma Spofforth finds helping others as important as winning competitions.

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UF grad in London: Olympics no trouble at all

By on August 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

When the London summer Olympics began at the end of July, we spoke with a University of Florida alum who works as an attorney in London about how residents viewed the summer games.  Damien Yare talked with WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski [...]

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Meet another former Olympian living in Gainesville: Byron Dyce

By on July 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

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 [...]

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UF’s Pride of the Sunshine band makes history in London

By on July 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

The 2012  Summer Olympic Games kick off tonight with the Opening Ceremony in London’s Olympic Stadium. For the University of Florida’s Marching Band, this means it’s time to get down to business. As the only American band asked to play for the [...]

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Young gymnasts find role models in London

By and on July 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

The Summer Olympic Games represent the highest level of sport for many athletes across the globe. While they go out and peform, people back home sit and watch. Some are even inspired. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-Fms Corey Brooks has the story [...]

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Gainesville man who competed in Olympics looks at upcoming games

By on July 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

On Tuesday we talked to a University of Florida graduate living in London about how the Olympics will affect the residents of the city.  Today WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez  spoke with former Olympian, track announcer, jazz guitarist,  who’s been living in Gainesville [...]

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UF alum lives in London, says Olympics put stress on city

By on July 24th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Thousands of people are arriving in London for the 2012 summer Olympic games, with the opening ceremonies scheduled for Friday.  While there’s excitement for the competition, and a strong connection with the University of Florida with athletes and the marching [...]

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Gator band headed to London

By on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

The University of Florida Pride of the Sunshine marching band is on its way to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Dana Lewin has more on how the band got to go.  

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