Tag Archives: Olympics

In The News: Cannabis College in Florida, Michael Dunn Murder Trial to Begin, Preschool Push Moving Ahead, Gay-rights Groups Avoid Sochi

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Murder trial begins for Florida man who fatally shot teen during loud music spat – The murder trial involving Michael Dunn, a man who shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis, is set to begin Monday. Dunn claims self defense, but authorities found [...]

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Impact of removing wrestling from Olympics may be greater than expected

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board has voted to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games.

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Olympic committee considers Newberry archery facility as 2016 training site

By and on December 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

The United States Olympic Committee was in North Central Florida Monday, visiting Newberry’s Easton Sports Complex to consider its archery facility for a role as an official Olympic training site for the 2016 summer games.

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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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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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Gators ready to cross the pond

By on July 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The University of Florida marching band is just weeks away from its debut at the Summer Olympics. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with the Director of the Gator Marching Band, Jay Watkins, who says the band is honored to attend [...]

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