Olympics

Sports
1:16 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Go for It: Life Lessons from Girl Boxers

17-year old Claressa Shields believes losing is something other boxers do.
Sue Jaye Johnson

If you box, by definition, you’re a risk-taker. If you’re a girl and you box, you’re a risk-taker and a rule-breaker. If you’re a girl and you box and your aim is to be the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for boxing – “That’s going for it, baby,” says actor, avid boxing fan and host Rosie Perez in a one-hour special from WNYC Radio and PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

Visit WNYC's website to listen to the whole documentary.

Sports
5:36 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

U of L's Albiero To Join Portugal's Olympic Coaching Staff

Arthur Albiero

 University of Louisville swimming coach Arthur Albiero  will join Portugal’s coaching staff for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The team will also include two U of L swimmers, Carlos Almeida and Pedro Oliveira

Albiero is a native of Brazil and has coached the U of L team for nine years.

Almeida is the NCAA national champion in the 200-breast competition.  Oliveira will be making his second appearance for Portugal in the Games.