Twenty men and women who call New Jersey home will represent the United States at the 30th Olympiad this summer in London, including four members of the women’s soccer team, a three-time Olympian in sport shooting and a wrestling standout who’s favored to win gold. Townsquare Media NJ’s Melissa Katz profiles each athlete.
One grew up never watching television. Another ironically embraced swimming after a near-drowning accident as a young boy. Two were raised in households with a league of athletic siblings. Whether playing the guitar, skydiving, or spending time with their kids during their downtime, these Olympic athletes show that there’s more to life than competitive sports...
The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London is now just hours away, and the buzz is increasing before Friday's official kickoff. There always seems to be a few breakout stars from the Summer Olympics, and this time around should be no exception.
We are less than 3 weeks away from the Games of the 30th Olympiad, and it's time to know some more of the gifted athletes who are off off to London to pursue their dreams. Meet South Jersey freestyle wrestler Jordan Burroughs.
We are about 3 weeks away from the beginning of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London (games of the 30th Olympiad), and for two former South Jersey high school basketball standouts their dream lives for the host country.
One of the highlights of the 2012 Summer Olympics is undoubtedly diving. There’s been some stiff competition this year, especially in the preliminary rounds, and all the athletes have been killing themselves trying to look as graceful as possible while tumbling through the air. How do we know? There’s something on each diver’s face that just reads, “This stunt is kind of difficult to do.”