Thursday, August 9, 2012
Olympic medalist and North Kingstown native Elizabeth Beisel returned home Wednesday to a crowd of several hundred.
Nothing quite beats a State Police escort from the airport to a homecoming rally held in your honor. Olympic swimmer and two-time medalist Elizabeth Beisel received just that when she returned home to Rhode Island following her medal-winning performances in the 2012 Olympics. Hundreds upon hundreds of fans from around the state flooded the athletic complex at North Kingstown High School for the homecoming event, sponsored by WJAR-TV Channel 10. Beisel arrived around 7:40 p.m. by State Police escort from T.F. Green State Airport after flying into Washington, D.C. from London. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of applause and "Beisel" chants, the 19-year-old North Kingstown native covered her face several times as she crossed the football field…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Fans from all over the state are expected to attend Wednesday night's homecoming for Rhode Island Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.
Rhode Island is ready to welcome home its Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel tonight at a special homecoming event at North Kingstown High School. In anticipation of a large crowd, event organizers plan to open three satellite parking sites nearby at Wilson Park (201 W. Main Street, North Kingstown), Wickford Middle School (250 Tower Hill Rd., North Kingstown) and Wickford Elementary School (99 Philips St., North Kingstown). The sites will open at 6 p.m. and buses will shuttle event goers to the high school's athletic complex (where the event is to be held) every 10 minutes. Parking is also available at the high school (150 Fairway Drive) and the adjacent school administrative offices (100 Fairway Drive). Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts along …
Monday, August 6, 2012
WJAR is planning a homecoming rally for Elizabeth Beisel.
Rhode Island will welcome home its biggest star of the 2012 Summer Olympics this Wednesday. WJAR-TV (Channel 10) is organizing a homecoming rally for North Kingstown native Elizabeth Beisel on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at North Kingstown High School. According to North Kingstown School Superintendent Phil Auger, the rally will be held on the athletic field at the high school. Those planning to attend the event are encouraged to wear their Team Beisel T-shirts and to bring signs. Beisel, a 2010 graduate of North Kingstown High School, is returning home to Rhode Island after competing in her second Olympics at the age of 19. During the 2008 Olympics, she was the youngest member of the U.S. Swim Team at 15-years-old. Beisel is coming home…
Juan Ignacio Maegli Aguero, a former Portsmouth Abbey student who raced for Team Guatemala, came in seventh place in his race Monday at the Summer Olympics. This was the final race.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Members of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team will compete in the games from July 29 to Aug. 11.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Want to follow the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team’s journey to London, England, and the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta from July 29 to Aug. 11? Here's how you can! Sixteen U.S. Olympic Sailing Team athletes will represent the United States across 10 Olympic events. As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designated these Games the “social Games,” U.S. Sailing is encouraging every American sailor to get behind the team and cheer them to victory whether on social media, directly by e-mail or simply by following along with their journey online. U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Members of the team include:
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Possibly the most patriotic and adorable rendition of the much-covered Carly Rae Jepsen hit.
As if you didn't love the USA Olympic Swim Team enough, they have to go and do this. In between practices and preparations for the start of the 2012 London Summer Olympics Friday, the U.S. Swim Team created their own "Call Me Maybe" video. We know: not another Carly Rae Jepsen cover! But, this one has Michael Phelps and North Kingstown's Elizabeth Beisel showing off their lip synching abilities. So you know you have to watch it and sing along. According to the USA Swimming team's Web site, the video was organized by swimmers Alyssa Anderson, Kathleen Hersey and Caitlin Leverenz in an attempt to blow off some steam. Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth Beisel is competing in the Olympics for a second time this year. She's favored to take home the …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sports Illustrated predicts Beisel will take home gold this year.
Elizabeth Beisel won't just medal in the London Olympics, according to Sports Illustrated: she'll walk away with a gold medal. The sports publication released its predictions for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. According to the magazine, 19-year-old Saunderstown native will walk away with the gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley – her best event. In addition to the 400-meter, Beisel will compete in the 200-meter backstroke. Sports Illustrated's predictions for her in this event aren't as lofty, however. Locals have been fundraising for the past week to send Beisel's parents and brother to watch her compete on the world stage next month with a t-shirt sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There’s something about watching Olympic athletes that makes you want to get off the couch and go break a world record. Well, maybe not a world record. But at least run around outside. Which is why Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day. The first lady is leading the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Summer Games opening ceremonies in London on Friday July 27. Her fitness initiative, Let’s Move, and Patch are teaming up to bring Olympic sports to life for you and your family in your town. Here's how: 1. If you (or anyone you know) are interested in trying an Olympic sport, check out Partnership for a Healthier America’s Web site, where you can track down professionals who offer instruction in your …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Clothing designer Ralph Lauren had uniforms for the Opening Ceremonies manufactured in China; Rep. James Langevin co-authors letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee arguing for domestic manufacture.
Even though most – if not all – of the clothes we wear every day is made in some place other than the United States, when it comes to the Olympics, suddenly it matters that the uniforms to be worn by our athletes in the Opening Ceremonies July 27 were made in China rather than here. Ralph Lauren outsourced the manufacturing to China and politicians and some citizens are up in arms. The reaction has been so strong, the company has pledged to manufacture uniforms for the 2014 Winter Games in the U.S. Rhode Island Rep. James Langevin co-authored a letter with colleagues Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) challenging the U.S. Olympic Committee to do even more to ensure uniforms will be manufactured domestically in the future…