Sunday, August 5, 2012
London 2012 Olympics comes to an end for local triathlete who placed 38th after suffering a flat tire.
Waukesha South High School graduate Gwen Jorgensen placed 38th in the triathlon in London 2012 Olympics Saturday morning – a flat tire lead to the disappointing outcome. "You don't get to come to the Olympics every year," Jorgensen told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I just wanted to finish and know that I gave it my all. I just wanted to put it all out there." The 26-year-old accountant at Ernst & Young in Milwaukee was competing in the Olympics this year for the first time. Her time of two hours, six minutes and 34 seconds was not enough to fight against Nicola Spirig, the athlete from Switzerland who took the gold. “Not my day yesterday,” Jorgensen wrote on her Twitter account. Wish I could do…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Here's a look at the top events from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and when to tune in.
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London formally get started with opening ceremonies on Friday. Most events will be broadcast live on television or online, and NBCOlympics.com has a fairly helpful TV schedule. London2012.com is also helpful in finding what events are taking place when. (Remember, London is six hours ahead of Waukesha, so adjust accordingly.) One Waukesha star will be competing during the worldwide event. Gwen Jorgensen, a Waukesha South graduate and accountant, will be running, biking and swimming in the triathlon. Because of the time change, NBC’s prime time coverage will be largely repackaged coverage from the earlier in the day. (With Bob Costas!) But NBC’s cable networks and website will have live coverage. Opening …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A corporate spokesman from McDonald's says they saw an opportunity to communicate with their consumers about the calories in their food, but critics say the Olympics sponsor isn't exactly a fitting image of fitness.
If you walked into McDonald’s this week and ordered a meal, you may have noticed a menu board announcing their “Favorites under 400.” According to a story by AdAge, the campaign is being coupled with their Olympics sponsorship. This also the first time you can order McDonald’s food and know the calorie count at the point of purchase. Heather Oldani, director-U.S. communications at McDonald's told AdAge: "We know that we have the opportunity to help our customers feel that much better about the items they're choosing at McDonald's.” The menu board features items that are 400, 300, 200 and 100 calories or less. The list includes everything from Filet o’ Fish, chicken sandwich, French fries, yogurt parfait and smoothies. The amount of fat …
Waukesha Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day.
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 like the Olympic hopefuls from Wisconsin, including Gwen Jorgensen from Waukesha. 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 …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Waukesha native brings an end to his gymnastics career with announcement that he does not plan on competing in London this summer.
Months before the Summer 2012 Olympics in London begin, Waukesha native Paul Hamm has retired. Hamm won the all-around gymnastics competition in the 2004 Olympics and won a silver medal in the team competition and a silver in the parallel bars. An Associated Press article appearing on ESPN cites Hamm’s body and previous shoulder injury as a reason for the 2004 Olympian and Waukesha South High School graduate for calling it quits. While Hamm might not be competing in London, he could be coming home to Wisconsin. An article appearing in USA Today states that Hamm plans to begin an MBA program at Marquette University this fall. Meanwhile, Hamm’s no longer employed as an assistant coach at Ohio State University after he got into an …
Monday, January 23, 2012
2012 World Cup Challenge is being held in Las Vegas Feb. 2-4.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Paul Hamm, a Waukesha South High School graduate, is expected to compete in the 2012 World Cup Challenge in Las Vegas Feb. 2-4 as he attempts to secure a position on the U.S. Men’s gymnastics team. Ninety-one men are competing for eight positions on the national team, according to a news release. Hamm won the all-around gymnastics competition in the 2004 Olympics and won a silver medal in the team competition and a silver in the parallel bars. Hamm graduated from Ohio State in 2007. He attempted a comeback in 2008 for the Olympics in Beijing but an injury kept him from competing in the last summer Olympics. Hamm announced in 2010 that he wanted to compete in the 2012 Olympics.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
But legal trouble is still pending for Waukesha South graduate.
Paul Hamm, a Waukesha South graduate and Olympian champion, is still training for the Summer 2012 Olympics, despite his recent legal troubles, according to news reports. His lawyer, Bill Meeks, told the Associated Press earlier this month that Hamm is working to represent the U.S. in London. Hamm won the all-around gymnastics competition in the 2004 Olympics and won a silver medal in the team competition and a silver in the parallel bars. Hamm graduated from Ohio State in 2007. He attempted a comeback in 2008 for the Olympics in Beijing but an injury kept him from competing in the last summer Olympics. Hamm announced in 2010 that he wanted to compete in the 2012 Olympics. Meanwhile, Hamm is awaiting trial on misdemeanor charges after he …