Beijing 2015

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GSS approves resolutions totaling over $12,000

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The University of Maine General Student Senate elected a new Sergeant at Arms, Graduate Student Senate Representative and Legal Services Liaison; added one new senator; and approved five major resolutions totaling $12,339 during their 23rd meeting of the 34th session on Sept. 24 in the Memorial Union’s Bangor Room.

LaPorte joins GSS

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UMSG gives funds to Student Entertainment

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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In a University of Maine General Student Senate meeting that saw president pro tempore Sen. Mark Brunton temporarily preside over the meeting as stand-in for Vice President Sam Helmke, who was excused for personal reasons, GSS agreed to allocate $35,000 to the Division of Student Entertainment, $6,933 more to several other organizations and discharged three different acts to ratify committee bylaws...

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368 Days, 14 Hours, 42 Minutes

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Turkish officials have announced that their city of Istanbul will most likely bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Brazil's Rio de Janeiro has already been locked-in as the next host city of the Summer Olympic Games for 2016 ...

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News of Note 7:13.11

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Oregon’s Matthew Centrowitz has been nothing less than a 1,500-meter boss this season after winning titles at the NCAA Championships and USA Track and Field Championships. He added icing to the cake at the Diamond League Meeting Areva by scorching a world ‘A’ standard to qualify for the IAAF Championships while taking down the Oregon University 1,500-meter record in a blistering 3:34.69.

(Fun fact: Matthew’s father, Matt Centrowitz, was a two-time Ol...

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News of Note 7:07.11

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Sixty thousand runners participated in Monday’s 42nd running of Atlanta’s Peachtree Road Race (Results). Here is an interactive look at the road course (via Google Earth).

Maine native and Dartmouth graduate Ben True took top honors in the 2011 Men’s US 10K Road Race Championship, which was run in conjunction with the Peachtree. He out-kicked defending champion Ed Moran for his first-ever title in 28:28. True finished fifth in the overall Peachtree, just 23...

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News of Note 6:28.11

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

What a fantastic, super-packed weekend for running and track and field! First off, the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held in Eugene at historic Hayward Field. Track Town, USA continues its brilliance as host of the country’s best — setting a record attendance of 40,351 during the four-day event.

The world’s second fastest man decided to sit this one out while Walter Dix doubled gold in both the men’s 100- and 200-meter dashes. Tw...

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News of Note 6:22.11

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The largest 10K race in the world just got bigger — Atlanta Track Club’s Peachtree Road Race is adding 5,000 more runners to their regular total of 55,000, increasing to 60,000 runners. (That’s roughly one runner per 17 centimeters of the race’s total distance – in case you were counting…;)

College’s new ‘fastest man alive’ plans to skip his final year of eligibility and turn pro.


Oregon-bound 18-year-o...

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News of Note: 6:14.11

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track and field teams have done it again. The Aggies made history, on Saturday by becoming the first school to post dual three-peat champions, sweeping the 2011 NCAA Track and Field Championships at a rainy Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Here are the final results.

Both team titles were captured during the meet’s final moments in a breathtaking 4×400-meter relay event, which saw Texas A&M take first in bot...

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News of Note 6:07.11

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Eighteen-year-old phenom Lukas Verzbicas shattered the national high school 2-mile record (video narrated in soothing German) last Saturday, at the 37th running of the Prefontaine Classic. His time of 8:29.46 took down the three-year-old record of 8:34.40 held by German Fernandez. The Oregon-bound senior will take a shot at the elusive sub-4 mile, on Saturday, at the 2011 Adidas Grand Prix Boys’ Dream Mile.


More from the 2011 Pre Classic: Friday’s star-studded 1...

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News of Note 5:31.11

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Drake University will host the NCAA’s 90th running of the championship starting June 8, and Texas A&M will look to accomplish an unprecedented three-peat with both their men’s and women’s programs. Here are the complete results from the East and West regional preliminaries (from Indiana University and University of Oregon, respectively). The Ducks will send 24 individuals and two relay teams.


Sometimes, it’s more than just workouts and mileage. C...

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American has a shot at Boston Marathon

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Twenty-eight year old Ryan Hall was just 6 months old when American distance runner Grey Meyer won the 1983 Boston Marathon.

Next Monday — Marathon Monday — Hall will try to end the streak that hasn’t seen an American win the world’s oldest annual running marathon since Meyer. For such an American race that is run in one of the country’s oldest cities, it’s been too long of a drought for an American to not wear the laurel wreath.

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What to do with London's new stadium

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 5:40 PM

$858 million Olympic track and field venue mixed up in a questionable future

London’s Olympic Stadium, an $858 million dollar track and field venue set to serve as the home of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games starting is expected to be completed next summer.


The arena will have an approximate capacity of 80,000, making it the third-largest stadium in Britain behind Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium, homes to the England national football tea...

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Mine to marathon

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

From Aug. 5 to Oct. 13, 2010, the entire world watched and followed breathtaking news coverage of 33 Chilean miners who had become tragically trapped, 2,300 feet below ground level, inside part of the San José copper-gold mine near Copiapó, Chile. All 33 miners were stunningly rescued on Oct. 13 with no physical health problems.

One subject many of the miners were called upon to talk about after being rescued was how their overwhelming amount of spare time was spen...

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India is unfit site for world competition

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The 19th annual Commonwealth Games began Sunday, Oct. 3 in New Delhi, India to kick off the largest multi-sport contest the country has ever hosted. For such a milestone event, most host countries undertake countless years of preparation in order to prepare for the incoming athletes and visitors, but India has been inundated with endless media coverage concerning venue and infrastructure problems.

The Commonwealth Games have been held quadrennially since 1930, much like the...

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