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2008 Olympics

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Kvanli wins national kayaking title

San Marcos resident Michelle Kvanli won the United States national championship in whitewater kayaking last weekend in Charlotte, NC.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Points: Olympic showcase backfires on China

China put on a good look for the Olympics, but the show couldn't hide the oppressive measures involved in making it happen.

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Hap Mansfield’s Blog: The Olympic bikini party

If a bikini can possibly pass for the uniform, then it might be an Olympic sport.

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Foster-Hylton finishes sixth in Olympic sprint hurdle

Former Texas State sprint hurdler Brigitte Foster-Hylton finished sixth in the Olympic women's 100-meter hurdles this week in Beijing.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Texas State ex qualifies for Olympic sprint hurdles final

Former Texas State hurdler Brigitte Foster-Hylton is in this morning's 200-meter hurdles final at the Beijing Olympics after lasting through two qualifying rounds. Foster-Hylton is running for Jamaica.

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Three ex-Texas State
athletes approach
Olympic events

The Beijing Olympics, which have captured the world's attention for the last week, will turn more interesting locally in the next week as three former Texas State athletes approach their events.

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The Devil’s Clack Dish: Standing on ceremony

Critics of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics forget that American audiences have been taken in by smoke and mirrors for years.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Ex-Bobcat Hazle qualifies for Olympics

Former Texas State Bobcat Mike Hazle qualified for the Beijing Olympics with a second-place finish in the javelin at last weekend's national team trials.