Olympics http://kplu.org en Olympic track trials could stock Team USA with Northwest athletes http://kplu.org/post/olympic-track-trials-could-stock-team-usa-northwest-athletes EUGENE, Ore. - Qualifying action for the 2012 Summer Olympics is happening in three Northwest cities this week. The U.S. Olympic Trials in diving are underway in Federal Way, Washington. Meanwhile, track and field qualifying starts with a hammer throw competition on the Nike campus in Beaverton, Oregon Thursday. The rest of the track team selection unfolds in Eugene starting on Friday. Team USA is likely to be well-stocked with Northwest athletes.<p>The experts at Track & Field News have published updated form charts for the Olympic Trials and this summer's London Games. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:19:59 +0000 Tom Banse 5360 at http://kplu.org Olympic track trials could stock Team USA with Northwest athletes Olympic track and field trials in Eugene expected to sell out http://kplu.org/post/olympic-track-and-field-trials-eugene-expected-sell-out PORTLAND – Organizers of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials say they’re on track for a sellout for the eight-day event in Eugene. Single-day event tickets go on sale Friday morning.<p>University of Oregon associate athletic director Vin Lananna predicts they’ll disappear fast.<p>“Our projection was always to sellout. That’s kind of important," Lananna says. "Our budget is built around a sellout. It is important for a whole bunch of reasons that we sell out.”<p>Lananna says temporary bleachers will expand spectator capacity. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:05:55 +0000 Tom Banse 4677 at http://kplu.org Olympic track and field trials in Eugene expected to sell out Seattle Boxer Fights Battle Of The Mind In Face Of Olympics http://kplu.org/post/seattle-boxer-fights-battle-mind-face-olympics SPOKANE, Wash. - You might remember the film "Million Dollar Baby." Hillary Swank plays a female boxer named Maggie. Clint Eastwood plays her crusty – and at first, reluctant — trainer.<p>Maggie: "I thought you might want to train me."<p>Frankie: "I don't train girls."<p>Maggie: "Maybe you should. People who see me fight think I'm tough."<p>Frankie: "Girlie, tough ain't enough."<p>This year, women will box for the gold for the first time ever at the Summer Olympics in London. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:48:22 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4179 at http://kplu.org Seattle Boxer Fights Battle Of The Mind In Face Of Olympics Canadian ski pioneer Sarah Burke dies after practice injury http://kplu.org/post/canadian-ski-pioneer-sarah-burke-dies-after-practice-injury <p>Freestyle skiing pioneer Sarah Burke died this morning at the University of Utah Medical Center from injuries suffered nine days ago while practicing the sport she championed.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Sarah passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved,&quot; says a statement from the medical center. &quot;In accordance with Sarah&#39;s wishes, her organs and tissues were donated to save the lives of others.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:45:46 +0000 National Public Radio 3821 at http://kplu.org Canadian ski pioneer Sarah Burke dies after practice injury Nikki Yanofsky Studio Session http://kplu.org/post/nikki-yanofsky-studio-session <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-929812.mp3</p><p><span class="stylebodytext2">Jazz and pop singer, Nikki Yanofsky, is a very cheerful 16 year-old. And why not? As you will hear in this interview with KPLU/Jazz 24 host, Kevin Kniestedt, she says that as soon as she learned to talk, she began to say she wanted to be a singer. It was something she began to pursue right away.</span></p> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:20:00 +0000 Nick Morrison, Justin Steyer & Kevin Kniestedt 580 at http://kplu.org Nikki Yanofsky Studio Session