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  • Van Dyken demonstrates social media’s positive side Jun 28, 2014 4:16 PM
    Not long after Amy Van Dyken-Rouen had surgery for a life-threatening spine injury, while she still wasn’t completely out of danger, her husband placed a cellphone in her hands. The decorated Olympic swimmer had always enjoyed sharing her life and thoughts on social media, so Tom Rouen figured it might do her some good when she awoke. It worked more than he could have imagined, providing Amy a therapeutic tool as she makes the transition from elite athlete to possibly spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

     
  • Ex-Olympian swims with suburban kids at Stevenson Jun 11, 2014 8:55 AM
    Six years have passed since swimming legend Dara Torres last competed in the Olympics, but the California native showed she’s still in fine form Tuesday when she joined a group of young suburban swimmers at Lincolnshire’s Stevenson High School. “It’s a lot of fun,” Torres said of the meet-and-greets. “Some of the shy ones are so cute.”

     
  • Olympic star Van Dyken severs spine in accident Jun 9, 2014 10:16 PM
    Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and she told emergency workers she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs.

     
  • Quite a run by Northwestern lacrosse May 23, 2014 11:58 PM
    Northwestern was again representing at the NCAA women's lacrosse championships. The Wildcats played in their 10th straight Final Four on Friday. In other news, DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno will again be coaching with USA women's basketball and former Sky forward Swin Cash returns to Allstate Arena on Saturday.

     
  • Gay suspended 1 year, returns Olympic silver medal May 2, 2014 5:19 PM
    Sprinter Tyson Gay accepted a one-year suspension Friday after testing positive for a banned substance nearly a year ago and returned the silver medal he won in the men’s 400-meter relay at the 2012 London Olympics.

     
  • Meet U.S. Olympian Bozek at Special Olympics fundraiser Apr 2, 2014 7:27 PM
    U.S. Olympian Megan Bozek will meet and pose for pictures with fans Friday at a fundraiser in Buffalo Grove to benefit Special Olympics. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Continental Restaurant, 788 Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Bozek honored in Buffalo Grove Mar 24, 2014 9:57 PM
    Olympic silver medalist and Buffalo Grove resident Megan Bozek was honored Monday night at the Buffalo Grove Park District board of commissioners meeting. “Because of her success on the hockey team we wanted to honor her accomplishments.” Dan Schimmel, executive-director for the Buffalo Grove Park District said.

     
  • Olympian Megan Bozek returns to Stevenson High Mar 12, 2014 2:52 PM
    Olympic hockey player and Stevenson High School alumna Megan Bozek returned to her alma mater Wednesday for the first time since winning a silver medal in Sochi. Bozek, of Buffalo Grove, received a standing ovation from more than 100 students, teachers, coaches and administrators when she took the stage in an auditorium.

     
  • Olympic women’s goalie practices with Oilers Mar 5, 2014 6:16 PM
    Olympic champion women’s goalie Shannon Szabados took the ice with the Edmonton Oilers at practice Wednesday. The Team Canada goalie filled in at practice for the National Hockey League while the Oilers waited for Viktor Fasth to arrive after a trade with Anaheim.

     
  • Buffalo Grove plans to celebrate Olympian Megan Bozek Feb 26, 2014 12:51 PM
    Buffalo Grove officials intend to honor Stevenson High School grad Megan Bozek, a U.S. women's hockey team player who received a silver medal in the Sochi Olympics. Buffalo Grove Village Manager Dane Bragg said the plan is to recognize Bozek and her family when they are available. He said the honor would come at a village board meeting.

     
  • Austrian Olympic Committee:Skier positive for EPO Feb 23, 2014 1:32 AM
    Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after testing positive for EPO, the country’s Olympic committee said Sunday. It is the fifth doping case of the Olympics and the first involving the blood-boosting drug EPO.

     
  • Images: Winter Olympics, Sunday, February 23 Feb 23, 2014 5:28 PM
    The 2014 Olymics in Sochi, Russia held closing ceremonies after the final day of events that included the men's hockey, bobsledding and cross-country skiing. Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 for the gold medal in hockey and USA-1 won the bronze in four-man bobsledding.

     
  • 2 more Olympians test positive for drugs Feb 22, 2014 4:45 PM
    A Latvian hockey player and a Ukrainian cross-country skier failed drug tests at the Sochi Olympics, bringing to four the number of doping cases at the games. The International Olympic Committee said early Sunday that Vitalijs Pavlovs and Marina Lisogor were both expelled from the games.

     
  • Images: Winter Olympics, Saturday, February 22nd Feb 22, 2014 4:27 PM
    Images from Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi.

     
  • American teen wins Olympic slalom Feb 21, 2014 5:01 PM
    American Mikaela Shiffrin won by more than a half-second to become, at 18, the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history. “It’s going to be something that I chalk up as one of my favorite experiences for the rest of my life,” she said. Shiffrin’s gold gave the United States five Alpine medals.

     
  • Judging talk overshadows figure skating again Feb 21, 2014 8:32 AM
    Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining. Any sport without a finish line or clock or some definitive standard is subject to skepticism about the results. It has happened at the Olympics before, and now it’s happened at Sochi after Adelina Sotnikova skated away with the gold medal, the first for a Russian woman in the individual event.

     
  • Canada women stun U.S. in miracle comeback to win gold Feb 20, 2014 4:25 PM
    Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner with a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime.

     
  • Stevenson students watch Bozek in gold medal game Feb 21, 2014 4:34 AM
    Stevenson High School students had special incentive to watch Thursday's Olympic women's hockey match between the U.S. and Canada — they were hoping to see alum Megan Bozek win a gold medal. TVs in the hallways were tuned to the rivalry game during lunch periods throughout the Lincolnshire school, but the outcome would be silver, not golden.

     
  • Swiss women beat Sweden 4-3 for hockey bronze Feb 20, 2014 9:11 AM
    Jessica Lutz broke a third-period tie with 6:17 to play and Switzerland rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Sweden 4-3 and claim the bronze medal in Olympic women’s hockey on Thursday.

     
  • Canada, Sweden advance to women’s curling finals Feb 19, 2014 11:43 AM
    Canada’s curlers gathered in a circle, hoisted their brooms into the air and jumped for joy. Sweden’s players linked arms in a huddle and squeezed tight as their tears flowed. After surviving tense semifinal games that sent emotions soaring at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi, Canada and Sweden will play for the gold medal in women’s curling for the second straight Winter Games.

     
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