Olympics Trivia: Lolo Jones’ Early Years

As a child, 11-time All-American track star Lolo Jones spent one year living with her family in the basement locker room of what organization in Des Moines? Where Suddenlink VOD is available, find out by going to Channel 1, 2012 London Olympics, Athlete Profiles, Lolo Jones. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

This Day in Olympics History: Aug. 10, 1984

U.S.A.’s Mary Decker tripped on the heel of Britain’s already-controversial Zola Budd during the 3,000-meter final.  Neither runner achieved a medal.  Read more.

This Day in Olympics History: Aug. 8, 1992

 

The U.S. men’s basketball “Dream Team,” the first Olympic team to include NBA stars, took the gold in Barcelona.  Read more.

Olympics Trivia: Usain Bolt’s ‘08 Gold Count

In London this week, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt reaffirmed the title of world’s fastest man. How many gold medals did he win at the Beijing Olympics? Where Suddenlink VOD is available, find out by going to Channel 1, 2012 London Olympics, Athlete Profiles, Usain Bolt. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Olympics Trivia: How Does Natalie Coughlin Relax?

What hobby does American swimmer Natalie Coughlin pursue to help here relax away from the pool? Where Suddenlink VOD is available, find out by going to Channel 1, 2012 London Olympics, Athlete Profiles, Natalie Coughlin. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

This Day in Olympics History: Aug. 7, 1984

Baseball debuted as an Olympic sport in 1984 with several future big leaguers, including Barry Larkin and Mark McGuire, representing the U.S.  Japan, however, beat the Americans for the gold.  Read more.

Olympics Trivia: Clay Takes Gold in ’08 Decathlon

At the 2008 Beijing Games, Bryan Clay became the first American to win the Olympic decathlon gold since Dan O’Brien in 1996. In which of the 10 events did Clay post a personal best? Where Suddenlink VOD is available, go to Channel 1, 2012 London Olympics, 2008 Medalists, TF: Decathlon. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

This Day in Olympics History: Aug. 6, 1948

Thirty-year-old Dutch mother of two Fanny Blankers-Koen won her third of four gold medals at the London Games, both breaking Olympic records and defying age and gender stereotypes of the times.  Read more.

Suddenlink VOD: ‘08 Gold Medal Hoops

Relive the aerial acrobatics and superb shot-making of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade with the top 10 plays from Team USA’s run to the gold medal in basketball in Beijing. Where Suddenlink VOD is available, go to Channel 1, 2012 London Olympics, Beijing Lookback, USA Hoops Top 10. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

This Day in Olympics History: Aug. 3, 1980

The controversial 22nd Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, boycotted by the U.S. and 64 other countries due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, came to a close.  Read more.