Friday, August 17, 2012
All of our coverage of yesterday's welcome home rally for Aly Raisman, and some extra content, all in one place.
The parking lot of Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club was packed full of cheering fans of Olympian Aly Raisman for a welcome home rally in her honor yesterday. Raisman won two gold medals and a bronze medal for U.S. Women’s Olympics in gymnastics at the 2012 London Games. Raisman, 18, of Needham, returned to the United States on Monday and was at her home gym in Burlington yesterday. Well before she arrived at roughly 11:30 a.m., crowds of fans were already lining up to welcome her home and for a chance to get an autograph and picture with the gold-medal winner. When she did arrive, to Queen's "We are the Champions," the crowd went wild, swarming the police cruiser that delivered her to the event. Welcome home, we are happy to see you," …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Aly Raisman was welcomed by droves of fans and media back at her gym in Burlington.
Olympic gold and bronze medalist, Aly Raisman, of Needham, answered a few questions to a packed crowd of reporters today and signed autographs for a line of fans that snaked all the way around Brestyan's Gym in Burlington. Check out Patch's live coverage of the event. Were you there this morning? Tell us about it.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Olympic gold medal winner will be at the Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club at 11 a.m. this morning for a Welcome Home Rally.
American gymnast and Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman is scheduled to be at a Welcome Home rally at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club, 13 Ray Ave., at about 11 a.m. this morning. Raisman won two gold medals and a bronze medal for U.S. Women’s Olympics at the 2012 London Games. Raisman, 18, of Needham, returned to the United States on Monday, Aug. 13, announcing her arrival on her Twitter account, with the post: “HELLO AMERICA," as reported on Needham Patch. Now, according to the gymnastics club, she will be returning to where she trained to win the gold and become a local hero. The rally, which will be emceed by Jack Ferren, will take place in the parking lot of the gymnastics club. Burlington Patch will be there and will bring …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Meet the local athletes from Massachusetts who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle. 529 athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They are competing in events as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. For everyone, from swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win the coveted medal. It's time to meet the Olympians from Patch towns in Massachusetts! Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians! Shalane Flanagan Sex : Female Competing in Athletics Event / position…
With dozens of local athletes and hundreds of events finding who is on when is tough, but here are the times for Massachusetts' Olympians.
The excitement of the 2012 London Olympics begins in a few days, but there are so many events that finding the ones you want to watch can be tough. Patch has sifted through the schedules so you will know when the local athletes will be in action. NBC and its networks announced it will show every event, so no matter who you are rooting for you should be able to find his or her competition. Some will be streamed live on the NBC Olympics website’s Live Extra. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics are not until Friday, but the competition begins Wednesday including the U.S. women’s soccer team’s game against France at noon Eastern time on NBC Sports Network. See when Olympians from the Bay State will compete: Gymnast Aly Raisman …
Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day.
There’s something about watching Olympic athletes that makes you want to get off the couch and go break a world record. Well, maybe not a world record. But at least run around outside. Which is why Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day. The first lady is leading the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Summer Games opening ceremonies in London on Friday July 27. Her fitness initiative, Let’s Move, and Patch are teaming up to bring Olympic sports to life for you and your family in your town. Here's how: 1. If you (or anyone you know) are interested in trying an Olympic sport, check out Partnership for a Healthier America’s website, where you can track down professionals who offer instruction in your …