Olympics http://wesa.fm en Watch As Pittsburghers, Including Our Own Paul Guggenheimer, Get a Handle on Curling http://wesa.fm/post/watch-pittsburghers-including-our-own-paul-guggenheimer-get-handle-curling <p>Curling is growing to be one of the most watched sports at the Winter Olympics. Although <a href="http://www.al.com/olympics/index.ssf/2014/02/winter_olympics_2014_dismal_us.html">it may be a little while</a> before Team USA wins a medal, Pittsburgh has a growing curling culture. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:16:50 +0000 Ryan Loew & Heather McClain 24629 at http://wesa.fm Watch As Pittsburghers, Including Our Own Paul Guggenheimer, Get a Handle on Curling Drury Brought Pittsburgh First Winter Olympic Medal in 1924 http://wesa.fm/post/drury-brought-pittsburgh-first-winter-olympic-medal-1924 <p>During the first Winter Olympics in 1924, defenseman and Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets player Herb Drury brought home a silver medal for the U.S. Olympic Hockey team. In the games, Drury scored 22 goals and 3 assists for Team USA.</p><p>His career and many Olympic artifacts are memorialized in the Western Pennsylvania <a href="http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/sportsMuseum.aspx">Sports Museum </a>at the Senator John Heinz <a href="http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/">History Center</a>.</p><p>Anne Madarasz, director of the sports museum, says the exhibit features some of Drury’s medals as well as historical photographs highlighting Pittsburgh, specifically Duquesne Gardens, as a main stop for players who wanted to be recruited for professional teams.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:02:27 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24248 at http://wesa.fm Drury Brought Pittsburgh First Winter Olympic Medal in 1924 Allegheny Health Network Joins US Olympic Committee National Medical Network http://wesa.fm/post/allegheny-health-network-joins-us-olympic-committee-national-medical-network <p>Allegheny Health Network has been designated by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as an official Olympic Regional Medical Center.</p><p>“As a participating center, one of just six in the country, we will have the great privilege of playing a prominent role in the health and well-being of our nation’s elite Team USA athletes,” said Dr. Patrick DeMeo, chair of the AHN Orthopedic Institute.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:41:21 +0000 Deanna Garcia 23928 at http://wesa.fm The Business of the Winter Olympics http://wesa.fm/post/business-winter-olympics <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The 2014 Winter Olympics open this Friday. While they are taking place a world away, how will they impact local businesses? We posed that question to our contributor Rebecca Harris</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Georgia, Times, serif"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">There are seven Pittsburgh Penguins headed to&nbsp; the Olympics, along with bobsledder&nbsp;Lauryn Williams and a local Pittsburgh nurse going to provide medical care, so Pittsburgh will be well represented in Sochi.</span></font></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Georgia, Times, serif"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">While airlines and travel agents are booking low numbers of trips to Sochi, local advertising sales are up because of the large amount of TV viewing and streaming that <a href="http://www.nbcolympics.com/video">NBC </a>will be offering during the games.</span></font> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:56:19 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23885 at http://wesa.fm The Business of the Winter Olympics Former RMU Ice Hockey Goalie Travels to Winter Olympics http://wesa.fm/post/former-rmu-ice-hockey-goalie-travels-winter-olympics <p>Former Robert Morris University women's ice hockey goalie Brianne McLaughlin has made the U.S. Women's Olympic<a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/MC/Brianne-McLaughlin"> ice hockey team</a> for the second time and is headed to the winter games in Sochi, Russia.</p><p>She is the first Olympian to come out of the Colonials’ program and was part of the U.S. team that won a silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver games. <a href="http://www.rmusentrymedia.com/sports/2013/06/25/rmu-alum-selected-for-sochi-2014/">McLaughlin</a>, who says she “grew up on skates,” is currently in Boston gearing up for the winter games. She says she's proud to attend another match where she and her team have the chance to earn a gold medal. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:43:58 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23556 at http://wesa.fm Former RMU Ice Hockey Goalie Travels to Winter Olympics Western Pennsylvania Native is Headed to the Winter Olympics http://wesa.fm/post/western-pennsylvania-native-headed-winter-olympics <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">A Beaver County native is heading to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Lauryn Williams</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">of Rochester, a borough about 25 miles from Pittsburgh, has made the U.S. women's bobsled team as one of the push athletes. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Although she is a first-time Winter Olympian, Ms. Williams is a 3-time Summer Olympian, having helped the U.S. win a gold medal in the 400-meter relay at the London games in 2012. She joined us from Germany to discuss her preparations for Sochi.</span> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:19:02 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23482 at http://wesa.fm Western Pennsylvania Native is Headed to the Winter Olympics Sports Talk with Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/sports-talk-bob-dvorchak-3 <p></p><p>Sports Illustrated's inaugural <a href="http://today.14850.com/stories/05221-kyle-dake-sportsillustrated">Male College Athlete of the Year</a> award has gone to a wrestler at Cornell University, just as the International Olympic Committee <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324866904578513172276936346.html">announced </a>that the sport of wrestling is still in the running for inclusion in the 2020 games.</p><p>Guest: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sportswriter Emeritus, <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/"><strong>Bob Dvorchak </strong></a>discusses a possible reinstatement of wrestling in the Olympics and the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-mlb-doping-20130608,0,2607446.story">ongoing story</a> of performance enhancing drugs in baseball.<br> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:09:24 +0000 Heather McClain 11015 at http://wesa.fm Sports Talk with Bob Dvorchak Sports N' @ with Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/sports-n-bob-dvorchak <p>Pittsburgh Post Gazette sports writer emeritus a.k.a. our Sports Guy, <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/"><strong>Bob Dvorchak</strong></a> comments on the 2024 Olympics coming to Pittsburgh, the Steelers' locker room blow up and how about an NBA team&nbsp;for&nbsp;Pittsburgh?</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:53:11 +0000 Heather McClain 1524 at http://wesa.fm Sports N' @ with Bob Dvorchak