By Elliott Teaford | [email protected] | The Daily BreezePUBLISHED: October 7, 2018 at 5:33 pm | UPDATED: October 7, 2018 at 5:33 pm ANAHEIM — The Iceman cameth and wenteth, never to be seen or heard from again. Wild Wing descended from the rafters for the first but definitely not the last time. The Decoys danced the first of their many routines on the ice. Fireworks exploded. A rock anthem was played and played and played again. Everyone had a good time. At some point, on the night of Oct. 8, 1993, a hockey game broke out, too. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim made their NHL debut at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. History recorded the final result as a 7-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, the first of many, as it turned out, to one of the dominant teams of the day. The final score was merely trivia, however, a footnote on a night that was unlike any other in the long and, until that point, staid history of the NHL. Sean Hill, a defenseman, scored the first Mighty Ducks … [Read more...] about Ducks celebrate 25th anniversary of franchise and one unforgettable opening night
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Alicia Antoinette doesn't feel good if she's not running a few times a week. "It's like meditation to me," said Antoinette. "If I don't run, I fell literally ill." That wasn't going to happen a few weeks ago at the New Jersey Senior Olympics. On an overcast day Sept. 8, Antoinette, 54, of Rahway, won gold in the 400, 800 and 1,500 meter races. Okay, I know what some of you are thinking. A 54-year-old who says she's never run track competitively until four years ago. Can she be considered a "senior"? In the 800 meter race, Alicia Antoinette, 54, (far right) of Rahway won gold medal at the New Jersey Senior Olympics. She also won gold in the 400 and 1500 meter races.Barry Carter / The Star-Ledger She thought the same thing. "When you think of seniors, you think of age 65." Well, when you turn 50 in New Jersey, it's the age you can get out there to participate in these Olympics, which are designed to keep participants active, no matter their ages. Mike Garamella, … [Read more...] about Winning Olympic medals at 92? A look at what may be one of N.J.’s most empowering events.
Sports North Korea North and South Korea have confirmed that the two countries are planning a joint bid to host the 2032 Olympics. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made the surprising revelation during a major summit in Pyongyang on Wednesday, although they declined to offer any further details. For the time being, it remains unknown which cities might be involved in the bid and there is as yet no indication of how advanced the plans to host the Games are. South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February and the Summer Olympics in Seoul in 1988, while North Korea has never hosted an international event. Recommended Slideshows 76 In Pictures: the Biggest Stadiums in the World 51 In Pictures: 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World 32 World's Most Valuable Sports Teams Usually, the International Olympic Committee announces the host cities seven years ahead of the games, which would give the two … [Read more...] about North and South Korea to Launch Joint Bid to Host 2032 Olympic Games
Bahram Hojreh spent a month in Afghanistan training the country's first water polo team. He coaches kids at his water polo club. Bahram Hojreh, center, wraps up a morning workout at Kabul's Blue Flame Pool by explaining the importance of health, rest and good nutrition. Hojreh took almost a month off from his water polo club in Los Alamitos to coach Afghanistan's national water polo team. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Bahram Hojreh, a club water polo coach from Irvine, traveled to Afghanistan in August for a training camp with the country's fledgling national team. He is demonstrating proper hand sculling technique at far right. Hojreh, in gray, lecturing Afghanistan's national water polo team during practice at Kabul's Blue Flame pool. U.S. water polo coach Bahram Hojreh (right) taking a tour of the Kabul Museum with his translator, Harris, after scrimmaging Afghanistan's national water polo team. Bahram Hojreh (in blue) talks to some players … [Read more...] about Afghanistan water polo in Olympics? Los Al coach is working on it
World International Affairs Chinese athletes aiming to represent their country in the 2022 Winter Olympics will undergo genetic testing as part of the official selection process, a document posted by the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology has revealed. “Complete genome sequencing will be applied on outstanding athletes competing in the winter games for speed, endurance and explosive force, with at least 300 athletes in each group,” the document said, South China Morning Post reported on Friday. China’s General Administration of Sport, the Ministry of Education and the Chinese Academy of Sciences plan to carry out the screenings from now through 2020. Chinese Olympic athletes, as is the case throughout the world, are traditionally selected through a series of trials and competitions. Although it does not appear that these athletic performance tests will be canceled, genetic test results will also be looked at when athletes are chosen. The Chinese … [Read more...] about China Will Begin Using Genetic Testing to Select Olympic Athletes