Tough morning for American hammer throwers

American hammer throwers had a tough morning in Beijing and none of the three advanced to the medal round at the U.S. Olympics.

Many China actions more troubling than lip-syncing

Freedom New Mexico There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and […]

Golf course manager: Olympics just another race

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Courtesy photo Rex Maddaford of Tucumcari competed in distance running events during the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of stories on Olympians with ties to eastern New Mexico.

Special Olympics money lost

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Chris Morgan said she is having a hard time forgiving herself. She’s already making more blankets to sell and maybe she’ll organize a yard sale. She’s determined her daughter and other area Special Olympics athletes won’t have to skip a beat. Saturday morning, Morgan said she got an oil […]

Tucumcari Olympian making headlines

Internet Web sites are loaded with features and news reports related to former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell, who is competing in the Summer Olympics.

Helping children good place to start

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I read a commentary by Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass Ministries. He told of an incident at a Seattle Special Olympics event some years ago. Bill Glass holds a distinct interest in issues dealing with the handicapped because he has a grandson with Down’s Syndrome. The games had started […]

Editors’ Notebook: Hammer throw Aug. 18

Staff reports Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Tucumcari product headed to Olympics

A former Tucumcari athlete has qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Pelosi’s Olympic request selective

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist When Nancy Pelosi is featured on SportsCenter, it somehow gets my attention. The California Democrat and Speaker of the House is turning her attention to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and to President George W. Bush. She’s calling on Bush to boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics to […]

Back in the saddle

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Cynthia Fiala of Albuquerque competes Saturday in the New Mexico Special Olympics Equestrian Games at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Fiala also participated in the Ireland International Special Olympics Equestrian Games in 2003. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cynthia Fiala rode her mustang, “Dusty,” through a barrel race […]