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July 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Phoebe Bacon’s Family Excited to Cheer Her on in 200M Backstroke From Montgomery County

Phoebe Bacon of Chevy Chase makes her Olympic debut Thursday, swimming in the Women’s 200-meter backstroke. Bacon, 18, graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda in 2020 and now studies at the University of Wisconsin. Along with Katie Ledecky, she’s the second Stone Ridge alumna to compete in the Olympics for […]

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April 4, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Rockville Skater Rachel Parsons Steps Back From Sport to Focus on Health

U.S. ice dancer Rachel Parsons, a Rockville native, announced Tuesday that she is stepping away from skating to focus on her health. “I’ve been struggling with an eating disorder for years now, and it’s not something I can keep ignoring or trying to manage on my own,” Parsons wrote in a statement posted on her […]

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December 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Two Maryland Olympians Named Olympic Athletes of Year

Gold medalists Katie Ledecky and Kyle Snyder were named Female and Male Olympic Athlete of the Year by Team USA Thursday at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky won five gold medals at the 2017 FINA World Championships. Ledecky graduated from Stone Ridge School in Bethesda and currently attends Standford University. Kyle […]

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July 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Flag Passing Ceremony in Bethesda Honors Wounded Warriors (VIDEO)

“As an amputee every day is hard,” Captain Christy Wise,co-captain for Invictus Games Team USA 2017, said. “I trip all the time. I always have extra hardware. I have to carry legs with me everywhere I go.” A tragic boating accident in 2015 is why Wise, a pilot in the United States Air Force, had her right […]

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July 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Invictus Games Flag Handover Ceremony to Be Held in Bethesda

The Invictus Games flag will officially be passed to Canada on July 12 in a special passing of the flags ceremony at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. Since the 2016 Invictus Games were played in the United States, co captains from Team USA will give Team Canada co captains the  Invictus […]

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August 7, 2014 | Gabriel Leonard

Canada Dominates at the World Games

Every four years the Federation of International Lacrosse has a tournament that gathers many nations together to compete for a gold medal.  The teams split up into different divisions where they compete in round robin play.  The elite division (Blue Division) is highlighted by Team USA, Team Canada, Team Australia and Team Iroquois. Team USA […]

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July 1, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Fans Cheer on USA Soccer in Rockville (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

As the game kicked off and attention turned to the U.S., a large crowd gathered in Rockville Town Square to cheer on the team in the crucial World Cup game against Belgium. Team USA would advance to the quarterfinals of the cup in Brazil. The was broadcast on a large screen in the Town Square […]

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August 2, 2012 | Staff Writer

image of Cassity Krug Olypic diver at Montgomery County Aquatic Center

Olympic Diver Cassidy Krug in the Finals (Video)

Team USA Olympic diver Cassidy Krug and teammate Christina Loukas were on the boards in the Aug. 4 semi-finals in London.  Krug spoke with MyMcMedia’s Sonya Burke about her training routine while practicing at the Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center last month. Take a look. Krug and Loukas will both dive in the […]

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July 18, 2012 | Staff Writer

Image Troy Dumais, oOlympic diver training at Montgomery County Aquatic Center

Olympic Diver Troy Dumais (Video)

As a four-time Olympian, diver Troy Dumais is the veteran of Team USA. He recently spoke with MyMcMedia’s Sonya Burke during a training session in Montgomery County and he said he feels better than ever. Take a look. Dumais will be competing in the the 3-meter synchro and the 3-meter.

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