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Golden State Gold: California’s Athletes Win 93 Olympic Medals

August 13, 2012 | 3:57 pm

Golden State Gold: California’s Athletes Win 93 Olympic Medals

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California was The Golden State in more ways than one this Olympics. A total of 93 medals were won by U.S. athletes who reside in California or list their hometown in the state, including 52 gold medals, according to data from the U.S. Olympic Committee and NBC’s Olympics site. Those numbers equal about 35 percent […]

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August 9, 2012 | 12:10 pm

Danville’s Steffens Leads Women’s Water Polo Gold Medal Victory; Swimmer Takes Olympic Silver

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Maggie Steffens of Danville scored five goals as Bay Area swimmers led the U.S. women’s water polo team to a gold medal against Spain on Thursday. Heather Petri, an Oakland native living in Orinda, and Melissa Seidemann of Walnut Creek each scored goals as the United States beat Spain eight to five in the final. […]

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7 Things About Today’s U.S. Women’s Soccer Hero Alex Morgan

August 6, 2012 | 4:38 pm

7 Things About Today’s U.S. Women’s Soccer Hero Alex Morgan

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GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!!! University of California, Berkeley, graduate Alex Morgan gave American sports fans a thrill Monday when she scored the winning goal in the U.S. women’s soccer team’s semifinal victory over Canada. But even casual Olympics watchers were probably familiar with her name before her tally sent the national team to the gold medal match. Morgan, 23, has […]

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Cal’s Morgan Tips US Women Over Canada in Olympic Soccer Semifinal

August 6, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Cal’s Morgan Tips US Women Over Canada in Olympic Soccer Semifinal

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The U.S. women’s soccer team beat Canada in overtime after a seesaw semifinal Olympic match on Monday, with University of California, Berkeley, graduate Alex Morgan scoring the winning goal. Canada repeatedly pulled ahead, only to see the U.S. catch up until the two sides reached the end of regulation tied 3 to 3. Morgan scored […]

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August 2, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Bay Area Rowers Win Olympic Gold Medals

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Two Bay Area university graduates garnered Olympic gold medals on Thursday as part of an eight-woman rowing team. Erin Cafaro, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Elle Logan, a Stanford University senior, joined six other Americans to pull across the finish line ahead of Canada, with the Netherlands taking the bronze. Cal […]

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August 1, 2012 | 1:10 pm

Local Olympian Alert: Berkeley Swimmers Take Gold, San Jose Underdog Lags

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3:50 p.m. Cal is keeping a running total of medals won by athletes who attended the school, and so is Stanford. As of right now, Cal is up 5 to 1. 3:15 p.m. Stanford alum in U.S. win over China in women’s volleyball The U.S. beat China in women’s volleyball as it attempts to win […]

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July 30, 2012 | 9:01 am

San Jose Woman Wins Olympic Judo Bronze

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Marti Malloy, who perfected her judo skills at San Jose State University, won an Olympic bronze medal in the sport on Monday. Malloy beat Portuguese fighter Telma Monteiro who had bested Malloy in their two last meetings. She later fell to Romania’s Corina Caprioriu, then came back to overcome Italy’s Giulia Quintavalle in the bronze […]

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Photos by California’s Athletes Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Olympic Life

July 27, 2012 | 2:34 pm

Photos by California’s Athletes Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Olympic Life

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by Ian Hill and Lisa Pickoff-White Did you know that 39 percent of Americans competing in the 2012 Olympics consider California to be their home state or currently reside here? Some more numbers: 177 athletes currently reside in California 125 consider their hometown in-state 32 are part of the University of California system 27 attend […]

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July 26, 2012 | 8:32 am

Pingpong, Boxing,Track and More: Californians Are Everywhere in This Olympics

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When the summer Olympics kick off Friday in London, Californians won’t have to look hard to find athletes from their state. In advance of the games, KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez visited a track at College of the Canyons in Valencia that’s a haven for Olympians. On the same track, he found the past, present, and future […]

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July 20, 2012 | 4:55 pm

Root Local: Bay Area and California Athletes in the 2012 Olympics

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Come London Olympics time (one week away!), we know you’ll want to get as granular as possible in your geographical favoritism. Thus, we’re providing you with a handy and sortable list of Californians to follow. To sort, click on any header. *Age is as of July 27, 2012. View the full table.

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