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The Olympics are a celebratory and joyous experience for all amateur athletes who have worked hard to compete on the world stage. Olympic games are significant to all nations around the world.
It is estimated that some four billion people globally will watch at least part of the Sochi Games before the XXII Olympiad comes to a close.
However, even before the start of the world-staged event, a dark cloud seems to be hovering over Russia. Bombings, shootings, laws against public display of homosexual preferences and even the legitimacy of the doping testing facilities in question, have shrouded the games negatively.
The State Department warned Americans of the potential for terrorism at the Sochi Olympics. Large-scale public events such as the Olympics are an attractive target for terrorists, thievery and scams.
Expert John Greenburg discusses the significance of the Olympics and what the Olympics stand for along with expert on terrorism, Dr. Anne Speckhard, who has examined why Russia is being targeted.
They’re our next guests in conversation LIVE on WEdnesday, January 22nd @7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
Tonight on Sports Talk with Bryan Nolen, #NFL Analyst, Hunter Combs, has a different role for the next two weeks! He will be our #Olympics insider for the 2014 Winter Olympics in #Sochi, #Russia. We will chat about #Bobsled, #Luge, #Snowboard and #Skiing as well as giving our picks for some of the events! We will also give you updates on #Warriors vs. #Bulls as well as any #NFL news that Hunter has for us! We are live in a hour!
Mirabile dictu! Somehow, the IOC chose Boston over San Francisco, Los Angeles and D.C for the US bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.
It's certianly not a done deal. Entries from many other nations are in the running for that — to be settled in 2017. Apparently that will involve much dining and wining, bribing and cajoling. PR meets politics meets pride.I figure Rome or some other city that's already done this will get it.
Meanwhile, Bostonians aer in two camps. One are the hucksters and boosters, typified by ty the Boston 2024 promoters. On the other side are detractors, including those on No Boston Olympics. Next week's show will have one of the three principals of the latter on.
This time, I'll do my best to present the case for the Olumpics. There's much to overcome on the way to winning the bid. The commonwealth's feasibility study on the bid, which came out in February, details the infrastrtucture, venue, transportation and other issues. The boosters say they have it under coontrol or soon to be.
This week is the pro-side run through. Next week will be the anti one.
We have two returning guest this morning, Laura Leventhal, Program Coordinator for the Special Olympics World Games and Nancy Vrankovic, Director of Catering and Special Events for Simms Restaurants.
With a background in Strategic Communications and Journalism, Laura has worked with CBS EcoMedia using advertising dollars to fund national community enhancement projects. Laura has explored research in Corporate Social Responsibility, which helped lead her to World Games LA2015 combining an interest in the business of Sports Management and Philanthropy.
Nancy Vrankovic is the Director of Catering and Special Events for Simms Restaurants, a company based in Manhattan Beach with a rich family history in the restaurant business. She began her career in her family’s restaurants in Arizona as a teen, bussing tables to make gas money. What began as an after school job blossomed into a career when she began managing a restaurant while attending the University of Arizona. She then worked at the Westin la Paloma where she worked her way up to Catering Sales Manager.
So last month, we featured a panel with the Chairs of the four Beach Cities Host Towns and what it takes to be a Host Town. This morning, we’ll focus on Manhattan Beach's efforts and contributions to the big event.
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Join Host Sean Astin as he discusses the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
Dr. Fait Muedini is a faculty member at Eckerd College, where he teaches International Relations, as well as Islam and Human Rights and Middle East Politics.
David C. Speedie, program director, U.S. Global Engagement Program, and senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
The Honorable Neil Glick served his Washington, DC Capitol Hill community for 12 years as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. He also worked in Moscow, Russia in business from 1993-1997.
Our guests this morning are Laura Leventhal, William Yarroll, Judy Peetz, Jody Leventhal and David Dill
and this morning, we’re going to learn about the Special Olympic World Games LA2015 and the South
Bay Host Cities.
Laura Leventhal is the Program Coordinator for the Special Olympics World Games. With a background
in Strategic Communications and Journalism.
Jody Leventhal is chair for Host Town Hermosa Beach. A longtime resident of the South Bay, Jody is the
CEO of JLC, a strategic marketing communications company located in Los Angeles.
William Yarroll and the’ got Kids?’ charity are the chairs for Host Town El Segundo.
Judy Peetz, co-chair for Host Town Manhattan Beach, has been a resident since 1975. She and her
husband John, bought their home as a young married couple and have remained in the same house for
David Dill, chair for Host Town Redondo Beach, has been a resident for the past 27 years. He was the
track coach at Redondo Union High School and currently works as Director of Local Program
Development and Coaches Education for Special Olympics Southern California.
As Host Towns, these four cities – El Segundo, Manhattan, Redondo and Hermosa - have the special
privilege of receiving and hosting 100 delegates each, consisting of athletes and coaches, for three days
before the opening ceremonies.
So this morning, we’re going to find out what it takes and what it means, to be a Host City for this
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Tonight, 04/15/2015, marks the end of the NBA Season for several teams but the begining of championship hopes for 16 teams. Tonight we will review the NBA season and discuss questions such as:
- Will the number one seeds in each conference get out of the first round of the playoffs?
- Which non-playoff team will improve next season?
- Does playoff experience, as an individual or a team, really matter?
- Do the Atlanta Hawks have a legit shot at the NBA Title?
- What are your NBA playoff predictions?
- What disapponted you the most about this NBA season?
- What was the biggest suprise of this NBA season?
- How should the NBA MVP be chosen?
- Who, in your opinion, will be the 2014-15 NBA MVP?
Are you ready for Postseason Basketball? It's that time of year where the best of profesional Basketball is put on display for the next 2 months! I'll recap the regular season for you and give you my predictions on what's to come during this years NBA Postseason. I'll tell you one thing, expect this to be one of those years where there is no legitamate guarantee on a championship contender unlike previous years where the Miami Heat, L.A. Lakers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs... this is the turning point in the NBA, and I'll get into it during the show. Always feel free to call in and talk NBA Regular Season, Postseason, End of Season Awards, who do you think is winning MVP, 6th Man, most Improved player, etc. Always HERE ON THE HOOPER'S LOG!
Everyone in Boston seems excited about the 2024 Olumbics bid — but not all in a positive way. Last week'a ahow was just Mike presenting the plus side's position. In fairness to them, they are not pretending the city won't have to prove itself in many ways to win the final bid against the several foreign competitors.
Thi time, I'll have Aaron Leibowitz representing No Boston Olympics on to discuss theywhy not of it all.
To the boosters, the city would end up with vastly improved transportation sysatems and other infrastructure and more...all with little or no resulting debt. In faxct a big sales tactic is that only by preparing for a 2024 games will Bosotn make these upgrades.
Listen in for a differing view.
The 2014-15 NCAA basketball season is officially over. Congrats to the Duke Blue Devils. Which player helped/ hurt their draft stock in the NCAA Tournament? Who has the highest NBA ceiling in this years draft class? Who will be the biggest bust of the draft? Join @jaihov @lock_tha_great and the producer of the show @howeezy26 as they breakdown this years NBA draft class, discuss the hottest sport topics of the week and analyze who's stock is up and who's stock is down after the NCAA tournament. #fsp #fullsportpress #podcast #sportstalk #entertainment #ncaa #nbadraft
On this edition of The Broad Street Line, we'll give you our thoughts on the historic announcement by Missouri DE Michael Sam. Will he be a pioneer for social change in sports? We'll answer that question and plenty more.
Later in the show, we'll recap the 2014 Winter Olympics and run down the best #SochiProblems that we can find. And, as always, we'll break down the rest of the past week in sports as only we can. So come and take a ride on The Broad Street Line: The future of sports talk radio has finally arrived.
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