Olympics http://wrvo.org en Olympian Erin Hamlin comes home to a town shining like bronze http://wrvo.org/post/olympian-erin-hamlin-comes-home-town-shining-bronze <p>America's first athlete to win a medal in singles luge was treated to a homecoming fit for a hero last night. Erin Hamlin's thrilling runs on the luge track in Sochi, Russia earned her the bronze.<br /><br />After interviews, celebrity appearances, and photo shoots in New York City this week, Hamlin touched down at the Syracuse airport. A police escort and fire trucks guided her past miles of cheering crowds to the tiny town of Remsen in the foothills of the southern Adirondacks.</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:34:00 +0000 David Sommerstein 52054 at http://wrvo.org Olympian Erin Hamlin comes home to a town shining like bronze Olympian Erin Hamlin welcomed home after historic performance http://wrvo.org/post/olympian-erin-hamlin-welcomed-home-after-historic-performance <p></p><p>A small group of family and friends made the arrivals lounge at the Syracuse airport sound more like the bottom on the Olympic luge track Thursday evening. They were welcoming home Remsen, N.Y. native and Olympic medalist Erin Hamlin.</p><p>Hamlin became the first American to ever medal in singles luge <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/remsen-native-first-american-medal-singles-luge" target="_blank">when she slid to bronze</a> at the Sochi Winter Games this month.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It's a different world for her right now," her mother, Eileen Hamlin, said.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:30:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52014 at http://wrvo.org Olympian Erin Hamlin welcomed home after historic performance Special Olympics get underway in Syracuse this weekend http://wrvo.org/post/special-olympics-get-underway-syracuse-weekend <p>Almost 700 athletes will file into the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse this evening to kick-off this year’s New York Special Olympic Games.</p><p>The OnCenter will also host floor hockey competition. Alpine skiing will be at Greek Peak. And there are snowshoeing and cross-country ski races too.</p><p>Stacey Eder, the volunteer coordinator for the Special Olympics, says having their annual event coincide with the Winter Olympics in Russia will add to the excitement.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51717 at http://wrvo.org Remsen native first American to medal in singles luge http://wrvo.org/post/remsen-native-first-american-medal-singles-luge <p>Mohawk Valley native Erin Hamlin has become the first American to win an Olympic medal in singles luge.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hamlin slid to a third place finish and a bronze medal today at the winter games in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Russia.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was her third time completing in the Olympics. She was world champion in 2009, but she had finished out of the top 10 at the last two games.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:34:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51223 at http://wrvo.org Remsen native first American to medal in singles luge Olympics-bound Chobani yogurt stuck in customs http://wrvo.org/post/olympics-bound-chobani-yogurt-stuck-customs <p></p><p>A shipment of Chobani Greek yogurt bound for the Olympics is still stuck in customs at a New Jersey airport.</p><p>The upstate New York yogurt maker is a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic team. The yogurt is supposed to feed American athletes competing at the winter games in Sochi, Russia.</p><p>New York Sen. Charles Schumer has <a href="http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Newsroom/record.cfm?id=349392" target="_blank">urged the Russian ambassador</a> to the United States to let the yogurt leave the country.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:00:11 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50935 at http://wrvo.org Olympics-bound Chobani yogurt stuck in customs Lopez Lomong on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/lopez-lomong-campbell-conversations <p>"The land next to heaven."</p><p>That's the way Lopez Lomong describes his love for and thanks to this country for the opportunities it has afforded him.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:00:19 +0000 Grant Reeher 26031 at http://wrvo.org