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September 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Announces Upcoming College Graduation 

Olympic gold swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky announced she plans on graduating from Stanford University this fall.  She attended Little Flower School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart before enrolling at Stanford. Ledecky said she majors in psychology and minors in political science. “I know there’s an election joke with that one […]

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July 2, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous about […]

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December 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Former Olympian Dominique Dawes On Gymnastics Scandal and New Academy

Dominique Dawes is far removed from winning four medals – including a gold – in three Olympic Games between 1992 and 2000. Now 43 with four small children, the Silver Spring native is excited to be opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff […]

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November 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky Named Female Athlete of the Year (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky was named female athlete of the year last night at the USA Swimming Golden Goggles awards ceremony. This is the fourth year in a row that Ledecky, a Bethesda resident, has received the honor. .@KatieLedecky accepts her fourth straight Female Athlete of the Year honor #GoldenGoggles https://t.co/0BDqCvwChl — USA Swimming […]

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky: “It Feels Great When all the Hard Work Pays Off” (VIDEO)

Bethesda native and Olympian Katie Ledecky recently returned from the 2016 Rio Olympics. She spoke at Dulles Airport about setting goals and working hard in this MyMCMedia extra video.  

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ledecky on Olympics and Coming Home (VIDEO)

Bethesda native and Olympian Katie Ledecky received a warm and exciting welcome home at Dulles Airport on Wednesday. After being greeted with cheers and hugs, Ledecky talked about her Olympic journey at a news conference. You can watch the news conference in its entirety, below.

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Olympic Champion Ledecky Returns Home to Cheers (VIDEO)

Fresh off a whirlwind journey at the Olympics in Rio, Bethesda native Katie Ledecky landed at Dulles Airport today, greeted by cheers and hugs by friends and teachers from the Stone Ridge community. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Ledecky talks about how much she appreciates the support from the community in Montgomery County and her […]

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ledecky Lands Sports Illustrated Cover along with Phelps and Biles (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Local Olympic champion Katie Ledecky is featured in the latest Sports Illustrated cover standing beside fellow team USA Olympians Michael Phelps and Simone Biles. Ledecky was welcomed home with cheers and hugs from friends and fans at Dulles airport today. She sported the five medals she won in Rio. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Ledecky […]

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August 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Conger Receives Gold Medal Despite Being Replaced on Olympic Relay Final (PHOTO)

After swimming the fastest split in the preliminary round with a time of 1:45.73, Rockville native Jack Conger was set to compete in the men’s 4x200m relay final race on Tuesday, but men’s U.S. Olympic swimming head coach, Bob Bowman changed the roster late in the day adding in Michael Phelps instead. Phelps along with the rest […]

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August 23, 2014 | Krista Brick

Ledecky Breaks Her Own World Record, Adds To her Medal Count

Swimming phenom Katie Ledecky broke her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle event at the Pan Pacific Championship in Australia Aug. 23 and added to her gold medal count. According to WTOP, the Bethesda native swam the race in 3:58.37, nearly half a second faster than her record. This was her fourth gold medal of the meet […]

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