Olympics

April 5, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Wrestlers Helen Maroulis, Kyle Snyder Qualify for 2021 Olympic Games

Good Counsel High School alumnus Kyle Snyder and Magruder High School alumna Helen Maroulis qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games at the U.S. wrestling team trials on Saturday. Both wrestlers won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Maroulis, a 57-kilogram freestyle wrestler, defeated Jenna Burkert, 2-1, at the […]

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March 31, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Olympic Diver Steele Johnson Visits County Aquatic Center

Olympic diver Steele Johnson visited the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center in North Bethesda to shoot a promotional video on March 26. A clip of the promotional video can be found on Instagram and Twitter. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Montgomery County Recreation (@mocorecreation) Johnson is a silver medal-winning Olympic diver that […]

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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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February 22, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Retired Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes is the first African American female to win an individual Olympic medal in the women’s gymnastics. In total, she won three bronze and one Olympic gold medal between 1992 and 2000. Dawes, 43, now a mother to four young children, is opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnast Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020.   The Silver Spring native […]

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January 9, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Dives into New Role with STEM Education

In a little over six months, Katie Ledecky will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games trying to add to her collection of five Olympic gold medals. In the midst of training, she found time to dip her toes into something very meaningful to her – education. Ledecky announce a new partnership with Panasonic […]

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March 14, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Former Washington Spirit Teammates Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris Announce Engagement

National Women’s Soccer League standouts and former Washington Spirit teammates Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris announced their engagement Wednesday. Harris, a goalkeeper, and Krieger, a defender, have been engaged since September but confirmed their relationship for the first time in an interview with PEOPLE. Despite their romance starting almost 10 years ago when they were […]

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April 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Honors Gold-Medal Winner Haley Skarupa

Haley Skarupa, who graduated from Wootton High School, received a proclamation from the Montgomery County Council for being part of the gold-medal winning women’s Olympic hockey team.

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December 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Hundreds Turn Out to Celebrate Local Olympians in Silver Spring (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Hundreds of local residents turned out to celebrate local Olympians Katie Ledecky, Jack Conger,  Ashley Nee, and Helen Maroulis on Dec. 19. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with local officials honored the Olympians at an event held at the Silver Spring Civic Center. According to Montgomery County Spokesperson Judy Stiles […]

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August 29, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Day 11: Say It Ain’t So (An Olympic Tale)

The kids come down in the morning, collapse on the couch, hit the remote and sigh as they remember the Olympics are over. I know how they feel. See, we are simply Olympic people. Ok, maybe Olympic addicts with an issue that needs to be looked into. The television was on all day for two […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Katie Ledecky to Throw Out First Pitch at Nationals/Orioles Game

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, a Montgomery County resident, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals/Orioles game on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Just last week, Ledecky returned to her Bethesda home from the Rio Olympics with five medals: four gold and one silver. On Monday, she visited with patients at […]

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