Olympics

August 3, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Olympian Phoebe Bacon Receives Champion’s Welcome

After competing in the Olympic final for the women’s 200 meter backstroke on Friday, Phoebe Bacon arrived at Dulles Airport Monday evening. Many of Bacon’s friends and family members gave her the greeting of a champion when she arrived. Bacon grew up in Chevy Chase and graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart […]

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August 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

Paint Branch Alum Eun Yang Covering Olympics for NBC4

Montgomery County is well represented at the Tokyo Olympics by the likes of swimmers Katie Ledecky, wrestler Kyle Snyder and others. Beyond the playing fields, one of the people covering those athletes, NBC4 reporter Eun Yang, also hails from MoCo. Yang was born in Seoul, South Korea then moved to and grew up in the Washington, […]

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August 1, 2021 | Josh Barr

Triple Jumper LaFond Suffers Olympic Heartbreak Again

Thea LaFond waited five years for an opportunity to return to the Olympics and find redemption on track and field’s biggest stage. The Kennedy High graduate and teacher, who resides in Silver Spring, qualified for the Tokyo Games, competing for her native Dominica, a small Caribbean island. LaFond carried the Dominica flag in the Opening […]

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July 31, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Stone Ridge Alumnae Cheer On as Ledecky Adds to Her Gold Medal Collection

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart graduates from the Classes of 2015 and 2020 gathered in Potomac for a watch party Friday night to cheer on their former classmates Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon who were swimming for Team USA in Tokyo. They sang and celebrated as Ledecky finished her last event at these […]

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July 30, 2021 | Josh Barr

Ledecky Caps Tokyo Games with 7th Career Gold Medal

One of the greatest swimmers in Olympic history added to her legend in her final swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Katie Ledecky, the Bethesda native and Stone Ridge School graduate, will be bringing yet one more gold medal back home with her. Ledecky led from start to finish in the women’s 800-meter freestyle and […]

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July 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Sculpture of Olympian Dawes to be Housed at Future Silver Spring Recreation Center

Three-time Olympian and Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes will be honored with a sculpture in her likeness. This was announced Friday. Montgomery County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz announced during a virtual press conference that the sculpture will be located at the future Silver Spring Recreation and Aquatic Center, which will also house the Montgomery […]

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July 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

How Phoebe Bacon Trained for Olympic Games During COVID-19 Lockdown

In 2020, many Olympic athletes had their worlds turned upside down when COVID-19 ravaged the country and caused businesses and gyms to lockdown. MYMCM spoke to Philippa Bacon, mother of Phoebe Bacon, about what her daughter did to keep in shape when pools were closed to prepare for Tokyo. Bacon, a Chevy Chase resident who […]

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July 30, 2021 | Staff Writer

LaFond on Representing Dominica in Olympics: ‘We Are Proud and Full of Culture’

Before she left for Tokyo to represent the country of Dominica in the Olympics, Thea LaFond, a John F. Kennedy High School teacher, spoke to MyMCM about what it takes to prepare for the women’s triple jump competition while educating students: LaFond competes in the triple jump finals on Sunday at 7:15 a.m., Eastern Standard […]

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July 30, 2021 | Josh Barr

Kennedy High Teacher LaFond Sets Personal Best, Qualifies for Olympic Triple Jump Finals

Thea LaFond waited five years for this opportunity. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games had been disappointing. She had injured her hamstring during training and finished last in the women’s triple jump competition. The John F. Kennedy High School graduate and teacher yearned for another chance to show her ability and prove she belonged among the […]

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July 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, July 30, In Montgomery County

Today is Friday, July 30, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Tokyo Olympics – Day 7: It is Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics, and MyMCM continues to offer coverage of all the athletes from Montgomery County who are competing for Team USA and other countries. The Tokyo Olympics are underway. Make sure you keep […]

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