Olympics

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

Ledecky and Phelps Continue Gold Medal Streak at Olympics (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

Bethesda native Katie Ledecky won her second gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday in the 200m freestyle with a time of 53.73 seconds, while Michael Phelps proved why he’s one of the most celebrated Olympians of all-time, adding two more gold medals to his collection after winning the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay. “It […]

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky Wins Gold Medal in 400-Meter Free, and Sets Another World Record

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky won her first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday night with a time of 3:56.46 in the 400-meter freestyle, breaking the world record she set back in 2014. “It feels great,” Ledecky said in an interview with NBC following her epic swim. Her gold medal follows the silver […]

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August 5, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

Good Times Get Broken When Dreams Matter

I always check the pool records board at local swim clubs when I photograph a meet. This past July I was at North Creek Swim Club in Montgomery Village and saw a pool record from 1994. It was still standing 22 years later as swum by Katie Brown from Flower Valley for the Girls 11-12 […]

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August 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

UPDATED County Celebrates Local Swim Olympians Ledecky and Conger with Giant Flip Flops (PHOTOS)

UPDATE August 1, 2016 Local Olympian Katie Ledecky thanked Rockville Town Square on Facebook for hosting a flip flop signing event. Rockville Townsquare along with Montgomery Recreation and Reach for the Wall have two giant flip flops on display for residents to sign, so they can wish Ledecky and Jack Conger luck at the Rio Olympics. […]

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July 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 29, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Are you ready for the Olympics? Beginning today, you can wish two local Olympic swimmers, Jack Conger and Katie Ledecky, good luck by signing two giant flip flops at the Rockville Town Square. #MoCo2Rio 2. Speaking of feats, a man and his goat are walking […]

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July 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

O.A.R Partners with NBC to Pay Tribute to Olympians (VIDEO)

O.A.R, the band that was founded in Rockville, is paying tribute to this year’s Olympians competing in team sports. The rock band has partnered with NBC and their song “Follow Me, Follow You” is featured in the video compilation celebrating athletes, below. We’re honored to partner w @NBCOlympics to pay tribute to this year’s Olympians […]

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July 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 22, in Montgomery County: 1. The National Weather Service is predicting that a heat wave will impact our area beginning today. Montgomery County has posted some tips to stay cool on its website. 2. Over two dozen high school students from the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area will […]

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July 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Five Washington Spirit Players Headed to the Olympics (PHOTO)

Five Washington Spirit Players are headed to Rio, Brazil for this year’s Olympics in August. Forward Crystal Dun and defender Ali Krieger will represent the United States Women’s National Team. Midfielder Diana Matheson, defender Shelina Zadorsky and goal keeper Stephanie Labbe will play for the Canadian Women’s National Team. According to a news release, this will […]

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July 13, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, July 13, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 13, in Montgomery County: 1. County Executive Ike Leggett along with federal and local housing officials will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bonifant, a mixed-income apartment building for seniors today. 2. Five Washington Spirit players are headed to the Olympics; Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger, Diana Matheson, Shelina […]

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