Category Archives: Olympics

July 28, 2012

Jim O’Brien: From Hazelwood to London still long jump for Douglas

Jim O’Brien: From Hazelwood to London still long jump for Douglas Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien Herb Douglas Jr. is a boyhood hero who has stood the test of time.  As a 26-year-old graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Douglas won a bronze medal in the … Read Article →

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July 27, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Just enjoy the games as they are played

Jim O’Brien: Just enjoy the games as they are played: Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien This is a great time to be a sports fan in Pittsburgh.          The Pirates have been playing so well and have created so much excitement in the city over their … Read Article →

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January 13, 2012

Lou Riecke, Steelers Strength and Conditioning Coach , 1970-1980

Lou Riecke: You started off lifting weights in high school, correct? What got you started as a weightlifter and what did you enjoy so much about it? Well, I wanted to gain weight to play football. I always was a skinny kid. A fellow in class lifted – I could … Read Article →

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November 01, 2011

Dan Vitchoff, Hypnotist That Works with Steelers, Olympians

Dan Vitchoff: First, how did you get started doing hypnosis? I had an undiagnosed learning disorder growing up – ADD. I loved playing sports but hated school. My father was heavily invested in me going to college and graduating. It was an issue between us. When he suffered his second … Read Article →

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October 27, 2011

Alan Abrahamson on the Olympics

Alan Ambrahamson: First, can you tell readers where they can find your work and what drives your passion for covering the Olympics? At 3 Wire Sports: just like it sounds, http://3wiresports.com/. When I set out on my own, after 17 years at the LA Times and four at NBC, I … Read Article →

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October 24, 2011

Gregg Sayer – Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.

Greg Sayer: Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. First, can you tell readers about Pointstreak – how you got started and what the applications are?  In 2000, our founder, Aaron Bishop, was frustrated that he could not get his rec league hockey stats online and when they were posted online, they were … Read Article →

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