Olympic hosts can’t downplay shabby record

Freedom New Mexico The eyes of the world will be on Beijing on Friday for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games — festivities which typically are matched in pageantry and pompousness only by the Super Bowl halftime show. The athletic events will take place over the next couple of weeks. American fans, no […]

ENMU produced Olympic standout

Staff reports Eastern New Mexico has not produced a lot of Olympians, but we haven’t been shut out either.

ENMU produced Olympic standout

Eastern New Mexico has not produced a lot of Olympians, but we haven’t been shut out either.

Protests cast light on China’s barbaric rule

Freedom New Mexico Through rerouting and improvisation, they managed to run the Olympic torch through some of San Francisco’s streets, if not the streets along the Embarcadero as originally planned. The reason, of course, was the multiplicity of protesters against various aspects of Chinese policy — its recent brutal crackdown in Tibet, its support of […]

State Golden Gloves tourney starts tonight

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Elijio Sena trains at the Roy Walker Community Center on Thursday afternoon. Sena is scheduled to fight in the super-heavyweight division of the state Golden Gloves tournament this weekend. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Until the fighters start actually showing up, beginning this morning, Chuck Haas can never quite be […]

Forgiveness warms hearts — even on ice

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist The 2006 Winter Olympics at Torino, Italy, are now history. I like the Olympics, and I like the winter games best of all. I’d come down with an almost terminal cold and was still sneezing, sniffling, coughing and spluttering on the second Sunday of Olympic competition, but I still […]

Olympics score ‘Perfect 10′ with Clovis

The Olympic Games are scheduled Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants are looking forward to watching them. Some responses: “YES I ENJOY THE Olympics very much. I am concerned that there may be terrorist attacks at this one.” — Mac McDonald, Clovis “I LOVE THE OLYMPICS. I […]

Athlete was inspiration to hold on to faith

By Judy Brandon: CNJ correspondent Sporting events are really in the news this summer. Lance Armstrong just won his sixth Tour de France. Within two weeks, the summer Olympics will begin in Athens. Preparations have been under way for several years to accommodate the great influx of athletes, media and spectators at that event. There […]

Ex-CHS star falls short in Olympic trials

CNJ STAFF SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Clovis High track star Ryan Tolbert-Jackson failed to qualify for the 400-meter hurdle finals Saturday at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. Tolbert-Jackson, the 1997 NCAA outdoor champion in the 400 hurdles at Vanderbilt, finished sixth in her heat and 11th over among the 16 semifinalist with a […]