Olympics

Triple Jump Training At Sanford Fieldhouse

Aug 9, 2019
SDPB

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Triple jump coach Macka Jones and Olympic triple jump gold medalist Kenny Harrison join SDPB's Cara Hetland and Nate Wed on Innovation.

Today's program originates from the Sanford Fieldhouse in Sioux Falls where Sanford Sport Science and the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation are hosting performance clinics and testing for triple jumpers and javelin throwers.

Performance Clinics Develop Olympic Hopefuls

Aug 9, 2019
SDPB

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The Sanford Sport Science Institute and the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation host performance clinics and testing for triple jumpers and javelin throwers. Some of the nation's top coaches and elite prep athletes are coming to the Fieldhouse to train. Dr. Thayne Munce of Sanford Health says this is the thrid year the testing and clinics take place in Sioux Falls.

Canton City Library

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SDPB's Brian Gevik joins us to discuss South Dakota's Olympic tradition. It's a look at the Canton Ski Hill on this week's Images of the Past.

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The athletes are ready for the big event in Pyeongchang. You can learn more about how South Dakotans have represented their nation at the Olympics this Sunday at the Journey Museum and Learning Center.

Veteran sportswriter Darrell Shoemaker leads the discussion. He joins us for a conversation about South Dakota connections to Team USA.

USD Coach Is An Olympic Medalist

Apr 17, 2017
Levi Gutz SDPB

A former University of South Dakota track and field athlete is an Olympic medalist. But it’s for an event he competed in nine years ago.

A conference room is packed with USD track and field athletes and fans of university athletics. Then the room falls silent when US Senator John Thune and Derek Miles take their seats by the podium.

Lori Walsh

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We begin the hour with a conversation with Superintendent Brian Maher of the Sioux Falls School District. We'll talk about efforts the district is making to increase diversity in teaching staff district wide.

Erika Oppenheimer is a college test prep coach and author of "Acing It! A Mindful Guide to Maximum Results on Your College Admissions Test." We talk with her about the second edition of her book and her Test Prep for the Whole Person methodology. 

The Future Of Technology And Social Media At Rio

Aug 5, 2016

Senator John Thune discussed the future of technology this week.  It's predicted that in 2020 there will be 50-200 million mobile devices in the world.

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" also visited about the Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner, social media rules at the summer Olympic games, how researchers have fooled Tesla's autopilot system, and Jeep hackers.

Osborne, Amos Aesoph and Joel Broveleit discussed other issues and took questions during the program.

Tuesday was the 50th anniversary of what is considered one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history when the virtually unknown Billy Mills won the 10,000 meter run in the 1964 Tokyo Games. In the final lap, the 26-year-old Marine from the Pine Ridge Reservation passed 10K world record holder Ron Clarke of Australia and Mohammed Gammoudi of Tunisia with a sudden burst of speed as NBC analyst Dick Banks screamed "Look at Mills! Look at Mills!"

Sochi Winter Games

Feb 10, 2014

The United States dominated Slopestyle Snowboarding at the Olympic Games over the weekend - winning both the men's and women's gold in an event new to the winter games. The U.S. took the bronze in team figure skating while the Russians took the gold and the Canadians the silver. Stu Whitney, sports editor of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, discussed this year's games and why South Dakota is one of twelve states not represented in Sochi. He also discussed yesterday's announcement by University of Missouri football star and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam that he's gay.

The Sochi Region And History

Feb 6, 2014
USD

David Burrow, Associate Professor of History at the University of South Dakota, visited about the Sochi region of Russia as they begin to host the Winter Olympic Games.  He talked about why Sochi was selected to host the Olympics, the history of the area, security concerns and problems inherent to the region.  Burrow specializes in Russian and Soviet history among other interests at USD.

Wrestling May Be Eliminated From Olympics In 2020

Feb 27, 2013

Bye is a realtor in Vermillion. In the winter, he serves as head wrestling coach at Vermillion High School.  His Tanagers brought two place winners home from the Class A State Tournament last weekend.  Bye’s nephew, Brett Bye, finished third at 152 pounds—while Regan Bye, the coach’s son, won the state championship at 145 pounds.

Whitney Petitions I.O.C.

Feb 26, 2013

Sioux Falls Argus Leader Sports Editor Stu Whitney penned a satiric open letter to the International Olympic Committee's executive board in response to the news that wrestling will be eliminated from Olympic competition starting in 2020.  Whitney talked about the importance of wrestling as part of an athletic culture in South Dakota and much of the Midwest.