When our Cultural Affairs and Production Director Micah Schweizer was out and about in Evanston, he found evidence of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team. This small Wyoming town helped train and send the Jamaican team to the 2014 Olympics.
A former Wyoming Olympian and University of Wyoming Graduate will be serving as a U.S. Representative for the February Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Sarah Konrad graduated from U.W. with a PhD in Glaciology in 2001 and went on to qualify in cross country skiing and the Biathlon at the 2006 games in Torino, Italy. Konrad currently works at U.W. as the Associate Director of Wyoming’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
Wyoming’s Athletes will leave the London Olympics without medals. Riverton’s Brett Newlin just missed earning a medal when the U-S eight man rowing team he was a part of placed fourth, just behind Great Britain.
Meanwhile, Cheyenne's Jennifer Nichols was eliminated Tuesday in the archery competition.
Dan Alon was a fencer on the Israeli team in the 1972 Olympics. That year, terrorists broke into the Olympic Village and attacked the Israeli team members, killing 11 of them. Alon was one of the few who escaped. He’ll be speaking in Jackson on August 9, and he talks with Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden now.