Bob Costas is one of the most awarded sports broadcasters we have ever seen. A winner of an incredible 25 Emmy Awards, Costas has also covered multiple World Series, NBA Championships, Super Bowls, and Olympic Games. While all of those accolades are certainly noteworthy, Costas recently took home what he calls one of the great honors of his career, WFUV’s Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award.
On May 9, 2013, Bob Costas was awarded the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting at the WFUV Annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. It was a festive gathering of many familiar faces at WFUV, as Costas gave a moving speech in acceptance of the award. He told a few memorable stories about his favorite sport, baseball. In addition, he paid homage to the award's namesake, in saying that receiving the award was truly one of the great moments of his life.
It can be debated that swimming is one of the hardest sports for an individual to make a living off of. Most elite and well-known swimmers are usually amateurs that train with their college teams or are in their mid-to-late twenties that pay their bills with endorsement deals and train with various club teams. There are no professional swim leagues (although the “New York Barracudas” sounds catchy) that swimmers can hope to become apart of in comparison to how young athletes of other sports can shoot for the NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL.
By DJ Sixsmith
From the Cold War to the Miracle on Ice, the rivalry between the United States and Russia has spanned across several decades. The two countries added another chapter to their storied rivalry with the Grapple in the Apple wrestling event in Times Square. While the Russians entered the matchup as the world’s most dominant wrestling team, the Americans took care of business on their home soil for the second straight year. After defeating the Eastern Europeans 5-2 last year, the US Olympic freestyle team edged Team Russia 4-3 in Duffy Square last Thursday afternoon.
At the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, Ethiopia brought home seven medals from long distance running events. Director Jerry Rothwell points to one specific area of the African nation that has had tremendous success at producing Olympic champions. The small village of Bekoji, the birthplace of 2008 gold medalists Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba, is an area which focuses on one activity more than anything else: running.