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On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: The London Olympics

“It’s really difficult to control your emotions when you want something so badly,” Richards-Ross said, not long after she crossed the finish line in 49.55 seconds Sunday night, August 5 to capture Olympic Gold, just ahead of Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu (49.70) and fellow American DeeDee Trotter (49.72).  Richards-Ross has been dreaming of winning an […]Read More

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: The London Olympics

Brooklyn’s own Lia Neal brings home the Bronze Medal in the 4×100 Meter Freestyle Relay    Lia Neal is going back to her high school with a bronze medal.  Neal, who competed on the third leg of the 4×100 Meter Freestyle Relay, told a reporter, “Everything was just so beyond my expectations”.  Neal, who will […]Read More

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: On the Road

The GAMES are finally here! July 27 will mark the opening ceremony with 30 sports, 17,000 athletes, 227 countries, over 20,000 journalists, 63,000 people involved in staging the Games, 500,000 daily spectators, and over 9 million tickets sold to engage in the Games of the XXX Olympiad. The Opening Ceremony will commence on July 27 […]Read More

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: On the Road

The United States swimming team will have three African-Americans in London; the country’s gymnastics team will carry two. New York native John Orozco, at age nineteen, is an emerging star of USA Gymnastics and a recently crowned U.S. all-around champion. Having grown up in the Bronx, he had to move to the Olympic Training Center […]Read More

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: On the Road

  Track & Field Team USA has been named Four reigning Olympic Champions and eight current World Champions highlight the Team USA roster nominated to the U.S. Olympic Committee by USA Track & Field. A roster of 127 men and women stands ready to represent the U.S. in track competition on August 3 – 12 […]Read More

On the Right Track by Diane Dixon: My Virtual Olympic

My candid chat with Olympic Gold Medalist Natasha Hastings (2008 Olympic Gold Medalist on 4×400 Meter Relay) is called a virtual interview in this Part I conversation to let the readers visualize her journey to the London 2012 Olympics and to see a personal side of her. The questions are in no order of events. […]Read More

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon

  Flo-Jo was MY True Friend:   It was 1984 at the Olympic Training Camp in Santa Barbara, California and a red Datsun 300ZX with the license plate 84GOLD pulled up to the practice track. A shy young woman stepped from the car and began to warm up with the USA’s sprint relay team. Brooks […]Read More

On The Right Track: On the Road to the London

  It is a pleasure to see the support of Corporate America to the USA Olympic & Paralympic programs.  Throughout the year, sponsorships are at an all-time high as corporations have finally realized “It takes funding to support our athletes.”  Citi Every Step in addition to being a sponsor to The United States Olympic Committee […]Read More