Olympics

Travel Precautions To Thwart Zika Spread

Aug 9, 2016
LM Otero / AP

Long Islanders who have traveled to regions affected by the Zika outbreak are being urged to take precautions when they return so the disease is not transmitted locally. 

Susan Donelan, assistant professor of epidemiology at Stony Brook University, says she’s not worried about infected mosquitoes making their way up from South America, but of people who have been bitten and carrying Zika making their way back to the area.

CT Native Rowing For Team USA In Rio Games

Aug 6, 2016

If you’re watching the men’s crew races at this week’s Olympics in Rio, you’ll see a Connecticut native rowing his heart out on Team USA.

Andrew Campbell went to elementary school in Darien, but he didn’t fall in love with the water until he moved to Illinois for middle school. That’s where he learned to sail. A few years later, when his family moved back to Connecticut, he couldn’t find a sailing team in his new home town of New Canaan.

Anything But Easy: The Unsung Sport Of Race Walking

Jul 21, 2016
Megan Miller

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is less than three weeks away. Maria Michta-Coffey of Nesconset, Long Island, will be representing the United States for the second time in the track and field event of race walking. Michta-Coffey says her discipline is widely misunderstood.

Ashlee Bunt / Swim Seventy

China’s Olympic swim team is training for the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympics in a facility in Norwalk, Connecticut, called Swim Seventy.

JD Allen / WSHU

This year all of the Olympic swimmers are wearing swimsuits that were developed to mimic sharkskin.  Now though, scientists have shown that the man-made design works better for swimmers in a pool than sharkskin does for sharks in the ocean...at least when it comes to drag. 

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