Olympic champion Frank Havens has found watching the coverage of the 2012 London Games especially memorable since the last time they were held in that city was 1948 and he was there — competing in his first of four Olympic Games.
After taking out Brazil, The United States Men’s basketball team will play three more exhibition games. Then they will be heading overseas to Europe as they start preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
In just a week, a young Baltimore County woman will arrive in London to pursue her Olympic ambitions. She can run, shoot, fence, swim and ride, and she’s one of the best in the world.
Top-ranked middleweight Franchon Crews–a Baltimore native– narrowly avoided elimination with a wild 27-26 victory over Tiffanie Hearn. Crews, the five-time national champion, broke into tears while Hearn collapsed after a vicious bout in which both fighters bounced off the ropes and traded haymakers.
A local female boxer is beginning her battle for a spot in the 2012 Olympics.