Olympics 2012: Track Team NYC

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


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Jenny Ye

Hi Lenore,

Claressa Shields is in fact competing, and we are following women boxers on a separate tracker, embedded here: Shields in competing in the semifinals today.


Aug. 08 2012 09:31 AM
Lenore from Manhattan

Hi folks--WNYC did stories on Clerissa shields and her struggle to box and to become a competitor. I heard those reports. Now I see that she is not listed here. Can we have a response from someone about why? Am I incorrect? If so, can someone please explain that? If not, can it be corrected?

I am a member of this station. Can someone repond?? I posted about this last week.

Aug. 05 2012 07:14 PM
john from office

Orozco is of Puerto Rican descent,

Is this the only and best thing you could say about this young man?? He has no dreams, aspirations??

WNYC has a fixation on color and ethnicity. I guess his accomplishment is being PR.

Aug. 03 2012 07:25 AM
Anne Marie Schoonhoven

Where is Samyr Laine from Newburgh, New York, who is competing for Haiti in the triple jump on Tuesday, August 7th? Anne Marie Schoonhoven

Aug. 01 2012 10:52 AM
Marybeth Robb from Ocean Grove, NJ

Where's Amanda Clark from Shelter Island? She's sailing the 470s.

Aug. 01 2012 09:18 AM

You forgot Amanda Clark..Amazing sailor from Shelter Island, N.Y.

Jul. 31 2012 08:27 PM
Joann from Yonkers,NY

I don't see any mention of Clarissa Shields-Boxing

Jul. 31 2012 08:05 PM

Jordan Burroughs is from Sicklerville, NJ (not NY)... and he's going to bring home the gold!

Jul. 31 2012 07:02 PM
Courtney from Corning, NY

I don't see Beezie Madden, from Cazenovia, NY, who is competing for a third Olympic equestrian medal (jumping).

Jul. 31 2012 06:28 PM
Lenore from Manhattan

Where is Clerissa Shields, boxing?

Jul. 30 2012 08:51 AM
abc from manhattan

You forgot somebody. Or is Hartford not considered to be part of this region? Possibly not, though if not, I doubt Pt Pleasant is any closer. Stublic is also a Columbia alum.

Jul. 29 2012 12:11 PM

Great tracker! One correction: Trampolene champ from Atlantic Highlands, NJ Steven Gluckstein is not 32. He's 22 years old.

Jul. 29 2012 11:48 AM
Wendy from Yorktown Hts NY

There is another Olympian from the NY area who is not mentioned in your tracking guide. She is Melissa Gonzalas of Mohegan Lake NY, a member of the field Hocky team.
Mohegan Lake is in Westchester County,about one hour north of the city.

Jul. 29 2012 08:40 AM
Alana from Brooklyn, NY

If Lia Neal's mom is from Hong Kong, isn't she biracial and not African American? I think that makes her half Asian American, so her connection to the Asian community should be made known. The way the biography is written, it almost seems her mother's place of origin is an afterthought rather than an actual part of Lia as a whole.

Jul. 29 2012 08:25 AM
Gintaras Kavarskas from Lithuania

Dear sportsmen and sportswomen,
I am giving my warmest congratulations on starting the Olympic Games of 2012 in London. So many sports, so many countries, and so many new sportsmen and sportswomen - all will have golden opportunities of showing advantages. I am also giving my heartfelt congratulations to International Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees which show their great respect for traditions of the Olympic Games of 779 BC. I am for sportsmanship. Best wishes, Gintaras Kavarskas, English teacher and American writer

Jul. 28 2012 07:51 AM
Jesse from Brooklyn, NY

What about the immigrants who live in New York but will be competing for their home countries? There are at least four in track and field alone:

Jeremy Bascom (Guyana), Erison Hurtault (Dominica), Julius Mutekanga (Uganda) and Moussa Dembele (Senegal) all live in New York and train with the Central Park Track Club. You can read about all of them at

Jul. 27 2012 11:13 AM

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