Olympics

New London To Honor Olympian India Pagan As She Returns Home

Aug 13, 2021
Olympian and New London native India Pagan
Courtesy of India Pagan

A New London, Connecticut native who played basketball for Team Puerto Rico in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is to be honored this weekend.

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These strangely unreal Olympic Games are yet another reminder, if we needed one, that with or without the distraction of COVID, this is a failed institution. What might have been (but probably wasn’t) a friendly competition between Greek city states in 775 BC has developed into this monster — too big, too harshly materialistic, too glitzy and far too much about winning and nationalistic pride.

Seattle Storm's Katie Lou Samuelson, a UConn graduate, in action against the Las Vegas Aces during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Everett, Wash.
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UConn alumnae and WNBA player Katie Lou Samuelson will be out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.

Travel Precautions To Thwart Zika Spread

Aug 9, 2016
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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.

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