olympics http://wkms.org en Beshear's Administration Gave Away $31K in Olympic Tickets http://wkms.org/post/beshears-administration-gave-away-31k-olympic-tickets <p></p><p>Officials with Kentucky’s tourism department say they gave away Olympic tickets worth more than $31,000 after canceling plans to send a delegation. The state's 20 tickets were nonrefundable and couldn't easily be resold under Olympics rules. So tourism officials gave them to two British tour companies that sometimes do business in Kentucky. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:56:04 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24716 at http://wkms.org Beshear's Administration Gave Away $31K in Olympic Tickets Afternoon Round-Up 8/8/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-8812 <p><strong>Today on NPR:<a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/158380919/explosive-smooth-movement-key-in-weightlifting"> </a></strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/158380919/explosive-smooth-movement-key-in-weightlifting">How to lift weightlift like an Olympian.</a></p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:05:31 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20451 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/8/12 Youth Report: Tracking US Men's Basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games http://wkms.org/post/youth-report-tracking-us-mens-basketball-2012-olympic-games <p>The 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London this weekend, with the opening ceremony scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones is keeping a close eye on how the U.S. Men&rsquo;s Basketball Team fares in the exhibition games and brings us this analysis.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:26:38 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Patrick Jones 19696 at http://wkms.org Youth Report: Tracking US Men's Basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games Road to 2012 Olympics Includes Stop at Lexington for Equestrians http://wkms.org/post/road-2012-olympics-includes-stop-lexington-equestrians <p>For some of the world&rsquo;s top equestrians, the road to the 2012 Olympics includes a stop in Lexington this weekend for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Fitness, international experience, rideability, and speed are the qualities team selectors are looking for as they pick the horses and riders who will compete in this year&rsquo;s Games. 2004 Olympic gold medalist Leslie Law says it takes strong nerves to consistently do well in dressage, cross-country, and show jumping.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:04:11 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 17793 at http://wkms.org