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Souhan in London: Touring the City [AUDIO]

Star Tribune sportswriter Jim Souhan talks live with Bob Hughes every weekday morning at 7:15 a.m. He's in London this week covering Minnesota's Olympic athletes. Since the opening ceremony doesn't happen until Friday, Souhan says he's spending some time touring the city, attending press conferences, and preparing for the opening ceremonies.

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Getty Images; USOC/Long Photography; Team USA; Facebook
Getty Images; USOC/Long Photography; Team USA; Facebook
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Times, Dates When Local Olympians Will Compete

Central Minnesota is fortunate to have a few athletes competing in the London Olympics. So when will we need to be paying attention to how our local athletes are doing?

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Sam Hazewinkel (Facebook)
Sam Hazewinkel (Facebook)
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Former SCSU Wrestler’s Son Member of 2012 Olympic Team

Former Husky wrestler Dave Hazewinkel's son Sam Hazewinkel is a member of the 2012 USA Olympic wrestling team. Dave competed for the USA at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics after an outstanding career at St. Cloud State University. They are the first father-son duo to wrestle for team USA in the Olympics.

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Mayor Dave Kleis (Photo by Jim Maurice)
Mayor Dave Kleis (Photo by Jim Maurice)
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Mayor Kleis Heading to London Olympics [AUDIO]

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis is heading to the Olympics in London. He says he made a promise to St. Cloud native Alise Post back when she was still in high school at Tech.

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2014lovessocial, flickr
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Central Minnesota Has Strong Ties to Summer Olympics

The Games of the XXX (30th) Olympiad start on July 27th in London, England. Stearns County is fortunate enough to have two women competing this year -- Alise Post of St. Cloud is in the BMX bike competition and Amanda Smock of Melrose will be in Track and Field's Triple Jump. You might be surprised to learn that this area has had quite a few Olympians over the years.

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Love Makes U.S. Men’s Basketball Team

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has made the United State men's basketball team. The 6'9 Love is expected to play power forward and center for the United States at the London Olympics. Love led the Timberwolves in scoring and rebounding in 2011-2012.

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Smock Coming Home to Melrose Before Olympics [AUDIO]

Melrose native Amanda (Thieschafer) Smock is still getting used to the idea that she's an Olympian. Smock is going to be in Melrose this weekend for their city celebration.

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Amanda Smock (NDSU)
Amanda Smock (NDSU)
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Melrose’s Smock Wins at U.S. Olympic Trials

Melrose native Amanda Smock (Tieschafer) won the women's triple-jump at the U.S. Olympic trials Monday night in Eugene, Oregon. Smock is headed to London for the Summer Olympics. Her best jump was her first, 45 feet and 9 inches.

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Amanda Smock (NDSU)
Amanda Smock (NDSU)
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UPDATE: Melrose Native Heading to the Olympics

Melrose native Amanda (Thieschafer) Smock has qualified for the Olympics later this summer in London. Twenty-nine year old Smock won the triple jump this (Monday) evening at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

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Alise Post (Facebook)
Alise Post (Facebook)
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Alise Post Will Compete in 2012 Olympic Games [AUDIO]

St. Cloud's own Alise Post is headed to the Olympic Games in London this summer.

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