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PODCAST: When Kobe Bryant Came To Long Beach

This week we’re talking about the times we were lucky enough to see Kobe Bryant in Long Beach and at the Summer Olympics in London. We’ll also recap the 64th Long Beach Century Club Awards Banquet (21:00) and talk about the best moments from Monday night at The Grand.

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Top 10 For 2020: Remember The Elephant Lot

One of the most surprising storylines of 2019 was the city of Long Beach entering into negotiations with the Anaheim Angels about bringing the team to our city, with a new stadium potentially being constructed on the “Elephant Lot,” also known as the Long Beach Arena’s parking lot. While the Angels conversations fell through (the […]

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Top 10 For 2020: An Olympic Summer Is Coming

An Olympic year brings a whole different level of excitement, and once again there’s sure to be several Long Beach athletes and coaches representing the city and the country at this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo. We’re expecting multiple recent alums of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team to make the national team, and […]

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Top 10 For 2020: A New Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool

It’s officially been five years since the demolition of the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, arguably the finest athletic facility in the long and storied history of Long Beach. The last five years have been filled with high hopes for a world class replacement, but not a single shovel-full of sand has been dug up to […]

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Long Beach To Host USA Triathlon Event In July

PHOTO COURTESY RICH CRUSE, CRUSEPHOTO.COM With Long Beach set to host the Olympic triathlon event in 2028 as part of the Los Angeles Olympics, the city has been planning on hosting some big events in the almost-decade run-up to the Games. USA Triathlon announced last year that they’d host a decade-long Legacy Triathlon series in […]

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World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Returning To Long Beach

For a third consecutive year, Long Beach sports fans will be treated to the world’s best Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, as the Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation has announced that the SJJIF’s World Championship series will once against return to the city. The 2018 event will be held  Oct. 26-28 at the Long Beach arena, and will feature […]

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USA Triathlon Creating ‘Legacy’ Event In Long Beach

Long Beach won’t be hosting the Olympic triathlon until 2028, but USA Triathlon decided not to wait that long to begin bringing international events to the city. At a press conference at Shoreline Park on Tuesday morning, USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris announced that the organization will host the annual Legacy Triathlon on Long Beach’s […]