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Long Beach Representatives Performing Well At Tokyo Summer Olympics

Long Beach representatives at the Tokyo Summer Olympics are already putting up some impressive statistics. USA men’s volleyball has won two of its first three matches as part of Pool B and have tough games coming up against Brazil and Argentina this weekend. Long Beach State alum TJ DeFalco had a phenomenal performance in the […]

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Wilson High Continues Unparallelled Olympic Tradition in Tokyo Games

For the first time this millennium, Wilson High water polo legend Tony Azevedo (pictured above) is not competing at the Olympic Games, but the Bruins’ Olympic tradition lives on in Tokyo. — Wilson High School’s connection to the Olympic Games began back in 1952. That’s when legendary diver Pat McCormick–along with 800m runner John Barnes–became […]

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Long Beach State Alums DeFalco, Ensing Tokyo-Bound With Olympic Volleyball Team

From the black and gold to the red, white, and blue: the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team has been taking over at the Olympics. This year, the program will be represented by three Olympians, two alternates, and two coaches, with a total of seven of the city’s 17-person Olympic delegation coming out of the […]

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Feature: USA Water Polo Reloads With Long Beach’s Next Generation

Local legend Tony Azevedo carried the banner for Long Beach as part of the USA Men’s National Team for nearly two decades. Now it’s time for the next generation to put their name in the history books and continue the unrivaled Long Beach water polo tradition at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Azevedo played in a […]

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Feature: Taylor Crabb’s Olympic Journey Ran Through Long Beach

Photo of Crabb courtesy USA Volleyball Taylor Crabb grew up in Hawaii, playing volleyball with his friends and dreaming of representing the United States as an Olympian in volleyball. In his head, that dream was taking place indoors, on the hardcourt of an arena with the indoor USA men’s volleyball team. This week, his dream […]

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Seventeen From Long Beach Prepare For Tokyo Olympics This Week

It’s not the largest Olympic contingent that Long Beach has had, but the city is sending 17 athletes and coaches with local ties to the Tokyo Olympics, slated to begin this week with Opening Ceremonies on Friday evening. The city’s aquatic scene continues to be well represented with two water polo players in Max Irving […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: Mizuno Girls’ Volleyball National Champions

This is the eighth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. Two years ago, […]

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FEATURE: Triathlete Jocelyn Bonney Pursues Hometown Olympic Dream

A four-year-old Jocelyn Bonney sat along Ocean Boulevard watching her mom, Ann, competing in the Long Beach Triathlon. Eight years later, Jocelyn began training for triathlons herself, embarking on a journey that’s taken her around the world–and one she hopes will eventually bring her right back home. Jocelyn Bonney began her athletic career playing water […]

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