Posts tagged: olympics
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is now investigating the theft of two specialized competition bicycles that Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong rode in the Olympics. “The bicycles are believed to have been stolen while in transit from Germany to Idaho,” the bureau reported.
HSI special agents in the U.S. and Germany are on the case, and are asking anyone with information to contact the HSI Tip-Line 24/7 at (866) 347-2423 from the U.S., Mexico, or Canada; 1-802-872-6199 (from any country in the world), or online at http://www.ice.gov/tips. In a statement, the agency said, “HSI combats worldwide criminal enterprises who seek to exploit America's legitimate trade, travel and financial systems and enforces America's customs and immigration laws at and beyond our nation's borders.”
Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― The bicycles that Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong rode in the Olympics were stolen at some point while they were being shipped to Boise after being on display at an event called “Eurobike” in Germany. Her gold medal time trial bike is worth nearly $30,000 and her road bike is valued at almost that much. Armstrong says the time trial bike is a symbol of all the hard work she put in and she's sad that somebody took that away from her family. The bikes were shipped from Bremen Germany on Sept. 7 and made stops in Frankfurt and Atlanta, but only empty boxes arrived at Armstrong's house Tuesday. It's unknown when the bikes went missing. Her team “Exergy 2012” is offering a substantial reward for the return or knowledge of the whereabouts of the bikes; there's more info here.
Olympic cycling gold medalist, Boisean and University of Idaho alum Kristin Armstrong will greet fans, sign autographs and give away free copies of a new UI poster featuring her in London with her gold medal, pictured above, tomorrow at the Capital City Public Market in downtown Boise. Armstrong's appearance from 10 a.m. to noon outside the Vandal Store, 821 W. Idaho St., is sponsored by the UI, but UI spokeswoman Ysabel Bilbao said it's “not just for Vandals, but for our entire community.” Added Bilbao, “There will be posters for everyone and Kristin will be there to sign anything people want.” Fans are encouraged to bring personal sports memorabilia for the Olympic cyclist to sign.
Armstrong's appearance will be under a Vandal tent outside the store.
Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today honored Boise's Kristin Armstrong on her Olympic gold medal in the cycling time trial in London - her second straight gold in the event, after winning it in 2008 in Beijing - with a statement submitted into the congressional record; Armstrong is shown here celebrating her victory with son Lucas. “Kristin is truly a gifted athlete with immense abilities and talents,” the senators said in the statement. “Her capacity to push forward beyond the challenges provides encouragement to all of us, and we congratulate her on this, and her many, extraordinary achievements.” You can read the full statement here.
Boise's Kristin Armstrong won the gold medal this morning in the Olympic cycling time trial in London, her second straight Olympic gold in the event. Armstrong, 38, beat Judith Arndt of Germany by more than 15 seconds; Arndt took the silver medal, while Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia took the bronze. Click below for a full report from AP sports writer Dave Skretta in London.
Boise cyclist and Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong is headed to the London Olympics, USA Cycling announced today, despite having broken her collarbone in a crash at the inaugural Exergy Tour just three weeks ago. Armstrong and Amber Neben were selected for the 18-mile Olympic time trial on Aug. 1; they'll also ride in the women's road race, along with Evelyn Stevens and Shelley Olds. Click below for a full report from AP reporter John Miller.