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  • London calling for Olympian Angela Ruggiero

    London calling for Olympian Angela Ruggiero
    Valley native and four-time ice hockey Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero — one gold, two silvers, one bronze — was elected in 2010 by her fellow Olympians to the Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee. She's one of 12 athletes designated to speak for the wrestlers, runners, swimmers, skaters and all the other competitors in the hierarchy that governs the Games. Next week's London Olympics are her first as a member of the IOC, but she's already working far ahead: on the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, on the 2016 youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and on her MBA at Harvard, her alma mater. The proponent of women's sports is off the competitive ice but on the larger Olympic team.
  • Social media a mystery to U.S. women's hockey coach Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson, coach of the U.S. women's hockey team, was asked during a news conference Thursday what he thought of Twitter and other social media -- and whether he could picture Herb Brooks, his coach on the 1980 "Miracle on...

    Speaking out: The puck stops with IOC President Rogge if women's hockey is to grow

    I am an enormous fan of women's sports. And that includes non-Olympic women's sports, such as the Northwestern women's lacrosse team, whose success has turned into my favorite story of the last five years. I have railed at the International...

    Youth is served: L.A. Selects girls' under-19 hockey team wins opener at national championships

    The L.A. Selects girls' under-19 team defeated the Washington Pride, 3-1, on Wednesday in its first game at the Tier I 19-and-under USA Hockey championships at Green Bay, Wis. The team, composed of young women from all over Southern California,...

    Retirement won't end Angela Ruggiero's hockey feats

    Angela Ruggiero cried the first time she stepped onto the ice at a rink near her Simi Valley home, unable to figure out how to go forward or do anything but fall. Ruggiero, now 31, grew up to become a...