Summer Olympics http://wlrn.org en From South Beach To Sochi, Curling Is The New Golf http://wlrn.org/post/south-beach-sochi-curling-new-golf <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every Wednesday night, 35-year-old Amy </span>Tejirian<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;takes the long drive from her home in South Beach to the </span>Saveology<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Iceplex<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Coral Springs.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:06:56 +0000 Christine DiMattei 27821 at http://wlrn.org From South Beach To Sochi, Curling Is The New Golf Is Brazil Ready To Step On The World Stage? http://wlrn.org/post/brazil-ready-step-world-stage As Brazil readies to host next year's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, <em>All Things Considered</em> host Melissa Block is in the country reporting on how it's all coming together.<p>Although soccer is a major enterprise in Brazil, it hasn't hosted the World Cup since 1950, when it suffered a major defeat to Uruguay. It's become known as the "fateful final" and left a painful, embarrassing legacy. Hosting the world's biggest soccer event should be a huge moment for the country, but not everyone is sold on the cost associated with hosting the World Cup and Olympics. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:58:51 +0000 NPR Staff 20663 at http://wlrn.org Is Brazil Ready To Step On The World Stage? FIU Begins Inaugural Season Of Beach -- Scratch That -- Sand Volleyball http://wlrn.org/post/fiu-begins-inaugural-season-beach-scratch-sand-volleyball <p></p><p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:01:20 +0000 Pete Pelegrin 10583 at http://wlrn.org FIU Begins Inaugural Season Of Beach -- Scratch That -- Sand Volleyball