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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Olympics

Make way for ‘Wayman’

Documentary on late Oklahoma NBA star due around Thanksgiving.

Wayman Tisdale, the Tulsan who conquered the Olympics, the NBA and the jazz charts, is the subject of a new documentary, naturally named “The Wayman Tisdale Story.” After a battle with bone cancer, Tisdale died in 2009 at the age of 44.

While ESPN is slated to air the doc sometime this fall, a DVD street date of Nov. 22 has been announced. Packaged with the film will be a 13-track CD featuring music from Tisdale’s nine contemporary jazz albums. One song, “Slam Dunk,” is previously unreleased, while another, “Cryin’ for Me (Wayman’s Song),” is performed by fellow Oklahoman Toby Keith.

The documentary already has won awards at the Park City Film and Music Festival, the International Christian Film Festival, the Los Angeles Sports Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 09.13.2011 2 years ago
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Gymnast Shannon Miller headlines community health forum

Oklahoma Project Woman to benefit from Feb. 18 event.


Gazette staff
Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller will appear at a community health forum, scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Edmond Memorial High School, 1000 E. 15th in Edmond. The event is part of the school’s award-winning community service project, Swine Week.
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Orange to gold?

A former OSU wrestler heads to London to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Greg Horton
Coleman Scott, a former NCAA champion at Oklahoma State University, secured the final spot on the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in June. Despite winning the Olympic team trials in April, he still had to win a tournament in New York City to earn his place in the 132-pound (60 kg) weight class for London.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Torch slinger

A Tulsa doctor played his part in the Olympics torch run


Susannah Waite
As president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Tulsa pediatrician Robert Block carried the Olympic torch through Oxford, England, as it made its way to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On the road

Two OKC physicians are in an elite group caring for U.S. athletes in the Summer Olympics.


Jerry Shottenkirk
Eight physicians take care of the U.S. Olympic team, and two of those are from the metro area.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Go for the gold

Local, lovely and Olympic-themed!


Jenn Scott
Have you been waiting with bated breath for the Summer Olympics? If so, you’re not alone.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Around the world in OKC

You don’t need to span the globe to enjoy international cuisine.

Food and Drink Features

Jenn Scott

Our world’s nations have united in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. If you can’t afford to jet off to the UK — or anywhere, for that matter — visit these local, yet worldly, houses of flavor for a taste vacation as delicious as it is economical.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Attempting a reversal

Oklahoma’s wrestling greats grapple with the International Olympics Committee to return the sport to the games.


Tim Farley
Oklahoma’s wrestling heavyweights are pinning their hopes that the sport will return to the Summer Olympics on a global alliance that includes Russia, Turkey and Iran.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The sporting life

A newly established sports consortium is tasked with helping OKC leaders pursue various sporting events to bring to the city.


Tim Farley
Bringing the Summer X Games or a Grand Prix race to the metro area would receive top priority from the Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium, a not-for-profit advisory group formed earlier this year.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Olympic spirit?


Gazette staff
Didja hear Tulsa wants to host the 2024 Olympics? Well, if you haven’t before, now you have. And it’s not as crazy as you might think.
Monday, July 8, 2013