The Capital Region is home to Bench Press Champion Wesley "Jim" Kipp. The 51-year old Cohoes resident and lifelong Albany-area native showed up to Zappone Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram with Armen and Levack on Monday afternoon.
There are several athletes currently in the midst of their playing careers who have come from the Capital Region: Casper Wells, John Lannan, Dion Lewis and Mark Lyons just to name a few. However, one of the true original "sports ambassadors" to come from the Albany area has left us far too early. Earlier today, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School varsity wrestling coach Jeff Blatnick passed away due to complications from heart surgery. He was just 55 years old.
After Team USA defeated Spain in the Gold Medal game of the London Olympics yesterday, Kobe Bryant said that "there's no greater significance than winning a gold medal for your country." Do you think Kobe is right, or does winning an NBA Championship mean more?
After losing to Japan on penalty kicks in the championship game of the 2011 Women's World Cup, the United States women's soccer team got their revenge, winning the gold medal match 2-1 for their third consecutive gold medal.
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