Michael Tomsic

When U.S. Olympic rowers hit the water in Brazil for practice, they'll be wearing cutting-edge uniforms made in Charlotte. The seamless technology is a combination of Italian machinery and American expertise. It even offers some protection from high-levels of bacteria found in the Olympic waterways of Rio de Janeiro.

Charlotte 2024? A Checklist For The Olympics

Feb 28, 2013
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Last week, the U.S. Olympic Committee sent a letter to the mayors of the 25 largest cities (Charlotte ranks 19th) and ten other cities that expressed interest in hosting in the past. But as The New York Times notes, many of the cities on the list don't even meet the requirements the USOC demands.

Let's take a look at Charlotte:

NC Athletes In London

Aug 3, 2012

As of this afternoon, the U.S. is second in the Olympic medals ranking, right behind China. But how is North Carolina doing in the Olympics? WFAE's Kalie McMonagle joined Mark Rumsey in the studio with the answer. 

Wunderkind Kayaker Must Wait For Next Olympics

Apr 13, 2012
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The U.S. Olympic Trials for kayak and canoe are taking place out at the Whitewater Center today and tomorrow. It's one of two qualifying events, and those who earn the most points at the events make the Olympic team. But one of the best kayakers on the U.S. national team this weekend doesn't have a shot at competing in London this summer.