Olympics http://peoriapublicradio.org en Former Olympic skater weighs in on LGBT issues raised in Sochi http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-olympic-skater-weighs-lgbt-issues-raised-sochi <p><span style="font-size:14.0pt">A former Olympic figure skater from Illinois who’s openly gay says Russia’s anti-gay measures seem ‘scary’ for LGBT athletes now participating in the winter games.</span><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Matt Savoie didn’t come out until after he retired from skating. He married his partner in 2012. But the Peoria native says he skated in a different environment during the Cup of Russia events in 2001 and 2002.&nbsp; </span></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:36:58 +0000 Jeff Bossert 18598 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former Olympic skater weighs in on LGBT issues raised in Sochi Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-students-heading-russia-olympic-games <div>Eighteen Bradley University students are interning for NBC during the Winter Olympics in Russia next month. &nbsp;Twelve students are working stateside, and six are heading overseas for the winter games. &nbsp;Students in the communications department do everything from front-line tasks to production jobs for NBC. Paul Gulliford chairs Bradley’s Communications Department. He says the students had in-depth training during the time they were preparing for the interviews with NBC for the slots:</div><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17998 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games IL lawmakers want wrestling reinstated http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmakers-want-wrestling-reinstated <p></p><div>Illinois lawmakers are "weighing in" on Olympic organizers' decision to drop wrestling from the summer games.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois House and Senate passed resolutions encouraging the International Olympic Committee to reinstate wrestling as an Olympic sport. &nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 02 May 2013 20:01:01 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4973 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmakers want wrestling reinstated