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The Olympics Are Back, And So Is After The Score

: Olympic rings at Mane Garrincha stadium, Brasilia. 2016 Summer Olympics
Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz
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The Olympic Rings ouside of Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasília, Brazil which is hosting soccer matches for the 2016 Summer Olympics"

89.7 NPR News's weekly sports show After The Score is back after taking most of the summer off.

This week we talk with an Upper Arlington native competing at the Summer Olympic in Rio. We also look check in on Ohio State's football team as they start training camp and talk about an OSU world championship in powerlifting. Then we'll get an update on the first place Cleveland Indians. 

Upper Arlington Native Aims For Gold In Rio

Abby Johnston earned a silver medal in the London Olympics four years ago, and she’s trying to one-up herself in Rio. Johnston takes to the diving board in Rio on Friday afternoon in the 3-meter springboard event. Steve and Thomas caught up with via Skype to talk about her chances in Rio, her plans after diving and what she calls “Sloth Sundays.”

OSU Football Opens Training Camp

The Ohio State football is coming off a big Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame, and OSU is just two years removed from a national title.

But it’s a very different looking team this year.

For a preview of the season that could hinge on the performance of many freshmen, Thomas and Steve caught up with Eric Seger from the OSU football site Eleven Warriors.

Ohio State Is World Champs In Powerlifting

It’s may only be a club sport, but OSU has another championship, this time in powerlifting. Thomas spoke with David Yeung, one of the powerlifters for the Buckeye Barbell Club and its coach John Downing about what got them the International Powerlifting Federation college world title they won last month in Minsk, Belarus.

Indians Carrying The Torch For Ohio Baseball

The Cincinnati Reds are in full-on rebuilding mode as they struggle through a 2016 season that’s brought them the second-worse record in all of Major League Baseball. But it’s a different story up I-71 in Cleveland, where the Indians are among the game’s best this year. Steve and Thomas talk to The Plain Dealer’s Zack Meisel about what’s made the difference this year.

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