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  • CCU alum Amber Campbell talks about experiences in Rio

    CCU alum Amber Campbell talks about experiences in Rio

    Friday, August 19 2016 6:21 PM EDT2016-08-19 22:21:58 GMT
    Amber Campbell (Source: WMBF News)Amber Campbell (Source: WMBF News)

    As the competition winds down in Rio, WMBF News had the chance to catch up with Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell.

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    As the competition winds down in Rio, WMBF News had the chance to catch up with Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell.

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  • Joe vs. Dan: Beach Volleyball

    Joe vs. Dan: Beach Volleyball

    Thursday, August 18 2016 9:02 PM EDT2016-08-19 01:02:17 GMT
    Joe vs. Dan, part IV: Beach VolleyballJoe vs. Dan, part IV: Beach Volleyball

    WMBF Sports’ own Joe Murano and Dan Fanning continued their Olympic competition of unique sports to see who can earn sports department supremacy. 

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    WMBF Sports’ own Joe Murano and Dan Fanning continued their Olympic competition of unique sports to see who can earn sports department supremacy. 

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  • USA Olympian Nathan Adrian tells secrets of reaching goals; time management

    USA Olympian Nathan Adrian tells secrets of reaching goals; time management

    Thursday, August 18 2016 3:28 PM EDT2016-08-18 19:28:13 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    There's many things that go into being a successful student, athlete...and Olympian.  Two characteristics hard to master but necessary for that success are time management and goal setting. 

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    There's many things that go into being a successful student, athlete...and Olympian.  Two characteristics hard to master but necessary for that success are time management and goal setting. 

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  • #WMBFRio Live Blog

    #WMBFRio Live Blog

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-08-16 21:14:56 GMT
    (Source: NBC)(Source: NBC)

    WMBF News Senior Producer Matt Moore will be watching the Summer Olympics in Rio right along with you, live-blogging events, results, news, social media, and more each night as the Olympics airs on WMBF News!

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    WMBF News Senior Producer Matt Moore will be watching the Summer Olympics in Rio right along with you, live-blogging events, results, news, social media, and more each night as the Olympics airs on WMBF News!

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  • Joe & Dan take to table tennis

    Joe & Dan take to table tennis

    Monday, August 15 2016 11:52 PM EDT2016-08-16 03:52:18 GMT
    Dan Fanning runs the table tennis court (source: WMBF Sports)Dan Fanning runs the table tennis court (source: WMBF Sports)

    As Dan Fanning and Joe Murano continue the exploration through unique Olympic sports during the 2016 games in Rio, the WMBF Sports team took to the Myrtle Beach Table Tennis Club to learn more about the game in regards to strategy and the history of the sport.  

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    As Dan Fanning and Joe Murano continue the exploration through unique Olympic sports during the 2016 games in Rio, the WMBF Sports team took to the Myrtle Beach Table Tennis Club to learn more about the game in regards to strategy and the history of the sport.  

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  • Locals watch Amber Campbell any way possible

    Locals watch Amber Campbell any way possible

    Monday, August 15 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-08-15 21:14:35 GMT
    Outside Myrtle Beach Athletic ClubOutside Myrtle Beach Athletic Club

    Amber Campbell proves the expression right: from small things, big things one day come. For the best female hammer thrower in the United States, it would be easy to assume Campbell trains in a state of the art, corporate sponsored gym, but she doesn’t. It is Myrtle Beach’s very own Myrtle Beach Athletic Club where you can find Campbell training more often than not.

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    Amber Campbell proves the expression right: from small things, big things one day come. For the best female hammer thrower in the United States, it would be easy to assume Campbell trains in a state of the art, corporate sponsored gym, but she doesn’t. It is Myrtle Beach’s very own Myrtle Beach Athletic Club where you can find Campbell training more often than not.

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  • Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell places 6th in hammer throw finals

    Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell places 6th in hammer throw finals

    Monday, August 15 2016 12:15 PM EDT2016-08-15 16:15:39 GMT
    Campbell at the women's hammer throw final in Rio. (Source: NBC Olympics)Campbell at the women's hammer throw final in Rio. (Source: NBC Olympics)

    Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell will compete in the finals of the Hammer Throw at approximately 9:40 a.m. Monday, August 15. 

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    Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell will compete in the finals of the Hammer Throw at approximately 9:40 a.m. Monday, August 15. 

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  • Amber Campbell qualifies for hammer throw finals

    Amber Campbell qualifies for hammer throw finals

    Saturday, August 13 2016 12:14 AM EDT2016-08-13 04:14:07 GMT
    Amber Campbell will throw for gold on Monday (Source: WMBF News)Amber Campbell will throw for gold on Monday (Source: WMBF News)

    Former Coastal Carolina hammer thrower Amber Campbell qualified for the medal round of the women’s hammer throw in the 2016 Olympics on Friday night. Campbell’s throw of 71.09 meters was good enough for 8th place among the 32 throwers in the qualifying round.

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    Former Coastal Carolina hammer thrower Amber Campbell qualified for the medal round of the women’s hammer throw in the 2016 Olympics on Friday night. Campbell’s throw of 71.09 meters was good enough for 8th place among the 32 throwers in the qualifying round.

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  • Florence begins work on new 14-field soccer complex

    Florence begins work on new 14-field soccer complex

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 10:20 PM EDT2016-08-10 02:20:55 GMT
    A rendering of shows Florence's future 14-field soccer complex. (Source: City of Florence)A rendering of shows Florence's future 14-field soccer complex. (Source: City of Florence)

    Construction broke ground back in May and the city of Florence is on its way to getting a brand new 14-field soccer complex.

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    Construction broke ground back in May and the city of Florence is on its way to getting a brand new 14-field soccer complex.

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  • Locals turn to medical cupping therapy after Olympians sport spots

    Locals turn to medical cupping therapy after Olympians sport spots

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 9:41 PM EDT2016-08-10 01:41:18 GMT
    A process called cupping has helped Olympic athletes with healing. (Source: WMBF News)A process called cupping has helped Olympic athletes with healing. (Source: WMBF News)

    It is hard not to notice the big, circular, bruise marks on Olympians like Michael Phelps. They are the result of an ancient Chinese method of therapy that promotes healing.

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    It is hard not to notice the big, circular, bruise marks on Olympians like Michael Phelps. They are the result of an ancient Chinese method of therapy that promotes healing.

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  • Video of SC cat playing along with Olympic volleyball team goes viral

    Video of SC cat playing along with Olympic volleyball team goes viral

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 12:45 PM EDT2016-08-09 16:45:25 GMT
    'Smoosh' playing along with the beach volleyball team. (Source: Russell Powell via Instagram)'Smoosh' playing along with the beach volleyball team. (Source: Russell Powell via Instagram)

    What happens when you combine an adorable cat with the U.S. beach volleyball team? A viral sensation, of course! Russell Powell, who is from Galivants Ferry and lives in Charleston, according to her Facebook page, posted video of “Smoosh” captivated by Team USA’s performance, and even batting at the volleyball as it was spiked by Kerri Walsh Jennings during their preliminary round.

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    What happens when you combine an adorable cat with the U.S. beach volleyball team? A viral sensation, of course! Russell Powell, who is from Galivants Ferry and lives in Charleston, according to her Facebook page, posted video of “Smoosh” captivated by Team USA’s performance, and even batting at the volleyball as it was spiked by Kerri Walsh Jennings during their preliminary round.

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  • 2016 Olympics inspire local gymnasts, boost gym enrollment

    2016 Olympics inspire local gymnasts, boost gym enrollment

    Sunday, August 7 2016 3:40 PM EDT2016-08-07 19:40:10 GMT
    The U.S. women's gymnastics team is one of the most-watched events during the Olympics, and that excitement is spreading locally and inspiring some young athletes to dream big. (Source: Ruby Durham)The U.S. women's gymnastics team is one of the most-watched events during the Olympics, and that excitement is spreading locally and inspiring some young athletes to dream big. (Source: Ruby Durham)

    The U.S. women's gymnastics team is one of the most-watched events during the Olympics, and that excitement is spreading locally and inspiring some young athletes to dream big. 

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    The U.S. women's gymnastics team is one of the most-watched events during the Olympics, and that excitement is spreading locally and inspiring some young athletes to dream big. 

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  • Local Olympian Amber Campbell, more prepared than ever for 2016 Olympics games

    Local Olympian Amber Campbell, more prepared than ever for 2016 Olympics games

    Friday, August 5 2016 7:19 PM EDT2016-08-05 23:19:49 GMT

    Olympian and Coastal Carolina graduate, Amber Campbell will travel the 4,500 miles from Myrtle Beach to Rio on Sunday.  

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    Olympian and Coastal Carolina graduate, Amber Campbell will travel the 4,500 miles from Myrtle Beach to Rio on Sunday.  

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  • How to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics

    How to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics

    Friday, August 5 2016 4:41 PM EDT2016-08-05 20:41:41 GMT
    (Source: NBC)(Source: NBC)

    WMBF News and NBC are airing thousands of hours of Olympics coverage on air and online from August 5 to August 21. Here are the variety of ways you can watch.

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    WMBF News and NBC are airing thousands of hours of Olympics coverage on air and online from August 5 to August 21. Here are the variety of ways you can watch.

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  • Friday, August 5 is 'Amber Campbell Day' in Myrtle Beach

    Friday, August 5 is 'Amber Campbell Day' in Myrtle Beach

    Friday, August 5 2016 10:22 AM EDT2016-08-05 14:22:51 GMT
    Amber Campbell. (Source: WMBF News)Amber Campbell. (Source: WMBF News)

    August 5 has been declared “Amber Campbell Day” in the City of Myrtle Beach. Campbell, a Coastal Carolina University graduate and local resident, is participating in the hammer throw at the Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, beginning August 5.

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    August 5 has been declared “Amber Campbell Day” in the City of Myrtle Beach. Campbell, a Coastal Carolina University graduate and local resident, is participating in the hammer throw at the Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, beginning August 5.

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  • Brazilian Olympian living in Myrtle Beach will carry Olympic torch in Rio Friday

    Brazilian Olympian living in Myrtle Beach will carry Olympic torch in Rio Friday

    Thursday, August 4 2016 7:55 AM EDT2016-08-04 11:55:10 GMT
    Tatiana Lemos de Lima is originally from Brazil. She's been living along the Grand Strand since her appearances as a swimmer in the Olympic games in Athens and Beijing. (Source: WMBF News)Tatiana Lemos de Lima is originally from Brazil. She's been living along the Grand Strand since her appearances as a swimmer in the Olympic games in Athens and Beijing. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Olympic torch is still making its way through Brazil to Maracana Stadium, and one former Olympian, who now calls Myrtle Beach home, will help it get there. Tatiana Lemos de Lima is originally from Brazil. She's been living along the Grand Strand since her appearances as a swimmer in the Olympic games in Athens and Beijing.

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    The Olympic torch is still making its way through Brazil to Maracana Stadium, and one former Olympian, who now calls Myrtle Beach home, will help it get there. Tatiana Lemos de Lima is originally from Brazil. She's been living along the Grand Strand since her appearances as a swimmer in the Olympic games in Athens and Beijing.

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  • Interview with local Olympic athlete Amber Campbell

    Interview with local Olympic athlete Amber Campbell

    Friday, April 29 2016 5:24 PM EDT2016-04-29 21:24:07 GMT
    Wednesday, July 20 2016 10:18 AM EDT2016-07-20 14:18:51 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina grad Amber Campbell is hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympics for a third straight time in the hammer throw. While Campbell is aiming for a gold, silver, or bronze medal. She’s also happy to be competing for the red, white, and blue. Campbell grew up in the Midwest competing in athletics with her brothers at an early age, but came down to the Grand Strand to perfect her craft. “In 1999, I came in the fall and started competing a...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina grad Amber Campbell is hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympics for a third straight time in the hammer throw. While Campbell is aiming for a gold, silver, or bronze medal. She’s also happy to be competing for the red, white, and blue. Campbell grew up in the Midwest competing in athletics with her brothers at an early age, but came down to the Grand Strand to perfect her craft. “In 1999, I came in the fall and started competing a...

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  • NC gymnast Ashton Locklear named as alternate for 2016 Olympic Team

    NC gymnast Ashton Locklear named as alternate for 2016 Olympic Team

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 1:04 PM EDT2016-07-19 17:04:44 GMT

    18-year-old Ashton Locklear landed an alternate spot on the 2016 Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team Sunday night.

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    18-year-old Ashton Locklear landed an alternate spot on the 2016 Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team Sunday night.

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  • Targeting Goals: 12-year old archer has big aspirations

    Targeting Goals: 12-year old archer has big aspirations

    Friday, July 15 2016 5:30 PM EDT2016-07-15 21:30:33 GMT

    SOCASTEE (WMBF) - Rising Black Water Middle School seventh grader Athena Collins got hooked on archery through the National Archery in Schools Programs or NASP three years ago.   Since then, she has been dedicated to the sport, devoting her time and energy every day honing her shot. Athena has won competitions across the southeast and enjoys beating top competitors. And while she's still too young to compete on the world stage in Rio, she’s aiming to travel more and one ...

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    Rising Black Water Middle School seventh grader Athena Collins got hooked on archery through the National Archery in Schools Programs or NASP three years ago.   Since then, she has been dedicated to the sport, devoting her time and energy every day honing her shot. Athena has won competitions across the southeast and enjoys beating top competitors.

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  • CCU grad Amber Campbell heading to third Olympics

    CCU grad Amber Campbell heading to third Olympics

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 7:37 PM EDT2016-07-06 23:37:45 GMT
    CCU grad Amber Campbell will head to her third Olympic games. (Source: WMBF News)CCU grad Amber Campbell will head to her third Olympic games. (Source: WMBF News)

    Coastal Carolina University graduate and Myrtle Beach native Amber Campbell placed first in the hammer toss trials and will be heading to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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    Coastal Carolina University graduate and Myrtle Beach native Amber Campbell placed first in the hammer toss trials and will be heading to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Florence one of five U.S. cities sending a team to Olympics' International Children's Games

    Florence one of five U.S. cities sending a team to Olympics' International Children's Games

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 10:29 PM EDT2016-06-29 02:29:57 GMT
    Team Florence, comprised of 11 student athletes, will be taking part in July's International Children's Games. (Source: Heidi Dean)Team Florence, comprised of 11 student athletes, will be taking part in July's International Children's Games. (Source: Heidi Dean)

    The city of Florence is one of only five communities in the U.S. that will be sending a team of student athletes to the Olympics’ 50th International Children’s Games.

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    The city of Florence is one of only five communities in the U.S. that will be sending a team of student athletes to the Olympics’ 50th International Children’s Games.

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  • Behind-the-scenes of Today Show's Rio Olympics celebration

    Behind-the-scenes of Today Show's Rio Olympics celebration

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 10:47 AM EDT2016-04-27 14:47:53 GMT
    Wednesday, April 27 2016 10:55 AM EDT2016-04-27 14:55:25 GMT
    (Source: Meredith Helline)(Source: Meredith Helline)

    Just 100 days until the Summer Olympics in Rio! Our own Meredith Helline was an intern on the Today Show last year, when athletes from across the country were at Rockefeller Plaza to celebrate one year until the big event.

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    Just 100 days until the Summer Olympics in Rio! Our own Meredith Helline was an intern on the Today Show last year, when athletes from across the country were at Rockefeller Plaza to celebrate one year until the big event.

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  • Golfing in the Olympics

    Golfing in the Olympics

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 7:01 PM EDT2016-04-27 23:01:24 GMT
    Wednesday, July 20 2016 10:19 AM EDT2016-07-20 14:19:50 GMT

    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We are 100 days away from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Golf is back in competition after a 100-year absence. With the sport returning to the Summer Games, the First Tee of the Grand Strand is hoping to go for gold, and grow the game in the process. “Golf is such an international game and it really belongs on that international stage,” said Rich Abraham Executive Director of the First Tee of the Grand Strand. Golf was invented in the fi...

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    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We are 100 days away from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Golf is back in competition after a 100-year absence. With the sport returning to the Summer Games, the First Tee of the Grand Strand is hoping to go for gold, and grow the game in the process. “Golf is such an international game and it really belongs on that international stage,” said Rich Abraham Executive Director of the First Tee of the Grand Strand. Golf was invented in the fi...

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