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Current Events and the Olympics - August 10, 2012

Q: What’s the name of the Kansas community college that can boast about having 11 former or current athletes competing at this year’s summer Olympics in London?

Tyson-Gay Flickr_adifansnet
Tyson Gay is an American track and field sprint athlete who competes in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash events. (Flickr Photo Courtesy of adifansnet)


A: Barton County Community College (in Great Bend)


Barton Community College is located near Great Bend. The two-year school has been in existence for less than 50 years, but its track & field program alone has already produced 29 Olympians. Eleven current or former athletes at Barton have been competing in the London Olympics – nine in track & field events, two others in basketball. The fastest American in history - Tyson Gay – began his collegiate career at Barton. Go Cougars!

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