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Alaska Olympians focus of new Anchorage Museum exhibit

Craig MedredAlaska Dispatch
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A new exhibit showcasing Alaskans who've competed in the Olympic Games is open now through Sept. 3 at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center in Alaska's largest city.

"Inspiring Generations: The Olympic Legacy of the Last Frontier," features Alaska talent and Olympiad history revealed "through photography, video and objects such as the 1984 Olympic torch," 2012 Team USA uniforms and an inter-active Olympic podium, according to the Museum's website.

With the opening ceremonies complete and the London torch lit, four Alaskans will be competing for Olympics glory and state pride.

Here's a schedule of Alaska Olympian competition times:

  • Women's trapshooter Corey Cogdell, of Eagle River, competes Aug. 4 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. AKST.
  • Janay Deloach of Fairbanks, will take on the Women's long jump qualifier Aug. 7 at 1 a.m. AKST and hopefully the final round, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 2:00 a.m. AKST.
  • Fairbanks' Jamie (Beyerle) Gray will show her skill in Women's 3-position Air rifle Aug. 4 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. AKST.
  • The lone male Alaskan athlete, Matt Emmons of Fairbanks, is also a double eventer in Men's 50-meter prone and Men's 3-position rifle. His events are set to begin in August, with the 50-meter pron on Aug. 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. AKST and 3-position on Aug. 6, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. AKST.

Visit the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson's website for more information. Find a comprehensive schedule of 2012 London Olympics competitions here.