Tag: ESPN Wide World of Sports

Gold Medal Gymnast Nastia Liukin Helps Girls at Walt Disney World

Gold Medal Gymnast Nastia Liukin Helps Girls at Walt Disney World

| June 4, 2011 | 1 Reply

On Friday, June 3, four Orlando-area gymnasts had their dreams come true when they received advice from 2008 Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin (gold medal all-around) in a private training session at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  One of the athletes, Olessia Dunaeva of Clermont, FL said, “She’s my idol.  It’s always a dream to [...]

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Greeny and Golic Talk Disney’s ESPN: The Weekend with the DIS

Greeny and Golic Talk Disney’s ESPN: The Weekend with the DIS

| March 4, 2011 | 2 Replies

Spring is in the air at Walt Disney World, and the International Flower and Garden Festival has opened with the theme “Epcot Springs to Life.”  Well another Disney theme park is also “springing” to life as Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts its 8th Annual ESPN the Weekend March 3rd – 6th.  The co-hosts of the event, ESPN’s Mike [...]

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Video: Globetrotters Return to Disney Thanksgiving Weekend

Video: Globetrotters Return to Disney Thanksgiving Weekend

| October 23, 2010 | 1 Reply

There will be plenty of opportunity for basketball fans to get their fix Thanksgiving Weekend at Walt Disney World.  The Harlem Globetrotters return to the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex for two games Saturday, November 27, 2010.  The Globetrotters game is embedded in the middle of the 5th Annual Old Spice Classic November 25-28.  [...]

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Video Tour of Disney’s Inaugural Wine & Dine Half Marathon Course

Video Tour of Disney’s Inaugural Wine & Dine Half Marathon Course

| October 9, 2010 | 4 Replies

A new event popped up on the runDisney race calendar this year.  The Inaugural Wine & Dine Half Marathon took place Saturday, October 2, 2010 coinciding with the opening of the 15th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.  The starting gun fired at   10:00 pm, and competitors wound their way from ESPN Wide World of [...]

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Video: Disney And Soccer Help Haiti Rise From Earthquake Rubble

Video: Disney And Soccer Help Haiti Rise From Earthquake Rubble

| July 20, 2010 | 2 Replies

The Disney Cup International youth soccer tournament was played last week (July 12-17, 2010) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with more than 200 elite teams from around the world competing.  For one team, the Haiti National Women’s 17 & under (U17) team, just making it to Disney for the tournament required many [...]

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Video: Youth Baseball Player Fights Cancer to Play at Disney World

Video: Youth Baseball Player Fights Cancer to Play at Disney World

| July 2, 2010 | 1 Reply

Disney Sports released an inspiring video with the story of 13 year old Chris Siders of Pensacola, Florida – one of the competitors in the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) 13U Baseball National Championship held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex June 26-July 1.  Chris was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 11.  After [...]

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Muddy Buddy race at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Muddy Buddy race at ESPN Wide World of Sports

| May 13, 2010 | 1 Reply

This past weekend the Muddy Buddy race was held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Walt Disney World. This event is great for the participants and spectators.  It’s fun to see many of the teams dressed in costumes as they ride or run the course. There were over 1,600 teams competing in [...]

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