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  • 1977 BOHS and Photojournalist Jon Gaede incredible images from Rio 2016 Olympics

    1 year ago by

    Did you enjoy the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games? We did! Actually, for most people it was a welcome retreat from what's going on in the world! Just as amazing it was to see every athlete in action; it was interesting to learn about their background. Everybody has a story to tell.


      USA Results:

        U.S. scores the top medal count at 46 Gold, 37 Silver, and 38 Bronze, for a total of 121 medals.

          Team USA’s 121 medals are the most ever for a U.S. team in a non-boycotted Games, topping the previous high of 110 from Beijing in 2008.

            With 2-3 hours of sleep throughout the games and up to two-hour bus rides between events, Gaede shot thousands of photos. Below are 45 stunning images from his collection:

              Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

              Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

              Rio 2016 Olympics

              Rio 2016 Olympics

              Rio 2016 Olympics

              Rio 2016 Olympics

              Rio 2016 Olympics

              Rio 2016 Olympics

              Rio 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

              Rio 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

              Olympic Flame

              Olympic Flame

              Rings formed from green

              Rings formed from green

              Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

              Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

              2016 Rio USA Olympic Team

              2016 Rio USA Olympic Team

              USA American sports icon Michael Phelps, winning the men's 200m butterfly final.

              USA American sports icon Michael Phelps, winning the men's 200m butterfly final.

              USA Swimming Team

              USA Swimming Team

              Golf medals

              Justin Rose-Gold Medal Great Britain

              USA Kerri Walsh blocks Larissa Franca of Brazil.

              USA Kerri Walsh-Jennings blocks Larissa Franca of Brazil.

              USA Volleyball Bronze, Walsh and Jennings.

              USA Volleyball Bronze, Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross.

              Kerri  and husband Casey.

              Kerri and husband Casey.

              USA Phil Dahlhusser set

              USA Phil Dahlhusser set

              USA Jeff Henderson wins gold in long jump.

              USA Jeff Henderson wins gold in long jump.

              USA basketball final

              USA basketball final

              Team Synchro Australia

              Team Synchro Australia

              USA Serena Willams

              USA Serena Willams gives a smile

              Ashleigh Johnson and Kami Craig celebrate water polo gold.

              Ashleigh Johnson and Kami Craig celebrate water polo gold.

              Rafael Nadal of Spain doubles gold

              Rafael Nadal of Spain doubles gold

              USA Bubba Watson

              USA Bubba Watson

              USA Simone Manuel -swimming

              USA Simone Manuel -swimming

              USA Chaunte Lowe - women's high jump

              USA Chaunte Lowe - women's high jump

              USA women's 100

              USA women's 100

              USA Ryan Murphy 400m silver medalist

              USA Ryan Murphy 400m silver medalist

              Kenya David Rudisha gold, Algeria Taoufik Makhioufi silver, and USA Clayton Murphy bronze.

              Kenya David Rudisha gold, Algeria Taoufik Makhioufi silver, and USA Clayton Murphy bronze.

              Brazil Thiago da Silva pole vault gold

              Brazil Thiago da Silva pole vault gold

              USA Fencing Women's Team bronze

              USA Fencing Women's Team bronze

              Copacabana beach Volleyball venue

              Copacabana beach Volleyball venue

              Gold medalist: Left to right, Henrik Stenson (Sweden Silver) Justin Rose (Great Britain Gold) and Matt Kutcher (USA) Bronze.

              Gold medalist: Left to right, Henrik Stenson (Sweden Silver) Justin Rose (Great Britain Gold) and Matt Kutcher (USA) Bronze.

              USA women's basketball

              USA women's basketball

              USA Sam Kendrick pole vault

              USA Sam Kendrick pole vault

              Kevin Durant USA vs China

              Kevin Durant USA vs China

              Jamaican Usain Bolt 200m run - fastest man in the world.

              Jamaican Usain Bolt 200m run - fastest man in the world.

              Canada diving team

              Canada diving team

              USA beach volleyball - Phil Dahlhausser/Nicholas Lucena

              USA beach volleyball - Phil Dahlhausser/Nicholas Lucena

              USA Serena Williams

              USA Serena Williams

              Ekaterina Volkova - Russia

              Ekaterina Volkova - Russia

              USA Syncho Mariya Korelev and Anita Alvarez

              USA Syncho Mariya Korelev and Anita Alvarez

              USA basketball final

              USA basketball final

              USA diving team

              USA diving team

              USA synchro Mariya Korelev and Anita Alvarez

              USA synchro Mariya Korelev and Anita Alvarez

              USA Simone Biles

              USA Simone Biles

              USA Simone Biles

              USA Simone Biles

              Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio

              Rio 2016 closing ceremony - Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio

              Rio 2016 closing ceremony

              Rio 2016 closing ceremony fireworks

              Rio 2016 closing ceremony fireworks

              Rio 2016 closing ceremony fireworks

              Rio 2016 closing ceremony Olympic flag and flame

              Rio 2016 closing ceremony Olympic flag and flame

  • Statement from Mayor Don Schweitzer: Brea War Memorial

    5 years ago by

    Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Don Schweitzer. Photo courtesy of Jon Gaede

    The Brea War Memorial is now open following a community ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11, 2012. The crowd of approximately 1,000 spectators included families of some of Brea's 19 fallen heroes, veterans and their families, City Commissioners, Scouts, members from the faith community, and many other Brea residents.

    Large crowd gathered at Brea War Memorial Ceremony. Photo by Jon Gaede

    I served as the Master of Ceremonies, opening with a welcome, followed by the Brea Police Department Honor Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Council Member Ron Garcia, and a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by singer Denise Stefanie.

    Pastor Dave Radar from Brea Baptist Church presented the invocation. I then followed his remarks recalling the inspiration for the Memorial, honoring veterans, active military and recognizing the families of the fallen and recounting the story of the first Brean that died for his country in World War I.  He was Private First Class Joe Reiniche, U.S. Army, killed on May 29, 1918 in the trenches of France during WWI. He had enlisted just eight months earlier and was excited about fighting in the War to end all Wars. Joe, a Brea oil fields worker, was 28-years old. 23 years later another war began in Europe and more Breans gave their lives for freedom. More wars followed, with more stories and more names for the Memorial's Wall of Remembrance--19 Breans to-date.

    Brea Police Department Honor Guard, photo courtesy of Jon Gaede

    Inspiring words from U.S. Congressman Ed Royce, Memorial artist Susan Narduli, and keynote speaker Colonel Christopher C. LaNeve, U.S. Army, who underscored the importance of such recognitions, spoke of the history of Veterans Day and his own life-changing experience on the fateful day of September 11, 2001. Commander Kendal Webb, Brea Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5384 read the names of Brea's fallen, while Commander Kevin Duncan, Brea American Legion tolled a bell marking each death. Colonel LaNeve and I lead the families down the Walk of Honor to lay a memorial wreath at the Wall of Remembrance, where the names of the fallen are etched in glossy black granite. Taps played solemnly in the background.

    Photo courtesy of Jon Gaede

    "From this day forward, generation after generation, we will remember the 19 Breans that paid the ultimate price and hope and pray no more names need to be added in the future." --Mayor Schweitzer--

    Following the event, spectators toured the site, taking photos, wiping away tears, telling stories, and making new memories.  The dedication was truly a community event that won’t be soon forgotten. The Brea War Memorial will stand as a testament that Brea will never forget the sacrifices made by the men and women whose names are etched on the Wall of Remembrance and the Walk of Honor.

    Vintage aircraft fly over to salute war veterans. Photo by Jon Gaede

  • California Science Center proud to be the final home of Space Shuttle Endeavour

    5 years ago by

    On route to California Science Center these photos were taken by Jon Gaede, BOHS grad and photojournalist.

    Calling Houston….we have successfully landed at our new home in California. The Space Shuttle Endeavour reached its final resting place at California Science Center. Science Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rudolph told reporters just days ago,”Once at the science museum, the shuttle, which had its first launch in 1992, will be on display forever.”

    The Endeavour was the replacement for the destroyed Challenger shuttle, which made its debut in 1992 and flew 25 times before it was retired. It logged 123 million miles in space and circled Earth nearly 4,700 times.

  • Olympian Gabby Douglas Launches Kellogg’s Tour at Citizens Bank Arena

    5 years ago by

    By  Jon  Gaede
    Can’t get enough Gabby Douglas? You can still see her perform with her ‘gold medal’ teammates on the 40 city Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastic Champions.

    Olympian Gabby Douglas (photo courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    Kellogg’s has surrounded Gabby Douglas and the ‘Fierce Five’ in a two-hour show that showcases the artistic beauty of gymnastics. The cast includes 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, also past and current Olympians from both the men and women’s national teams.
    Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, less than a month ago, on the world’s stage in London, became the first athlete of color to win gymnastics gold in two events. She took gold in the team event and the sports premier glamour event, the individual artistic all-around.
    Douglas, the sixteen year old from Virginia Beach has become the new ‘golden girl’ of gymnastics. Featured on magazine covers from Sports Illustrated to JET, she has imbedded herself into the conscience of a nation and the hearts of little girls everywhere.
    The media has seized the moment as Gabby has recently appeared on Oprah, Stephen Colbert, the MTV Music Awards with Alicia Keys and the Ellen Degeneres reunion show on Monday. Just for good measure, CNN spotted her at the Democratic National Convention in South Carolina.
    Historically, Douglas joins one of her heroes, Dominique Dawes, as the only other African American to earn a gold medal in the Olympic games. If you recall, Dawes was part the ‘Magnificent Seven’ at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta. Dawes and Douglas have developed a special nurturing relationship prior to the London games.

    Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastic Olympians ( photo courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    Douglas has shown unusual maturity beyond her years. When asked about her mistakes on various rotations in London, she said, “Well, we do get tired and lose a little concentration, but we are all champions here, performing at the highest level. We make a few mistakes, but we are still winners!”
    Currently featured on the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box, Gabby Douglas is definitely a centerpiece for the Kellogg’s Tour of Champions. The tour is comprised of current and past Olympic athletes to include rhythmic and acrobatic gymnasts, trampoline and tumbling. Additionally, local club gymnasts will also join the production.
    Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic all-around champion is a major feature of the show. Born in Moscow, her story is quite compelling. She trained in the U.S. and competed and won Olympic gold as an American. Although she missed making the London team, she shines on the Kellogg’s Tour. Her routines include performing high above the show floor, wrapped in netting. Nastia is a very entertaining crowd favorite.
    The Olympians, both men and women, bring explosive, high energy to the show. Patrons will enjoy the athletes on their respective apparatus, in rapid succession. The men, featuring John Orozco were particularly entertaining on the rings and high bar.

    Olympian Gabby Douglas (photo courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    The women performed simultaneous routines on floor, uneven bars and the beam. Douglas performed mostly on the uneven bar. The crowd was definitely geared up for Gabby and was left asking for more. As the show travels, it would be nice to see Gabby featured on the center stage in a floor routine with members of the ‘fierce five.’ The crowd would certainly expect it.
    Kellogg’s and Gabrielle Douglas will both be around for a while. To catch the Southern California swing, go kelloggstour.com. The event will continue in San Diego - September 13th, Los Angeles Staples Center –September 15th and the Anaheim Honda Center on September 16th.
    After winning gold in London on August 2nd, Gabrielle Douglas tweeted: “Let all that I am praise the Lord, may I never forget the good things he does for me.”
     

  • London images: Action & Culture by Jon Gaede

    5 years ago by

    Jon D. Gaede, BOHS grad and photojournalist, has sent an additional forty-eight photos of London 2012 Summer Olympics. These particular photos combine spectacular action shots with London’s dynamic and culturally influential city.

    We thank Jon for teaming up with BBON in sending a collection of his amazing photos of the London Olympics.

    Buckingham Palace - Guard

    Marble Arch - near Hyde Park

    London Bridge- Olympic rings at night

    Chard on the Themes at night

    Arcelor - Olympic Park

    London Eye

    Train Station with rings

    Queen Voctoria's Memorial (on marathon route near Buckingham Palace)

    Near Piccadilly Square/night

    St. Pancras Station - Javelin train

    Iconic red phone booths/night

    St Pancras - day

    UK fan fanatic at Olympic Stadium

    Olympic Stadium and Park at night

    U.S. Women Water Polo/Gold

    U.S. Women Water Polo/Gold

    U.S. Women Water Polo/Gold

    St. Pancras

    London Financial District - Canary Wharf

    USA Mens Water Polo Team

    Water Polo - U.S. Men

    Tube station British flags

    Water Polo - U.S. v Croatia

    Beach Volleyball - Horse Guard Gate

    Beach Volleyball - Horse Guard Gate 2 venue/night

    Beach Volleyball - Horse Guard Gate (Walsh/May-Trainor/women)

    Beach Volleyball - Hors Guard Gate (Rosenthal/men)

    Cycling - USA women win a silver in team. Sign at USA House

    Cycling - UK Men, Wiggins "Wiggo" wins time trial. Won Tour De France this year too

    Cycling - UK Men, Wiggins "Wiggo"

    Jessica Ennis - UK wins Pentathalon and appears on billboards all over Britain.

    Weymouth - venue for sailing competitions

    USA v. Netherlands/women's 4's

    Spain v. Australia/women's 4's

    Great Britain/women's 4's

    Volleyball indoor venue

    VB Brazil Women (Gold Medal)

    VB Brazil Women

    VB Great Britain Women

    VB Tunesia Women

    Soccer Final Brazil v. Mexico (Wembley Stadium)

    Brazil/Mexico

                         

    Brazil/Mexico

                         

    Brazil/Mexico

                         

    Mexico wins gold/celebration

                         

    Mexican Fans/Wembley Stadium

                         

    Marathon - Women's Konstantine Kefala/Greece

                         

    Triathalon - Men from Hyde Park

    Mexican fans at Wembley Stadium

         

  • Jon Gaede captures charming images of London 2012 Olympic Sailing/Weymouth UK

    5 years ago by

    London 2012 Summer Olympics (Photo courtesy Jon Gaede)

    Jon Gaede has been experiencing Wi-Fi outages that have last for days! Last night he sent several images from the Olympic women’s sailing in Weymouth, located in Dorset on the south coast of England.

    London 2012 Summer Olympics (Photo courtesy Jon Gaede)

                     

    London 2012 Summer Olympics (Photo courtesy Jon Gaede)

    London 2012 Summer Olympics (Photo courtesy Jon Gaede)

    London 2012 Summer Olympics (Photo courtesy Jon Gaede)

    London 2012 Summer Olympics (Photo courtesy Jon Gaede)

  • Jon Gaede captures spectacular images of London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

    5 years ago by

    London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (Images courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (Images courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (Images courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (Images courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (Images courtesy of Jon Gaede)

     

  • Through the Lens of Photojournalist Jon Gaede

    5 years ago by

    World gathers for Olympic Summer games in London

    By Jon D. Gaede

    London – The best athletes in the world have assembled in London to compete and bring out the very best in humanity.

    Most Southern Californians of a certain age, recall the 1984 games in Los Angeles. They may remember the Olympic torch that made it’s way down Brea Boulevard and westward toward La Habra toward the Los Angeles Coliseum.

    In our sports saturated world, the spirit of the Olympic games is certainly something different. No other sport carries the hopes and dreams of an Olympian, by lighting a torch in Greece and carrying it by foot to its host city.

    Wayne Gretsky carries torch at the opening ceremony of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    Athens, the historical origin of the modern games in 1896 is where the flame is carried. London has held the games in 1908 and 1948.

    As a photojournalist, 2012 will be my third Olympic games. I covered the games in Sydney 2000 and Vancouver 2010 as well.

    Opening Ceremony flag progression at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    My photography background can be traced back to the early 1980’s. I worked for the Brea Progress. I recall covering the Rams and the Raiders. On several occasions, both teams would play home games at the same time.  I accepted the challenge by driving to the Los Angeles Coliseum to shoot the first half of the Raider game. With 5 minutes on the clock, I would get back in my Volkswagen bug, drive to Anaheim and shoot the second half of the Ram game.

    My training for track & field is definitely Mt SAC. From Carl Lewis to Marion Jones, all the great ones come to Mt. SAC to compete. From pole vaulting to swimming, each sport has it’s own challenges. Nothing is action sports photography is exactly the same.

    The 2010 winter games in Vancouver forced us to adapt to places like Whistler Mountain and cold conditions. This year, we hear that London is getting more summer rain than the past 100 years. Protecting our equipment will be a battle.

    Lindsey Vonn wins gold and bronze medal at Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Jon Gaede)

    NBC has scheduled more hours and more ways to view the games than ever before. The best seat at the Olympics may just be your own living room.

             

  • Jon Gaede freelance photographer and 1977 BOHS grad to share 2012 London Olympics photos

    5 years ago by

    Looking forward to the London 2012 Olympics? It’s countdown with 16 days to go!

    We have some very excited news to report. Jon Gaede 1977 graduate of Brea Olinda High School, a freelance photographer, will be capturing amazing photos at the 2012 London Olympics that we will share on BBON! This is his third time on assignment at the Olympics.