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December, 2001 -- In addition to reporting on a dozen Olympic Games, the Monkey was fortunate enough to be a part of the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay, carrying the flame on a rainy day in Frankfort, Ky.

October, 2017 -- Athletes spent three days inside the Whelan/Nault Vault Center, many of them "camping out" overnight in the pit!

October, 2017 -- Campers await their turn to practice during the KEA Elite Pole Vault Clinic in Shelbyville, Ky..

October, 2017 -- Ray Sabbatine, owner of the Whelan/Nault Vault Center, shows a video of Nolan Bone's vault to the camper during the KEA Elite Pole Vault Clinic in Shelbyville, Ky..

June, 1986 -- Kentucky's Lisa Breiding stepped off the track in Indianapolis after winning the NCAA Championships 3,000-meter run, then promptly fielded questions from The Monkey.

February, 2010 -- The Monkey got to know Zdeno Chara in 1997-98, when he played for the old Kentucky Thoroughblades. We had time for a "reunion selfie" at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, where he captained Team Slovakia.

September, 2017 -- Chicago Cubs catcher Taylor Davis, who spent seven seasons in the minors after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Morehead State, tells his story to The Monkey in Wrigley Field.

February, 2010 -- You never know who you might run into at a luge course. In this case, at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, it was the president of the Serbian Olympic Committee -- former NBA standout Vlade Divac..