Three-Time Olympic Medalist Gabby Douglas Becomes First Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment

Three-Time Olympic Medalist Gabby Douglas Becomes First Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment

Gabby Douglas, a three-time Olympic medalist, competed in the 2012 Beijing and the 2016 Rio Olympics and faced cyberbullying and social media criticism both times. To combat cyberbullying and harassment, she became the first Change Ambassador for Hack Harassment, which is an initiative aimed at taking “a stand against online harassment.”[1]   Douglas faced criticism […]

November 2015: Stade de France Terror Attack

November 2015: Stade de France Terror Attack

On the night of November 13, 2015, attackers targeted five sites in Paris and the Stade de France.[1] Across all of the locations, 130 people were killed and hundreds were injured.[2] In the attack on the stadium alone, three people were killed. According to a police union official, there were two suicide attacks and one […]

Basketball Trades and Favorites

Basketball Trades and Favorites

Although the NBA regular season has not started yet, there is a lot happening. The Cleveland Cavaliers signed point guard Toney Douglas to a contract. The terms of the contract have not been released because of team and league policy. Douglas appeared in 61 games last season when he played for the New Orleans Pelicans. […]

Continued Corruption in Soccer

Continued Corruption in Soccer

Last year, the US Department of Justice indicted several of Fifa’s top executives for corruption allegations.[1] The organization was being investigated for wire fraud and money laundering over the past 24 years.[2] In an article written for The Guardian, registered FA intermediary Jonathan Booker, argued that the corruption has not stopped.[3] Booker states that corruption […]

How the Host Country Fared in the Olympics

How the Host Country Fared in the Olympics

Despite the plethora of problems currently facing Brazil, the host country was able to win several gold medals during the Olympics. Brazil won its first medal of the Games in judo after Rafaela Silva won against Mongolia’s Sumiya Dorjsuren. Silva is Brazil’s first world champion in the sport, but she was disqualified from the 2012 […]

Several Controversies Facing the Rio Olympic Games

Several Controversies Facing the Rio Olympic Games

There is no shortage of controversies at this year’s Olympics, whether they are caused by the athletes, the organizing committees, or someone else. The IOC sent home Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby for refusing to shake his Israeli competitor Or Sasson’s hand after losing to him on Friday. When called back to the floor to […]

Germany’s Experience of the Olympic Games

Germany’s Experience of the Olympic Games

Germany’s Olympic team has experienced several victories during the Games so far, but it has also faced tragedy. Germany has won several gold medals so far. German discus thrower Christoph Harting won gold on Saturday after narrowly out-throwing the previous leader, Poland’s Piotr Małachowski, in his last throw. Małachowski won silver in this event but […]

Celebrating Spain’s Successes

Celebrating Spain’s Successes

Although Spain is not high on the Olympic medal leaderboard, it has been having a successful Olympics in Rio. Swimmer Mireia Belmonte Garcia won Spain’s first-ever women’s Olympics swimming gold medal in the 200m butterfly. In addition, her time for this race was the fastest this year. She also won a bronze medal in the […]

WADA Hack on Yulia Stepanova’s Data

This year’s Olympics have been difficult for the Russian team, especially following the state-sponsored doping scandal. Someone illegally gained access to Yulia Stepanova’s electronic World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) account. Stepanova is a track and field athlete for Russia, and she was the whistleblower that drew attention to Russia’s state-sponsored doping program. The hack allowed the […]

Updates on the First Week of the Olympics

Updates on the First Week of the Olympics

Joseph Schooling Upstaged the Great Michael Phelps in the 100m Butterfly to Win Singapore’s First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal Asian champion Schooling, 21, completed a wire-to-wire victory to deny Phelps a fourth successive title in the event, winning in a Games record 50.39sec.  Phelps, the defending champion and world record holder, finished second in a three-way […]