Uncle Sam Rooting For Team USA

Uncle Sam Rooting For Team USA

There are a few rewards for Olympic athletes that put all of the time, effort, and money into becoming the greatest in the world at his or her event. First is the honor to represent ones country in the biggest sporting event in the world, there are also sponsorships available for the top few who are […]

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 […]

Paralympians Wait in Anticipation

Paralympians Wait in Anticipation

With the 2016 Olympics in Rio half over the anticipation for the many Paralympians builds greater by the day. The Paralympics will be hosted in Rio starting September 7th and ending the 18th, and for most it cannot come soon enough. Matt Stutzman will compete for Team USA in the Paralympics, without any arms. He […]

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

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 […]

Russia Upsets Brazil in Mens Beach Volleyball

Russia Upsets Brazil in Mens Beach Volleyball

Liamin and Barsouk of Russia shockingly upset Pedro and Evandro of Brazil in match three, 15 to 10. Russia, ranked 23rd in the tournament beat the number 4 ranked team, Brazil, who had home field advantage and the crowd on their side. Pedro is known for having the absolute best jump serve in the game… […]

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 […]

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

So far, there have been many successes at the Rio Olympics, but this does not mean that the Games were not faced with challenges. After the first day of competition, Australia and Hungary each had two gold medals, leading the world. The US had one gold medal and four silver medals at the end of […]

Brady Ellison, Ranked #2 in the World, Shoots for Team USA

Brady Ellison, Ranked #2 in the World, Shoots for Team USA

Olympic archer Brady Ellison, 27, is no stranger to the games and other competitions. He competed in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London games, where he won team silver. Ellison has quite the impressive track record competing all around the world, his accomplishments are listed below: International Competitions 2004 – Present 2X Olympian – Team […]