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 […]

Athletes Begin Arriving to Rio for the Olympics

Athletes Begin Arriving to Rio for the Olympics

Athletes for this year’s Olympics have begun to arrive in Rio. The Irish boxing, gymnastic, and swimming teams were among the first athletes to arrive in Rio last week. The Team Ireland spokesman stated that the Irish are happy with their accommodations, and they have begun to train in Rio to prepare for the Games.[1] […]

22 of 28 Russian Rowers Banned from the Rio Olympics

22 of 28 Russian Rowers Banned from the Rio Olympics

The FISA Executive Committee decided that 22 of the 28 Russian rowers cannot participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games because they did not follow the IOC’s anti-doping criteria. Previously, the Russian Olympic Committee approved 26 rowers and 2 coxswains for its Olympic team. None of these athletes tested positive for banned substances since 2011, […]

Women Already Making History in Rio

Women Already Making History in Rio

Although the Olympics have not started yet, women are already making history. The United States is sending a record number of women to the upcoming Games. Of its 555-person team, 292 members are women. This is not only a record number for the US, but it is also the most women a single country has […]

Nick Delpopolo

Nick Delpopolo

Twenty-five year old U.S.A Judo champion Nick Delpopolo is currently ranked #1 in the United States and # 14 in the world. In 2009, when he transitioned from junior to senior athlete, Delpopolo was only positioned at #99 in the world rankings. In 2010 he took the Judo world by storm and moved up an […]

Travis Stevens

Travis Stevens

The most veteran member of the Judo team, Stevens will be competing at his third Olympics. He lost in the quarterfinals in 2008 and the semifinals in 2012. The 30 year old ended the qualification period ranked No. 5 in the world in his weight class. Travis Stevens is American top judoka U81kg. He was […]

Ways to Watch the Olympics in the US

Ways to Watch the Olympics in the US

The Rio 2016 Olympics are just over two weeks away. NBC is broadcasting 6,755 hours of the Games, which equals about 356 hours of coverage per day.[i] Because of this, NBC is offering several ways to watch them on TV and online. One way to watch the Olympics is to turn on the TV to […]

Olympic Trials Successes So Far

Olympic Trials Successes So Far

Several athletes exceeded expectations during their sports’ Olympic trials. The US Olympic Gymnastic Trials are just getting underway, but Simone Biles, despite a few uncharacteristic mistakes, is still successful. Biles scored the highest on the vault on the first night of the Trials, and she had the second best score on the beam for the […]

How Athletes are Preparing for the Olympics Around the World

How Athletes are Preparing for the Olympics Around the World

Athletes from around the world are gearing up for the 2016 Rio Olympics, which are quickly approaching. Team Great Britain will participate in an Olympic training camp from July 17 to August 16. UK Sport is investing about £1.6 million into this camp, which is located in Belo Horizonte, a 45-minute flight from Rio. Athletes […]

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