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 […]

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 […]