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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]