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 […]

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 […]

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] […]

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 […]