The Legacy of Bolt

The Legacy of Bolt

Contributed by:  Christopher Kolezynski Usain Bolt became a household name in track and field quite some time ago. In 2008, at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Bolt won the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m races with world record setting times. In 2012, at the Olympic games in London, Bolt won all three gold medals beating his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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] […]

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 […]

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 […]