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A Chilly Future for the Winter Olympics

A Chilly Future for the Winter Olympics

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Problems facing these Olympics stretch beyond diplomatic tiffs and scandals. In conjunction with the increasingly unreasonable cost of hosting and ticket sales far undershooting projections, this Winter Olympic Games is simply not worth the trouble.

Sports vs. Theater: Working Toward a Common Cause

Sports vs. Theater: Working Toward a Common Cause

By Rachel Ruecker, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Sports Editor and Tischie Rachel Ruecker takes us through why maybe sports and theater aren't so different after all.

Celebrate Rio 2016 Despite its Problems

Celebrate Rio 2016 Despite its Problems

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

August 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Between high crime rates, Zika virus concerns, polluted water and political instability, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro had its fair share of problems. The 2008 Olympics in Beijing faced similar issues, such as human rights violations, air pollution and restrictive media access. In contrast, the London Olympics four years ago was remarkably free of maj...

Sid vs. Ovi: A Case for Crosby

Sid vs. Ovi: A Case for Crosby

By Rachel Ruecker, Deputy Sports Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

In an era of two greats, WSN's Rachel Ruecker thinks Sidney Crosby edges Alexander Ovechkin.

Swimming in Scandal and a ‘Red Speedo’

Swimming in Scandal and a ‘Red Speedo’

By Nikolas Reda-Castelao, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

A 25-meter long, chlorine-scented pool dominates the stage of the New York Theater Workshop, currently staging Lucas Hnath’s “Red Speedo.” It is the tantamount center of everyone’s attention and simultaneously the least addressed. “Red Speedo” is about the complications that arise when an Olympics-bo...

NYU Langone Says Hosting Olympics in Brazil Is Irresponsible

NYU Langone Says Hosting Olympics in Brazil Is Irresponsible

By Ludovica Grieco, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU Langone professors advise postponing the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to the Zika virus outbreak.

Omar’s Oration: West must counteract Russian aggression

Omar’s Oration: West must counteract Russian aggression

March 4, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  Vladimir Putin does not care what the West thinks. All post-Cold War truces seem to be more or less off the table. Since the Winter Olympics ended, Putin, rarely agreeable to begin with, has intensified his hostile behavior by further separating himself from the United States and the Euro...

Christina’s Case: Pistorius’ crime denotes South African trend

Christina’s Case: Pistorius’ crime denotes South African trend

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Once lauded as a global sensation who broke barriers being the first double amputee runner to compete in the Olympics, Oscar Pistorius is now known for an entirely different reason. Last year, Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp four times through the bathroom door of his home in P...

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Sochi Winter Olympics

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Sochi Winter Olympics

February 14, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

Staff columnists Harry Brown and Adam Fazilbegu dissect the politics of the Sochi Winter Olympics, including LGBT rights, Putin's image, the expensive cost of the games and threats of terrorism. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG4VUpDvtMI[/youtube]

Music fit for an Olympian

Music fit for an Olympian

February 7, 2014


Filed under Arts

Do you have a playlist prepared for your 2014 Olympics gathering? We do, and we're more than happy to share. Check out the songs below for tributes to France, Ireland, Mexico and more. Be sure to follow nyunews on Spotify....

Sochi Winter Olympics to commence amid controversy

Sochi Winter Olympics to commence amid controversy

February 6, 2014


Filed under Sports

The 22nd Winter Olympics kick off this Friday, Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia. This is the first Olympics that will be held in Russia since the fall of the U.S.S.R. There are 98 different events will be played across 15 different sports in this Olympics including three new events, ski slopestyle, snowboard slopestyle and s...

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