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Sochi Winter Olympics to commence amid controversy

Sochi Winter Olympics to commence amid controversy

February 6, 2014


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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...

Former U.S. Olympic athlete now coaches NYU diving

Former U.S. Olympic athlete now coaches NYU diving

September 9, 2013


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Between Sept. 6 and 8, 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist and NYU Diving head coach Scott Donie coached at the Olympic Performance Squad Camp in Moultrie, Ga. Donie helped the U.S. Diving team find the best pairs for the men's 10 meter platform synchronized diving event. Of the nation’s top divers, 26 a...

Sports scandals lead fans to question support for athletes

Sports scandals lead fans to  question support for athletes

February 22, 2013


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Athletes are our heroes — they have the perseverance to endure adversity, the passion and drive to claim success and the grace to do it all with an air of effortlessness. We love them because we think they represent what we aspire to be. In recent years, however, it has become increasingly necessary...

Olympic Committee abandons wrestling

Olympic Committee abandons wrestling

February 14, 2013


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The International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling as an Olympic sport on Tuesday, Feb. 11. With this decision, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling will no longer appear in the summer Olympics, beginning in 2020. The IOC voted to cut one of the 26 Olympics sports so that one could be added later...

The best and worst of the Olympics

The best and worst of the Olympics

August 25, 2012


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Best – Creating a Legacy Michael Phelps may or may not be the greatest Olympian ever, but it cannot be argued that he has changed the sport of swimming forever. Having accumulated 22 medals, 18 of them gold, Phelps is a legend. In the last individual race of his career, Phelps won the gold in the 10...

London 2012: Through the eyes of an American college student

London 2012: Through the eyes of an American college student

August 25, 2012


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Though I got to know London while studying abroad there this past spring, it was a completely different city when my family touched down on July 25th. The first major change I encountered was the Olympic lane, which ran all through the city from Heathrow to the Olympic Park and beyond. Meant only for...

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