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The Secret Life of a Student Olympian

The Secret Life of a Student Olympian

February 15, 2018

By ELISABETH O'NEILL Contributing Writer Nicole Rajic is no stranger to both long hours on the ice and...

The Olympics Return to Hollywood

The Olympics Return to Hollywood

October 4, 2017

By S.J. CYRUS Contributing Writer For the second time in a span of 44 years the city of Los Ange...

A Pool of Emotions

A Pool of Emotions

June 28, 2017

By DEIRDRE MCGRATH Contributing Writer It was the summer of 2012, and my eyes were glued to the te...

Was There Corruption in the Adelina Sotnikova Figure Skating Win?

Was There Corruption in the Adelina Sotnikova Figure Skating Win?

March 2, 2014

By CONRAD ZAJKOWSKI Asst. Sports Editor Published: February 26, 2014 There is not one event in the Winter Olympics that garners more controversy tha...

To Push Forward U.S. Agenda, Obama Must Attend Winter Games

To Push Forward U.S. Agenda, Obama Must Attend Winter Games

January 30, 2014

By FREDERIC ADOR Staff Writer Published: January 30, 2014 Every four years, the world gathers to watch athletes compete in the Olympic Winter Games, and this ye...

London Summer Games a Swimming Success

August 22, 2012

By MIKE MCMAHON Sports Editor Published: August 22, 2012 It started off shaky, to say the least...

Reluctant Expectations: China and the Olympics

June 3, 2011

Filed under Opinions

By ANDREW HUDSON Opinions Editor Published: August 28, 2008 At first, I was reluctant about watching the Olympics. I know a few Tibetans. I had heard them talk of their anger towards the Chinese, their frustration with their state of imposed diaspora and the sympathy and solidarity they feel for those left behind in the h...

Beijing Olympics: To Boycott or Not?

June 3, 2011

Filed under Sports & Health

Sports Section Sounds Off By Lea M. Anderson Staff Writer Published: May 1, 2008 “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” This phrase, coined by ABC Sports in its coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s, was the perfect description of the Olympics. As we approach the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympic...