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2020 Summer Olympics Postponed for the First Time in History

The Olympics have been pushed back to 2021. What does that mean for the future of the Games? (Photo By: Charly Triballeau / AFP via Getty Images)

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, the Tokyo Summer Olympics has been pushed back to the summer of 2021. The Games have been canceled in the past, such as in 1916, 1940, and 1944, but 2020 marks the historic year of the first time the games have been postponed since its creation in 1863. Despit...

Olympic Committee Works Towards Revoking USA Gymnastics’ Status

USA Gymnastics has suffered many scandals, which the US Olympic Committee feels are too damaging to come back from. Therefore, they are making strides to revoke their status. Photo from Axios.

Abby Marks, Features Editor

November 16, 2018

The US Olympic Committee (USOC) is making strides to revoke the USA Gymnastics’ (USAG) status after all of the sexual misconduct by the team doctor, Larry Nassar, coming to light early this year. The CEO of the USOC, Sarah Hirshland, has offered for the team to voluntarily give up their status, saying that the challenges they have faced may be just too much to overcome at this point. USA Gymnastics responded by announcing that they will be considering whi...

Michael Phelps Set for a Huge Comeback in Rio

Michael Phelps grinds out an early morning practice in his new training center at Arizona State. Screenshot from video here: https://youtu.be/Xh9jAD1ofm4

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

The crowd erupted with energy as Michael Phelps began to close in on the Serbian star, Milorad Cavic, in the Beijing Aquatic Center. As the Olympians neared the wall, the tension in the aquatic center boiled over.  In a split second decision, Phelps took a short stroke into the wall just as Cavic finished...

Pollution Still a Concern for 2016 Olympics

Rio Olympic Committee admits that their clean-up goal may be unattainable.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro rapidly approaches, there are still many concerns about the pollution levels in the Guanabara Bay. All of the outdoor water sport events will be held there, and when Rio was chosen six years ago to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Rio committee promised to...

“Unbroken” Review

(Screenshot from YouTube). A young Louis Zamperini sprints through the finish line at the Olympics.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

Unbroken is an uplifting, family-friendly movie with an enthralling storyline and an even more inspiring message. Unbroken, which hit the theaters on Christmas day, had the potential to add to the holiday spirit for millions of families across America - and it did just that, becoming the third biggest...

Terrorism Threats in Sochi

The United States has offered intelligence support to Russia in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics are to be held in Sochi, a Russian city near the volatile Caucus region. On December 29 and 30, there were two suicide bombings in Volgograd, a Russian city 400 miles northeast of Sochi, killing over 40 people. These attacks raised fears of a terrorist attack on the Olympic Games themselves, as Islamic te...

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