Olympics

Olympics Day 16 Highlight – The Mongolian wrestling coaches

N0t to take anything away from the wins of the USA Men’s basketball team (would have been a fiasco they lost) or US Men’s 97kg (and 20 year old monster) Olympic champion Kyle...

Olympics Day 15 Highlight – Matt Centrowitz

As the Olympics wind down, the major team sports are dominated by the USA (women’s basketball team won gold once again) as the United States continued to increase its overall...

Olympics Day 14 Highlight – The US Women’s 4×100 Relay Team

Two weeks worth of Olympic action are in the books, and Day 14 of the Rio Games were all about the relays. The US men’s team saw their run seize defeat from the jaws of victory...

Our attitudes are the problem, not Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya had the fastest time, 1:58.15, in the women’s 800m semifinals and is favored to win gold. This isn’t the kind of news that blows up into a big story, for the...

Olympics Day 13 Highlight – Ashton Eaton stays golden

After 13 days of Olympic competition, we finally got a day at the track that featured some truly seminal track moments. Most of the track to this point has been dominated by a...

Olympics highlight Day 12 – Kaori Icho

We’ve made it through the first dozen days of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and to say it went smoothly would be a gross overstatement. Its been a Games that has quickly become...

ICYMI: Rio Olympics 2016 day twelve round-up

Team USA swept the podium in the women’s 100m hurdles, and the women’s beach volleyball duo won bronze. Bowie also won bronze in her first Olympics ever in the 200m....

Hurdles present high and low firsts for U.S.

For the first time ever, the U.S. has swept all medals in the 100m hurdles in the Olympics. American runners Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali, and Kristi Castlin won gold, silver, and...

Rio’s water less gross than poor sportsmanship

Prior to the start of the men’s marathon swimming on Tuesday, athletes were standing in the water of Copacabana, splashing it on their faces, and some even put a bit in their...

Olympics Day 11 Highlight – Simone Biles, again

There are three things that are givens in these Olympics – Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky is make splashes in the pool, Usain Bolt is untouchable on the track, and Simone...

ICYMI: Rio Olympics 2016 day eleven round-up

Simone Biles won her fourth gold medal on the gymnastics floor, Jamaica’s Omar McLeod won the country’s first ever 110m hurdles gold medal with a time of 13.05...

Sarah Robles breaks U.S. weightlifting drought

On Sunday, Sarah Robles ended the U.S.’s sixteen-year streak of not medaling in weightlifting. Robles won bronze in women’s 75+ kg, lifting a combined total of 286 kg behind...

Olympics Day 10 highlight – Shaunae Miller dives

Ten days in, and these Olympics have yet to become embroiled with controversy – outside of the typically uncouth nature of the IOC, general lack of safety in Rio, and...

U.S. women’s soccer suffers bitter defeat

The U.S. women’s soccer team was favored to win gold, but failed to make it to the semifinals. They’re out without medaling, something that hasn’t happened for seven World...

Olympic Highlight Day 9 – Usain Bolt, Fastest Man Forever

Now that swimming has all of about closed out its run in the Olympics, its time we shift our prime time event attention toward the glimmering sheen of the track stadium lights in...