olympics

Olympic dreams for few prove misfortune for masses

By ELAINA PETERKIN – 6 years ago

There can be no argument of the unique unifying power of the Olympic Games, bringing people of many nationalities to the coveted hosting city for several weeks. Of course, this…

Sochi Olympics conclude without expected hooplah

By CLYFF YOUNG – 8 years ago

The Sochi Winter Olympic Games were undeniably fraught, at the start, with controversy. Despite all of the initial hubbub—the outrageous $51 billion cost, the police force (an equally startling 40-some-thousand…

Hockey ignites rivalry

By ZACH RIPPE – 8 years ago

Many people are familiar with the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and its dramatic road to the gold medal in Lake Placid (even if only from watching the 2004 film…

Olympic hockey merits greater exposure

By ELI J. VARGAS I – 8 years ago

A few days ago when I was flipping through the channels on TV while looking for the Olympics, I found more channels devoted to talking about Derek Jeter retiring and…

Broncos’ loss hidden by Winter Olympics

By CLYFF YOUNG – 8 years ago

“After an NFL season filled with uncertainty, scandal, and the unexpected, expect one thing from the final Sunday of professional football: Expect this Super Bowl to be the most watched…

West perception of Sochi games disappointing, obtuse

By BETHAN JOHNSON – 8 years ago

The first governing principles of the Olympic Charter reads as follows: ‘Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and…

Sochi’s $51 billion price an Olympic failure

By NATASHA BERTRAND – 8 years ago

Last Friday, Sochi launched the Winter Olympics with a bang, staging an opening ceremony that was impressively well put together given the bleak state of the city itself. If this…

To eliminate wrestling disregards tradition

By ZACH RIPPE – 9 years ago

In 1896, the Games of the I Olympiad were held in Athens, Greece. This illustrious event is now considered the first Olympic Games of the Modern era. These games featured…