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SCATTERGOOD: Week 2 Recap of The Olympics and Closing Preview

With such an eventful second (and final) week of Olympic action, where does one even begin? I suppose a nice place to start would be noting what appears to be a very secure first-place lead on the part of the United States as far as medals are concerned — with[Read More…]

by August 19, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: USA Basketball’s Dominance Has Become Boring

COUTURE: USA Basketball’s Dominance Has Become Boring

When the Olympics roll around every couple of years, countries across the globe send their best athletes to compete in a medley of sporting events. The competition is usually tight and is occasionally even separated by only hundredths of a second. The training regimen that each athlete undergoes usually yields[Read More…]

by August 12, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

Track & Field | Infeld Qualifies for 2016 Summer Olympics

Georgetown University alumna Emily Infeld (MSB ’12) qualified for Team USA in the 10,000-meter USA Track and Field Olympic trials July 2. This summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be Infeld’s first Olympic appearance. Infeld finished in second place with a time of 31:46.09. Molly Huddle claimed first place[Read More…]

by July 26, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

SCATTERGOOD: Team USA Olympic Preview

Much has happened leading up to the kickoff of the 2016 Summer Olympics, particularly the International Olympic Committee upholding the ban on Russia’s participation in track and field events this year. With the games only _ days away, here is what we can expect from Team USA, from household names[Read More…]

by July 22, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: England National Team Looks for Impactful New Coach

CRAIGE: England National Team Looks for Impactful New Coach

With the end of the European Championship, my summer is back to being incredibly dull and distinctly soccer-less. Fortunately, the Olympics will be kicking off in Rio de Janeiro in three weeks, but even that seems too far away. As we wait for international soccer — and then the domestic[Read More…]

by July 15, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

SCATTERGOOD: Russia’s Track Team Benched for Doping

The USA is no stranger to the tradition of professional and amateur athletes’ use of performance-enhancing drugs, an issue that has discredited Olympic medalists, All-Star outfielders and other world champions over the years. Since Baron Pierre de Coubertin brought back the Olympic Games 120 years ago, only a handful of[Read More…]

SCATTERGOOD: The Summer Olympics Need to Be Relocated Out of Rio

One of my fondest freshman-year memories to date was in February 2014, when Alice Kerr invited our orientation group to come to her house and watch the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We munched on chips and salsa and marveled at how the U.S. National Team[Read More…]

by June 10, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top