Tag: olympics

Yiech Pur Biel: From refugee to Olympian
Sports

Yiech Pur Biel: From refugee to Olympian

It’s not everyday that an Olympian stops by to chat with Macalester athletes. However, this past Saturday was especially remarkable because the Olympian in question was Yiech Pur Biel, who competed this summer for the first Refugee Olympic Team at the Rio Games. In town for the American Refugee Committee’s annual gala, the 21 year…

Sports

Women olympians and the Zika virus: Concerns and realities

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics are shaping up to be some of the most competitive Games yet. However, they could be missing some of the world’s top athletes, all because of the threat of the Zika virus. The presence of the virus in South America, and particularly in Brazil, has prompted many top athletes,…

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14 Memorable Moments from the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Daniel Ricci: 1. USA Hockey Disappointment Only two weeks ago, optimism was high for the United States Men’s Hockey team. During the group stage, in an instant classic, the United States defeated the Russians on home ice in a penalty shootout. American T.J. Oshie, chosen for the squad largely for his shootout prowess, converted four…

Opinion

#SochiProblems is a problem

The Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia have been clouded in controversy for months. First, by the alleged corruption involved in securing the Olympics for Sochi, then by the well-publicized discrimination and oppression of LGBTQ individuals in Russia and those coming to the games. But once the reporters began arriving in Russia, another talking point made…

Gilfix: Top 10 Easiest Olympic Sports
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Gilfix: Top 10 Easiest Olympic Sports

Dear reader, have you ever dreamt of Olympic glory? After extensive research, I have compiled a list of the easiest Olympic sports ordered from easy to extremely easy. Capitalize on this opportunity to be a national hero before the International Olympic Committee wakes up and realizes these sports still exist! There’s something for everyone. No…