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2020 Olympic Games Postponed to at least 2021

Clare Canavan, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2020

By: Clare Canavan Although the International Olympic Committee (IOC)  has not published an official statement about the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Dick Pound, veteran International Olympic Committee member,  told USA TODAY Sports on Monday that the games will be postponed du...

Norway Tops Medal Count at 2018 Olympics

Finland's Krista Parmakoski, silver, Norway's Marit Bjoergen, gold, and Sweden's Stina Nilsson, bronze, celebrate during the medals ceremony for the women's 30k cross-country skiing at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Bjoergen finished with a time of 1:22:17.6, securing a gold medal for the Norwegians. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Evan Spinney, Reporter

March 14, 2018

Norway’s Pyeongchang olympic heroes made history and were the overall top medal winners. Home to just over five-million people, Norway is not a global power. But with 39 total medals, this small country set a new national record. They’ve always been winning-Norway’s been in the top six in total medals in every winter oly...

North, South Korea to March as One at 2018 Olympic Games

North and South Korean athletes marched together during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. The nations will march together again in the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Kieran Hogan, Section Editor World/Politics

February 9, 2018

North and South Korea will officially march under one flag at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, announced the South on Wednesday. The decision comes as a major diplomatic achievement for the two states, just weeks after their first diplomatic talks in two years, according to the NY Post. In addition,...

North and South Korea to march under one flag at 2018 Winter Olympics

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, left, passes an Olympic torch to torch bearer, South Korean figure skater You Young, at Incheon Bridge in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday where it will be passed throughout the country by thousands of torchbearers on a 100-day journey to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Claire Strucko, Copy Editor

January 26, 2018

Officials from North and South Korea met Wednesday for a third round of talks and announced both countries will march under the Korean Unification Flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of t...

Brazil Picked to Host Summer Olympics, Problems Follow

Children play in a water fountain next to Olympic rings at Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 28, 2015. Facing severe budget cuts in almost all aspects of the games, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will get a boost from Japanese electronics company Panasonic, which has signed on as

July 5, 2016

By: Natalie Norman-Kehe Although many problems occurred within the mere months before the 2016 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee chose Rio De Janeiro to be the official host of the games.    In 2009, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil was chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics games ...

The Hershey Company Sponsors Team USA

Fireworks explode behind the Olympic rings during their inauguration at the Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The rings are a gift from the city of London. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

July 2, 2016

By: Emily Tubbs Team USA will have plenty of chocolate for the next five years. The Hershey Company officially announced a five-year partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and will serve as an official sponsor for Team USA on October 14, 2015. Hershey will also support ...

Zika fears threaten summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil

A health workers stands in the Sambadrome spraying insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 26, 2016. The Sambadrome will be used for the Archery competition during the 2016 Olympic games. With the opening ceremony less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Rio Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx of visitors to Brazil will result in the avoidable birth of malformed babies. The IOC and World Health Organization disagree, saying Zika will not derail the games.   (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

May 26, 2016

By: Maddie O’Shea Outbreaks. Fear. Chaos. All these words define the threat that health officials to athletes feel about the upcoming Summer Olympics held in South America. Despite efforts of containment, the Zika virus continues to flourish throughout Brazil, and with Rio de Janeiro being...

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