Selena Lundy, Grand Valley State University
Yuzuru Hanyu, the 23-year-old representative of Japan in male figure skating, has become the 1000th gold medal winner of the Olympic Games with his latest win on Feb. 17.
Andria Modica, Drexel University
The Winter Olympics had a lot of twists and turns — some good, some bad and some that made history.
Cleo-Symone Scott, Virginia Commonwealth University
These Team USA athletes show that diversity leads to American legacies.
Kayla Platoff, Maryville University
Twins Monica and Jenny Rokhman welcome their relatively normal life after competing in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Michele Mendez, Temple University
K-Pop fans from around the world are excited to witness Exo and CL perform live at the close of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Erin Alexander, Middle Tennessee State University
Zachary Donohue and Madison Hubbell are either very committed to their craft or stumbled upon an uber convenient way to call things off.
Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
Warmbier’s father attended the opening ceremony to remind the world of North Korea’s brutality, but more importantly as a father mourning the loss of his son.
Gabriella Evans, Northern Arizona University
By changing the language to include women, Canada’s gender-neutral national anthem has taken a step to rectify its patriarchal vestiges.
Sarah Lynch, Marist College
In the wake of a highly publicized scandal, disrepute and depravity mar USA Gymnastics’ honor.
Patrick Murtha, Eastern Connecticut State University
Stevenson University’s dodgeball phenom, Kris DeJesus, has his sights set on a dodgeball revolution.
Sydney Jennings, University of Connecticut
The former Olympic gymnastics doctor was sentenced to up to 175 years behind bars, and the athletic community needs to learn from the scandal.
Cheryl Sutton, Purdue University
The 28-year-old figure skater Adam Rippon was recently named the third member of the men’s team, but not without controversy.
Maya Halabi, UTSA
These six female athletes will provide you with the best performances in this year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Still new to competitive weightlifting, Meredith Alwine of Randolph College hasn’t let that stop her from lifting her way to the top.
Notre Dame fencer Francesca Russo is looking to bring the Fighting Irish a third gold medal in four years and secure her spot in the 2020 Olympics.
Dakota Buhler, George Fox University
After every other host city dropped out, the IOC just narrowly avoided having to cancel the Olympics.
Bri Griffith, Carlow University
Though women had a tough year overall, these examples prove that, slowly but surely, progress is still being made.
Sofia Rivera, Simmons College
The Olympics have ended, and it looks like the network won’t be winning any gold medals.
Jill Phelan, Saint Vincent College
The green water has been drained and Ryan Lochte has been apprehended, but what, in the larger picture, have we learned?
Amelia Williams, City College of San Francisco
America is wild for its dominant, diverse fivesome, and for good reason: In a time of social tension, they’ve inspired a country.
Tim Philbin, College of the Holy Cross
If the Olympics are going to ban PEDs, why should they not ban all performance enhancers?
Maya Merberg, SUNY Geneseo
Though predicated on the idea that the competition brings countries together, if often does much more to divide them.
Daniel Enjamio, Santa Fe College
Though torn apart by racial and religious strain at home, the games are a reminder that our country’s advantage is its diversity.
Danielle Wilkinson, Purdue University
College students by day, Olympic athletes by night.
Anne Ertle, John Carroll University
The most difficult competition is “Swimming,” as in “I’m swimming in student loans.” That one we all lose.
Will Strecker, University of Texas at Austin and Guest Contributor
A move to include skateboarding in the 2020 Olympics has the international skateboarding community giving a collective, “Whoooooooooaaaa, dude, wait what?”
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