Tori Walz, Eastern Michigan University
The NBA player has a lot to say about freedom, and he’s not afraid to bring attention to the issues that other people shy away from.
Savannah McCracken, University of Arizona
The U.S. soccer team’s loss at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics revealed some Americans’ unpatriotic bias against them.
Kelsie Westmoreland, Washington and Lee University
This standout gymnast has quickly catapulted her way to fame.
Alice Han, Pepperdine University
The four-time gold-medalist has shown that mental health should be considered just as crucial as physical health — even for Olympic competitors.
Mason Cannon, Columbia University
Climbing, surfing, karate and skateboarding are linked by a common thread: an appeal to the inherent beauty and aesthetic nature of athleticism.
Get ready to see the best of the best compete this summer.
Brandon Li, Vassar College
The Chinese athlete broke records and dominated a wide array of Olympic events before failure to comply with drug testing protocols earned him a suspension from the sport.
After recent controversy and subpar performances, it remains to be seen whether the swimmer will qualify for the Tokyo Games.
Joseph Gorzka III, University of Virginia
The athletic world has offerings for recreational and seasoned players alike that go far beyond football and soccer.
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
The Olympic gymnast’s recent controversial Vogue cover story has revealed that the magazine has a long way to go to empower Black voices and creators.
Andria Modica, Drexel University
The Winter Olympics had a lot of twists and turns — some good, some bad and some that made history.
Kayla Morosco, Chatham University
The participation of North Korea in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics is nothing but a distraction tactic by Kim Jong Un’s regime.
Kayla Platoff, Maryville University
Twins Monica and Jenny Rokhman welcome their relatively normal life after competing in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
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.
Sarah Lynch, Marist College
In the wake of a highly publicized scandal, disrepute and depravity mar USA Gymnastics’ honor.
Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
In the 2018 Winter Olympics, the games have become an arena for social change as athletes confront rape culture, homophobia and tension between nations.
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.
Maya Halabi, UTSA
These six female athletes will provide you with the best performances in this year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Cheryl Sutton, Purdue University
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
Nic Carniglia, a water polo player and Business major at UC Berkeley, is hoping Cal’s recent championship will keep his Olympic hopes afloat.
After every other host city dropped out, the IOC just narrowly avoided having to cancel the Olympics.
Sofia Rivera, Simmons College
The Olympics have ended, and it looks like the network won’t be winning any gold medals.
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.
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