Memories of London 2012 from world travelers
Aug15

Memories of London 2012 from world travelers

By Katelynn Thys  |  BSU at the Games London Travelers share their opinions on what made London a great place to host the Summer Games. Katelynn Thys is a junior telecommunications and journalism major at Ball State University and features reporter for BSU at the Games. Follow Katelynn and the BSU team...

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Photo of the day: Closing Ceremony in Victoria Park
Aug14

Photo of the day: Closing Ceremony in Victoria Park

Thousands gathered for the live screening of the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Sunday in Victoria Park, London. Fans watched the performance on huge screens, danced to live music and rode the ferris wheel as London 2012 went out with a bang. View our full gallery from the Closing Ceremony celebration here.  Photo by Valerie...

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Photo Gallery: Closing Ceremony
Aug14

Photo Gallery: Closing Ceremony

Thousands of people gathered in Victoria Park Sunday night to watch the closing ceremony. The park hosted the largest free viewing of the event. In addition to three large screens to watch the ceremony, there was a ferris wheel, zip lines, dance performances and live musical acts. Read our story from Victoria Park here.  Photos by Valerie Carnevale. Thousands wait for the live screening to start in Victoria Park, London. Photo by...

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Many sites, from playhouses to train platforms, inspire pilgrimages in the Olympic host city
Aug13

Many sites, from playhouses to train platforms, inspire pilgrimages in the Olympic host city

This package was compiled by writers from BSU at the Games. Pilgrimage (n): “a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion … as to pay homage.”—Dictionary.com The word pilgrimage often inspires images of religious relics and trips to the Holy Land. However, pilgrimages take many forms. Many of the thousands of fans filling Olympic stadiums in London have stolen time from gold medals and...

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Indianapolis native leads, motivates Team USA to gold medal
Aug13

Indianapolis native leads, motivates Team USA to gold medal

By Andrew Mishler  |  BSU at the Games Even as her teammates partied inside their hotel and popped champagne bottles in celebration, U.S. women’ s soccer midfielder Lauren Cheney went to bed at 4:30 Friday morning a sober gold medalist. “I actually don’t drink,” she said. “So no champagne, but a little bit of dancing. I’ve just never had an urge.” Five hours later when she woke up, a day after her team had won a gold medal over Japan,...

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