See you in 2016
Apr22

See you in 2016

On Feb. 4, a group of 24 students, three professors and one volunteer found out they were leaving a day early for Sochi, Russia to cover the Olympic Games. Students’ professors were informed, extra material was gathered, and pants and T-shirts began to be rolled and placed into carry-ons. Panic may have overwhelmed us for a little bit, but we had a 10-hour flight complete with endless food, drinks and movies to return us to normalcy....

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Reporting from the Olympic Games
Feb22

Reporting from the Olympic Games

Dennis Ackerman has been going to the Games since 1980. He remembers watching the 1972 Sapporo and 1976 Montreal Games. But his first experience actually working the Winter Olympic Games was in 1980 in Lake Placid as a volunteer for ABC Sports. Thirty years later, Ackerman is now the news director for foxsports.com, and he says despite popular belief, not every Olympic is different. “I haven’t found it that different. We make so many...

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General manager of women’s hockey reunites with family in Russia
Feb20

General manager of women’s hockey reunites with family in Russia

The Carey family has many reasons to be in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.   Just after the 2008 Winter Games, Wendy and Dennis’ daughter, Reagan, was promoted to general manager and director of the U.S. women’s hockey team. Wendy’s father is former Olympic Nordic skier Wendell “Chummy” Bromholl. Their former foreign exchange student lives in Sochi half of the year.   Having never thought their daughter would be the...

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Couldn’t be prouder: Team Fry roots on its favorite hockey player
Feb19

Couldn’t be prouder: Team Fry roots on its favorite hockey player

Wesley Fry walked into his family’s living room Christmas Eve night dressed as Santa Claus. His sister, Lyndsey, who pretended to be the elf passing out gifts, followed him.  The annual family skit was going as usual, but then came the deviation. Lyndsey decided to use the skit to surprise her family with big news. From Santa’s bag, she pulled out a scroll with the words “Team Fry” across it. “[Lyndsey] was like, ‘Wait! I’m not Team...

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Someone to watch: Sarah Gregg
Feb18

Someone to watch: Sarah Gregg

Sarah Gregg landed in Sochi, Russia, for the second time on Feb. 10 to support her family. Sarah’s three siblings—Jamie, long track speedskating, Jessica, short track speedskating, and sister-in-law Danielle Witherspoon-Gregg, long track speedskating—are competing in the Winter Olympic Games. But just a month ago, during her first visit to Sochi from Edmonton, Canada, supporting others was not Sarah’s main purpose. She wanted to...

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