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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Winters Games offer vision of a better world—if anyone is watching
Feb17

Winters Games offer vision of a better world—if anyone is watching

Raise your hand if you remember all the hype and hubbub of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Keep your hand up if you knew this year was also an Olympic year. Why is it that the Summer Games seems to draw so much more of a crowd than the Winter Games? Why is it so difficult to find someone who’s even watching the Games that are currently taking place? Why is it that television programs that choose to air during the Games may actually see...

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Results of Ladies’ Halfpipe finals may depend on more than just their rides
Feb13

Results of Ladies’ Halfpipe finals may depend on more than just their rides

By Hayli Goode BSU at the Games Two Americans and one Canadian ascended the podium at today’s Ladies’ Halfpipe final competition. America’s most decorated female snowboarder, Kelly Clark, took bronze with a 90.75. Canadian Torah Bright took silver with a 91.50 and, in her first Olympic Games, American Kaitlyn Farrington took the gold with a 91.75. American Arielle Gold pulled out of the Games at the last minute. In the practice round...

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Olympic weekend recap
Feb10

Olympic weekend recap

Here’s what you missed from the weekend in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: After the weekend’s results, Norway currently leads in total medals with seven—two golds, one silver and four bronze. The United States is in third behind the Netherlands with four—two gold and two bronze. SATURDAY Men’s slopestyle The United States opened the Games with a first-place finish and a gold medal, making fans happy. Team USA’s Sage Kotsenburg...

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Anderson financially sacrificed to achieve historic Olympic gold
Feb09

Anderson financially sacrificed to achieve historic Olympic gold

By Hayli Goode / BSU at the Games U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the first-ever gold medal in women’s slopestyle snowboarding Sunday, as the sport was introduced into the Olympics this year. Anderson credits the win to her family and friends, who were there to celebrate with her. Just two hours after winning the medal, Anderson tweeted this photo, captioning, “Only with the love and support from the most amazing family, friends,...

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Opening Ceremony showcases cost of Olympic Games
Feb08

Opening Ceremony showcases cost of Olympic Games

The long-awaited Winter Olympic Games began Friday night on NBC. The ceremony opened with an acrobatic performance by a 10-year-old girl. The NBC announcers said it was difficult to find the right child to fill the role because she had to be “fearless.” She was held up by tightropes and was spun around the arena. Following the young girl, the Olympic logo was unveiled in wire and unfolded. However, one of the rings didn’t fully...

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