Potential Olympic basketball age limit poses issues

There’s no denying that Team USA dominates when it comes to basketball. This year the men’s team earned its third consecutive gold medal, while the women’s team hasn’t lost an Olympic game since 1992. Perhaps because of this unprecedented dominance, the idea of a 23-year-old age limit was proposed for Olympic basketball. Currently the USA […]

“A Symphony of British Music” to Include Spice Girls, Muse, and More

The London 2012 Olympics have brought about spectacular wins and gutwrenching losses for talented athletes around the world, but sadly, it all must come to an end. The closing ceremony airs this weekend, directed by British creative director and choreographer Kim Gavin. While very little information is known at the moment, rumors and hints at […]

Twitter fuels the Olympics

Four years ago if someone told me that Twitter would play an integral role in the 2012 Beijing Olympics, I wouldn’t have believed you. It wasn’t until about two years ago I began using Twitter. Now it makes perfect sense to me as to how twitter is such a large role in the games this […]

May-Treanor and Walsh-Jennings Have Yet Another Shot at Gold: Their Opponent, Another U.S. Team

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings do it again, fighting back from two nerve-wracking deficits to defeat China in a two game sweep and move on to the Olympic gold medal match for beach volleyball. This is big news but nothing new for the formidable duo, who have strutted their volleyball prowess all around the world […]

LOCOG Struggles to Fill Seats Fairly at the £2 billion London Games

Since the first Games organized by the International Olympic Committee in 1896, the Olympiad has been bringing the world’s nations together. Then, 14 nations competed. Today, the Games feature competitors from 205 nations. Billions of people root for their country’s athletes in the comfort of their own homes but more devoted fans make the trek […]

Oh, Matt Lauer.

Today in “Reasons Why I’m Ashamed of My Future Field of Work”, “Why I’m Embarassed into be an American”, or even more harshly, “How Did You Get a Job Doing Anything in this Field”, Matt Lauer reminds us why people liked Ann Curry better than him and if you don’t have anything productive or nice […]

London Plans for the Future as Preparations are Made for the Olympics

From the Summer Olympics held in China four years ago, we remember iconic buildings like the Bird’s Nest stadium and the bubble-textured Water Cube swimming center, eye-catching structures that distracted us from the fact that the Olympics are a logistical and infrastructural nightmare. The athletic facilities to house the actual sporting events are a priority […]