2022 Winter Olympics: Everything you need to know

By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief The Olympic flame was set ablaze last Friday to open the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, making it the first city to host both summer and winter games.  According o the International Olympic Committee (IOC), there are 91 delegations at the games with over 2,900 athletes competing in 109 events. There are 15 different disciplines across seven sports, with new events in bobsled, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, short track and ski jumping. The 2022 games are now the second to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vowing to keep them virus-free, Chinese authorities have constructed a … Continue reading 2022 Winter Olympics: Everything you need to know

Olympics review: U.S. wins 39 gold

Pandemic guidelines restricted attendance, added enhanced safety protocols By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief After being postponed for a year, the 2020 Summer Olympics closed on Sunday after 16 days of competition. The Games opened on July 23 with a simple opening ceremony and the traditional Parade of Nations. Athletes from across the globe entered the stadium wearing masks, a side effect of the ongoing pandemic. Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron to officially begin the games.  The Tokyo Games included 339 events in 33 different sports, five of which made their Olympic debut: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing … Continue reading Olympics review: U.S. wins 39 gold