Articles by Rachel Harvill

Paralympic Ticket Sales Surpass 1 million

Following the massive success of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, ticket sales for the Paralympic Games have surged. Although tickets…

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Team USA Comes Out On Top for 6th Straight Summer Olympics

Team USA definitely made their mark in Rio, topping the Olympic medal count for the 6th summer Olympics in a…

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Michael Phelps Most Mentioned Athlete on Twitter at the Olympics

Many fans took to Twitter this Olympics, tweeting about the excitement, emotional ups and downs, upsets, and scandals that came along with it all. Below is a summary of the 2016 Olympics through Twitter data.

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This is Synchro! Hold Your Breath (VIDEO)

Take a look at FINA’s video highlighting why synchro deserves our attention and respect.

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The Case for an Olympic Women’s 1500

Last night Katie Ledecky completed her historic Olympics with an insane performance in the 800 freestyle, touching the wall almost…

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Kazan vs. Rio: Comparing the 800 Free Relay

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

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Austria House Rio 2016 (VIDEO)

With the summer Olympics in full force – athletes, visiting fans, and locals have been exploring what Rio’s party scene…

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Efimova Award Decision Released

On July 30th Russian Swimmer Yulia Efimova filed an application with CAS against the IOC, ROC, and FINA. This application stated…

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Poll: American Interest in Olympics Hits All Time Low

With all of the negative attention surrounding the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio, it doesn’t come as a surprise…

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Cool Weather Means Lower Risk of Zika Virus at Olympics (FORECAST)

With the Opening Ceremonies set to take place on Friday and the first day of competition to begin on Saturday,…

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Justina Kozan Breaks Cynthia Woodhead’s 40 Year Old Record

This past Thursday at the Southern California Junior Olympics in Riverside, California,  Justina Kozan broke Cynthia Woodhead’s 40 year old Southern…

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First Female Emirati Olympic Swimmer chosen as Flag-Bearer

18 year old Nada al Bedwawi, the first female Emirati Olympic swimmer, has been chosen to be the flag-bearer for…

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NCAA DI Championships to Implement New Video Streaming Requirements

In a meeting on June 27-28, the NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee adopted strategic goals that focus on the…

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First World Record Attempt in Olympic City

  The first world record attempt in the Olympic City will be made days before the Opening Ceremonies even begin–…

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Olympic Organizing Committee Releases Last Wave of Tickets

The last wave of tickets for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio were released this morning. According to the organizing…

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