Tag: Olympics

Lindsey Vonn Injured in Super-G Race After Trump Remarks

American Skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn made headlines earlier this week, when she said she would represent America, and not President Trump at the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. Vonn also said that she would not visit the White House if invited.

IOC Bans Russia from 2018 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The International Olympic Committee says Russian athletes will be able to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals after the Russian Olympic Committee was suspended over evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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L.A. Olympics CEO: Trump More Helpful than Obama

LA2024 Chief Executive Officer Gene Sykes told Southern California Public Radio’s 89.3 KPCC last Thursday that President Donald Trump had been more helpful than President Barack Obama in helping to secure the 2024 Olympics for Los Angeles.

Olympic Snowboarders Launch Political Campaign to Force Trump to Accept Global Warming

Several Olympic snowboarders continue to proudly use their status as Olympians as a platform for political activism, with their main goal to urge President Donald Trump to perpetuate the 2015 Paris global warming climate change agreement. Though, one has also financed protesters such as those of the “Women’s March,” which occurred the day after Trump took the oath of office in February.

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Stanford Beats Cal, USC Beats UCLA at 2016 Summer Olympics

The ongoing rivalry between the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC) has yielded another victory to USC, with the Trojans earning more Olympic medals from the Rio Summer Games than their Bruin counterparts. But Stanford stands alone on top, with 27 medals, according to one count.

Britain Flexes Sporting ‘Superpower’ Muscle

(AFP) – Twenty years after a stinging Olympic failure, Britain has risen from the ashes to become a sporting “superpower” typified by the exploits of cycling lovebirds Jason Kenny and Laura Trott. Kenny won three golds in Rio to take