Tags » Olympic Games

What is winning worth? - Australia's pursue of gold (HPS#2)

A critical review on Australia’s strategy to develop gold medalists

Becoming an Olympic gold medalist is without a doubt a career-defining and life-changing moment. Winning a medal does not only reflect the enormous amount of hours put into training and competition by the athletes, it also reflects the expensive work of other active stakeholders such as trainers, physiotherapists, doctors or even organizations. 859 more words

ProfessionalSports

Star-Spangled Bigotry: National Anthem's Racist History

From The Root.com:

Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem

Most people don’t know there’s more than one verse to the national anthem, and it’s the third that’s a doozy. 1,154 more words

Featured

Golden opportunity: Calgary-area skaters shooting for spots on Team Canada for 2018 Olympics

Mat Robinson can remember squirming on the gymnasium floor at John G. Diefenbaker High as he and his schoolmates watched one of Canada’s key games at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where Mario, Iggy and a star-studded cast ended a lengthy gold-medal drought for the Great White North in men’s hockey. 1,332 more words

Hockey

Tara Watchorn Retires From Canadian National Team


Canadian defender Tara Watchorn announced her retirement from pro hockey, first from the CWHL and then today from the national team, retiring at only 27 years of age with an Olympic Gold and Clarkson Cup. 209 more words

Canada

Accused of Corruption on Multiple Continents, and Comfortably Defiant in Senegal

Papa Massata Diack has been involved with massive corruption schemes that have tainted global sports, prosecutors claim. He says he can explain everything.

Published: October 16, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

NYT

P.V. Sindhu Announced as Bridgestone India's Brand Ambassador

Bridgestone India, a subsidiary of the world’s largest Tyre and rubber company and a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has announced a partnership with ace badminton player and Olympic silver medallist, P.V. 433 more words

INDIA

Ancient Nemea Greece, the Panhellenic Sanctuary of Zeus

Ancient Nemea is the old stamping ground of Heracles and a precinct and sanctuary sacred and dedicated to the God of Nemean Zeus. Nemea is located on the north-eastern part of the Peloponnese in the prefecture of Corinthia, southern mainland Greece. 1,811 more words

Photography