World Joined Forces to Rescue Thai Soccer Team

By Lauren Monsen Divers and rescue workers from around the world — including dozens of Americans — pitched in to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, where the team had been trapped for
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March Madness Explained

By Mark Trainer If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when many college students — and Americans from all walks of life — become obsessed with March Madness, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (more...)

Female Olympians Inspire The Next Generation

By Emily Louise Bowman The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are over, but their impact is just beginning for millions of children who watched the feats of female athletes and are inspired to go “faster, higher, stronger.” Girls participate in sports as much as boys until age 13, but then  (more...)

Olympic Figure Skating: The Early Years

By Sherry L. Brukbacher Edward Bushnell, an industrial-era businessman from Philadelphia, revolutionized winter sports in 1850 by fitting a steel blade to a common boot. This allowed a skater to perform intricate spins and turns on the ice. By the turn of the century, figure skating was introduced to the Olympic (more...)

What’s behind those shiny Olympic medals?

By Christopher Connell Those shiny gold medals around the necks of triumphant Olympic athletes represent a priceless honor. Well, almost priceless. The precious metals in the gold-plated medallions for the Pyeongchang Games actually are worth $576, according to Dillon Gage, a metals dealer in Dallas. The medallions are almost entirely silver — 580 grams — (more...)

American Ice Masters Will Keep Rinks Frosty For Olympic Hockey

By Emily Louise Bowman As the chief ice technician for hockey, Moffatt has shuttled to South Korea several times over the past two years to develop the rinks at Gangneung Hockey Centre and Kwandong Hockey Centre for the men’s and women’s competitions. Moffatt and his assistant Klement have been working with (more...)

Mayor’s Statement on the Eagles’ Victory in NFC Championship

Mayor Kenney offered this statement after the Eagles victory over the Vikings in tonight's NFC Championship: "I would like to offer my congratulations to Jeffrey Lurie, Christina Weiss Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, and all the coaches, players and staff of the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles!  It's been an amazing season, and (more...)

Russia’s Tishchenko Wins Heavyweight Boxing Gold

Silver medalist Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan reacts to the audience as gold medalist Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia stands at attention for the singing of the national anthem at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 15, 2016.

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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

Carla Babb Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away after a more than 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74.The former world heavyweight boxing champion had been admitted to a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, and was fighting respiratory issues that were complicated by the Parkinson's disease.Doctors say the Parkinson's (more...)

Putin: Russia to Conduct Doping Investigation

VOA Daniel Schearf Russia must conduct its own investigation into allegations that its athletes regularly took performance-enhancing substances, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. Putin's comments were his first on the issue since the World Anti-Doping Agency's six-month suspension of Moscow's drug-testing laboratory following a scathing report Monday alleging state-sponsored (more...)

What to Look Forward To at The 2014 U.S. Open

by Miriam Khazanov
From August 25th and through September 8th, Flushing Meadows, Queens, will be the tennis capital of the world. There The U.S Open, the fourth and final part of the Grand Slam tournaments, will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, on the (more...)

Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony Unites Olympic Generations

The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi ended with a Closing Ceremony in the Fisht Olympic stadium. The ceremony, which provided a bright and emotional conclusion to the Games, was dedicated to Russian culture. The audience was presented with a European vision of Russia, in a show (more...)

Canada Became The Sochi 2014 Olympic Ice Hockey Champion

The final hockey match between Canada and Sweden at the Bolshoy Ice Palace was an exciting end to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Canada won the last of the 98 gold medals. The Vancouver Olympic Champions did not give Sweden a chance, winning 3-0. The Canadians opened (more...)

Silver Medal From Sochi for Lauryn Williams

American athlete Lauryn Williams became one of few women in the history of the modern Olympic movement to win medals in both the winter and summer Olympic Games. The previous day, Williams, paired with Elana Meyer, won silver in the women's bobsleigh competition. The American track and (more...)

“There’s Something Happening in the Olympic Village”

By Barry Newcombe The Olympic Games create a brief window of time every fourth year when we allow ourselves to believe that peace and good will prevail in the world, that competition can coexist with harmony. That belief became illusion on September 5, 1972, in Munich when (more...)

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