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Russian Olympic athletes deserving of higher punishment for drug use

Russian Olympic athletes deserving of higher punishment for drug use

By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist 1/6/2018 The Sochi 2014 Olympics opening ceremony spoke of unity and peace as athletes paraded with their flags, surrounded by world leaders, their humble families and devoted fans. Who would have known that one of the greatest scandals of our world’s history was in motion. The Olympics represent one […]

Lochte’s lies embarass nation, world

Lochte’s lies embarass nation, world

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics are officially over, it’s safe to say that the United States dominated in two specific areas. The first area is the sports themselves. Hundreds of U.S. athletes came away with a total of 121 medals, 51 more than second-place China in the overall […]

Ian Welch eyeing spot on Olympic track squad

Ian Welch eyeing spot on Olympic track squad

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke For anyone fighting to fulfill a lifelong dream and in need of some added motivation, you can find it in the journey of fifth-year senior and former Duquesne track phenom, Ian Welch. Welch, who has dreamed of participating in the Olympics since he was a child, will soon […]

Staff Editorial: Fans choose Olympic favorites based on media outlets

By Duke Staff As the 2014 Olympic Winter games continues to captivate the world, the way in which we root for our favorite teams or athletes has changed due to media outlets’ take on the momentous events. It’s always been an American tradition for fans to cheer for our own, and it forms an immensely […]

America preps for terror at Olympics

America preps for terror at Olympics

By Julian Routh | News Editor When the Winter Olympics open in Sochi on Friday, America will be watching as it always does. But this time, America will watch with anxiety. With the probability of terror attacks in Sochi and the surrounding regions “very likely,” according to UK officials, U.S. athletes and their families were […]