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Matador News: April 28th, 2015

Matador News: April 28th, 2015

Matador News

April 28, 2015

A massive earthquake in Nepal leaves 4600 people dead; more than 400 decomposing bodies are found in a northwestern Nigerian town, and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender. Anchors: Ayo Adelaja, Yasmin Amirani, Frankie Benkovic and Janelle Rodriguez Producers: Alexi Chidbachian...

An aging crack in the old Olympic rings

Illustration by Jae Kitinoja/Illustrator

James Waters

February 28, 2014

As the sun set on the Black Sea Sunday night, the Sochi Winter Olympics bid its closing farewells and passed the torch to the next host, Pyeongchang, South Korea. However it is impossible not to question the relevance of such a massive event. Has the size of the spectacle outweighed the message of the games...

Russia proves themselves a worthy host for Winter Olympics

Russia proves themselves a worthy host for Winter Olympics

Brian Bernstein

February 26, 2014

The most prestigious sporting event of all time has once again come and gone in a flash. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia were officially closed Sunday after two-weeks of the top athletes in the world competing against each other for what some consider the greatest trophy ever, a gol...

Sundial staff pick the best and worst of Sochi 2014

Sundial staff pick the best and worst of Sochi 2014

Rohit Ghosh

February 20, 2014

Kwok Chung Chan Best of Meryl Davis and Charlie White brought the first gold medal in ice dancing to the U.S.  and broke their own world record in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Davis and White skated their short dance to the music from “My Fair Lady” and dazzled the audience by pe...

Olympic medalists should not pay taxes on reward income

Andrew Clark

August 27, 2012

What do volleyball legends Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings, tennis duo Bob and Mike Bryan, and soccer star Alex Morgan have in common? All won gold at the London Olympics and are Southern California natives. Nearly 25 pecent of American Olympians reside in the Golden State, according...

Swifter, higher, stronger with an unfair advantage

Pam Tapper

February 8, 2010

Pamela Tapper Contributing reporter In 1896, Baron Pierre de Coupertin initiated the motto, Swifter, Higher, Stronger for the Olympics. In his vision of the modern Olympics, I don’t think he had performance enhancing drugs in mind.  Unfortunately some athletes have chosen to use performance enhancing dru...

President Obama needs to get his priorities straight

William Herbe

October 2, 2009

President Obama is a making a mockery of America’s priorities with his visit to Copenhagen, Denmark today. His visit is for one reason and one reason only, to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016. The Olympics are one of the most anticipated and celebrated cultural events in the history of the wor...

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