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Dinner Table Conversation: Of Flags & Football August 29, 2016

This week, Colin Kaepernick, a well-known quarterback who plays for the 49ers football team, made headlines because he did not stand up for the nation

Do You Know These Sports Words? August 17, 2016

Some say sports is its own language — we’d have to agree, given all of the sports-related phrases that we’ve been hearing throughout the Olympic

What Does It Take? August 16, 2016

If takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get to the Olympics, but did you know that it also takes a lot of hard work to get a sport into the Olym

Is Scoring as Simple as 1-2-3? August 12, 2016

It depends. When you watch football, you know that your team has scored when you hear the announcer say, “Goooooaaaalll!” When you watch a track a

The Olympics Story August 12, 2016

Everyone Loves an Underdog! August 11, 2016

An underdog describes someone who is not expected to win. People all have their favorite athletes competing in the Olympics, but sometimes you just ca

Age, Shm-Age! Does Age Really Mean Something? August 11, 2016

For the Olympics, you have to be at least 14 years old to compete in diving, 15 to compete in Judo, and 16 to compete in gymnastics and equestrian, bu

A Sport for the People: Badminton August 11, 2016

Most heroic stories begin with one person and a dream for making something better. In this case, it was Sebastião Dias de Oliveira’s dream of buil

What Does It Take to Host the Olympics? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly! August 11, 2016

After three failed attempts at bidding for the Olympics, Brazil finally got the answer that they wanted in 2009. The International Olympic Committee a