Swimsuit Banned in France September 11, 2016

A swimsuit is causing quite the fuss in France. A swimsuit? Yes, a swimsuit — the burkini. Not a traditional swimsuit, the burkini covers the entire

A President Is Impeached September 11, 2016

  In August, the world had its eyes on Brazil. For the first time ever, a country in South America hosted the Olympic games. Brazil had the oppor

Paralympics Take on Rio September 11, 2016

Following the Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil had the opportunity to host the Paralympics (the Olympic games for athletes with physical disabi

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

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

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

What Does It Take to Host the Olympics? Ten Years & Lots of Planning August 11, 2016

It takes a lot to host the Olympics, but first let’s take a look at how a city is chosen to be an Olympic host city in the first place. Well, the en

Rio Summer Olympics: There’s a First for Everything! August 10, 2016

It’s been approximately 2,700 years since the ancient Olympics started in Olympia, Greece and 120 years since the start of the modern Olympics, but

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