In Iran, Female Athletes Struggle For Equality and Olympic Success

In Iran, Female Athletes Struggle For Equality and Olympic Success

Earlier this week, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) published a short piece praising Iranian women’s accomplishments during the Rio Olympics. While only nine of the 63 athletes on the Iranian team were female, it was still a huge victory for women’s liberation in the region. Though many people can say they’re fighting for gender equality, few can say […]

Hope Solo Cut From US Women’s Soccer Team, Quits NWSL

Hope Solo Cut From US Women’s Soccer Team, Quits NWSL

In the wake of her suspension from the US Women’s National Team, it appears that Hope Solo’s career may have come to a halt. Following a loss to Sweden in the Olympics, the US goalie was suspended for publicly calling their opponents “a bunch of cowards”. When she learned about the suspension, Solo understandably upset. “Sixth […]

A Brief History of PEDs in the Olympics

A Brief History of PEDs in the Olympics

The use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in the Olympics and other major competitive sports is constantly in the news. Despite media reports, which imply that nearly everybody in the Olympics is “doping”, the actual incidence of athletes using PEDs use is relatively low. Between 1968 and 2012, of 29,000 drug tests performed in the summer […]

Rio Police Officially Charge Lochte with Falsely Reporting a Crime

Rio Police Officially Charge Lochte with Falsely Reporting a Crime

On Thursday afternoon, the Brazilian police recommended that prosecutors file charges against Ryan Lochte for falsifying testimony about an alleged armed robbery. Later that evening, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that “The investigation was concluded… and Olympic American swimmer Ryan Lochte was indicted for the crime of falsely reporting a crime.” According to The Associated Press, Rio de Janeiro’s […]

Rio 2016 Was Filled With Olympic Firsts

Rio 2016 Was Filled With Olympic Firsts

With the Rio Olympics now over, we can begin to reflect on this historic tournament with a little more perspective. The hype leading up to the games focused predominantly on the city’s flaws. After the negative coverage of Sochi, it was an easy pattern to fall into. While the complaints were often completely reasonable, it’s easy […]