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Editorial | WADA’s ban on marijuana is senseless, unfair to athletes

Editorial | WADA’s ban on marijuana is senseless, unfair to athletes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 14, 2021
Richardson’s suspension and, more broadly, the USADA’s reasoning behind banning marijuana use doesn’t hold up to the tiniest bit of scrutiny.
John Carlos spoke to about 30 Pitt students and faculty on Tuesday night about his life and experience at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

Legendary activist, track star John Carlos recalls ’68 Olympics

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor July 8, 2020
Hosted by Pitt’s Film and Media Studies department, Carlos spoke to about 30 Pitt students and faculty on Tuesday night about his life and experience at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. It was there that Carlos and fellow Team USA sprinter Tommie Smith posed for one of the most iconic photographs of the American Civil Rights Movement and sports history.
Thai break dancers.

Opinion | Olympic breakdancing would promote inclusion

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist February 26, 2019
The inclusion of break dancing, as well as other nontraditional sports, is an important step towards the goal of keeping the Olympic games modern. The IOC should include break dancing in the Paris 2024 program if it wants to keep the games fresh, relevant and inclusive.
(Illustration by Liam Mcfadden | Staff Illustrator)

Point-Counterpoint: Pyeongchang brings the heat despite critiques

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor February 21, 2018

If you don’t know what’s been happening during this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, you’re sorely missing out. That shirtless Tongan flag bearer you fell in love with during the Rio...

(Illustration by Liam Mcfadden | Staff Illustrator)

Point-Counterpoint: Winter Olympics leaves fans iced out

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer February 21, 2018

What’s the biggest story from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics so far? It could be Adam Rippon’s spat with Vice President Mike Pence, or Pence and North Korean propaganda vice director Kim Yo...

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

esports make natural addition to Olympics

By Thomas Wick | Columnist February 11, 2018

It’s the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. Two combatants pick up pieces of plastic laced with electrical current and various input chambers. They do not face each other directly, but they fight on a screen...

Bronson (Hugh Jackman) and Eddie (Taron Egerton) in Eddie the Eagle. (Larry Horricks/Twentieth Century Fox)

‘Eddie’ sails to mediocrity

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer February 22, 2016

Despite its quirky hero threatening to flop the film, “Eddie the Eagle” is the latest true-life Olympic sports drama to dare for an Icarian flight. Following the likes of last week’s Jesse Owens...

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