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Legendary activist, track star John Carlos recalls ’68 Olympics

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.

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.

Opinion | Olympic breakdancing would promote inclusion

Thai break dancers.

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.

Point-Counterpoint: Pyeongchang brings the heat despite critiques

(Illustration by Liam Mcfadden | Staff Illustrator)

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 Games made an appearance, an Austrian snowboarder finished a race after literally breaking his neck and all-American swee...

Point-Counterpoint: Winter Olympics leaves fans iced out

(Illustration by Liam Mcfadden | Staff Illustrator)

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 Jong’s awkward non-interaction. Is the answer legendary snowboarder Shaun White’s third halfpipe Olympic gold win in dramatic fashion, or ...

esports make natural addition to Olympics

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

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 — as Pikachu and Mario, respectively. This fight will decide who wins the 2026 Olympic Winter Ga...

‘Eddie’ sails to mediocrity

Bronson (Hugh Jackman) and Eddie (Taron Egerton) in

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 biopic “Race,” “Eddie the Eagle” carves out its individual setting and dramatic structure, b...

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