2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
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Postcard from Rio: Maracanã magic

Brazil and Germany line up on the field ahead of their gold-medal match on Aug. 20, 2016 at the Maracanã. (Photo by Frank Gogola)

So there I found myself inside the famed Maracanã alongside Brazilian soccer fans, caught up inside their moment of glory, redemption and pure elation.

Brazil has just beaten Germany to […]

Postcard from Rio: Memories of kindness, professionalism and resolve

RIO DE JANEIRO – There was another bus to catch, and this one was going to be easy because I was leaving Carioca Arena 1, the basketball venue, and I knew my way out, or so I thought. The internal bus that looped within Olympic Park, the one that would lead me to the bus […]

At 20, Kyle Snyder is youngest U.S. Wrestling Olympic champion

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kyle Snyder capped of an incredible calendar year with an Olympic gold medal in Sunday’s 97 kg. final at Carioca Arena 2.

Snyder, the reigning world champion and NCAA champion, became the youngest U.S. wrestler ever to win Olympic gold at age 20. He defeated Azerbaijan’s […]

Four years removed from being an Olympic alternate for Mexico, Galloway wins taekwondo bronze for Team USA

By Rebecca Harris | @MsRebeccaHarris

RIO DE JANEIRO — Life has been somewhat of a waiting game for Jackie Galloway, newly-minted Olympic bronze medalist, at least when it comes to taekwondo.

She was named an alternate to Mexico’s Olympic team for the London Games as she carries dual citizenship. She waited to be called up, […]

19-year-old Shakur Stevenson wins significant silver for USA Boxing

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

RIO DE JANEIRO — Boxer Shakur Stevenson was hoping to win a gold medal in men’s bantamweight (56 kg.), but his silver marks the best finish by a U.S. men’s boxer since Andre Ward won gold at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

The first-time Olympian won the silver medal when […]