2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
Rio 2016

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, […]

Five-time Olympian Steven Lopez leaves Rio without a medal, but full of pride

By Rebecca Harris | @MsRebeccaHarris

RIO DE JANEIRO — With five world championship titles, two Olympic golds and one bronze to his name, it would be understandable to wonder what Steven Lopez had left to prove in the world of taekwondo.

It’s this: an ankle injury before the London Games in 2012 kept Lopez off […]

Postcard from Rio: A reprieve, a surprise and dinner at a normal hour

The reprieve came on Wednesday afternoon. I was still scheduled to be on volleyball duty the next day (Team USA’s women were playing Italy in the semifinals). But instead of a 10:15 p.m. start time, they were put into the 1 p.m. slot, meaning that I would actually be able to sleep Thursday night.

So […]

From IndyStar: IU’s Jessica Parratto finishes 10th in 10-meter diving

By Rebecca Harris | @MsRebeccaHarris

RIO DE JANEIRO — Indiana University student Jessica Parratto fell short of her goal of standing on the podium in Rio, finishing in 10th in the women’s 10-meter diving final with a score of 334.60, but she has come a long way since she first started diving.

“I only had springboard […]

U.S. women’s water polo advances to 3rd-straight Olympic gold-medal match

By Rebecca Harris | @MsRebeccaHarris

RIO DE JANEIRO — In 2000, women’s water polo was added to the Olympic program. The U.S. team won silver. At Athens in 2004, bronze. At Beijing in 2008, silver again.

And finally, at London in 2012, the gold, standing at the top of the podium at last.

The U.S. […]