Olympics

  • Rio Olympics Blog: Final thoughts on Rio and the Olympics

    Last Updated: April 20, 2017

    Two days after arriving back from Rio, it’s starting to hit me that I was at the Olympics. Some final thoughts on Rio, the Olympics and the experience.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day One: The long adventure begins

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    Well, 24 hours of madness have resulted in us finding ourselves in Rio de Janeiro with an apartment right down the road from the Olympic Park. It’s all starting to set in now.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Two: Rio’s very far from perfect but it won’t be the complete disaster predicted

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    The rest of the first day in Rio resulted in credentials, a walk along a beach and a Brazilian steakhouse dinner. Also, here are some of my observations of Rio after the first day in the city.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Three: The Olympic Park is massive

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    Our second day in Rio saw us check out the media center and the massive Olympic Village. Only a few more days before it takes center stage for the world.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Four: A change of plans

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    Well, we weren’t able to go to the Christ the Redeemer statue today, but we were still able to do a little bit more exploring.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Five: Up in the clouds

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    Nothing happens fast around Rio. But we got to see the Christ the Redeemer statue, so there’s that at least.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Six: Let’s get to work

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    The start of the women’s soccer tournament on Wednesday marked the unofficial start of the Olympics and the unofficial start of our work with Rio2016.com.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Seven: Sitting in on press conferences

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    Thursday was the chill day we all needed. But sitting in on the IOC and USA Basketball press conference certainly made it interesting.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Eight: The fun begins

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    It’s finally here. After much anticipation, the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics went on as planned Friday night. Unfortunately we weren’t there, but we had the next best thing.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Nine: Row, row, row your boat (Part I)

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    Always remember the sunscreen, especially if you’re covering rowing. Oh, and write the story first before trying to get back to the Olympic Park. Lessons learned on the first day of the Olympics.

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  • Rio Olympics Blog — Day Ten: Row, row, row your boat again … or not

    Last Updated: April 18, 2017

    So windy conditions equaled a no-go for rowing on Sunday. But watching Serena Williams in tennis was a blast.

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