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Regulations control transgender athletes

Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter

September 24, 2020

The international governing body for the sport of athletics, World Athletics, recently banned Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya from 2021 Olympics track and field events due to a rare genetic health condition. A recessive intersex condition 5a-Reductase deficiency causes Semenya to have neither male or female organs. Semenya has th...

Gymnast uses platform

Adele Bonomi, Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

Springy, powerful, double-twisting double backflips make Simmone Biles standout in international competitions, but her confident voice outside the gym is shifting the public face of gymnastics and the definition of what it means to be an elite athlete.  Bile’s original moves are impossible for a...

Point of View: Silence is not an answer

Point of View: Silence is not an answer

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018

I have played a sport for as long as I can remember, and I have loved every minute of it. The skills I’ve struggled to master, friends I’ve forged relationships with, and coaches I’ve learned from and admire have positively shaped me. When I heard that more than 160 young female athletes were...

View from the sidelines

View from the sidelines

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

August 29, 2016

As U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky raced to the finish in the women’s 800 freestyle at the Rio Olympics, the world would soon have a new record holder. Michael Phelps tied for silver in the 100 butterfly that same day and headlined almost all forms of media over Ledecky. The Olympics are supposed to ...

Good Call: Ordinary Olympians

May 25, 2012

Claire Fahy Sports Editor Although the Olympic Games have evolved since their mythological founding by Hercules and Zeus, their participants are still widely viewed as gods. When I was younger, I idolized Olympians whose battles captivated my attention for a few summer weeks every four years. As I ...

Isabelle Pinard heads to Junior Olympics

February 17, 2011

Liz Smith Asst. Sports Editor As the only girl at her fencing club, junior Isabelle Pinard practices with the guys — which may have made her qualification for the Junior Olympics next week that much easier. “Girls are more quick, but I would say boys are tougher competition for me,” Pinard s...

Students attend Vancouver Winter Olympics

February 12, 2010

Aggie Kruse & Rebecca Lee Reporters Most students will be turning on the television to watch the Winter Olympics, but two freshman are celebrating the Games first-hand in Vancouver, British Columbia. Chiara Figari and Mary Katherine Michiels-Kibler are traveling to Canada with their families...

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