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2024 Paris Olympic open water events face environmental issues

Ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics, officials have detected alarming levels of pollution in the Seine river. Multiple open water events are set to...

Marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum and coach Gervais Hakizimana killed...

Kelvin Kiptum and his Gervais Hakizimana were killed in a car crash last Sunday as millions were watching the Super Bowl around the world....

Highlander Hot Take: Can Team USA still rightfully call themselves World...

The recent disappointment made by the USA national basketball team at the FIBA World Cup tournament has sparked some anger from fans and some...

Caster Semenya’s race to equality in Olympic Sports

The Olympics are a time when athletes get to put their talents on display for the world to see. However, South African women’s runner,...

Cricket and the coming change in American sports culture

Is it odd that soccer in the United States was once considered a women’s sport? This is not just stereotypical — the popularity of...

The “Peace Olympics” and the possibility of diplomacy

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are now over. Clouding the atmosphere of the games were the tense relations between North Korea and the United...

Politics and protests at the Olympics: A deep-rooted tradition

There are moments in which the collision between sports and politics seems unavoidable. This year, the Olympics is no exception due to the political...

UCR Athletics stays hot during summer

Former Highlander headed for Rio '16 When former UC Riverside All-American runner Brenda Martinez graduated, she, like many students, was extremely unsure of her future....

Bueno’s Buzz: Blade Gunner?

Sometimes the entertaining spectacle of sports clashes with the harshness of reality. The trial of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius fits that bill. Winning the...