Category Archives: Olympics

Behind the Scenes in the Mixed Zone

After every round in Deodoro Olympic stadium at the Rio Olympics, athletes are required to go through the Mixed Zone. It's the media equivalent of running the gauntlet. Athlete on...

Extreme Horsing

Of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines, dressage is generally the least-loved outside the horse world. “Horse Dancing,” as it’s regularly called by non-equestrians, lacks the suspense of a potential refusal...

Is Six Too Many for an Olympic Jump Off?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3QzI5Hb_fw It was previously unheard of in an Olympic Games: six horses jumping off for the gold medal. But then it was a previously unheard of depth of field, too....

Nick Skelton Wins Gold and Steals Our Hearts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brXU2nQV_lE There was a lot of crying in Rio today. Show jumping legend Nick Skelton (GBR) stood atop the Individual Final podium, as the British national anthem played, and wiped...

When an Olympic Dream Dies…

Some 11,551 athletes will compete in the 2016 Rio Games, contesting 306 events in 28 different sports. All come to Brazil with the same dream—Olympic glory. But only a fraction...

Riding Isn’t a Sport…

“Riding isn’t a sport,” the article reads. “YA? Well you try to control a 1200 lb horse with your pinkie,” the meme retorts. “Why doesn’t Valegro get the medal? He...

Finding the Footing

The Rio Olympics are comprised of 28 sports, many of which have little in common, especially when it comes to the playing surface. From the swimming pool to the hardwood,...