It’s being billed as an event 114 years in the making. The site of the 1904 Olympic Games on the Washington University in St. Louis campus is getting international recognition with the dedication Friday, Sept. 28, of an Olympic rings sculpture that will sit permanently near historic Francis Field.
Male golfers, most of whom are on the PGA Tour, are dropping out of the Summer Olympics en masse. While they’re citing Zika concerns, Patrick Rishe, director of the Sports Business Program at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School, said there’s another factor at play.
Michael Lagieski, a senior in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and a member of the Washington University swim team, will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team in the 100-meter breaststroke June 26 in Omaha, Neb.
With Rio’s Olympic Games rapidly approaching, today the International Association of Athletics Federations upheld its ban on Russia’s track teams. Sports business expert Patrick Rishe says the move illustrates the economic effect and lasting impact of cheating in sports of all kinds.
It’s another far-reaching global sporting scandal as the World Anti-Doping Agency recommends the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspend Russia from athletics competition. Washington University’s Olin Business of Sports Program Director Patrick Rishe says the decision could have fallout of Olympic proportion.
Tread the Med, the School of Medicine’s popular 100-day wellness program that encourages participants to walk 10,000 steps each day, is set to begin Thursday, Feb. 27, with an Olympics-themed kickoff on the Medical Campus.
He’s Canadian, he plays hockey, and he’s had a brush with Olympic glory. Physician-scientist Gregory D. Longmore, MD, investigates problems relevant to cancer onset and metastasis.
Before athletes grabbed the limelight at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Olin MBA student Shaun Hudson found glory in hot wings at the “OLINpics” Feb. 11 in the Knight Center. The OLINpics continue at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at Brandt’s Cafe in the University City Loop with an Olympic trivia contest.
Marketing students at Olin Business School are gearing up for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games with a series of events to educate, entertain and raise funds for an adventure camp sponsored by Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis. The kick-off event for “OLINpics” begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Knight Center on the Danforth Campus.