Sochi makes it hard to enjoy Olympics

The Winter Olympics may only come and go every four years, but Sochi, Russia has given people multiple reasons to boycott this year’s games. The games started Thursday, but the reasons people have decided to boycott deal with Russia’s politics. Multiple ... Continue Reading →

Salukis embrace Olympic experience

Swimming coach Rick Walker said he enjoyed his time at the Summer Olympics and would go back if given the opportunity, but that is not his main goal. “If my work brings me to that, fine,” he said. “I’m more concentrated on trying to get our kids ... Continue Reading →

Former Saluki coaches USA in Olympics

Men’s gymnastics cut from SIU in 1988 Former men’s gymnastics coach Bill Meade impacted many athletes’ lives, including a coach who just came back from the London Olympics. Team USA men’s gymnastics coach Kevin Mazeika said he felt honored ... Continue Reading →

Obscure sports abound at the Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games are held every four years and, consequently, Americans bubble over with patriotic passion and egotistical confidence. During these games, certain sports that get little recognition throughout any other time period are pushed to ... Continue Reading →

Swim coach to coach Egyptian Olympic team

Coach Rick Walker to coach Saluki Mazen Aziz in the 10-kilometer open-water race Rick Walker was on the cusp of making the U.S. Olympic Swim team in 1980 and 1984, but different sets of circumstances kept him from representing his country. Now, after ... Continue Reading →

Three swimmers to compete in summer Olympics in London

The SIU swim team will be represented by three of its members in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Saluki swimmers Pamela Benitez, a freshman from El Salvador, Mazen Aziz, a senior from Egypt andCsaba Gercsak, a sophomore from Hungary, will compete ... Continue Reading →
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