Photo of Kelly Day in Rio for the olympics. (Allison Coffin| Ball State at the Games)

OLYMPICS: Indiana Teacher Aims To Visit Every Summer Olympic Host City

By Robby General BALL STATE AT THE GAMES Kelly Day woke up the morning of her 29th birthday to find a text from her friend Rafael, a Brazilian native whom she met four years before at a bus stop in Australia: “Hey happy birthday! Are you coming to … Read More

A mother and son show excitement as they wait for the torch parade in Sao Paulo. (Maggie Kenworthy | Ball State at the Games)

OLYMPICS: Olympic Torch Viewing Differences

By: Reilly Small BSU AT THE GAMES São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have completely different atmospheres in their cities: São Paulo being very professional and business-like, and Rio being very laid back with a beach vibe. However, after witnessing the Olympic Torch viewing last Friday morning in … Read More

Crowds gather close together as the sun sets on Sugar Loaf Mountain. (Maggie Kenworthy | Ball State at the Games)

OLYMPICS: View From Sugarloaf Never Ceases To Astound

By Victoria Ison BSU AT THE GAMES Copacabana. Christ the Redeemer. The Atlantic Ocean. From the top of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain, families and couples and groups of friends lean against the strong steel railings, pointer fingers outstretched in the direction of Rio’s famous landmarks. It’s difficult … Read More

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IU Kelley School Grad Has Unique Road To Rio

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will be well-represented in Rio next month. We have several amazing athletes who will compete in the Olympic games, but one of those athletes isn’t a member of the U.S. National Team. Alexus Laird, a graduate from the IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis, has dual citizenship and will go for the gold for the Republic of Seychelles.

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Olympics At Mason’s Health and Rehabilitation Center

WARSAW — Residents at Mason’s Health and Rehabilitation Center began their first day of the three days of trials for various events for the TLC Management’s Summer Rehab Olympic Events. Mayor Joseph Thallemer joined the olympic hopefuls today offering words of encouragement for residents trying to secure a … Read More

2016 Tippecanoe Flotilla contestants ready to sett off around Tippecanoe Lake.

2016 Tippecanoe Flotilla Flaunts Olympics

LEESBURG — The 2016 Tippecanoe Lake Flotilla contestants and fans enjoyed the summer boating event, Saturday, July 2. This year’s flotilla theme was “Float Olympics.” The main rules at the Tippecanoe Lake Flotilla that contestants must follow each year are to be enthusiastic and use creativity to flaunt … Read More

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Ink Free News Editor Travels To Olympics With Ball State

MUNCIE — Maggie Kenworthy, Ink Free News editor, will be joining a team put together by Ball State University to cover the olympics. BSU will send one of the largest groups of journalism graduates, students and staff to provide behind-the-scenes coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de … Read More

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Big 10 Well Represented At Olympics

The Big Ten Conference boasts at least 42 current or former student-athletes, alumni or coaches currently competing for gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The group of conference competitors, which includes 18 former Olympians and 16 past medalists, represents five different countries and seven … Read More

Indianapolis Named Olympics Diving Trials Finalist

USA Diving, in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, has announced that Atlanta and Indianapolis have been named as the two finalists in the bid process to select a host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving. The Trials will determine the divers who … Read More