Tag - Olympics

On the ground and on the move…with a selfie stick

Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, the two Augusta University correspondents we sent to Rio to cover the Olympic journey of alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu, who will run in Sunday’s marathon for his native Zimbabwe, arrived in Rio on Monday. Since then...

Security troops and checkpoints

August 15 — They weren’t in Rio de Janeiro long before our crew got a first hand look some of the 23,000 Olympic security troops , including those at the Olympic Village checkpoint.

Jags in Rio: On the ground and on the move

Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, the two Augusta University correspondents we sent to Rio to cover the Olympic journey of alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu, who will run in Sunday’s marathon for his native Zimbabwe, arrived in Rio on Monday. Since then...

First impressions from Rio de Janeiro

Early this morning, I walked into the Manaus airport feeling groggy but excited.  We went through customs and immigration and I got a cool Rio 2016 stamp in my passport. We hadn’t quite made it to Rio de Janeiro, but I was officially in Brazil. As...

My first meal in Brazil, always.

We have finally landed in Brazil. And, as I always do at the first entry point in my native country, I went straight for the food. My first meal in Brazil always includes pão de queijo, or cheesebread, and a Brazilian soda called Guaraná. My wife...

Dateline: Rio

August 15, 6:40 a.m. EDT – So our Jags have landed in Rio to cover the 2016 Rio Games.
They’ll be blogging, they’ll be posting to social media and they’ll be filing the stories that no one else can file.
From the ground.
In Rio.
Stay tuned.

Preparing to go: It’s getting Rio

Last night, after watching Michael Phelps swim his last individual Olympic race, I lay down in bed. My body was exhausted, but my mind was racing. “In less than 48 hours, I will be in Rio de Janeiro. At the 2016 Olympics. Oh my goodness, I have so...

Watching the Olympics brings back memories.

I remember watching the opening ceremony of previous Summer Olympic Games with my dad and always hear him say he had waited four years for that. I remember watching the Brazilian men’s national soccer team and cheering for our first Olympic gold...

3Qs with Angela Bratton on food and culture

Part of the value of the Olympics comes from the sharing of cultures and traditions, and few of these traditions are more fundamental – and surprising – than those surrounding food. Dr. Angela Bratton, associate professor of anthropology, discusses...

More to tell

I’ve always loved a good story. When I was a college student I had the opportunity to tell some incredible stories. I wrote about a mother who escaped an abusive relationship and an attempted murder that left her disfigured. She went on to gain her...

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