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Northwestern Notebook 7/31

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by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan) Grevers is Golden Northwestern made its presence at the 2012 Olympics heard on Monday in the form of a gold medal, as NU alum Matt Grevers set an Olympic record en route...

Time for Racism to Go

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It won't happen overnight. And it won't happen easily. But the scourge of racism in Spanish football must be removed. One writer's personal take.

Australia Swim Team: Toxic Culture

Team tries to explain their poor performance in London

10 Greek Gods from the 2012 London Olympics

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James Magnussen, swimming Like most, I watched the Summer Olympics on TV from the comfort of my couch. Here in Canada, CTV was the official...

Pride House lives, set to welcome fans and athletes during London Olympics

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Pride House was born at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as a place where LGBT fans and athletes would be welcomed to the Olympic Games. Plans for a bigger venue in London fell through when organizers...

Olympic "sex symbol" Ryan Lochte owns 130 pairs of shoes and wears a pink Speedo

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Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE Ryan Lochte, the sculpted 27-year-old American swimmer expected to win multiple gold medals, is the sex symbol of...

Olympic diving hopeful, 13, has two dads, to lead gay pride parade

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Here is an awesome story from the Indianapolis Star about 13-year-old diver Jordan Pisey Windle. He is an orphan from Cambodia who was adopted in 2000 by Jerry Windle. Years later, Windle met and...

Portrait: Australian diver Matthew Mitcham ready for London Olympics

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Matthew Mitcham, defending champion in the Olympic 10-meter platform diving, and the rest of the Australian diving team met the media in Brisbane to discuss the London Olympics and pose for photos....

IOC asked to consider gay rights as part of Olympics invites

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British human rights lawyer and writer Mark Stephens has written a provocative article arguing that LGBT rights be the centerpiece of the London Olympics. Nations that still criminalize...

Pride House, previously canceled for London Olympics, will open

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July 12 update here. After two years of promotion for what was supposed to be the biggest, flashiest, gayest presence at the Olympics, organizers have canceled Pride House for the London Games,...

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