The Olympics are underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twenty-five athletes with ties to Wisconsin will be competing. Despite its small size, Wisconsin nurtures a lot of Olympic-caliber athletes. Why is that? Sports reporter Jessie Garcia explores that in her latest book, “Going for Wisconsin Gold” from Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Jessie Garcia is Madison […]
It was over before you knew it. For three weeks, the 2016 Olympics from Rio centered our world around sports. Not surprisingly, the USA dominated the Olympics and won more gold medals than any other country. That’s happened many times before. But what may be surprising, is that, within Team USA, it was the women […]
Join Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for our Off the Square Madison Gala, featuring guest speaker Suzy Favor Hamilton, three-time Olympian, mental wellness advocate, and best-selling author. September 28, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m. Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI VIP-ONLY book signing and photo-opportunity with Suzy Favor […]
As the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, pass their midpoint, you might be wondering about what’s the deal with the Olympic flame and why do the Games have a torch? Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke look at the history of the Olympics and explain some of it’s grander, and stranger, traditions.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea came to a close on Sunday night. Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke wrap up their coverage of the games with some stats and highlights.
This year’s PyeongChang Olympics featured a gold medal rematch in Women’s Hockey, Team USA versus Team Canada. Many call it the greatest current Olympic rivalry. But for Wisconsin, it’s Badgers versus Badgers. With four former Badgers on Team USA and five former Badgers on Team Canada, Wisconsin is coming home with Gold and Silver.