Reports of doping by Russia’s Olympic athletes continue to grab headlines. Just yesterday, officials confirmed that 14 of the country’s athletes from the 2008 Games had been implicated by the I.O.C. in a re-testing of samples. But doping in sports is not new. As early as the 8th century B.C., Greek athletes found ways to boost testosterone to enhance performance, says Northeastern’s Rui Li, an expert on exercise physiology. Here, she talks about the science of doping and possible measures to stop it.
Erin Murphy spoke at Northeastern on Wednesday, saying that the Games represent a huge economic opportunity for Massachusetts.
All four of Northeastern’s women’s hockey Olympians will be vying for a medal when the puck drops in Sochi on Thursday.
“2013 was the best year of my life,” says Kendall Coyne, a sharpshooting forward for Northeastern hockey. Can she top it by helping Team USA win gold at the Olympics for the first time since 1998?
Rosanna Garcia, an associate professor of marketing who has attended the summer Olympics since 1984, explains how the Games have changed over the last two decades.
Exercise science expert Greg Cloutier explains why Olympic athletes are able to continue breaking world records.
Justine Siegal of Sport in Society says early preparation and a strong sense of self can help Olympic athletes lead successful lives long after their playing days are over.
Will Miller, E’07, and the U.S. men’s eight rowing team narrowly missed a medal on Wednesday morning at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
David Nolan, an associate clinical professor of physical therapy, says a South African sprinter should be allowed to compete in the Olympics wearing high-tech carbon-fiber prosthetic legs.
Ivan Rupnik, an assistant professor of architecture at Northeastern, says that the iconic structures built for the Olympics help cities establish themselves on the world stage.
Northeastern’s women’s hockey coach honored for his work in helping the U.S. women’s squad win silver at the 2010 winter games.
Art and design lecturer John Kane discusses reaction to the 2012 Olympics logo, which the Iranian government claims spells out the word “Zion.”