The 2024 Olympics will feature four new sports on its program — rock climbing, break dancing, surfing and skateboarding. Though an appearance from Tony Hawk or Alex Honnold may be a little far fetched, there is a realistic possibility that BYU could feature more athletes participating in the events both on campus and in the Olympics.
Three of the four players from Hawaii, Kana’i Akana and Wil Stanley of the men’s team and Kiani Moea’i of the women’s team, all graduated from the same school in Honolulu, Punahou School. Though just a small part of the BYU volley program, the three players have already made an impact.
Does anyone really want to host the Winter Olympics? Residents in Calgary answered that question with a resounding "No," and now the International Olympic Committee has some soul-searching to do. Again.
BYU is known for a variety of things such as its religious commitments, subsidized tuition, and athletic programs. Something that isn't often recognized about the university is the amount of Olympians who call BYU their alma mater.
The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme.