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Laia Gonzalez: The Chase of Her Dreams

Senior Laia Gonzalez is committed to competing in track and field, and wishes to continue in the future.

Melanie Ozuna, Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

For the lives of many students, it is difficult to perform at an optimal level while balancing academics and extracurricular activities. For the Coral Gables Cavaliers, the tall task at hand is one that they strive to not only balance, but inspire others to rise above. For the past few years, senior...

Russia Has Been Rightfully Removed from World Sporting Events

The Russian Athletic Federation was caught doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the repercussions of it will prove to be drastic in the near future.

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recently banned the Russian Athletic Federation from competing in international sporting events for the next four years. The ban includes exclusion from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it has been...

Summer X Games 2018: Extreme Athletes, Extreme Sports

The Summer X Games 2018 were held in Minneapolis for the fourth year in a row between the days of July 19 and July 22

Daniel Toll, Sports Editor

July 24, 2018

The Summer X Games, although not an extremely well-known sporting event, is one that requires unparalleled athletic ability and talent. Hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN, the Summer X Games are an extreme sports event that has been rapidly growing in popularity since its inaugural year in 1995. At...

Speed Skating: 2018 Olympic Edition

The length of the blade on speed skates range from 16 to 19 inches.

Adriana Meijaard, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea have begun, and one of the first events was the fast-paced competition of speed skating. Speed skating was derived from a form of fast transportation over rivers and lakes. It wasn't until the mid-1800s that speed skating actually became an official...

Kick-off in South Korea: The 2018 Winter Olympic Games Begin

The entrance to one of the Olympic stadiums

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

The Olympics have been, since the age of the Ancient Greeks, the biggest test for determining the world's greatest athletes. Often overshadowed by the Summer Olympics, the Winter Games are, nonetheless, equal in excitement and the demonstration of true human talent. Departing from the Black Sea, the...

The Party Continues as the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Kick off

The Rio 2016 paralympic games have been known to  bring together a wide range of incredible athletes

Kelsy Pacheco, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016

Only two short weeks after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games are in full swing. As the opening kicked off in Marcana stadium, it included stunts, lights shows, and wheelchairs. United States wheelchair athlete Aaron Fotheringham helped open up the games by rolling down a 66 foot drop,...

Gone with the Gold: Usain Bolt’s Winning Streak

Bolt celebrating his victories in Rio.

Natalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

August 28, 2016

The Rio Olympics were full of incredible feats performed by skilled athletes from all over the world, but some of the most impressive performances came from Usain Bolt. The Jamaican sprinter concluded the games, and his Olympic career, with three gold medals in the 4x100-m. relay, 200, and 100-meter...

Special Olympics 2014

Athletes competed in the Special Olympics, where everyone is winner!

Jake Paz, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

On Dec. 1, elementary and middle school athletes from all over Miami-Dade County gathered in our very own gym to participate in the 12th annual Special Olympics. After the athletes were promptly greeted by welcoming volunteers and encouraging cheers, performances by our JROTC's color guard and the...

New Year, New Events!

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics logo

Kelsy Pacheco, Staff Writer

February 9, 2014

As the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are fast approaching many are getting ready to see the new olympic events that were added this year. Twelve new events were added for this years Winter Olympics; this includes mens, womens, mixed, and team events. Many are excited for all the new events that were...

Olympic Gold Medalist Inspires Miami Swimmers

Hannah Cordes, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

On Friday September 20th, 2013, a few Gables students who are members of the Miami Swimming team had the wonderful opportunity to meet three time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers. Matt Grevers was an NCAA champion in college and is on the United States national team for swimming as one of the...

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