Olympics Blog Posts

A Quick Breakdown of the Winter Olympics

A Quick Breakdown of the Winter Olympics

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2015 in Travel

From the very first Winter Olympic Games in 1924 to now, the world has gathered around to compete in friendly rivalries over ice and snow. A lot of incredible moments have been imprinted in Olympic history through the years, and we can only imagine what’s in store for the 2014 Sochi Games this year. First... Read More ...

Four Awesome Moments in Olympic History

Four Awesome Moments in Olympic History

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 27, 2014 in Travel

Since 1896, the world has seen some pretty awesome moments during the Olympic Games. As countries all over the world gather for friendly competition and rivalry, we all spend a couple weeks, every two years, to celebrate the true athletic greatness that exists around the world. There have been some incredible moments and accomplishments that... Read More ...

Significance and Passing of the Olympic Torch

Significance and Passing of the Olympic Torch

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on May 27, 2014 in Travel

The significance of the Olympic Torch goes back in history to the ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece. According to the old myth, a flame was ignited by the sun and kept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games.... Read More ...

Guide to Events of the Winter Olympics

Guide to Events of the Winter Olympics

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on March 27, 2014 in Travel

There are tons of great events in Sochi at the XXII Winter Olympics. Here are a few events that you may want to watch out for. If you are looking for some great Olympic competition, then look no further than the 2014 ice events. Here is a little more information about the sports. For more... Read More ...

Safety and Security During Summer Olympics 2012 in London

Safety and Security During Summer Olympics 2012 in London

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The Olympics take safety and security very seriously. De-Neita Peoples, a student currently studying abroad in London during the 2012 summer Olympics, gives us the inside scoop about the latest news on  security for the Olympics.... Read More ...

Top 5 Moments in the U.S. and Russia Rivalry

Top 5 Moments in the U.S. and Russia Rivalry

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

From the Space Race to the Cold War to the Arms Race, Russia and the U.S. have a long history of tension—most notably in politics. But the two nations have also had a fierce rivalry in sports. With this year’s Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia, here’s a quick look at some of the... Read More ...

What to Do in London During Summer Olympics 2012

What to Do in London During Summer Olympics 2012

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Massive amounts of people are flooding into London for the summer Olympics of 2012. Many people have tickets to spectate some of the dramatic and eye-catching sports. However, there are still plenty who don’t have tickets and are in town to simply enjoy the energy and bustle of the city during this exciting time. ... Read More ...

London Olympics: A Guide to Local Transportation

London Olympics: A Guide to Local Transportation

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The streets of London are sure to be filled with sports fans from around the world during the Summer Olympic Games of 2012. To help you from getting lost on the streets during the London Olympics, we have put together this short guide for getting around town:... Read More ...

Traveling to the 2012 Olympics

Traveling to the 2012 Olympics

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

You have watched every Olympic games on your television, but this is the year you want to see the games in person. There is only one small problem. Travel in general is expensive and complicated, and Olympic travel can be even more so.... Read More ...

After Sochi: Extending Your European Adventure

After Sochi: Extending Your European Adventure

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 17, 2014 in Travel

If you find yourself in Sochi for the Olympic Games, you might as well extend your trip to check out what’s in the area. Here are few places you may want to go if you choose to stick around after the Olympics ends. The financial and political center of Russia, Moscow is one of... Read More ...