The Guilfordian

Yulan advocates for displaced residents

Ian Gordon, Guest Writer

April 2, 2018

In Beijing, winter isn’t over yet. Temperature lows are still in the 30s. Ni Yulan is one of the tens of thousands of people whose home was destroyed in preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. These people are still living without homes. Yulan was given only a couple hours notice before her...

Pyeongchang Olympics used as testing ground for new technology

Shami Chideya, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, while centered on awarding athletes the highest distinction in sports, is deserving of its own record-breaking recognition. This year’s games have informally medaled for their incorporation of technology far more advanced than any preceding Olympic event. The International...

Athletes faced with adversity in Sochi, come out strong

Kinsey Danzis, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics concluded, as Americans returned home with nine gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals, placing fourth overall. Praise for our athletes abounds, but of the complaints, we hear more about the conditions in Sochi rather than the competition itself. Of course, the world...

Olympic construction ruins Russian village

Allie Baddley, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

For over five years, the residents of the village of Akhshtyr have suffered due to construction leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Construction has depleted the village’s resources and left its residents with limited running water for drinking and crop irrigation. Although...