You know that feeling when you’re watching “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and you really just want Kim and Kourt to apologize to Khloe, by far the funniest and most verbally abused one in the family, but that little part of you creepily hopes Kim will leave her a scathing voicemail, just to keep the tension soaring? That’s just like watching the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Rising sophomore Kristian Ipsen won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the men’s synchronized diving 3-meter springboard event with partner Troy Dumais on Wednesday.
If Stanford had competed independently at Beijing 2008, it would have finished an impressive ninth in the medal count, just behind Japan and just ahead of Italy. Cal would have come in 17th. Even more revealing, though, is a measure of the number of people per medal. By this statistic, the Bahamas would have earned the top ranking (as the least athletic) after the Games in China, with 300,000 people per medal. Stanford: a staggering 9,400. Berkeley: an almost-as-impressive 25,000.
With the Summer Olympics set to begin July 27 in London, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ruled that women with hyperandrogenism — a condition in which the body produces excessively high levels of androgens, “male” hormones with performance-enhancing effects — may be declared ineligible for competition.
As the class of 2012 moves on to exciting new opportunities, we say goodbye to an incredible group of seniors, from the ones we wrote about to the ones we wrote with.
Stanford men’s swimming head coach Skip Kenney is calling it a career after 33 years on the Farm
Many student-athletes make plans to graduate early or alter their schedules in order to pursue Olympic dreams or a professional sports career. Some athletes have to plan alternative class schedules — within University requirements — to accommodate their professional sports schedules. These strains are especially prominent this spring, with several Stanford students selected in the late-April NFL draft and participating in the upcoming summer Olympics, along with other professional sports.