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Head softball coach Julie Smith and Paul Alvarez, director of the Athletic Training Education Program, spoke at the International Studies Institute’s Hot Spots lecture Thursday about the affect of politics upon international sports.
Lance Armstrong is undoubtedly a known name in the current athletic world after winning seven Tour de France races. However recently, Armstrong is not known for his success as a cyclist, but rather the cheating behind it.
Sophomore swim team member Madeline Lovrensky had a record setting season, capturing the SCIAC title for the 100 and 200-yard backstroke for the second year in a row, giving her four individual conference titles. She has not been beaten in a SCIAC event in her two years at La Verne.
Almost 80 days from now, the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony will begin for viewers around the world. These Games are monumental and receive extreme viewership, bringing all countries together for such a rare moment. However, this year the officials of the Games are cracking down on those that use the lingo of the Games and the footage that can be captured when visiting and attending the events.