Olympics News

Professor Discusses the Science of Olympians

Once every four years, people from all nations marvel at the incredible feats of the greatest athletes in the world. What is it that allows them to run, jump, and throw faster and farther than the average person? David Bassett, head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, and a colleague have developed a course to answer that question.

Going to the Rio Olympics?

The Office of Communications and Marketing wants to hear from faculty, staff, students, and athletes who are traveling to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympics, August 5-21.

Art of the Winter Olympics on View at McClung Museum through February 24

In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, UT’s McClung Museum will feature several Olympic-themed bronzes of speed skaters and figure skaters from the museum’s Joseph B. Wolffe Collection. The display, which goes up today, the first day of Winter Olympics competition, will be on view through February 24.

Alumna in Sochi, Working Behind the Scenes at Her Third Olympics

When the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, open on Friday, alumna Stephanie Garant-Jones will be backstage, helping the extravaganza unfold before the world. Garant-Jones, who earned a master’s degree in sport management in 2007, is part of the crew orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies.

UT Alumni Bring Home the Gold at 2012 Olympic Games

Eight UT alumni brought home a total of ten medals, including five golds, from the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The 2012 medal tally for former UT athletes surpasses the school’s previous record of eight medals, which was set at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. UT’s total medal count places the university seventh among all schools and second among SEC programs for this year’s Olympics.

Journalism Professor to Watch, Not Work, This Year’s Olympics

Beijing opening

University of Tennessee journalism professor Mike Martinez will watch the Olympics this year like most of us—during his leisure time—rather than working the event. Martinez has been connected to chronicling the Olympics for more than eighteen years.