18 Apr 2018

Olympic weightlifting legend returns to SF State

Sturdy, sound and as humble as ever, alumnus and former Olympic weightlifting coach Jim Schmitz returned to campus to teach an Olympic-style weightlifting seminar to students for the first time

11 Apr 2018

Wrestling coach balances graduate degree with Olympic hopes

Assistant wrestling coach, graduate student and a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) fellow — just one of these job titles would carry a hectic schedule to maintain on its

21 Feb 2018

Olympics gather us all

Every two years, something comes along that captures my attention and enthralls me – the Olympic games. I know I’m not alone. Each time the games come around, I have

30 Mar 2014

Beyond psychology: professor coached Judo at Olympic level

David Matsumoto wasn’t interested in the sport of Judo when he first started at seven years old. But being the youngest of three boys, he was expected to follow in

18 Feb 2014

From Russia, without love: Why the Olympics have always been political

The Olympics have been and always will be a platform for political ideologies. With the Olympics in full swing, it would take a blind mole to miss the obvious: the

17 Feb 2014

Politics don’t belong in the Olympic games

Every four years, representatives from 88 nations gather in one location somewhere in the world to perform the art of athleticism. The Olympics are an event to shower athletes with