Olympics

Olympic weightlifting legend returns to SF State

April 18, 2018 Sports

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 at SF State. Schmitz was on the SF State football team during his freshman year in 1963 and became captain in 1967. He graduated the ...

Wrestling coach balances graduate degree with Olympic hopes

April 11, 2018 Sports

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 own. For Olympic hopeful and super-human Orry Elor, he manages all three — with some time to spare. Elor was an alternate for Team USA’s ...

Olympics gather us all

February 21, 2018 Opinion Sports

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 no difficulty finding people who are following along with the different sports. Some are interested in the local angle, such as Vincent Chou, the Palo ...

Beyond psychology: professor coached Judo at Olympic level

March 30, 2014 Sports

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 their footsteps when his time came. “In fact, I hated it for a number of years, until I got better,” the SF State psychology professor ...

Politics don’t belong in the Olympic games

February 17, 2014 Opinion

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 medals that they have trained intensely to win. The 2014 Winter Olympics have been the total opposite of this. Host nation Russia and the city ...