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Athletes Come Out, Putin Wants to Put Them Back In

In November’s installment of the celebrated HBO Sports series Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel, the show’s longtime correspondent Bernard Goldberg explored the making of a winter wonderland in a beach resort. The 20-minute examination of why the 2014 Winter Olympics will be staged in a subtropical resort for Russia’s elite deliberately calls into question the

Diana Lopez: Preparing for a Focused Fight

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on ScrippsLondon2012.com, an Olympics news site run by 15 E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students who attended the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London, England. Backdrop’s own Chris Longo, Kerry Crump and Colin Brown took in the sights and sounds of London 2012. and their reports will be

American Football: German Style

By: Jacob Betzner, C.J. Buskey *** Editor’s Note: This was originally published by BordlerlessBobcats.Wordpress.com, a website containing blog posts and articles by 17 Scripps College of Communications students who studied abroad in Leipzig, Germany in the summer of 2012. Backdrop’s own Jacob Betzner and two other Ohio University students met with an American football team