Rivalry Revisited: Setting the Stage for Canada-USA Semifinal

Canada, USA…you would be hard pressed to find a better rivalry in the sporting world, one that is fierce across all sports. While both countries may naturally associate this storied opposition with hockey, women’s soccer may be where we see the second most intense installment, and we have one game to thank for that.  ThereContinue reading “Rivalry Revisited: Setting the Stage for Canada-USA Semifinal”

Canada Squeaks Through

Canada are quickly becoming this year’s Cardiac Kids, not making anything comfortable or relaxing on their fans, or themselves. The latest edition was needing all five rounds of penalties after ending 120 minutes of play goalless against Brazil. The quarterfinal matchup was a rematch of the 2016 bronze medal game, and the victor was theContinue reading “Canada Squeaks Through”

USA Secure Semifinals Birth

Five years after a bitter, disappointing loss to Sweden from penalty kicks in the 2016 Olympic quarterfinals, the USWNT have redeemed themselves. The U.S. defeated the Netherlands in penalty kicks after finishing regulation and overtime in a 2-2 tie. Megan Rapinoe stepped up to the penalty spot in the fourth round and buried a shotContinue reading “USA Secure Semifinals Birth”

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics All-Around Final

On July 28th, the men’s artistic gymnastics all-around final took place and it was a very exciting and close competition! For this event, the highest scoring 24 men from the qualification round had the opportunity to compete for an all-around medal. During the first rotation, Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto had a very strong showing with hisContinue reading “Men’s Artistic Gymnastics All-Around Final”

Shot Clock Summaries: Olympic Men’s Basketball, Team USA Edition

After a rocky start, Team USA is looking to get back on track in Tokyo. Though they’ve only played two games so far, each one has had a different look. After a frustrating loss to France, they were able to bounce back against Iran. Shot Clock Summaries is here to give you some key takeawaysContinue reading “Shot Clock Summaries: Olympic Men’s Basketball, Team USA Edition”

Olympic Softball Recap: Day 6

Day 6 of the Olympic Softball tournament did not disappoint. Canada was looking for redemption from the 2008 Olympics, the last games that softball was played in, and get on the podium. The American women were looking to continue their successful tournament by winning a gold medal against Japan.  Canada 3 vs Mexico 2 InContinue reading “Olympic Softball Recap: Day 6”

Olympic Basketball Beat: Day 3

In the third day of competition, the Canadians bounced back against Korea and Spain continued their win streak while providing Serbia their first loss.  Canada 74 – Korea 53 Canada bounced back nicely against Korea after their upset defeat of the Serbians. The Canadians  lead the Koreans in each quarter of the game. The gameContinue reading “Olympic Basketball Beat: Day 3”

Quarter Final Preview: US vs Netherlands

The USWNT finished group play with three different results: a win, a loss, and a draw. All three results were pretty underwhelming for U.S. fans, even the 6-1 victory over New Zealand. Thus far the USWNT have looked conservative, lethargic, and at times, just straight up bored. As the team moves on to the eliminationContinue reading “Quarter Final Preview: US vs Netherlands”

Women’s Gymnastics Team Final Recap

Tuesday was circled on the calendar for many gymnastics fans around the world. The women’s team final would take place in Tokyo and the USA looked to defend the gold medals won in 2012 and 2016. This would also be the first women’s team final with the new team regulations. In these Olympics, teams haveContinue reading “Women’s Gymnastics Team Final Recap”