Gold-en Days of Summer Olympics Past – Part 5

Today we highlight the disparate sports of boxing and volleyball, in which the only thing in common seems to be the gold medals OSU athletes have won participating in them at the Olympics. Although Ohio State students have pushed for boxing to be a varsity sport since the 1930s, it’s always been played on campus […]

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Gold-en Days of Summer Olympics Past: Part 4

What an Olympics so far!  Today we will highlight three more former OSU Olympians: two synchronized swimmers and a rower. Synchronized swimmers – and twin sisters – Karen and Sarah Josephson have worked together in the pool from an early age.  Karen discussed the beginning of the dynamic duo in a 1988 Lantern interview, sayng […]

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Gold-en Days of Summer Olympics past: Part 3

Although the sport of weightlifting has never achieved varsity status at OSU – students have been able to participate through intramurals and clubs – two former Buckeyes not only made it to the Olympics, but won medals. And they’re brothers, to boot. Peter and James George, both students of dentistry at OSU, were also competitive […]

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