Academy conditions kids physically, mentally with gymnastics

Children build themselves athletically in a sport that makes one feel ‘invincible’

In a setting that’s best described as “organized chaos,” children learn more than just flips and turns at the American Gymnastics Academy (AGA). Open almost 12 hours at a time, a typical day consists of 300 to 500 kids traversing in and out of the gym– undergoing aerobic, body-building exercises– aspiring to achieve their self-motivated…

Practicing at Lakewood Rinks for the Olympic Rings

Looking ahead to the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics, American figure skaters will be using a local ice rink to train and practice. The Anaheim Ducks recently announced that renowned figure-skating coach Rafael Arutyunyan will use The Rinks–Lakewood Ice as his main training facility for the upcoming winter Olympics. Arutyunyan is a former Soviet national competitor and…

What you may not have known about Rio 2016

By Ryan Guebert TV Media Cost • The total costs of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will amount to more than $11 billion U.S. (35.4 billion Brazilian real): $7.47 billion for the infrastructure, $2 billion for sports facilities and $2.16 billion for the operation and organization of the events. Torch • For…