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Boston Olympics 2024
Harvard in the City

U.S. Olympic Committee Terminates Boston Bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee and Boston 2024 organizers terminated Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Monday following several months of backlash and major changes to the bid.

Bailar
College

Schuyler Bailar, First D1 Transgender Swimmer, Joins Harvard's Men's Team

The swimmer’s journey—from a Harvard women’s swimming recruit to an incoming member of the men’s team—is a historic one in the world of college athletics.

Harvard Stadium for 2024
Harvard in the City

Boston 2024 Downsizes Harvard’s Role in Olympic Bid

The change in plans represents a dramatic change from bid documents submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee in December.

Boston Olympics 2024
Harvard in the City

Harvard No Longer Slated as Boston 2024 Tennis Host

Dorchester’s Harambee Park, not Harvard, would host Olympic and Paralympic tennis if Boston is selected as the host city of the 2024 Summer Games, yet another sign that Harvard’s relationship with the bid is evolving.

Boston Olympics 2024
Harvard in the City

Boston's Olympic Bid

Harvard could factor into Boston’s plans for the 2024 Games, but its tumultuous history in Allston has some residents worried.

Harvard Stadium
College

From Athletics to the Field of Finance

While there is no single route to securing a finance job, there are a number of built-in advantages that make the pipeline from the athletic field to the finance field a large and established one.

On Campus

A New Era for Harvard Recruiting

The growth in attention to the Harvard football and men's basketball programs is largely a byproduct of the work that the teams’ coaches—Tim Murphy and Tommy Amaker—have done rebuilding their respective programs into national powers.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

According to data scraped from the Harvard Athletics website, nearly 15 percent of Harvard athletes come from California, while just 12 percent come from non-U.S. countries.

Harvard Stadium
College

Harvard Upgrades Stadium Field

The project, which will bring hybrid turf technology to the Stadium began on April 6 and is set to conclude by June 8.

Location Bar Graph
Department of Athletics

Location Bar Graph

California leads the way with 15.0 percent of athletes hailing from the Golden State. Massachusetts is a close second at 13.4 percent.

Harvard in the Olympics
Harvard in the City

Residents Voice Concerns Over Boston Olympic Bid

Many residents expressed concerns about Boston's 2024 Olympics bid, such as financial transparency and the impact on affordable housing, at a public meeting Tuesday.

Central Administration

With NCAAs, Harvard Scores Baskets and Potentially Donations

With a fifth-straight Ivy League title and yet another appearance at the NCAA March Madness tournament, Harvard's men’s basketball team is hitting the (literal) money shot.

Ice on the Charles
College

Winter Weather Forces Athletes To Train Longer Indoors

Due to severe weather conditions that University President Drew G. Faust described as “the snowiest winter on record,” athletic teams have been forced to remain inside longer than usual for practice and conditioning this season.

The Other Field of Study
College

Walking On, Trading Off: Athletes Reconsider Varsity Life

The choice to walk on to a Harvard sports team has major social and academic implications that non-recruited students might not anticipate before they join, influencing the make-up of their social circles and their course schedules.

Interview with President Faust
Harvard in the City

Faust Says No to Fundraising for Boston 2024

Following Boston’s 2024 bid, University President Drew G. Faust says Harvard will not divert fundraising to the Olympics.

Sorry, Dorothy
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Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones
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Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan
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The Fan in Kazan

Santa Lucía
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Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter