Better Together

The Howells bring a little family to the gym

On April 13, 2016, the Cal women’s gymnastics team traveled more than 1,000 miles, stepped off a plane and took in the fresh air of Forth Worth, Texas. The Bears knew they had entered rare territory and were taking it all in — much deserved after qualifying for the NCAA
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The Bumpy Road to Rio

As questions swirl, disease spreads and body parts float ashore, Olympic officials still refuse to face the music

The road to Rio is paved with good intentions: NBC features on bubbly gymnasts, comeback tales of swimmers vying for one last glimmer of aquatic glory and unexpected failures in track trials that resign former stars to the wayside of Americans’ collective consciousness. For others, however, the Rio de Janeiro
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19 Cal swimmers look to make a splash in Rio

With 26 individual events, six relays and 19 Cal swimmers at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, there’s a lot to keep up with. Here are several of the most interesting races to watch: Women’s 100-meter butterfly This event will feature three Bears: Egypt’s Farida Osman, Canada’s Noemie Thomas and the
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A deeper look at Cal’s 50 Olympians

To celebrate the opening ceremony of Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics, we at The Daily Californian have compiled a list of all 50 Cal athletes and coaches who will be representing their respective countries at this year’s games.
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5 good minutes with Jack Clark

In anticipation of Cal alumnus Danny Barrett making the USA men’s Olympic rugby team, we spoke with his former coach and Cal legend Jack Clark. Clark has coached Cal rugby for more than three decades and has brought an astounding 23 national championships back to Berkeley, including titles in both
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From athlete to spectator

“À table!” screamed my Papa in French from the kitchen. “Cinq minutes!” I mumbled. I doubted my voice carried even to the hallway, but I couldn’t be bothered to move. I was too mesmerized by the sport that had come onto the tiny television. Gliding above the water were eight
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Oh, Rio

The Olympics. The celebration of homo sapiens’ sporting prowess. The highest level of international sports. Arguably, the greatest competition in the entire world. The Olympians have a preparation schedule that is nothing if not superhuman. They work hard and toil each and every day to keep their bodies in perfect
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