For more than a century, Yalies have been collecting medals — and making history — in the Olympics.
Over the course of the London Games, YaleNews will shine the spotlight on the 2012 University-affiliated competitors — who include seven alumni athletes. We will celebrate some of the past Yale Olympians (more than 160 in total) who have made their marks in the international Games. Here you’ll find links to tweets from a Yale student attending the Games in London, as well as from several of the Olympians themselves; images of the Olympics from Yale collections; news of the competitors’ results; stories about the accomplishments and history-making of past Yale Olympians; and more. The site will be updated regularly.
We wish the best for and salute this year’s alumni Olympians who — whether or not they take home medals — are sure to “Inspire a Generation” (to quote the official slogan of the London Games) with their athleticism, passion, and dedication.