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One step being taken to keep all concerned as safe as possible is to not allow fans from other countries to attend the Summer Olympic Games being held in Tokyo, Japan.

With games scheduled to start in one month, pandemic questions still linger regarding Tokyo Summer Olympics

Pedro Lagoeiro, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

With less than 50 days to go, the very anticipated Summer Olympics are right around the corner. As Tokyo gets set to host the prominent event, the question on the world’s mind continues the same: how...

Kara Winger, a three-time Olympian and the U.S. national record holder in the javelin, uses a cable system to simulate throwing a javelin as she trains outside her home in Colorado Springs.

Pandemic alters training for Olympic hopeful athletes

Danielle Anglin, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

Most every athlete has one common goal and that is to have an Olympic gold medal draped around their neck and standing on that podium knowing they did their coaches, teammates, family, and country proud.  After...

The Tampa Bay Bucs' Tom Brady (12) and Rob Gronkowski (87) return to New England to face the Patriots in week four of the NFL season.

The 2021 NFL games The Torch is most anxious to watch

Brayden Schultz, Staff Writer June 17, 2021

Eighteen weeks. 272 games. The 2021 NFL schedule has finally been released, and here are the games The Torch is most excited to see. WEEK 1: Week 1 deserves its own little sub-category because there...

Phil Mickelson, at age 50, became the oldest golfer to win a Major tournament with his PGA Championship victory.

Phil Mickelson’s PGA Championship win one for the ages

Joshua Wolf, Sports Editor June 15, 2021

After an incredible four rounds of golf at the PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson, age 50, became the oldest golfer to ever win a major championship, breaking Julius Boros' record when he won the 1968 PGA...

Fan outrage, such as this protest by Chelsea fans, caused nine of Super League teams to withdraw.

Soccer fans’ protests bring an end to proposed Super League

Christopher Santos, Staff Writer June 14, 2021

In mid-April news broke out that 12 of the biggest football teams in the world would be joining together to form what has been named the “European Super League.” This was a rumor that had been going...

The 2021 UEFA Euros begin Friday, June 11 with a match pitting Turkey against Italy.

Look for an England/France showdown in the UEFA Euros

Christopher Santos, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

The UEFA Euro is a soccer tournament held every four years in which European national football teams compete against one another to win the championship. UEFA Euro gets underway tomorrow with the first...

Chelsea players celebrate their Premier Champions League championship after beating Manchester City 1-0.

Questionable lineup for Manchester City key to Chelsea winning Premier Champions League championship game 1-0

Christopher Santos, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

On Saturday, May 29, Manchester City played Chelsea in the Premier Champions League Championship Match at the Estadio De Dragao in Porto, Portugal, with Chelsea winning the match 1-0 through a goal by...

While every high school athlete wants to play at a well-known Division 1 school, they shouldn't rule out the lower level divisions' schools for a better chance at a scholarship.

High school athletes wishing to play at the next level need to become involved in the recruiting process early on

Mason Silverstein, Staff Writer June 3, 2021

Many students at Olympic Heights are involved in sports and really enjoy them, and OH has many elite athletes that prove themselves in every single game. While most prep athletes’ careers come to an...

The Chicago Bears made themselves winners in the 2021 NFL Draft when they traded up to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields with the 11th pick of the first round.

Winners and losers from the 2021 NFL Draft

Brayden Schultz, Staff Writer May 30, 2021

With the NFL Draft is in the books, let’s see how much each team improved heading into next season by assessing the biggest winners and losers: WINNERS Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace - The Chicago Bears’...

Don't expect any surprises in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

The Torch’s NBA Playoffs First Round Predictions: No upsets

Joshua Wolf, Sports Editor May 23, 2021

In what has been the most obscure NBA season to date, the playoffs have arrived and everything is back to the way it should be. Most teams allow a limited number of fans to attend the games, and some are...

Soccer's Video Assistant Referee system has its detractors, but isn't getting the correct call the ultimate goal?

Soccer’s Video Assistant Referee has its pros and cons

Christopher Santos, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is the latest technological introduction into the soccer world. It sounds plain and simple, an assistant referee that can pull up video from certain plays and help the on-pitch...

After seven years at the helm of the Olympic Heights baseball program, Coach Casey Beck will be taking over the John I. Leonard program next year.

OH baseball coach Casey Beck leaving for John I. Leonard position: “One of the hardest choices [of] my life.”

Mason Silverstein, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

“The opportunities both on the field, on the course, and in the classroom here at OHHS will never be forgotten, and I am HUMBLE and forever THANKFUL for each second I have been a Lion!”  While...

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