Columnist | Sports

Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.

Former Gopher Becker wins gold in 4x100 freestyle swimming relay

Bowe Becker, a Big Ten champion in freestyle sprint events, handled the third leg for the U.S., which swam the third fastest time in history.

Lakeville's Smith sets Olympic mark heading into 100 backstroke final

The Olympic record in the event fell four times during the preliminary heats and semifinals, with Regan Smith ending up with it ahead of the final.

Souhan: Lynx stars part of team in transition as U.S. women go for more gold

U.S. women's basketball features a team in transition and begins its quest for a seventh straight gold medal in a game that tips off late tonight (Twin Cities time).

Olympic Diary: The wait for the bus goes on and on, on and on, on and on

It's the Olympics, which means running for buses, hoping for buses, sitting on buses... That's not a complaint. It's a fact.

Olympics doctor from Minnesota urges elite athletes to get shots

About 100 of the more than 600 U.S. Olympic athletes are unvaccinated, adding to the challenge for Dr. Jonathan Finnoff,

Lakeville's Smith gets second-fastest 100 backstroke time in prelims

Regan Smith broke Canadian Kylie Masse's Olympic record time set in the heat before, only to have Australian Kaylee McKeown break Smith's record in the heat after that.

Souhan: U.S. women's soccer and men's hoops teams finding dominance challenged

Both teams, longtime gold medal favorites, have had to assess and regroup after surprising losses as Olympic competition starts to catch up

Olympics Diary: Attempting to overcome another language barrier

It is not immediately obvious what a Yurchenko Double Pike is.

Souhan: Olympic flame, yes, but Opening Ceremony was short on sparks

It's been a confusing week in Tokyo, and this ceremony didn't do much to change that. Athletes walked across the field and waved at empty stands. It's going to be a weird few weeks.

Souhan: Japan's pandemic policy is wring hands, then count the money

A cauldron of inconsistent rules and policies makes no sense. At the top of the list is letting unvaccinated athletes from all over the world into japan.