Rugby Sevens makes its debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics. It’s a fast-paced, often high-scoring version of the game, with seven players a side, not the usual 15. Charlie Schroeder visits one of the world’s biggest “sevens” tournaments in Hong Kong.
Making the Olympics is pretty difficult. Sexagenarian Anne Abernathy has already done that six times. She’s training against the odds to make it again, but this time in a sport she’s just picked up: archery. Lauren Ober brings us this story.
Now that the Olympics are over, the Paralympics in Sochi have begun. Bill Littlefield is joined by Craig Spence of the International Paralympic Committee to discuss how the crisis in Ukraine is–and isn’t–impacting the event.
Each sport has its own set of rules for spectators. The New York Time’s Sam Dolnick has been covering the Olympics, and he joins Bill to explain the trouble Russian fans have had in understanding the rules of cheering in the sport of biathlon.
Activists have criticized Russia’s handling of stray dogs in Sochi and say the animals are not being treated humanely. Jessica Golloher brings us the story from Sochi.
The Boston Globe’s John Powers has been in Sochi for the Winter Olympics. He shares one final update, including his prediction for the men’s ice hockey final.
There aren’t any teams close to as good as the U.S. and Canada at women’s ice hockey. We take a look at the potential repercussions of these teams dominance.
With the Sochi games drawing to a close, Bill Littlefield says the best thing about the Olympics might be the variety of highlights.
Ireland is not known for snow, so bobsledding isn’t a common sport for kids. Pete Donohoe got his start in his 30s and made it to the Olympics. Bill attended a class taught by Donohoe to learn more about the sport.
The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.