In 2004, Athens hosted the Olympic Games. But it almost didn’t work out. In her book ‘My Greek Drama,’ Gianna Angelopoulos explains how she helped bring the games Greece and addresses the controversies that are still lingering today.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Much stranger. The Oscar Pistorius murder investigation is a prime example. Bill Littlefield examines the unpredictable twists and turns.
Since the International Olympic Committee announced that it’s planning to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Games, there’s been a lot of public outcry. Many OAG listeners have shared their thoughts. Bill Littlefield has been collecting responses to that decision.
Olympian Oscar Pistorius was arrested this week, accused of murdering his girlfriend. Bill Littlefield reflects on the widespread problem of violence against women.
The oldest living African American to win an Olympic medal is Herb Douglas, and the youngest African American to win an Olympic medal is Gabby Douglas. The former is 90. The latter is 17. Both Herb and Gabby Douglas joined Bill Littlefield.
On Tuesday, the IOC Executive Board dropped wrestling, one of the oldest Olympic sports. To discuss what the move means for the sport and for the Games, Bill Littlefield spoke with the Boston Globe’s John Powers.
Two-time Olympian John Thomas died on Tuesday at the age of 71. Bill Littlefield remembers the man who — though he never won gold — accomplished a great deal.
Bill Littlefield says the good old city of London handled the challenge of the Games with ease and grace.
For the first time in history, the U.S. men’s Olympic boxing team failed to medal at the Games. How did that happen? How can the program turn thingsaround? Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix explains the missteps and offers solutions.
The mile used to be a hallowed distance in track and field, but changes in the sport have all but negated its value, even in the U.S., a metric system holdout. Todd Bookman reports on a group trying to bring the mile back to track.