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Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

Boston 2024’s Demise Opens Door For Other North American Cities

Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Now other North American cities are reviving their push to host the Games.

Featured Book
July 25th, 2015

‘Dancing With The Devil’ Details Rio’s Prep For 2016 Olympics

When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, Brazilians celebrated. Six years, an economic nosedive and a World Cup later, the country’s residents feel very differently. In her new book “Dancing with the Devil in the City of God,” Brazilian journalist Juliana Barbassa chronicles the change.

In Depth
July 25th, 2015
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Boston Struggles To Win Support For 2024 Olympics Bid

Boston is known as a sports town, but the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has failed to garner widespread support. Why is it so hard to bid for the Olympics? Where did Boston go wrong? And can the bid be fixed? Only A Game guest host Shira Springer investigates.

In Their Own Words
July 22nd, 2015

Gobbled Up By The Peloton: A Cyclist Gets A Hand … And A Push

Writer, filmmaker and professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine tried to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Bertine tells Only A Game’s Karen Given about the time she tried to gain qualifying points by breaking away from the peloton during a race in El Salvador.

In Their Own Words
June 6th, 2015

Gobbled Up By The Peloton: A Cyclist Gets A Hand…And A Push

Writer, filmmaker and professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine tried to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Bertine tells Only A Game’s Karen Given about the time she tried to gain qualifying points by breaking away from the peloton during a race in El Salvador.

Feature
May 2nd, 2015
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Sand Volleyball’s Popularity Spikes Upward

This weekend, eight teams are vying for the collegiate national championship in sand volleyball. The American Volleyball Coaches Association is hosting the tournament, but the NCAA will take over the event next year and further raise the profile of the budding sport. From Boise, Idaho, Scott Graf reports.

Commentary
March 25th, 2015

Applauding Boston’s Move Toward An Olympic Referendum

Bill Littlefield muses on the upcoming referendum in Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Commentary
March 11th, 2015

Have Sports Become ‘Too Big To Fail’?

The NFL has been plagued by scandal. Two of college basketball’s elite programs have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But fans continue to watch. Bill Littlefield wonders if sports have become “too big to fail.”

In Depth
February 21st, 2015

‘Maximalist’ Shoes: The Latest Running Craze?

“Maximalist” shoes are gaining popularity among runners who hope the extra cushioning will reduce injury. Lindsay Crouse wrote about it for The New York Times and she joined Karen Given to discuss the trend.

Featured Book
February 7th, 2015

‘Circus Maximus’ Tallies The Real Cost Of Hosting The Olympics

The cost of hosting events like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup is higher than most proponents care to admit. Economist Andrew Zimbalist explains the cost in his book ‘Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.’ He speaks with Bill Littlefield.

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