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Feature
April 5th, 2014
By Lauren Ober

Defying Olympic Odds, ‘Grandma Luge’ Makes Archery Bid

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.

In the news
March 8th, 2014

Paralympics: Keeping Politics Out Of Sports

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.

In the news
February 22nd, 2014

Spectator Etiquette: To Cheer Or Not To Cheer

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.

Feature
February 22nd, 2014
By Jessica Golloher

Sochi’s Stray Dog Controversy

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.

Interview
February 22nd, 2014

John Powers: Ice Hockey And More

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.

Only a blog
February 20th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

U.S. Vs. Canada: A Brother’s Perspective

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.

Commentary
February 19th, 2014

Sochi Olympics: Something For Everyone

With the Sochi games drawing to a close, Bill Littlefield says the best thing about the Olympics might be the variety of highlights.

In Depth
February 15th, 2014

Olympian Pete Donohoe Teaches Bobsledding

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.

Featured Book
February 15th, 2014

‘Sexual Diversity And The 2014 Olympics’ Shares History Of Sexual Repression In USSR

The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.

Feature
February 15th, 2014
By Becky Vevea

Emery Lehman Skates From High School To Sochi

One of the youngest members of the U.S. Olympic delegation is speed skater Emery Lehman. WBEZ’s Becky Vevea shares the story of how Lehman got his start.

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