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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.

January 31st, 2015

‘The Fall Line’ Explores The U.S. Ski Team’s Dominance At 2010 Olympics

The United States’ alpine skiers raked in eight medals at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, becoming only the fourth nation to accomplish that feat. Author Nathaniel Vinton wrote about the U.S. skiers’ journey in ‘The Fall Line.’

In Depth
January 17th, 2015

Can I Put My Gold Medal On My Resume? Life After The Olympics

Olympic athletes can’t stay on top of the podium forever, and finding a new career after retirement can be quite a challenge. New York Times sports columnist Karen Crouse tells Bill Litttlefield the story of retiring American skier Hannah Kearney.

In The News
January 10th, 2015

It’s Boston: USOC Tabs Hub As U.S. Bid For 2024 Olympics

“It was certainly not the expected choice,” the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Hersh says of the USOC’s decision to make Boston the U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Hersh joins Bill Littlefield to explain why Boston got the nod — and why the U.S. has a better shot to land these games than it did for 2012 and 2016.

In The News
January 8th, 2015

Boston Wins U.S. Olympic Bid for Summer 2024: Now What?

Boston is the United States’ choice to host the 2024 Olympic Games, but can the Massachusetts city beat out the international competition? We look at the pros and cons of the bid.

In The News
December 20th, 2014

After Recent Failures, USOC Will Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

The U.S. was unsuccessful in its bids to host the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. After choosing not to bid for the 2020 Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee is making a pitch for 2024. Reporter Curt Nickisch explains how four U.S. cities plan to wow the world — on the cheap.

Commentary
December 10th, 2014

Olympic Hosting Not Without Peril

“A mad indulgence and a glorious spectacle” — hosting the Olympic Games can bring a city both prestige and problems. Bill Littlefield believes the representatives of cities vying to host the 2024 Summer Games should recognize both sides.

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November 22nd, 2014
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With Olympians Back, Boston Teams Chase Glory In Women’s Hockey

In the 14-year history of the NCAA women’s ice hockey championship, no team from Boston has won a title. With five Olympians back from Sochi, the city now has three teams ranked in the top 10 and a chance to earn that first championship.

In Depth
August 16th, 2014

Why Olympic Skiers And Snowboarders Are Training In The Ocean

A group of Olympian skiers and snowboarders are diving dozens of feet under water and holding their breath for several minutes. The idea? Learning how to stay calm under pressure. The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Futterman joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

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