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.
Only A Game host Bill Littlefield has been on vacation in London this week enjoying the Olympics as a spectator. He called guest host Karen Given to rub it in … errr, talk about the trip.
The American women took the gold in Olympic soccer this week, beating Japan in a rematch of last summer’s World Cup final. Only A Game captured the sounds of the lively atmosphere around London’s Wembley Stadium.
The Olympics always generate iconic moments. Guest host Karen Given reviews some of the most memorable scenes from the London Games.
Athletes have always held a special place in society, both for what they accomplish and how they affect culture. Author Stephen Amidon’s new book, ‘Something Like The Gods,’ explores the scope of athletes’ impact throughout history, and he joins Bill Littlefield to discuss it.
The Olympics serve as a place of artistry, both on and off the athletic field. A Czech artist’s work that involves one of London’s most iconic images is drawing both cheers and jeers.
Female athletes get a lot of attention during the Olympics, whether it’s swimming, gymnastics, track, or beach volleyball. Despite that popularity, Bill Littlefield says women’s sports still have a long way to go.
While Team USA is trouncing the world’s basketball teams in the Olympics, NBA brass is considering keeping players out of the competition. Jere Longman of the New York Times joins the show to discuss the potential ramifications.
The London Olympics will take a dirty turn when the BMX competition kicks off with bikes, speed, jumps and plenty of dirt. Susan Valot reports on how BMX has changed since it debuted as an Olympic sport in Beijing in 2008.
Chinese Olympic swimmer Ye Shiwen won two gold medals in London, but her dominance has raised some eyebrows. Boston Globe’s John Powers joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the backlash to Ye’s success.