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Interview
December 21st, 2013

U.S. Delegation To Sochi Includes Two — Now Three — Openly Gay Athletes

Instead of sending the usual dignitaries to the Olympics, President Obama has named 3 openly gay athletes to the U.S. delegation to Sochi. Bill speaks with Christine Brennan, who called the move a “stroke of genius” in her column for USA Today.

In Depth
November 23rd, 2013

Panthers’ Goalie Tim Thomas Makes Olympic Bid

Tim Thomas, 39, is making a NHL comeback with the Florida Panthers. But some believe his bigger goal is to be named to the U.S. Olympic team. Kevin Woodley of NHL.com weighs in.

Profile
October 26th, 2013

U.S. Olympic Hockey Hopeful Tries To Leave Concussions In The Past

Josephine Pucci’s third concussion was so bad that the Harvard senior had to not only leave the ice, but also had to withdraw from college. But Pucci is playing hockey again and has a shot at going to the 2014 Olympics. Bill Littlefield reports.

Interview
October 5th, 2013

The NHL Is Back On The Ice

The NHL returns with some new rules intended to keep players safer and make games more entertaining. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times weighs in on this and more.

In The News
September 14th, 2013

An Olympic Update With John Powers

The IOC wrapped up its 125th session this week in Argentina. Boston Globe Olympic correspondent John Powers stops by to chat with Bill Littlefield about the reinstatement of wrestling, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Games, and much more.

Commentary
September 4th, 2013

Tokyo, Madrid, Istanbul Brace For IOC Decision

This weekend, the Lords of the Rings will decide the site of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Bill Littlefield has been following the competition to host the competition.

Featured Movie
August 31st, 2013

‘Glickman’: A Life Spent Battling Discrimination

Marty Glickman will be remembered as one of the all-time great broadcasters. But before he began calling NFL and NBA games, Glickman was a world-class runner. In his new documentary “Glickman,” James Freedman tells the story of Glickman’s life and his battle against anti-Semitism.

Featured Book
August 17th, 2013

‘The Sports Gene’ Explores The Science Of Success

In his new book ‘The Sports Gene,’ David Epstein investigates the role genetics plays in forming elite athletes. His research took him all over the world and he shares some of his discoveries with Doug Tribou.

Commentary
August 14th, 2013

Jerry Lucas Letting Go Of $500,000 In Basketball Memories

After finding a closet full of memories, Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas opted to put his awards and memorabilia on the open market. But as Doug Tribou notes, Lucas’ accomplishments are far from forgotten.

Only A Blog
July 17th, 2013
By Martin Kessler

Graham’s Olympic Boycott Proposal Met With Strong Opposition

Should the United States boycott the 2014 Olympics in Russia if Edward Snowden is granted asylum there? Senator Lindsey Graham says yes, but House Speaker John Boehner and the U.S. Olympic Committee say no.

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