Ruben Sanca lives and works in Massachusetts, but he’ll represent Cape Verde in the 5,000 meters in the upcoming Olympics. Bill Littlefield goes to Lowell, Mass. to talk to the unknown Olympian.
Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., the site of the 2012 Track and Field Olympic Trials, has a cult like following of runners, jumpers, and fans. Jason Albert attended the first weekend of the trials and he has our report.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the greatest female athletes of all time, winning six Olympic medals in track and field, but her accomplishments wouldn’t have happened without Title IX. She joins Bill Littlefield to talk about that and more.
The sport of archery is getting a shot in the arm from movies like “The Hunger Games” and “The Avengers”. Only A Game’s Jon Kalish reports on how cinematic attention is inspiring some to pick up a bow and arrow.
The opening ceremonies of every Olympic games reflect the host country’s past and present. With the unveiling of London’s plans for its opening ceremony, Bill Littlefield examines the many moving parts–both human and animal–that will be involved.
In just two weeks, the Olympic trials in track and field begin in Eugene, Oregon. Many spectators focus on running, while field events, like pole vaulting, get lost in the background. Pole vaulters are trying to change that. Anne Marshall reports from Louisville, Ky.
Marlen Esparza is the first American woman to qualify for the debut of women’s boxing at the London Olympics. Doug Tribou speaks with Esparza and reporter Irina Aleksander, who profiled the boxer in the June issue of The Atlantic.
Barney Reed is known as the bad boy of table tennis, but at the recent Olympic Trials he was also the United State’s last hope for representation in London. WUNC’s Dave DeWitt has the story.
The Olympic Stadium in Montreal didn’t exactly live up to its original expectations. Cost overruns left Canadian taxpayers with a hefty bill that took 30 years to pay.
Organizers for the 2012 Olympic Games in London set themselves a goal: to be the most sustainable Olympics ever. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter took a trip across the pond to find out how everything is going.