In just over two weeks, the Winter Olympics will begin in Sochi, Russia. Bill is among those hoping for the best, having been prepared for the worst.
After the U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee announced its roster for the Sochi Games, Tracy Barnes surprised everyone — including her twin sister — by giving up her spot. Barnes joins Bill Littlefield to explain why she stepped aside.
At the 2010 Olympic Games, American Evan Lysacek won the gold in men’s figure skating without attempting the sport’s most difficult move. The controversy between artistry and athleticism continues. The Washington Post’s Liz Clarke joins Bill to explain.
Aban Makarechian rarely ice skated while growing up in Iran. Now her daughter, Yasmin Siraj, is on the brink of competing in Sochi for the U.S. women’s figure skating team. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has our story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.