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December 5th, 2015

3 Stories You Should Know: FIFA Arrests, Okafor’s Troubles, Olympic Woes

What’s next for soccer’s governing body as corruption charges threaten more high-ranking FIFA officials? How should the Philadelphia 76ers handle Jahlil Okafor’s recent off-court troubles? And is there really a chance that the Olympics will come to an end in the not-so-distant future? Bill Littlefield is joined by Shira Springer and Erik Malinowski for “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Interview
November 14th, 2015

Cheated Out Of Bronze: Alysia Montaño On Russian Doping Report

This week, the World Anti-Doping Agency released a report detailing a Russian state-sponsored doping program for track and field athletes. In the 800-meter at the 2012 Olympics in London, U.S. runner Alysia Montaño finished fifth — behind two Russian runners. Montaño joins Bill Littlefield to share her reaction.

FEATURED BOOK
November 7th, 2015

‘Speed Kings’ Profiles Larger-Than-Life 1932 Olympic Bobsledder

Eddie Eagan had never been in a bobsled when he was named to the U.S. Olympic bobsledding team for the 1932 Winter Games. Andy Bull, author of the new book “Speed Kings,” joins Only A Game to share Eagan’s story.

3 Stories You Should Know
October 3rd, 2015

SMU’s Brown Suspended, MLB’s First Female Coach And New Olympic Sports?

What should we make of Larry Brown’s suspension? How much should we celebrate the hiring of a female coach in MLB? And should more sports be added to the Summer Olympics? George Vecsey and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Interview
August 29th, 2015

No Sibling Rivalry Here: Katie And Michael Ledecky

At this month’s world swimming championships in Russia, Katie Ledecky won five gold medals. There to cheer her on was her No. 1 fan: older brother Michael. The Ledecky siblings join Bill Littlefield to talk about their close relationship, their earliest days in the pool and Katie’s first win against her brother.

Interview
August 8th, 2015

Ronda Rousey’s Former Trainer: UFC Must Find A Challenger

It’s hard to miss UFC champion Ronda Rousey these days between her dominance in the cage, modeling and movie roles. For a look at her rise to stardom, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou sat down with Rousey’s former trainer and Olympic judo coach Jimmy Pedro.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

Boston 2024’s Demise Opens Door For Other North American Cities

Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Now other North American cities are reviving their push to host the Games.

Featured Book
July 25th, 2015

‘Dancing With The Devil’ Details Rio’s Prep For 2016 Olympics

When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, Brazilians celebrated. Six years, an economic nosedive and a World Cup later, the country’s residents feel very differently. In her new book “Dancing with the Devil in the City of God,” Brazilian journalist Juliana Barbassa chronicles the change.

In Depth
July 25th, 2015
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Boston Struggles To Win Support For 2024 Olympics Bid

Boston is known as a sports town, but the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has failed to garner widespread support. Why is it so hard to bid for the Olympics? Where did Boston go wrong? And can the bid be fixed? Only A Game guest host Shira Springer investigates.

In Their Own Words
July 22nd, 2015

Gobbled Up By The Peloton: A Cyclist Gets A Hand … And A Push

Writer, filmmaker and professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine tried to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Bertine tells Only A Game’s Karen Given about the time she tried to gain qualifying points by breaking away from the peloton during a race in El Salvador.

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