Olympics

Nadia Bolz-Weber 03-28-2011
Here's a name for you: Rollen Stewart. Born Feb. 19, 1944. Ring a bell?
George Mitrovich 01-19-2011
Sargent Shriver was one of the most attractive, dynamic, and accomplished men of his time. When President John F. Kennedy chose Mr.
Tracey Bianchi 02-03-2010

This time of year I find myself humming the Olympic anthem throughout the day. The Vancouver games run Feb. 12-28; it is time to start dreaming of mogul runs and bobsled victories. For some reason I hum the familiar tune associated with the games on my way to and from errands. As if hauling my three children around were an Olympic event in and of itself.

10-13-2009
It has been over a week since the news story broke of the deadly beating of 16 year old Derrion Albert on Chicago's South
Dave Zirin 08-01-2009

Black athletes have shown the way for sports activism. An interview with Harry Edwards.

Julie Clawson 07-15-2009

I've been following the news story of New Zealand Olympic hopeful Logan Campbell. If you haven't heard, he's the taekwondo athlete who said he was forced to open a brothel to cover his training expenses for the 2012 London Olympics.

Katie Van Loo 03-20-2009
I woke up this morning to Donnie Simpson's voice (yes, my alarm clock is tuned into morning hip-hop jams on http://www.wpgc.com/Ho
Ed Spivey Jr. 09-01-2008

Are you an Olympian?

Katie Van Loo 08-20-2008

I can't go anywhere these days without hearing about the Olympics ("Michael Phelps this, Michael Phelps that." Thank God my friend finally told me who Michael Phelps is). But it wasn't until I was over on Eugene Cho's blog the other day that my interest was thoroughly piqued. Cho posted a photo of the Spanish men's basketball team "making their eyes Chinese," [...]

Elizabeth Palmberg 08-08-2008

Looks like Joey Cheek -- a winter Olympics medalist who co-founded the organization Team Darfur to protest the genocide incited by the regime in Khartoum -- will not be going to Beijing in support of the Team Darfur athletes about to compete in the Olympics. China, which buys Sudan's oil and often runs interference for the Khartoum regime in the U.N. Security Council, has revoked Cheek's visa and told him to stay out.

But, to paraphrase Matthew 15, it's not what goes into [...]

Jarrod McKenna 08-01-2008

"God Is Love," inscribed on the tracksuit of the athlete who would become the second-fastest man alive, is what first caught the attention of Australian Olympic official Ray Weinberg in the early '60s.

In January, I was nominated to be one of the Torchbearers for the Olympic Torch Relay when it came to San Francisco. The theme for the relay in San Francisco was sustainability and caring for our Mother Earth. Part of the nomination process included writing an essay about how I have been involved in caring [...]

Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1996

It feels "normal" again in Atlanta, whatever that means.

Danny Duncan Collum 09-01-1996

The Atlanta Summer Olympics descended upon media-mad America like a vast mind-numbing, soul-sapping fog. 

Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1996

It may be the most creative thing that’s ever happened in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.

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