olympics

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How a town of 4,000, defined by aviation catastrophe, produced three Olympic medallists.

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Since 2007, when they first heard that “the Florida of Russia” was being awarded the Winter Olympics, two Dutch journalists have been documenting everyday life in Sochi and how it has changed in the run-up to the Games.

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Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan and the “why me?” misheard around the world.

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An Olympic hopeful’s last race.

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On the scene of the darkest games in Olympics history.

Part of our Olympics primer, on the Longform blog.
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An Englishman’s account of the first modern Olympic games.

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On the eve of the 1992 Summer Olympics, the Dream Team scrimmaged during a closed-door practice in Monaco. Michael Jordan led one team, Magic Johnson the other. Two decades later, a game report.

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“Over the past century, coaches have used intuition and discipline to vastly improve athletic performance. Now scientists are taking the last step, helping athletes approach perfection.”

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On conspiracy theories in sports, from the ‘85 NBA draft lottery to Michael Phelps’ gold medal performance in the 100-meter butterfly.

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On the recovery of snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who suffered a massive brain injury five days before the 2010 Olympics.

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On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.