Tag: olympics

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The Mourning Anchor

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

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The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.

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After Rehabilitation, the Best of Michael Phelps May Lie Ahead

Michael Phelps returns to his Olympic training after a 45-day stint at The Meadows.

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He’s the Last Boxer to Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr., and He So Regrets It

What happend to Serafim Todorov after the 1996 Olympic featherweight semifinals.

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Lockerbie: A Story Beyond Tragedy, a Story of Curling and Olympic Pride

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

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The Sochi Project

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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Remote Control

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

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Letter From Munich

On the scene of the darkest games in Olympics history.

Part of our Olympics primer, on the Longform blog.
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The Olympic Games

An Englishman’s account of the first modern Olympic games.

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One One-Hundredth of a Second Faster

“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.”