Tag: olympics

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S. Korea Covered Up Mass Abuse, Killings of 'Vagrants'

How the government cleared the streets in advance of the 1988 Olympics.

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The Johnny and Tara Show Is the Main Event

Can Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski make the casual audience care about figure skating?

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Water's Edge

Bill May, considered to be the greatest male synchronized swimmer who ever lived, and his long quest for Olympic gold.

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The Departed

On a November morning, Olympic rower and financial advisor Harold Backer left for a bike ride and never returned. His disappearance remained a mystery – until letters began arriving at the homes of his investors.

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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.