1. Michael Phelps, and His Friends Insider, Today

    Alongside an article about Michael Phelps’s mutually therapeutic friendship with Grant Hackett, a Times journalist recounts reporting on him since 2002.

  2. Russia’s Olympic Cheating, Unpunished Op Ed, Yesterday

    World sports officials appear poised to give the Kremlin a pass on doping.

  3. Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On Sports, September 21

    Phelps, who confronted mental health problems three years ago, has opened his home to Grant Hackett, a friend and fellow Olympian with similar troubles. Phelps has also lent an ear to Tiger Woods.

  4. Paris Won the 2024 Olympics by Learning From Its Mistakes Foreign, September 17

    The French capital built on its past failures, putting sports first, stressing unity, pushing its environmental credentials and embracing the “L word”: lobbying.

  5. I.O.C. Investigation of Russian Doping Might Soon Yield Penalties Sports, September 15

    “We feel we have found a number of elements to charge a certain number of athletes,” said a member of the I.O.C.’s executive board.

  6. Why the Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Loves Croatia — and Colorado Travel, September 15

    She trains in New Zealand and Chile, races in Europe and will compete in the Olympics. To fight fatigue, she naps, jogs and snacks on dried mangoes.

  7. World Anti-Doping Agency Clears 95 Russian Athletes Sports, September 12

    The rulings will probably spur debate over the way sports officials handle athletes who were implicated in the investigations into Russia’s doping program.

  8. Whistle-Blower Says He Told of Rio Olympics Corruption Years Ago Sports, September 8

    The former head of Brazil’s ice sports federation said he had raised concerns about Carlos Nuzman, the leader of Rio’s Olympics organization.

  9. Home of Brazil’s Top Olympic Official Is Searched in Bribe Inquiry Foreign, September 5

    The authorities believe politicians and Olympics officials paid bribes to get Rio de Janeiro the 2016 games.

  10. In Munich, a Tribute to Israeli Athletes and Families’ Persistence Sports, August 30

    “There are no happier people, no more satisfied people, than us,” said the wife of a victim who, with other families, spent 45 years pressing for a worthy memorial.