T/olympics

  1. How a Marathon Win 50 Years Ago Kick-Started the ‘Running Boom’ Sports, September 10

    Frank Shorter couldn’t have imagined the impact his 1972 Olympic marathon victory would have on the sport. “I was just a piece in the puzzle,” he said.

  2. The September 9 Queen Elizabeth King Charles live blog included one standalone post:
  3. ‘We Deserve Gold Medals’ Sports, September 9

    Fifty years after a painful, and controversial, loss to the Soviet Union in the 1972 Olympics, some American men’s basketball players still hope to be declared the rightful winners.

  4. ‘We Deserve Gold Medals’ Sports, September 9

    Fifty years after a painful, and controversial, loss to the Soviet Union in the 1972 Olympics, some American men’s basketball players still hope to be declared the rightful winners.

  5. The Death of Queen Elizabeth: ‘We Shall Not Know Her Like Again’ Letters, September 8

    Early reaction to the end of the 70-year monarchy. Also: Germany’s “moral failure”; women’s equality; Moosewood memories; homage to trees.

  6. Swimming Federation Reverses Ban on Swim Cap Designed for Black Hair Express, September 6

    Advocates said the battle was also about a broader cultural acceptance of Black hair.

  7. 50 Years After Attack at Munich Olympics, a Formal German Apology Foreign, September 5

    Palestinian militants killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in 1972. Decades later Germany asked the victims’ families for forgiveness for not keeping the delegation safe.

  8. For Mark Spitz, Olympic Greatness Came Amid Tragedy Sports, September 4

    The former swimmer said it was “like an out-of-body experience” to win seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Games and then learn that terrorists had attacked Israelis at the Olympic Village.

  9. Families of Israelis Killed at Munich Olympics Reach Compensation Deal Foreign, August 31

    The Israeli and German governments announced an agreement after the families said they would boycott a memorial observing the 1972 attack over what they called insufficient recompense.

  10. Special Olympics lifts a vaccine mandate at its Games in Orlando after Florida threatens a fine. Sports, June 3

    Florida health officials told Special Olympics that the vaccine requirement violated state law.