He was a skinny high school student who had asthma, a high-pitched voice and effeminate mannerisms. He kept his distance from football players, who he…View More He Won a Varsity Letter at 16. He Finally Got It When He Was 79.
But Lysenko appeared to be getting nervous. In early September, he emailed Karamyan, the board member tasked with overseeing the deception and asked for the…View More Russia Track Officials Suspended for Aiding a Doping Lie
This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Arnie Robinson Jr., who won…View More Arnie Robinson Jr., Olympic Long Jump Champion, Dies at 72
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Rafer Johnson, who carried the American flag into Rome’s Olympic Stadium in August 1960 as the first Black captain of a United States Olympic team…View More Rafer Johnson, Winner of a Memorable Decathlon, Is Dead
Every great athlete makes mistakes and has weaknesses, even the world’s fastest man. For Christian Coleman, a favorite to win the gold medal in the…View More Why Did the World’s Fastest Man Miss Drug Tests — and a Shot at the Olympics?
Eight years ago Blake Leeper ran in the Paralympics against Oscar Pistorius, the original Blade Runner, thinking that one day he would do everything Pistorius…View More Another Double Amputee’s Fight for the Olympics Is Dealt a Major Setback
Halfway through “Win at All Costs,” Matt Hart’s look at Nike’s sponsorship of professional running, the author offhandedly throws out a number. After the salaries…View More Reading All the Books on Nike, Déjà Vu Sets In
There is not a lot of rhyme or reason to the chosen pursuits of the children born to world’s great athletes. Bronny James, Lebron’s eldest…View More The World’s Fastest Family
BERKELEY, Calif. — There is more than college football. At a place like the University of California, Berkeley, football is merely one of 30 sports…View More At Cal, Every Sport but Football Feels Like Second String