The Olympian is a difficult foe to oppose. Homer, The Iliad Now that the Olympics are over and Sochi proved itself such a triumph (and eagerly...
The Olympics have no economic benefit, no true benefit to sport (at least relative to alternatives), prove nothing for the nation, and serve to legitimize authoritarian regimes. The United States government shouldn't support them.
The voices of the streets represent a unifying message -- these events must prioritize legacy and what will remain after the race is run and the final whistle blows. If not, the shareholders won't even reach the qualifiers, let alone the players.
In the next five years, Brazil will host two of the biggest events in the world: the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, as well a...
Week 18 of President Obama's second term: "How far will this Obama-Christie thing go? The term 'bromance' was used this past week almost as often as the word 'scandal' was used the weeks before. Should Hillary be jealous?"
Certainly, I am not a city planner, politician or even a Brazilian. Hosting the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016 is a major responsibility and an excellent opportunity to promote a country's public image. However, the desperation I witnessed is not the most enticing picture to broadcast to the world.
Sport and aging may seem like an odd marriage, but there's an undeniable connection.
A global effort is needed to address chronic malnutrition -- and with 65 Olympic medals behind them, it's great to see the UK leading the way to a world where the world's poorest people can aspire to their share of Olympic medals.
What a fantastic Olympics we've just had. I miss the Games already. The spectacle was grand, but what I hope really last are the spirits of internationalism and participation in sport.
Instead of these run-of-the-mill-seen-them-a-thousand-times-and-I'm-bored-to-tears events, perhaps the 2016 Olympics, held in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, can feature several events never before seen in an Olympic arena.
Lord Michael Bates would be the first to agree that there's a disconnect between the stunning sporting event in London and the Olympics' too-obscure legacy of peace.
Olympic fever is at an all time high in my household, and it started even before the torch arrived at last week's opening ceremony.
Opened in 1998, the park closed after a 61-year old woman fell to her death on a ride. Terra Encantada has been empty since. But it won't remain in this state for long -- the site is ripe for redevelopment in preparation for the Olympics.
The Olympics have become a bloated, gaudy, over-hyped anachronism. In truth, one wonders if the notion of a "big track meet" acting as a catalyst for world peace wasn't more or less absurd to begin with.
Mayor Emanuel wants us to trust him with the future of all of Chicago's public assets.
This is the rainiest month in Rio and the waters that wash away the residue of Carnival also usher in the school year, a return to work and all of the things that September means for Americans.