Billions go into a system that leaves many performers living off charity and public assistance.
Performance-enhancing drugs are a problem everywhere in sport, but especially at the Olympics, which are supposed to mean more than an athletic competition.
As Rio nears – and in light of the Russian doping scandal, London’s debatable legacy and the craven prostrations of prospective future hosts – the Olympic ideal looks shabby indeed. What is the point of the Games today?
Athletes are disappointed that they won’t be able to chase Pokemons around the Olympic village.
Yesterday,the National Basketball Players Association did something that no North American professional sports organization has ever done: It voted unanimously to provide funding for a health insurance plan for all retired NBA players who played three or more years in the league.
Pregnant women and those who could get pregnant should not attend the Games, doctors say.
Philip Hersh covered mainstream sports when he went to his first Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980. He was a baseball guy, with the other big sports thrown in. Then, Hersh recalls, he became an Olymp…