The trouble with the Olympic Games | Sport | The Guardian

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?

Source: The trouble with the Olympic Games | Sport | The Guardian

NBA Enters Health Insurance In Unprecedented Way – Forbes

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.

Source: NBA Enters Health Insurance In Unprecedented Way – Forbes

Meet Philip Hersh, the reporter who’s covering his 18th Olympics – Poynter

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…

Source: Meet Philip Hersh, the reporter who’s covering his 18th Olympics – Poynter