Give the Olympics to Los Angeles

The news that Boston no longer wants to host the 2024 Summer Olympics isn’t really a shock. Few cities these days do. But the Olympics don’t have to be bad for the host city—and done right, they can actually benefit it. Nowhere is that clearer than Los Angeles, the new frontrunner for 2024. The Olympics would be good… »7/29/15 8:11am7/29/15 8:11am

Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner: "I Am A Woman"

Olympic decathlete and 1976 gold medalist Bruce Jenner came out as transgender tonight in an ABC interview with Diane Sawyer, explaining that Jenner “lived a lie his whole life about who he is,” and that at the age of 65 is ready to publicly acknowledge the former Wheaties box star has, for a whole life, identified as… »4/24/15 9:36pm4/24/15 9:36pm

Anderson Silva Petitioning To Compete In Taekwondo At The Olympics

Troll King Anderson Silva is petitioning the Brazilian federation to allow the MMA fighter to compete in his original discipline, taekwondo, at the Rio Olympics in 2016. As the host nation, Brazil will have four guaranteed slots in the event, and Silva will meet with the Brazilian sport chief this week to discuss… »4/13/15 12:10pm4/13/15 12:10pm

Olympian On The IOC's Rules Against Sponsors: "It's Very Un-American"

We all know—or should know—that Olympic athletes don't make a penny from that 17-day extravaganza of running, jumping, throwing, swimming, flipping, etc. That pisses two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds off. It should, especially when you consider that even though about $6 billion went through the International Olympic… »3/05/15 1:55pm3/05/15 1:55pm

A Lawsuit Threatens The Future Of The Court Of Arbitration For Sport

German Claudia Pechstein is the most successful speed skater ever. She won a medal in five consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2006—nine medals overall, five of them gold—and might've made it six straight had she not been banned by the International Skating Union (ISU) for two years in 2009, for blood doping.… »2/18/15 11:14pm2/18/15 11:14pm

Boston Bars City Employees From Criticizing The Olympics

Nobody who lives in Boston actually wants the city to win its bid for the 2024 Olympic games. And yet, in a joinder agreement between the city and the United States Olympic Committee, mayor Marty Walsh has signed a contract that forbids city employees from speaking negatively about the big, the IOC, or the Olympic… »1/21/15 5:15pm1/21/15 5:15pm

The Olympics Are Broken and Boston Can't Fix Them 

Last week, the United States Olympic Committee chose Boston as tribute to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Many Bostonians were not super happy about it, and it's easy to see why. The prospect of footing the bill for a $4.5 billion party excites very few cities these days. Boston winning the games could be a major loss for… »1/13/15 11:07am1/13/15 11:07am