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  1. You Know Me, I’m Your Friend: DEA Raids and the NFL’s...

    Charles P. Pierce

    My favorite sporting event of all time is the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place in St. Louis. It was the very strangest part of the very strangest Olympics ever held. A gymnast with a wooden leg won three gold medals. The Games were held in con...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  2. 10 Ways to Boost NHL Scoring

    Sean McIndoe

    As the NHL season approaches the halfway mark, a few trends have emerged. And one of them is discouraging: Despite some hope for another post-lockout bump in scoring, the goals per game rate so far this year is virtually unchanged from last season. A...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  3. Is MLS Making the Rest of CONCACAF Better at the Expense of the U...

    Noah Davis

    When the United States men's national team fell 2-1 last month in Jamaica, it was the squad's first loss in 19 games against the Caribbean country. But American supporters no doubt noticed something familiar about the match: the faces of the Reggae B...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  4. Oscar Pistorius Stars in Blade Runner 2: This Time It's Personal

    Dermot Hunt

    The Olympics and Paralympics have been a dream come true for advertisers. The London Games have been short on scandal and long on inspiration, generating a feel-good factor in Great Britain that has been eagerly co-opted by companies seeking to bask ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  5. Colson Whitehead on the Olympics, Part 3

    Colson Whitehead

    The Williams sisters, women's boxing, and the 20th-century scapegoat toss.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  6. A Few More Thoughts on Olympic Tug-of-War (From the Man Who Thoug...

    Scott Stone

    In Part II of Bill Simmons's mega Olympics mailbag, a reader named Scott Stone proposed the reintroduction of tug-of-war to the Olympic Games. So passionate was the response from Bill and others to this proposal, we wanted to give Scott a forum to di...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  7. No Legs Good, Two Legs Bad: Does Oscar Pistorius Have an Unfair A...

    Dermot Hunt

    So, Oscar Pistorius — a man born without fibulae — is running in the Olympic Games. He qualified for the 400-meter semifinal on Saturday, and he'll be on the South Africa team for the 4x400-meter relay later this week, an event in which h...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  8. After a quiet first week, the U.K. exploded onto the medal stand

    Bill Simmons

    Everything, even the weather, fell into place during the greatest weekend in U.K. sports history.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  9. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Spain

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  10. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Brazil

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  11. Terrible fashion at the 2012 London Olympics

    Wesley Morris

    Crimes against fashion in the first week of the London Olympic games.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  12. Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier evaluate the economics of Olympic suc...

    Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier

    On the economics of Olympic success.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  13. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Lithuania

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possible ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  14. You Should Really Be Watching Olympic Handball

    Mark Titus

    Close your eyes as you read this and try to picture in your mind what I describe to you. Got 'em closed? All right, now imagine a sport that basically combines all of your favorite sports and sort of resembles that Powerball game from American Gladia...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  15. Before the 1992 Games in Barcelona, the IOC banned South Africa f...

    Anna Clark

    No country knows the extent of the IOC's power better than South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  16. YouTube HOF: Olympic Endorsements

    Grantland staff

    The London Games kick off this week, and we here at the Hollywood Prospectus blog thought we'd take a break from not talking about sports to fully indulging in OLYMPIC FEVER!, particularly the part where corporations make money off of OLYMPIC FEVER! ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012