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  1. We Went There: The High Drama of the U.S. Figure Skating Champion...

    Katie Baker

    There was no line for the men's room, but the one for the ladies' snaked way around the TD Garden corridor. It looked more like intermission at a Broadway musical than a Bruins game. The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, though, contained eleme...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. A Vision for 2020: Baseball vs. the IOC

    Michael Baumann

    The Olympics are awesome, but they're run by a bunch of sanctimonious old men, who are so reactionary and so out of touch as to make Donald Trump look like ... I dunno, whoever the kids think is hip and with it nowadays. Which make the Olympics ra...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  3. About Last Night: King James Continues His Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finally figuring out the trick to seeing the hidden image in those Magic Eye posters, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points on better than 60 per...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  4. 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
  5. The Drugs Don't Work (in the Olympics)

    Dermot Hunt

    Another Olympics has come to a close, and we've had the usual barrage of doping controversies to mull over, varying from scurrilous insinuations about 16-year-old girls to justified concern over rehabilitated (and unrepentant) ex-dopers winning medal...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  6. Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

    Men in Blazers

    The long podless summer of your discontent has officially come to an end. Yes, the Blazers are back — freshly cleaned and pressed just in time for the start of the 2012-13 English Premier League season. But where to begin in this introductory M...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  7. Colson Whitehead on the Olympics, Part 1

    Colson Whitehead

    Preparing for a visit to the Olympic Games.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  8. The Biggest Winners and Losers of the Olympics, by Country

    Dermot Hunt

    Here in the U.K., everybody's going crazy over Britain's Olympic Heroes, and with good reason. But Team GB's performance wasn't that surprising; they won slightly more golds than predicted, but a few fewer medals overall. A tremendous performance, bu...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  9. Calling in the Cavalry: The Curious Case of the Modern Pentathlon...

    Louisa Thomas

    Sunday 25 October 1914: Woken up during the night with orders — probable advance ... They treat us as if we were Infantry always forgetting that we have not got the gun powder which Infantry have. — Diary of a World War I Cavalry Offic...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  10. Nobody Told Kevin Love There Would Be Dancing

    Chris Ryan

    This will kick-start your heart. Also, while I have you all here, isn't this a great little moment? It's almost like, right there, during that hug, when Durant walks up to Gasol and Kobe, that's when the Olympics end and the NBA season ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. Your Weekend Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    This is your victory lap, America. With two days remaining and more golds to come, the medal-count war is no longer in doubt: U.S.: 41 Golds, 94 Medals Overall China: 37 Golds, 81 Medals Overall The Beijing Olympics are avenged! Breathe easy a...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  12. Attainable or Unattainable III: Olympics Edition

    Rembert Browne and Chelsea Fagan

    I, Rembert Browne, have nothing to offer an Olympian with regard to the holding of hands, the making of love, the walking of aisles, or the having of children. Please do not waste time trying to convince me otherwise; I know it to be true and I am sl...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  13. Russia Can't Stop the Reign of Spain

    Bill Simmons

    Explain this one to me: The Olympics organizers probably gave away $300,000 of revenue per basketball session by not having courtside seats, and yet they scheduled Friday's men's basketball semifinals so that ... A. Spain and Russia played at 5...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  14. Only a Lakers-bound Dwight Howard could keep the Sports Guy from ...

    Bill Simmons

    We interrupt the Olympic Games to bring you this shift of NBA power, courtesy of Dwight Howard and the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  15. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    After a brilliant performance from the American women on the most important day of team competition, the medal count is starting to lean very heavily toward the U.S., and we're enjoying our first lead in the gold-medal count in days. U.S.: 39 Gold...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  16. Breaking Down Russia's Alexey Shved and His NBA Potential

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Alexey Shved has shown during these Olympics that he is an interesting prospect, one who should make the Timberwolves even more exciting to watch. Throughout the men's basketball competition, we've seen the good Shved — a 16-point, 13-assist ga...

    Blog | August 09, 2012