Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

Aug 22, 2016

Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

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The flame goes out to close this show In which the bar was set real low, With Zika and a toxic bay That doubles as a vast bidet, Recession pounding one and all, A president against the wall, Budget crises that go back years, ...

Aug 13, 2016

How rare are three-way ties at the Olympics?

This will be a defining image of the Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps and two more of the world’s greatest swimmers holding hands on one step of the podium. Joseph Schooling of Singapore, the surprise winner of the men’s 100-meter butterfly, was delighted to share ...

Ledecky wins 800 free in romp

Aug 13, 2016

Ledecky wins 800 free in romp

Katie Ledecky came into the Rio Olympics facing enormous expectations. Some athletes might have buckled under the pressure. She seemed to thrive on it. The 19-year-old from suburban Washington capped off one of the greatest performances in Olympic history with her fourth gold medal ...

Swim legend Spitz backs Phelps for multiple golds

Aug 6, 2016

Swim legend Spitz backs Phelps for multiple golds

American swimming great Mark Spitz on Friday backed Michael Phelps to set the Rio Olympics alight and win “several” gold medals in what is likely to be his Olympic swan song. Spitz, whose record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics was broken ...