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Best Photos From The London Olympics

Some of the most stunning photos from the 2012 Games. They were taken inside, outside, underwater, and from inside the Olympic Flame.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Why India Wins So Few Olympic Medals

The world’s largest democracy wins fewer medals per person than any other country. It’s been priced out of its most competitive sport, but could national priorities also play a role? Read the rest of this entry »

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The end of ‘faster, higher, stronger?’

Αs the cream of the world’s athletes converge on London for the Olympics, sports scientists say humans may be reaching the limits of their ability to set world records. But that takes nothing away from the drama of athletic competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Reasons Why Hosting the Olympics Is a Loser’s Game

(1) The bidding process is hijacked by private interests; (2) It creates massive over-building; (3) There’s little evidence that it meaningfully increases tourism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lionel Messi documentary

A recent 45-minute documentary on Lionel Messi, which starts with his discovery in Argentina and runs through the end of last season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Soccer’s Nature vs. Nurture Debate

What Distinguishes Barcelona’s La Masia From Other Youth Academies?;  Read the rest of this entry »

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