E.M. Swift has covered 16 Olympic Games. So when he puts out a must-see list, we take note.
Nassar’s conviction is an early chapter in an unraveling of dirty secrets in a sport that, in its quest for gold medals and sponsorship dollars, went off the rails, writes...
While the IOC’s was not exactly a timely decision, it marked a new and long overdue willingness by that organization to call out cheaters -- even powerful one, writes E.M....
A new book shines a light on the failed bid to bring the 2024 Olympic Games to the Hub. Bill Littlefield highlights the larger messages embedded in "No Boston Olympics."
Would any of us feel less patriotic or less supportive of the troops, asks Peter May, if teams agreed to stop playing the song altogether?
Although it’s too soon to declare the Rio Olympics a complete success, writes E.M. Swift, it’s not too early to say that the International Olympic Committee has been vindicated.
Though the presidential candidates continue to make news, Erika Fine, Cognoscenti's poet of the political scene, is enjoying a much-needed distraction, courtesy of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
It may, or may not, be a legal obligation for sports organizations to report each and every allegation of child abuse they receive, writes E.M. Swift, but without question it...
The Rio Games won’t look like the idealized renderings that helped the city win its Olympic bid. But contrary to all the negative press, the things that matter are in...
As a young journalist, R. B. Scott spent more than a week with the champ in 1974.
On paper, Brazil's Olympic bid appeared magical. In reality, it was a mirage. It’s time for the International Olympic Committee to stop bankrupting countries.
If the International Olympic Committee has a shred of integrity, Russia will be banned entirely from the Rio 2016 Olympics.
We must create the conditions to unleash greatness.
The Olympics coulda-shoulda-mighta been a chance not only to show off the best of the city, but also to help create a vision of an updated, modern Boston.
Organizers shouldn't give up on their goal to bring the Olympics to Boston. With four more years, we can craft a stronger, better, more unified bid.
The hub's Olympic bid was so delusional, it was misleading.
The Olympics are complicated and expensive, so necessarily a tough sell. But it would be hard to imagine more inept salespeople than Boston 2024 and the USOC.
Every aspect of Boston’s Olympics bid should be predicated on the intent to build a city that offers greater opportunity for everyone.
Why shouldn't we be able to go for the gold in "Grand Theft Auto"?
Some supporters of Boston 2024 tout the economic benefits and the prestige. Sharon Brody has a more basic reason. Herewith, she flushes out her alternative rationale.