In the end, economics won.
Tokyo won the bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announced on Saturday at 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires. (The IOC, on par with the United Nations in its own mind, loves officialdom like “125th IOC Session” as much as gold medals). As these …
Japanese capital is competing with Istanbul and Madrid for Summer Games
How much time will the network devote to reporting a controversial policy?
Blake Skjellerup, a speedskater from New Zealand, is calling on athletes to go to Sochi and oppose Russia’s anti-gay laws
It’s déjà vu all over again
An embarrassing setback for a country facing a monumental task: hosting the 2014 World Cup, and 2016 Olympics
The 26-year-old South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, known as the “Blade Runner,” has had an eventful life, which has now been rocked by the charge that he murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius rejects the charge.
The International Olympic Committee stunned the sports world by dropping wrestling from the 2020 program. Is the ancient sport gone for good?
After a crash in Austria, America’s most decorated skier needs reconstructive surgery. Why she’s a good bet to make it back for Sochi
In 55 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad of the past 12 months
Over the next month or so, you may notice very infrequent posts on Keeping Score. The reason: TIME’s sports coverage will be focusing on the 2012 London Olympics. So for dispatches from the Games, and stories on the history, culture, economics, science, and other aspects of the Olympics, plus photo galleries, Top 10 lists and more, …
Programming note: today, TIME has launched an Olympics blog, which will feature daily coverage of the lead-up to the London Olympics, as well as dispatches from the Games themselves. You can find the blog here. Leading it off: a …