| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:46 PM
Silence is golden
These days, silence holds just as much power — and maybe more — in sports than words.
Perhaps that is why the International Olympic Committee president dug his feet in the ground against...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
In September 1972, the world watched in disbelief as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by the Palestinian terrorist organization "Black September" at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich. The story, and Israel's decade-long retaliation, have been captured...
| Jul 18, 2012
Valley native and four-time ice hockey Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero — one gold, two silvers, one bronze — was elected in 2010 by her fellow Olympians to the Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee. She's one of 12...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 11:13 PM
What has traditionally been the most transcendent event in the world of sports had its Opening Ceremonies in London Friday night and the competition started Saturday.
Over the next 17 days NBC is planning to telecast a record 5,535 hours of Olympic...
| Jul 19, 2008
Like members of the ACLU insisting upon the strict separation of church and state, members of the International Olympic Committee recite their mantra: Sports must always be kept separate from politics. The ACLU's position may not be true to the original...
| Mar 20, 2010
Whether it's last year's "Black Water Rising," Attica Locke's legal thriller set in 1980s Houston, or Dan Fesperman's Vlado Petric mysteries, a little history with my mystery makes the pages fly. Popular of late have been mysteries set between World...
| Oct 20, 2009
In the summer of 1968, events were roiling America and the world: the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the escalation of the Vietnam War; the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia; the radicalization of the civil...
| Aug 25, 2008
Lee Blair won a gold medal for the U.S. in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles without ever training in a gym, on a track or in a pool.
Blair's event: watercolor painting.
Although nearly forgotten, the Olympics held from 1912 through 1948 included...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 5:57 AM
Juan Antonio Samaranch made choices that compromised the modern Olympics even as he helped save them in 21 years as International Olympic Committee president.
Samaranch's ethics were situational, reflecting the character of a man whose life's work was...