As London rings bells and stops traffic for the 2012 Olympics, Ashley Lisenby and Carolyn Bick survey the mood of the city and its residents.
When Kobe Bryant said the 2012 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team would beat the Dream Team of 1992, he had to know people would chime in on the subject. Bill Littlefield examines the controversy.
By the age of 15, Cheryl Haworth was an American national champion. By 17, she was competing in the Olympics and becoming the youngest athlete to ever win an Olympic weightlifting medal. Bill Littlefield talks to Haworth, the subject of the new documentary, Strong!, and Julie Wyman the filmmaker behind it.
The swimsuits from the Beijing Olympics? Banned. The usual pools? Changed. Reuters’s Sharon Begley joins Only A Game to discuss the alterations to Olympic swimming in advance of the London Games.
Ruben Sanca lives and works in Massachusetts, but he’ll represent Cape Verde in the 5,000 meters in the upcoming Olympics. Bill Littlefield goes to Lowell, Mass. to talk to the unknown Olympian.
Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., the site of the 2012 Track and Field Olympic Trials, has a cult like following of runners, jumpers, and fans. Jason Albert attended the first weekend of the trials and he has our report.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the greatest female athletes of all time, winning six Olympic medals in track and field, but her accomplishments wouldn’t have happened without Title IX. She joins Bill Littlefield to talk about that and more.
The sport of archery is getting a shot in the arm from movies like “The Hunger Games” and “The Avengers”. Only A Game’s Jon Kalish reports on how cinematic attention is inspiring some to pick up a bow and arrow.
The opening ceremonies of every Olympic games reflect the host country’s past and present. With the unveiling of London’s plans for its opening ceremony, Bill Littlefield examines the many moving parts–both human and animal–that will be involved.
In just two weeks, the Olympic trials in track and field begin in Eugene, Oregon. Many spectators focus on running, while field events, like pole vaulting, get lost in the background. Pole vaulters are trying to change that. Anne Marshall reports from Louisville, Ky.