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Feature
July 28th, 2012

Sounds of the Olympics

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.

Commentary
July 21st, 2012

Dreams of the ‘Dream Team’

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.

Sports Film
July 21st, 2012

Cheryl Haworth is ‘Strong!’ in New Documentary

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.

Interview
July 21st, 2012

Faster Pools, Slower Suits In Olympic Swimming

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.

Feature
July 14th, 2012

Training In Mass. To Represent Cape Verde In The Olympics

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.

Feature
June 30th, 2012

Fast Times at Track Town, USA

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.

Interview
June 23rd, 2012

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Still Blazes Trails

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.

Feature
June 16th, 2012

Archery Hits The Target In Cinema

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.

Commentary
June 14th, 2012

London’s ‘Green And Pleasant’ Opening Ceremonies

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 Depth
June 9th, 2012

Pole Vaulting Takes To The Streets

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.

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