Should the United States boycott the 2014 Olympics in Russia if Edward Snowden is granted asylum there? Senator Lindsey Graham says yes, but House Speaker John Boehner and the U.S. Olympic Committee say no.
Ahead of the 2012 Olympic trials, some pole vaulters tried to increase the sport’s appeal by taking to the streets. Anne Marshall has the story from Louisville.
The conflict between the Turkish government and protesters has some worried just three months before the IOC votes on Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympics. Christopher Clarey went to Istanbul and speaks with Bill about his experience.
In September, the IOC will vote to add wrestling, baseball/softball, or squash to the 2020 Olympic program. The Lords of the Rings had hoped to add a new sport to the Games, but The Boston Globe’s John Powers tells Bill Littlefield that they’re likely to bow to pressure and reinstate wrestling instead.
In 2004, Athens hosted the Olympic Games. But it almost didn’t work out. In her book ‘My Greek Drama,’ Gianna Angelopoulos explains how she helped bring the games Greece and addresses the controversies that are still lingering today.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Much stranger. The Oscar Pistorius murder investigation is a prime example. Bill Littlefield examines the unpredictable twists and turns.
Since the International Olympic Committee announced that it’s planning to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Games, there’s been a lot of public outcry. Many OAG listeners have shared their thoughts. Bill Littlefield has been collecting responses to that decision.
Olympian Oscar Pistorius was arrested this week, accused of murdering his girlfriend. Bill Littlefield reflects on the widespread problem of violence against women.
The oldest living African American to win an Olympic medal is Herb Douglas, and the youngest African American to win an Olympic medal is Gabby Douglas. The former is 90. The latter is 17. Both Herb and Gabby Douglas joined Bill Littlefield.
On Tuesday, the IOC Executive Board dropped wrestling, one of the oldest Olympic sports. To discuss what the move means for the sport and for the Games, Bill Littlefield spoke with the Boston Globe’s John Powers.