March 5, 2013 Andy Gabel, a former Olympian and previous president of U.S. Speedskating, has admitted he had an "inappropriate relationship with a female teammate" when she was 15 and he was 33.
January 17, 2013 The conclusion from anti-doping authorities that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs have led the International Olympics Committee to strip him of the medal he won at the 2000 Games in Sydney. Meanwhile, tonight, Oprah Winfrey airs Part 1 of Armstrong's reported confessional.
September 19, 2012 Short track coach Jae Su Chun says he's innocent. But 19 active and former short track skaters are on record with their accusations. Two of them went to police as well.
September 17, 2012 Jae Su Chun has been accused by 19 current or former athletes of physical, verbal and psychological abuse. He disputes the allegations.
August 6, 2012 If the London Olympics opening ceremony's tribute to the National Health Service is any indication, Brits are pleased with their health care system. But what would greet an American at a hospital in the U.K.?
August 6, 2012 Commentator Alva Noë argues that there is no reason to ban performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Prohibition stems from a bizarre confusion about what sports are all about.
July 30, 2012 South African Oscar Pistorius will run on artificial legs in the 400-meter Olympic sprint preliminaries in London Saturday. Pistorius is a double amputee who runs world-class times on his carbon-fiber limbs. Some question whether he has an unfair edge — so a lab studied his running motion.
July 27, 2012 Commentator Alva Noë argues that athletes probably don't think of doping as cheating, whatever they or anyone else says. They are just doing what it takes to win because there is nothing to be gained from losing.
July 27, 2012 The opening ceremony, with — we hear — a song from Sir Paul McCartney, farm animals and "helmeted cyclists wearing giant silvery-blue flapping wings" — is to start around 3 p.m. ET. In the U.S., NBC will air a tape of the ceremony at 7:30 p.m. ET.
July 25, 2012 Priorities USA, the superPAC backing President Obama's re-election, has unveiled a new ad — timed to coincide with the London Olympics — that pokes fun at Mitt Romney's overseas business ties.
July 23, 2012 The Olympics are a great spectacle. So is the sport of figuring out whether the event is a money-maker, a financial flop or something in between.
July 5, 2012 The Chinese women's Olympic volleyball coach blamed his team's recent losses on their lack of access to safe meat while on the road. A lot of meat that's served in China is tainted with a chemical that's also considered a performance-enhancing drug.
July 5, 2012 What to do with women athletes who make the Olympics team but have high levels of circulating androgens? The International Olympics Committee issues a ruling that commentator Barbara J. King says is based on thinking that's outdated and harmful.