August 11, 2012 The modern pentathlon will send women swimming, fencing, riding, shooting and running tomorrow. Olympic debuts this year: laser pistols and the merging of the running and shooting events.
August 10, 2012 Olympic boxing seems to know that its scoring is weird, its fan base eroding, and its status as an Olympic sport is coming into question. They can address some of those problems by using stronger math to decide who wins close bouts.
August 8, 2012 There seems to be a vague logic that dictates which Olympic sports are conducted against a backdrop of noise, and which operate in a cone of silence. Each sport has its own norms — but not all nations agree.