Sports | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Sports

RSS Feed
NPR

Indian Athletes Want A Medal And A Government Job

For athletes anywhere, just qualifying for the Olympics can be a full-time job. But in India, training full-time is a luxury few can afford. That means many work part-time government jobs. And for the lucky athlete, it can result in a job for life.
NPR

For Olympic Committee, Marketing Is No Game

Corporations pay a lot of money to be official Olympic sponsors, so there are strict rules about who can and can't use the games to promote their products — rules the Olympic Committee isn't shy about enforcing. Just ask a group of knitters who recently got a cease and desist letter from the USOC.
NPR

Doping In Baseball: The Needle And The Damage Done

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are being considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Is it fair to other players if Clemens and Bonds receive the honor?
NPR

Olympic Security Firm Under Fire Days Before Games

In London, the fight over the G4S security company and the Olympics is growing. More guards failed to show up for work on Tuesday. And the CEO of the massive security company is being grilled by the Home Affairs Committee.
NPR

Will That Vaulting Pole Fit In The Overhead Bin?

There's a lot of unusual equipment being schlepped on airplanes en route to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games like kayaks, bows and arrows, rifles. But maybe the oddest in terms of baggage and handling are the poles used by pole vaulters. Ranging in size from 15 to 17 feet, the poles cannot be broken down, and present an interesting exercise in patience at the check-in counter. Robert Siegel talks with former Olympian Jeff Hartwig about how pole vaulters manage their equipment.
NPR

Is The Big Apple About To Lose Its Love Of Linsanity?

Jeremy Lin's storybook career with the New York Knicks might have reached an abrupt end before the first chapter even finished. After rising from obscurity to NBA stardom, Lin got a rich offer from the Houston Rockets. The Knicks have until midnight to decide whether to match the offer or let Linsanity go.

Pages