The 1960 Olympics were spectacular in more ways than one

Wilma Rudolph, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), Peter Snell and Herb Elliott were the brightest stars in Rome

The 1960 Olympics were spectacular in more ways than oneSixty years ago this week, the Summer Olympics kicked off. From Aug. 25 to Sept. 11, Rome was the centre of international sporting attention as athletes from more than 80 countries competed for glory. And there was more happening than athletic competition. The Second World War had only concluded 15 years previously and the selection…

Abuse of female athletes at Nike project is reprehensible

The win-at-all-costs, profit-at-all-costs culture at Nike must be cleaned up for good

Abuse of female athletes at Nike project is reprehensibleAlberto Salazar is a former world-class distance runner and coach. If the allegations brought by multiple female athletes claiming he physically, mentally and emotionally abused them while under his direction are true, he’s also a pig. Thanks to the courage of elite athletes (and whistleblowers) Kara Goucher and Mary Cain, Salazar and his illegal and…

A Bolt of lightning seared into our memories

Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen, has retired but his legacy will endure. He defined great in every sense of the word

A Bolt of lightning seared into our memories“Now you will not swell the rout Of lads that wore their honours out, Runners whom renown outran And the name died before the man.” – To An Athlete Dying Young,  A.E. Housman Usain Bolt did not die on Saturday on London. It just felt like it. The greatest sprinter the world has even seen…