Putin will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky

Dec 19, 2013
Russian President,Vladimir Putin, vows to pardon a former political enemy who was once Russia's richest man.
Posted In: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Olympics, Mikhail Khodorkovsky

'PRISM on steroids': Russia amps up surveillance ahead of Olympics

Oct 8, 2013
Attention all athletes and visitors to the Winter Olympics in Sochi: someone is listening to you.
Posted In: Russia, Olympics, surveillance

The economics of winning an Olympics

Sep 6, 2013
Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?
Posted In: Olympics, turkey, Japan, spain

Tijuana and San Diego try to move past the border

Jun 4, 2013
The two cities, long divided by a border fence, are now marketing themselves as a unified economic region.
Posted In: Tijuana, San Diego, Olympics, U.S. - Mexican border

Will baseball be at the next Olympics? Not likely

May 28, 2013
Wrestling may be out, rock climbing may be in. But Major League Baseball doesn't want to take time out of its regular season to play in the Olympics.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics start stockpiling snow

Mar 26, 2013
A ski resort in Sochi, Russia -- site of the 2014 Winter Olympics -- is worried about having enough snow on the ground when the games begin in February.
Posted In: Olympics
Olympic rings on the Thames River in 2012  in Greenwich, England.

Forget 'going for the gold', Olympics are a hassle

Feb 22, 2013
The U.S. Olympic Committee has invited 35 mayors to bid for the 2024 Olympics, but the cost of just applying is more than most cities want to spend.
Posted In: Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports

Oscar Pistorius murder: Cautionary tale for sponsors?

Feb 15, 2013
Athletes are no strangers to controversy, posing dilemmas for corporate sponsors. Pistorius is the latest challenge for Nike, whose problem children have included Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods and NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
Posted In: Nike, Olympics

Down for the count: Olympics drops wrestling

Feb 12, 2013
Wrestling, whose Olympic roots date from ancient Greece, will be dropped after the 2016 games. What ripple effects will that have on the sport?
Posted In: Olympics, wrestling, Sports

Medaling at the Olympics: The Index

Aug 7, 2012
The Financial Times has a cool Olympic feature, where they run a formula for how many medals countries should get -- based on things like historical performance, per capita GDP, and host-country advantage. Then they compare that against actual performance in the Games.
Posted In: Financial Times, medal, Olympics