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  • 13 February 2010

    Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany is still coming to terms with its divided past in sports as well as in society and politics.

  • 4 August 2009

    Steroid use by athletes was already widespread in 1984 and the Olympics here were no exception, but the public hadn't noticed yet.

  • 19 October 2008

    NEWARK, Del. — Students kept filing into the tiny hideaway gym at the University of Delaware, but most seemed interested in swimming and the fitness center, not volleyball. Only 150 or so fans attended Wednesday’s match, 200 tops, family and friends tucked into a small set of bleachers.

  • 18 August 2008

    The decathlete Bruce Jenner crossed the finish line in the 1,500 meters in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, arms flying above his head, knowing he had won the gold medal and set a world record. He just did not know what he was doing for dinner . . .

  • 29 June 2008

    Former track superstar Marion Jones, pictured with fellow Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery, is serving time in prison for lying about her use of performance-enhancing drugs...

  • 24 June 2008

    Distance runner Lauren Fleshman is concerned about track and field's image. In a sport with a long line of doping scandals, Fleshman wonders whether it's reached the point that falling under suspicion helps define one's success..