Ron Clarke: A Distance Running Superstar For Whom Olympic Glory Proved Elusive

Ron Clarke, the Australian distance running champion who died last week aged 78, was a colossus of the track in the 1960s. However, his superstardom and phenomenal gift for breaking records was overshadowed by his lack of success at Olympic level. David Saunders reports.

Out of the Race

When you share your name with a person of greatness, it makes you ponder your own abilities.

Dad Builds Awesome Ice Luge for Possible Future “Olympians”

One dad transforms a brutal winter with record snowfall amounts into an amazing experience for neighborhood kids.

Past Olympic Hopeful Rediscovers Self in Unlikely Way

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka is transforming truck driver wellness one rest stop at a time, and in the process, he’s finding himself.

Boston’s Games Bid Will Need Public’s Heart to Win IOC’s Nod

Will the city of Boston get the 2024 Summer Olympics?

The Year In Sports: A Look Back at the Biggest Stories of 2014

From the Sochi Olympics to the NFL’s epicly bad year to the World Cup to athletes speaking out in the wake of police killings, Mike Kasdan reviews all the biggest stories we covered this year at The Good Men Project Sports

Damaged But Unbroken

Wai Sallas draws inspiration to repair our damaged nation from his relationship with the hero of Unbroken, sports star and war hero, Louis Zamperini

Share Your Sports Passion – Join Our Sports Writing Team

We’re growing – if you love sports, we’d love for you to write for us! Share your unique sports “take” with the millions who visit this site every month!

Zamperini and Me

John Espinosa Nelson is not one to name drop unless it happens to be Louis Zamperini, the subject of the award winning biography “Unbroken.”

Weak Sanction for Sprinter Gay Signals Change in Anti-Doping Tactics

Anti-doping investigators say they would rather trade leniency for information on coaches and other athletes involved in doping.

A Lesson in Figure Skating and Black Men

Adam Dyer knows full well what it’s like to be a black guy obsessed with figure skating.

“If women choose it, boxing is a women’s sport.”

This comment by Anthony Zarat on the post Should Boxing Be a Women’s Sport?

Working It Out: Telling the Story of Sochi in Canada

Even though I still feel troubled by our engagement with Sochi, I’m glad we didn’t boycott the Games. If we stand even the faintest chance of Working It Out, we need the whole story.

Parenting Olympics

Sure, those Olympians can race 400 Meters, but can they do it while getting pants on a toddler?

A Champion’s Tears: By Any Means Necessary?

Yesterday, Mark Radcliffe examined the Bode Miller interview through the lens of his friendship with reporter Christin Cooper. Here Michael Amity explores how the interview was a misfire for the “entertainment” at all costs approach.

Smoke and Mirrors Are An Olympic Tradition

Tony Bucci puts the Sochi Games in context.