Enjoy them. It is so rare to have two great players establish a rivalry in their primes that fosters debate, intensifies with time, and becomes personal.
E.M. Swift wrote for Sports Illustrated between 1978 and 2010, covering a wide range of sports but specializing in the Olympics. He is now a freelance writer living in Carlisle, Mass.
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The Old North Bridge is a vivid, visual reminder that some things are worth fighting for.
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As the shock of Monday’s marathon bombings begins to wear off, thoughts turn to what the broader implications of this cowardly attack will be on American life.
The double-amputee Olympian insists he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp accidentally. But prosecutors have presented a very different version of events.
Winfrey says she was able to ask Armstrong most of the 112 questions she prepared for the interview. Here are the ten queries we hope — but doubt — made the cut.
Why the two men charged with negotiating an end to the NHL lockout are possibly the worst candidates for the job.
Neil Armstrong could have capitalized immeasurably on being the first man to walk on the moon, but he never did. Commentator E.M. Swift – who knew the reluctant hero – reflects.
Everybody loves the Olympics – so why don’t we get the exciting, imaginative television coverage these Games deserve?
Greece’s decision to host the 2004 Summer Games propelled the country along the road to ruin. E.M. Swift wonders, will England be next?