Tom Goldman

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Olympic Organizers In Tokyo Consider Costs Ahead Of 2020 Games

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It can cost billions to put on the Olympic games. Those high costs can be a burden to host cities and will be among the topics discussed Tuesday when International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach meets with organizers in Tokyo, home of the 2020 games.


Latest In Sports: Cubs In MLB Playoffs, Colin Kaepernick To Start For 49ers

Saturday, October 15, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon and Tom Goldman discuss the latest in baseball playoffs.


Game 1 Of The WNBA Finals: LA Sparks Beat Minnesota Lynx 78-76

Sunday, October 09, 2016

The Sparks hold a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Game 2 will be played Tuesday night in Minnesota.


Nearly 7 Decades Later, Vin Scully's Long Broadcast Will Soon Come To A Close

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

On Sunday, a legendary voice in baseball will be retiring. And when he does, Vin Scully, who has done the play-by-play for Dodgers games for 67 years, will leave behind several generations of fans.


Golfer Arnold Palmer, Who Gave New Life To A Staid Game, Dies At 87

Sunday, September 25, 2016

In the 1960s, Palmer became golf's first TV star. His good looks and charm were as important to promoting the sport as his 62 PGA victories. His competition with Jack Nicklaus also excited the fans.


Hackers Release Data On 25 More Athletes From 8 Countries

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hackers who this week published confidential medical records of top U.S. Olympic athletes are at it again. The World Anti Doping agency confirmed the hackers released data on 25 more athletes.


For Blind Long Jumper At Paralympics, Success Depends On Teamwork

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Lex Gillette, blind since childhood, competes with help from guide Wesley Williams. "Jumping into the air, it's like someone opens up this cage door and I'm able to go out and be free," Gillette says.


Decades After An Iconic Protest, Tommie Smith Has Something Else On His Mind

Saturday, September 03, 2016

After winning gold at the 1968 Olympics, Smith raised his fist in protest and made history. But ask him about the race, and he'll ask you a question in turn: Why did his winning time seem to change?


Athlete Activists Aren't New. Kaepernick Is Just The Latest

Thursday, September 01, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is sitting through the national anthem to protest oppression of minorities. That prompted a debate about patriotism and contentious social issues.


2016 Summer Olympics Close. How Did Rio Do?

Monday, August 22, 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro ended Sunday night with closing ceremonies. American athletes did well in the games, though the ban of many Russian athletes hung over competition.


Bolt Wins 8th Gold Medal; Eaton Repeats As Olympic Decathlon Winner

Friday, August 19, 2016

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold again at Rio's Summer Olympics in the 200-meter race. And, Ashton Eaton became one of the few men in Olympic history to repeat as a decathlon champion.


When Swimmers Get Out Of Sync, The Result Can Be A Kick In The Head

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Synchronized swimming is known for its demanding precision. Less known are the injuries, like concussions, that can occur in athletes perfecting and performing the moves requiring that precision.


Doping Returns To Spotlight As Olympics Shift To Track And Field

Monday, August 15, 2016

Olympics attention shifts to track and field this week. And while fans may be tired of hearing about doping, it's unavoidable seeing that more than a hundred Russian athletes are unable to compete in the Rio Olympics for using banned drugs.


Jamaica's Usain Bolt Retains Title: World's Fastest Man

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bolt passed all challengers to win the men's 100 meters in Rio for an unprecedented third time. He's attempting to do exactly what he did in 2008 and 2012 — win the 100, the 200 and the 4x100 relay.


Among Exciting Events, Shooting Emerges As A Boring Olympic Sport

Friday, August 12, 2016

There's no shortage of excitement in Olympic sport. Everywhere, it seems, there's adrenaline and athleticism on full display. So is there such a thing as a boring Olympic sport?


It Was A Gold Day For The USA In Rio Summer Olympics

Friday, August 12, 2016

Swimming sensation Michael Phelps added to his gold medal tally and, for the first time, an African-American female swimmer won gold. And, the U.S. women continued their dominance in gymnastics.


U.S. Swimmers Dominate Rio Olympics In Exceptional Showing

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wins by Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps have helped American swimmers dominate the competition in what is proving to be an exceptional Olympic showing.


Crowd Boos Russian Swimmer Caught Up In Doping Scandal

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The Russian athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics have made strong showings in men's gymnastics and women's swimming. But fallout from an earlier doping scandal taints any accomplishments.


In Rio Olympics, Swimmers Katie Ledecky And Michael Phelps Win Gold

Monday, August 08, 2016

Michael Phelps added to his Olympic record, winning a 19th gold medal on Sunday night, while American Katie Ledecky smashed her own world mark in the 400-meter freestyle at the Summer Games.


Olympic Rugby Returns For Men; Women Make Their Debut

Thursday, August 04, 2016

American men are the defending champion in rugby — a sport that's coming back after being dropped following the 1924 Games. The U.S. women are considered contenders in the fast seven-on-seven game.