| Feb 13, 2010
| 9:55 PM
Five-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno kicked off his Vancouver Games with a silver medal in the men's 1,500 meters.
He broke a tie with Eric Heiden, who won five golds in long-track speedskating in the 1980 Games, and equaled the mark of Bonnie Blair,...
| Feb 17, 2010
The athletes in the Winter Olympics have repeatedly displayed athletic exhilaration that goes beyond winning. Folks who feel that intense love of exercise have "engaged the dopamine reward pathway," according to Michael Lardon, M.D., an award-winning...
| Feb 24, 2010
When speedskater J.R. Celski won his first Olympic medal with a bronze in the men's 1,500-meter short track at the Vancouver Olympics, I found his success remarkable. It answered important questions I had about Celski's recovery from the bad injury he had...
| Jul 17, 2010
Balance rarely receives a lot of attention, but it's one of the four key components of fitness (the remaining being aerobic ability, strength and flexibility). A person who is fit is strong in all of these areas.
You may wonder why balance plays such a...
| Jul 26, 2010
A top athlete who is exhausted and underperforming but experiencing no other symptoms will nonetheless be tested for allergies or exercise-induced asthma and offered treatment. As is the case with many advances in sports performance medicine, however,...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
Here is a synopsis of my four-day vacation in Lake Placid, which I recommend as an interesting, sports-related weekend summer getaway: Poodles pooped on infield of speed skating oval where Eric Heiden starred in 1980. Toured Olympic Center hockey rinks,.....
| Aug 16, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Click below for a transcript of Bob Costas' joint interview with Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz last night.......
| Mar 5, 2008
| 9:29 AM
This was no roller coaster.
The half-mile ride required a liability waiver: Bobsledding "is a hazardous act, which could cause personal injury or damage," according to the only capitalized sentence in a forest of fine print.
After swearing not to sue,...
| Dec 3, 2008
Phelps beat the world
By David Steele
This one's pretty easy to deduce, even though it's a shame to have to diminish one person's accomplishments to elevate another's. Nevertheless …
If Cal Ripken Jr. had done what he did in the same year Michael...
| Jun 1, 2008
Kyle Wamsley may be one of the most popular professional cyclists who takes part in the various weekly rides throughout the rolling hills and scenic back roads of the Lehigh Valley.
The Chadds Ford native, who rides for the Colavita/Sutter Home racing...
| Nov 6, 2009
I grew up during the 1950s and '60s in Madison, WI, in a family that lived and breathed sports, and I don't mean watching sports. We played sports, outdoors: hockey, cycling, tennis, hiking, golf. My grandparents lived on a lake so we were always...