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Jul 09, 2012

The Strength To Carry On

From the depths of loss and horror in a Nazi death camp, Ben Helfgott made himself into an Olympian and helped lift his fellow survivors to lives of meaning and connection

Mar 23, 2009

Parallax Views

David E. Klutho pushes LEADING OFF to a new dimension this week

May 20, 2013

What Still Ails Penn State

AT A TIME WHEN FOOTBALL SAFETY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE SCRUTINIZED, CHANGES IN THE UNIVERSITY'S ONCE-EXEMPLARY MEDICAL CARE BELIE PROMISES TO REIN IN THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT AND OPERATE TRANSPARENTLY

Aug 02, 2010

Anthony Sandoval

America's best marathoner in 1980 lost his chance at Olympic gold because of the Moscow boycott, but he's done pretty well in the long run as a physician in his native New Mexico

May 30, 2011

Test Patterns

The Armstrong case points up the weaknesses in sports drug testing

Dec 05, 2011

REBUILT TO LAST

After two ACL surgeries and a combined 14 months of rehab, Purdue forward Robbie Hummel has got his groove back

Jun 09, 2008

Ahead in the Count?

A coach's verdict could be good news for Bonds

Nov 19, 2012

Fit for Learning

A new charter school in Brooklyn uses a sports-oriented curriculum to engage high-risk students

Feb 01, 2010

Heartening Development

For some athletes, a surgical implant has been a lifesaver

Sep 27, 2010

Hormone Imbalance

Canada and the U.S. are worlds apart on HGH laws

Aug 15, 2011

Out for Blood

The NFL's new testing plan promises to be an effective deterrent to HGH use

Feb 16, 2009

The RULES, The LAW, The REALITY

A primer on baseball's steroid policy through the years

Mar 25, 2013

Your Passport, Please

A more nuanced way to test for doping is catching on—and catching athletes in ever larger numbers

May 17, 2010

SPORTS GENES

WHO HAS THE SPEED GENE, AND WHO DOESN'T? HOW MUCH OF PERFORMANCE IS GENETIC? HOW DID EARLY HUMANS BECOME ATHLETES? AND CAN THE PERFECT ATHLETE BE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED?

Apr 04, 2011

Making His Mark

Is Blade Runner back on an Olympic track?

Jun 18, 2012

Taking Stock

Which runners are peaking, which are floundering and which ones are just running in place as the Games draw closer

Nov 09, 2009

Look Out Below

A self-described combination of "speed, violence and big guys in too-tight clothes," the U.S. four-man bobsled team is on course to end a 62-year Olympic gold medal drought