Olympics http://kalw.org en Your Call: Open line to political sportswriter Dave Zirin http://kalw.org/post/your-call-open-line-political-sportswriter-dave-zirin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 06 May 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 43356 at http://kalw.org Your Call: Open line to political sportswriter Dave Zirin Only Olympic sport played with brooms finds a home in the Bay Area http://kalw.org/post/only-olympic-sport-played-brooms-finds-home-bay-area <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside a huge ice rink in San Jose, where the Sharks hockey team practices, thirty-two men and women are laughing, yelling, and taking turns sweeping and throwing heavy granite rocks down a </span>freshly-Zambonied<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sheet of ice. They are curling, and on most Tuesday nights, four different curling matches are taking place on one rink.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:20:33 +0000 Angela Johnston 39625 at http://kalw.org Only Olympic sport played with brooms finds a home in the Bay Area Out In The Bay 2/6/14 http://kalw.org/post/out-bay-2614 <p>A look at all things anti-gay in Russia on the eve of the Sochi Olympics.&nbsp; An interview with journalist David Tuller, author of "Cracks In The Iron Closet".</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:50:41 +0000 David Latulippe 39418 at http://kalw.org What's a fair advantage for professional atheletes? http://kalw.org/post/whats-fair-advantage-professional-atheletes <p>The next chapter in the story of athletes and performance enhancing drugs in sports has been written, and it takes place in San Francisco. Wednesday, Giants left-fielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for the rest of the year, without pay, by Major League Baseball, for failing a drug test: he had high levels of testosterone.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:51:04 +0000 Ben Trefny 15271 at http://kalw.org Will Durst: The Barack Obama election year decathlon http://kalw.org/post/will-durst-barack-obama-election-year-decathlon <p>Planetary props to the city of London for a monumentally memorable 30th Olympiad. Added kudos for keeping the athletic contests pretty much politics-free, except of course for the monumental ugliness that was the women&#39;s semifinal field hockey match between Great Britain and Argentina (a.k.a. The Falklands War II, this time it&rsquo;s personal!)</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:43:54 +0000 Will Durst 15083 at http://kalw.org Will Durst: The Barack Obama election year decathlon