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Going for Gold Glossary

The Summer Olympics are fairly easy to comprehend for the average couch tuber: people running, hoisting, swimming in synch — all fairly quotidian activities.
Jump Starts
By LANCE GOULD  |  February 19, 2010

Burn, baby, burn

The Phoenix opposed President Barack Obama's efforts to help Chicago win the 2016 Summer Olympics on the grounds that doing business with the International Olympic Committee is always bad news for the host community.
The Olympics, zipper-gate, stimulus money, and why Coakley must investigate City Hall
By EDITORIAL  |  October 09, 2009

Disclosure: not a dirty word

The City Hall e-mail scandal that has scored headlines in recent weeks exemplifies Mayor Thomas Menino's antagonistic — almost contemptuous — attitude toward public accountability.
Menino's shame and Kerry's blunder. Plus, Olympic follies.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 02, 2009

The Olympic (shell) games

It’s been 13 years since the pageantry and spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games — and the mythical economic boon that goes with it — has graced US soil. But we’ll find out next week if, in a secret-ballot vote in Europe, the International Olympic Commit
Next week, we’ll find out if an American city will host the 2016 Olympic Games — and if Boston has a shot at 2020. Despite the glitzy international attention, there are billions of reasons why every debt-saddled American should hope that the US does not get the gold.
By ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  September 25, 2009

Mao's ghost

When the 21st century is old enough to support a sense of historical perspective, the date 8/8/08 may well be more significant than 9/11.
The spirit of the chairman haunts the Beijing Olympics
By EDITORIAL  |  August 06, 2008

Eight is enough

Sometimes we’d rather root for the unknowns, the underdogs, and the uniques than the professional jerks who are only competing to sweeten their endorsement deals.
Olympians to watch
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 06, 2008


Mitt's equity army

The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007

10 sports stories that shook the world

From Ball Four to the bad trip
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 06, 2006