1. Who's the Greater Olympian, Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt?

    Michael Phelps vs. Usain Bolt. It’s a matchup we’ll never see in the pool or on the track, but it makes for an Olympian battle in the court of public opinion...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 97,904 reads 339 comments

  2. Usain Bolt Unleashes More Lightning While Winning the 200M for the 3rd Time

    On the night that the man with the lightning-bolt pose won yet another historic Olympic gold, let’s remember these appropriate words from famed American author and humorist Mark Twain: “Thunder is good...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 62,949 reads 56 comments

  3. Decathlon Pro-Athlete Dream Team Debate: What-Ifs for LeBron, Cam, J.J., Others

    Watching the Olympics with its global mix of athletes competing in events many of us see only once every four years inevitably stirs up a number of what-ifs among those who love sports...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 62,418 reads 106 comments

  4. Rio Report Card: Olympics Aren't as Carefree as They Appear on TV

    For anyone watching the Rio de Janeiro Olympics from the comfort of their couch, the Games so far have appeared to be the enthralling spectacle that was promised in all of those NBC promotional ads...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 92,694 reads 32 comments

  5. In Testament to U.S. Sports Progress, Women Lead Rio Medal Count for Team USA

    Have you enjoyed seeing so many Americans stand atop the podium at the medals ceremonies during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics? Yes? Then give a big thanks to the American women...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 55,245 reads 195 comments

  6. Madison Kocian's Near-Miss Shows Gold Is Not Routine for U.S. Female Gymnasts

    No, the USA's female gymnasts won't sweep every gold medal in their sport at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. But it speaks volumes about how far gymnastics has come in the United States that a silver can sometimes be viewed as a disappointment...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 65,827 reads 8 comments

  7. An Open Letter to Michael Phelps: Let's Think Twice About Your Retirement Plan

    Dear Michael Phelps , Uh, about this retirement thing. I get it. It's been a long career, most of it spent stroking up and back, over and over again, chasing that long black line on the bottom of the pool...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 115,466 reads 47 comments

  8. Breaking Down USA's 1,000 Summer Olympic Gold Medals

    The United States became the first nation to win 1,000 Olympic gold medals Saturday night, and the four women who put America over the top by claiming the 4x100-meter medley relay in swimming couldn't have been any more appropriate...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 47,536 reads 10 comments

  9. US Boxing Fights Back from Medal Drought but Hasn't Recaptured Glory Days

    A sleeping giant may finally be awakening for Team USA at the Rio Olympics. The men’s boxing team , which has been mired in an embarrassing decline over the past two ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 36,176 reads 26 comments

  10. Rio Isn't Half Over, but Michael Phelps Leaves No Doubt He's the Games' Top Star

    Just when it seems like there’s nothing left for Michael Phelps to accomplish, he goes and pops a mini-miracle...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 56,721 reads 65 comments

  11. Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Head for Final Duel in an Unmatched Olympic Rivalry

    Though the Olympics are a great sports spectacle, enduring individual rivalries tend to be missing. With each event only happening once every four years, those one-on-one showdowns for global supremacy are tough to perpetuate...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 67,446 reads 46 comments

  12. Lilly King Could Teach the IOC a Lesson About Olympic Courage

    Lilly King won't leave Rio de Janeiro with as many gold medals as Michael Phelps or Katie Ledecky, but she just became the favorite swimmer not only of many Americans but also of people all over the world who've had enough of drug cheats in sports...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 76,074 reads 86 comments

  13. Dominant USA Women's Gymnastics Prove Why Everyone Else Is Competing for Silver

    Given that they haven't won a medal yet, doesn't it seem a little premature to declare the five young women on the USA's gymnastics team as the best in American history? Tough...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 37,363 reads 26 comments

  14. New US Swim Star Maya DiRado Starts with Silver, and Retirement Is Just Ahead

    The USA’s Maya DiRado swam her heart out Saturday night, going faster than ever before in the grueling 400-meter individual medley...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 15,762 reads 3 comments

  15. Ultimate Guide to the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics will commence with Friday's opening ceremonies, as the Games go to South America for the first time. There's certain to be trepidation, both for the roughly 10,500 athletes and the 500,000 visitors Brazil expects...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 66,114 reads 22 comments

  16. Have IOC Missteps Cost the Olympics Its Soul?

    The curtain is about to go up on the Aug. 5-21 Summer Olympics, and when it does all the world will focus on Rio de Janeiro and wait to see whether these Games will be as chaotic and worrisome as some predict ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 140,096 reads 46 comments

  17. Parity Is Prevailing in Golf as 1st-Timers Sweep the 2016 Majors

    As Jimmy Walker maintained nerves of steel while winning the PGA Championship on Sunday, there was one history-in-the-making point the CBS crew kept referencing: If Walker hung ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 1 month ago 29,675 reads 17 comments

  18. Jordan Spieth Proving Again Why He's Always a Threat to Win a Major

    Jordan Spieth might be the one golfer whose stride says more about how he's playing than his swing. The 23-year-old Texan was back in form on Friday, brimming with confidence ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 2 months ago 20,357 reads 7 comments

  19. Tourney Favorite Dustin Johnson's Implosion a Shocking End to Day 1 at Baltusrol

    If ever a golf course seemed destined to showcase the explosive talents of Dustin Johnson, Baltusrol is it...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 2 months ago 36,397 reads 11 comments

  20. Are the Rio Olympics Facing a Critical Mass of Issues as the Games Approach?

    As is often the case before the Olympics begin, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games have been besieged with harrowing doubts about the host city's readiness and ability to stage the colossal sports event...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 2 months ago 253,029 reads 147 comments

  21. The Sky Is the Limit for Dustin Johnson After Major Breakthrough at the US Open

    The future is looking brighter for Dustin Johnson now that he has dumped the title of “Mr. Almost” and donned the mantle of U.S. Open champion...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 months ago 12,920 reads 10 comments

  22. Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia Have Shot at Career-Changing Win

    If the golfing gods are kind at the U.S. Open Sunday, either Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia or Lee Westwood will finally feel the relief that comes from having a 400-pound gorilla climb off one’s back...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 months ago 2,098 reads 0 comments

  23. Jason Day's Oakmont Struggles Show He's Not Guaranteed to Dominate

    If Jason Day is to claim his first U.S. Open championship, he needs to make friends quickly with the course that tortured him Friday...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 months ago 1,744 reads 1 comments

  24. Exaggerator and Team Desormeaux Throw Mud on Nyquist's Triple Crown Dream

    Much of the prelude to Saturday’s Preakness Stakes was spent dwelling on all the ways mega-favorite Nyquist was similar to American Pharoah, the superhorse who last year ended the 37-year drought of Triple Crown winners...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 months ago 16,032 reads 25 comments

  25. Breaking Down Nyquist's Triple Crown Chances After 2016 Kentucky Derby Win

    For all those horse racing fans who only a year ago thought they might never see another Triple Crown winner, Nyquist suddenly has made it feel like 1978 all over again...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 5 months ago 15,147 reads 12 comments