Methods used to get athletes to their peak would be unacceptable outside of the stadium, but success papers over a lot of cracks.
Racewalkers turn a corner – keeping one foot on the ground – during the women’s 20-km event at the 2012 London Olympics.
Racewalking has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but gets little respect in the United States. That might change if Americans knew a little more about it.
Donald Trump embraces legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Politicians are often eager to embrace the support of sports stars. But when Donald Trump trots out a very specific type of athlete and coach at his events, who's he really trying to appeal to?
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer pumps his fist after besting Alabama in the Sugar Bowl this past January.
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For coaches like Ohio State's Urban Meyer, it's not just about X's and O's.
Sally Pearson acknowledges the crowd after winning the women’s 100 metres at the Perth Track Classic earlier this year.
Long-running tension between Australian athletics team captain Sally Pearson and head coach Eric Hollingsworth has boiled over after the coach was suspended for publicly criticising the Olympic gold medallist…