Randy Shaw: After watching a documentary on Jim McKay and the success of Wide World of Sports, I think another reason predominates: the emphasis on the “human drama of athletic competition” distinguishes the Olympics from other entertainment events.
Is the corporate and media fallout from Michael Phelps bong hit justified? Are we still conditioned to react with shock and appall when we learn that yet another world-class athlete enjoys marijuana socially or recreationally? Or medicinally? The comments of athletes such as former NFL lineman Mark Stepnoski testify to the medicinal benefits for an […]