This week’s Olympic notebook features an interview with one of the producers of a soon-to-be-released documentary about the aftermath of the Munich Massacre, the September 1972 terrorist attacks that killed 11 Israelis (athletes, coaches, officials) during the Munich Olympics.
The documentary grew out of planning for the Munich Memorial, with interviews with victims’ family members, among others.
Additional background about the project is detailed in this article.
Here is a brief recap of the FIBA Asia Women’s Championship final on Saturday in Wuhan, China, where Japan routed the host nation to capture its second straight continental title.
With the victory, Japan secured a spot in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
This feature on Kenyan track legend Kip Keino appeared in The Japan Times in September 2007, just as the IAAF World Athletics Championships wrapped up.
Usain Bolt cemented his status as a track star by winning the 200 meters at the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the BIrd’s Nest.
I filed the report below after his pulse-rising victory.
Here’s a column I filed after Michael Phelps shattered fellow swimmer Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals in a single Olympics. Phelps accomplished the feat in the summer of 2008; Spitz made his mark in Munch in 1972.
From Beijing: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2008/08/18/olympics/phelps-achievement-leaves-nothing-to-the-imagination/
This was a fun column to write from Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Here’s the final installment of my series in The Japan Times. BALCO founder Victor Conte (and others) provide insight on problems with doping in sports.