‘Munich 72 and Beyond’

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.

A summer beach party: Beijing Olympics beach volleyball (column flashback)

This was a fun column to write from Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Beach volley provides good fun for everyone

Part IV of The Doping Epidemic series

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.

Conte thinks WADA testing system a complete joke