Editor Archive: Lee Russakoff

A Sure Thing

It was as if we couldn’t lose … or couldn’t win … I’m still not sure. How could I be? It hasn’t happened since 1996. Atlanta. That was the last… More

Something About Forever

There’s something amazing about holding an Olympic ticket in your hand. Even when you know someone has one for you … once you finally get it in your possession, once… More

The Beautiful Con

Skeet shooting. Team archery. Field hockey. Canoe/Kayak. Equestrian. TRAMPOLINE. The sports of the summer games, America. Why do we care again? Why do we sit glued to our television sets… More

July 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM | General

Why We Need the Olympics

Nationalism can be dangerous. Nationalism can be divisive. Nationalism can cause war. This is all undeniably true. But that kind of nationalism, that divisive force, is completely non-Olympic. The Olympics… More

July 27, 2012 at 8:41 PM | General

And Then Came the One-Eyed Mascots

The Games of the XXX Olympiad are finally here. Are you excited yet? Wenville (pictured right) sure is. Or maybe that’s Manlock. It’s always tough with twins. There’s nothing like… More