A comment by the head of scientific activities for the International Olympic Committee threw a spotlight on the tension between spectacle and safety in the Winter Games.
A.S.F. Fratia Bucharest, a soccer team in the Romanian fifth division, is the only club in its league run on the principles of equality and nondiscrimination.
Lelisa Desisa’s victory in the 2013 Boston Marathon became a footnote to a horrific afternoon, but his response to the bombings resonated widely.
Considering the triumphs of the U.S. women’s national team and the benefits of Title IX, one would think the National Women’s Soccer League would be a certain success. But two previous female soccer leagues have failed.
The N.B.A. playoffs begin Saturday, with familiar teams occupying some of the top seeds. In a league that often seems obsessed with the future, the focus will decidedly be on the present.