Mary Pilon

is New York-based sports reporter at The New York Times and is writing a book about the history of Monopoly.

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Race-Fixing Let Musician Reach Sochi, Ski Group Says »

The pop violinist Vanessa-Mae was perhaps the most unlikely athlete at the Sochi Olympics. A former child star in Britain, she competed in the giant slalom ski race for Thailand, her father’s home country.

On Friday, ski officials in Slovenia announced that Vanessa-Mae, 35, never should have been allowed to compete in the Olympics because the results of her qualifying races were rigged. Read more

In honor of my upcoming high school reunion, I recently unearthed @kringle shot of 17-yr-old me MEETING DAVID BOWIE!! #tbt #almostfamous #ziggystardust #omg #TheMomentIBecameAWoman

In honor of my upcoming high school reunion, I recently unearthed @kringle shot of 17-yr-old me MEETING DAVID BOWIE!! #tbt #almostfamous #ziggystardust #omg #TheMomentIBecameAWoman

Two Rad Panels Coming Up

Sports! Media! Tech! I’m thrilled to be moderating a conversation next Tuesday June 10 at the Paley Center, “The Next Big Thing in Sports and the Second Screen” We’ll be chatting with Bob Bowman, President and CEO, MLB Advanced Media and John Kosner, EVP, ESPN Digital and Print Media. Info and an online stream can be found here

And Thursday, June 19, I’m honored to be among the journalists speaking at Her Girl Friday in Dumbo. Facebook invite here

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A National Title, if Not a Court, of Its Own »

On the high school tennis front, a tale straight outta Queens about how Beacon School, which doesn’t even have its own tennis courts, won a national title in boys tennis. Come for the forehand, stay for the 50 Cent shoutout. 

It is beautiful, and now it is mine. #mspacman #boardgames #pushy #videogames

It is beautiful, and now it is mine. #mspacman #boardgames #pushy #videogames

While strolling in Park Slope today, the phrase “work coming home with you” gains new meaning. #mascots #brooklyn

While strolling in Park Slope today, the phrase “work coming home with you” gains new meaning. #mascots #brooklyn

Congrats to my fellow #brooklynhalf finishers, none of whom ran in skinny jeans or plaid.

Congrats to my fellow #brooklynhalf finishers, none of whom ran in skinny jeans or plaid.

Aerial view of “The Monopolists” book factchecking. More drawn out and punishing than any game I’ve played. Feb 2015 or bust!

Aerial view of “The Monopolists” book factchecking. More drawn out and punishing than any game I’ve played. Feb 2015 or bust!