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
It turns out that women’s sumo wrestling is real, but has struggled to attract American female athletes. I went to nationals in Wyoming (?!) to investigate. Don’t miss the fantastic video from Patrick Farrell and photography from Ben Rasmussen.
After covering the Winter Olympics in Sochi, I went to yoga’s capital in India and turned my cell off for 10 days. In Sunday’s Travel section, read about what happened.
LA, San Francisco, Boston and Washington make the short list of potential US Olympic cities for the 2024 Summer Games.
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.
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
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.
Government officials have held “very preliminary” talks about the possibility of New York City bidding for the 2024 Summer Games, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said this week.
A look at which American cities might appeal to International Olympic Committee voters for the Summer Games in 2024, the soonest the United States can host the event.
The Los Angeles Clippers franchise, which may be for sale soon, finds itself in a disorienting position: as the toast of Los Angeles and a coveted commodity in professional sports.
A former vice president said she was terminated after reporting her concerns over the handling of an N.F.L. player’s positive test to her boss at the National Center for Drug Free Sport.
Aerial view of “The Monopolists” book factchecking. More drawn out and punishing than any game I’ve played. Feb 2015 or bust!