Monthly Archives: September 2012

40 Years After the Munich Massacre

TweetThe International Olympic Committee earned plenty of scorn — deserved, I think — for its refusal in London this summer to commemorate the 11 Israeli athletes slain during the 1972 Munich Games, not least of all from some of the widows.
Political sensitivities obviously informed that decision, and persistent claims of West German appeasement of Palestinian [...]

A rededication of labor to this blog

TweetWhen I created Extracurriculars two years ago, I set out to explore away-from-the-field matters in sports.
Since that’s just as expansive a category as the games, I realized I was risking becoming too broad and unfocused. And for a while, it did seem that way.
In the last year or so, I’ve devoted much of the space [...]