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Remembrances of Tibor Benedek: Water Polo Great Taken Too Soon

A. E. Housman’s “To an Athlete Dying Young” is an English 101 staple. Employing a simple rhyming scheme, anyone can easily follow Housman’s poetical path, culminating in a four-stanza punch line: Now you will not swell the rout Of lads that wore their honors out, Runners whom renown outran And the n...

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Alex Popov on Olympic Double Defense: 'It's Probably Twice as Hard'

Alex Popov on Olympic Double Defense: 'It's Probably Twice as Hard' No matter what unfolds in the sprint events at next summer’s delayed Olympic Games in Tokyo, another Olympiad will pass with Alex Popov standing alone, his career celebrated in our 20th anniversary feature this month. The Russian se...

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Olympian, Activist Neil Agius Completes Sicily-Malta Swim

Malta Olympian Neil Agius has completed a swim from Sicily to Malta in a record-setting time this week. Agius departed from Punta Braccetto in Ragusa, Sicily in in the early morning hours of Thursday. He arrived in Balluta Bay in St. Julian’s at 9:21 am on Friday, a time of 28 hours, seven minutes a...