Olympics http://www.kunc.org en Deford: How To Host A Sports Extravaganza That Won't Break The Bank http://www.kunc.org/post/deford-how-host-sports-extravaganza-wont-break-bank You know, it is the 21st century, and it is possible to acknowledge that <em>and</em> make both the World Cup and the Olympics more affordable. The current waste and opulence simply aren't defensible anymore.<p>For the soccer pooh-bahs to demand that Brazil build new stadiums, costing billions of dollars, is unconscionable. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:26:00 +0000 Frank Deford 57898 at http://www.kunc.org Deford: How To Host A Sports Extravaganza That Won't Break The Bank The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet) http://www.kunc.org/post/olympics-modern-day-worlds-fair-and-money-magnet Because it's the 50th anniversary, there's been a wave of nostalgia for the last New York World's Fair. It made me wonder: Whatever happened to World's Fairs?<p>Well, it turns out that they still exist. In fact, you, too, can go to a certified World's Fair next year in Milan, where the fun theme is "Feeding the planet, energy for life" — real cotton candy stuff that helps explain why World's Fairs are not so popular anymore.<p>I bring this up because I always thought that World's Fairs and the Olympics were sort of global first cousins, but what a contrast! Wed, 14 May 2014 07:47:00 +0000 Frank Deford 56492 at http://www.kunc.org The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet) From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice' http://www.kunc.org/post/war-desert-murder-ball-ice <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wULh4froE7k</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 54494 at http://www.kunc.org From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice' When Not In Sochi, Order The Khatchapuri And Eat Like You Are http://www.kunc.org/post/when-not-sochi-order-khatchapuri-and-eat-you-are We've got more snow here in Washington, D.C., than they have in Sochi, and it's colder. But still it's hard not to dream about being at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/theedge/">Winter Olympics</a>, especially since reports from athletes and spectators say that the food in Sochi is beyond delicious.<p>There's <em>khatchapuri</em>, a pizza-like Georgian cheese pie that would be perfect for nibbling while walking aside the Black Sea. And <em>solyanka</em>, a salty-spicy-sour Russian soup that would warm us up after a chilly morning watching triple toe loops. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:38:00 +0000 54071 at http://www.kunc.org When Not In Sochi, Order The Khatchapuri And Eat Like You Are Why Some Olympians Load Up On Salad Instead Of Pasta http://www.kunc.org/post/why-some-olympians-load-salad-instead-pasta When we imagine Olympic athletes at the table before the most important competition of their lives, we might picture a huge plate of pasta, with Gatorade to wash it down and a well-deserved ice cream sundae for dessert.<p>Turns out, they might be preparing with a salad, a glass of beet juice and some almonds.<p>As we <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/07/24/157317262/how-many-calories-do-olympic-athletes-need-it-depends">reported</a> back in 2012 during the London Games, athletes actually deploy a pretty wide range of fueling strategies to coax peak performance from their bodies. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:22:00 +0000 54040 at http://www.kunc.org Why Some Olympians Load Up On Salad Instead Of Pasta